• Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

Folks & Small business: Dec. 1

Dempsey cancer care centre has new chief at the helm

A woman with much more than a quarter-century of expertise in the general public, personal and social sectors has been picked out as the new CEO and president of the Dempsey Middle.


Cara Valentino is a licensed government coach and organizational growth consultant who most not too long ago served as director of consulting at The Clearing in Washington, D.C.

In a ready release, Valentino stated she wants to be part of the meaningful operate taking place at the heart to provide help to people impacted by most cancers.

Board Chairperson Tim Griffin explained hiring Valentino signifies a watershed second for the organization.

“Her substantial working experience coaching individuals and groups, her enthusiasm for the operate, and her deep curiosity and nuanced comprehension of the human experience of adjust make her an fantastic next chief for the Dempsey Middle,” Griffin claimed.

Valentino will choose on the position held by Wendy Tardif, who has served as CEO and president for the final 11 yrs.

The Dempsey Center, which has spots in South Portland and Lewiston as effectively as a virtual centre, Dempsey Connects, was started by actor and Maine native Patrick Dempsey.

Hires, promotions, appointments

Five new gurus have been welcomed to Sebago Technics, a Maine-primarily based engineering and land improvement consulting company.


Dana Burbank joins as 3D modeler/CAD technician. Soon after operating for almost a 10 years in the education and learning industry as a faculty counselor, he made a decision that his fascination was in style. David Jacques, who has more than 30 many years of land surveying and GIS mapping experience, joins as a project surveyor. Andrew Tufts is a new landscape designer. Tufts worked for the town of Portland for the past number of years as a metropolis planner and has run his own landscape layout agency out of the Brunswick space since 2009. Savannah Smith joins as a study technician and has a master’s degree in mathematics. Caitlyn Abbott rejoins Sebago Technics as undertaking shipping and delivery coordinator. She has additional than 11 yrs of encounter in civil engineering and job administration roles.

Doctors with skills in cardiovascular surgery and pediatrics have joined Maine Healthcare Associates.


Ansar Hassan, M.D.C.M., Ph.D., has joined Maine Healthcare Partners – Cardiovascular Surgery in Portland. His scientific passions consist of minimally invasive cardiac surgical treatment, robotic cardiac medical procedures and mitral valve repair service.

Sarah Elizabeth Deery, M.D., M.P.H., who joined Maine Professional medical Associates – Vascular Surgical procedure,  was a vascular surgical procedures fellow at Johns Hopkins Clinic, Baltimore, Maryland. Her medical passions incorporate aortic disease, peripheral arterial disorder, carotid artery ailment and thoracic outlet syndrome.

Kathryn Hurst, M.D., has joined Maine Healthcare Associates – Pediatric Specialty Treatment in the Division of Developmental/Behavioral Medicine and is board accredited in pediatrics. Her scientific passions are autism spectrum ailment, advanced ADHD, finding out diseases, stress and anxiety and developmental and behavioral pediatrics.


Jessie Kerr, M.D., has joined Maine Health-related Partners – Pediatrics in South Portland. Her medical interests are trauma-knowledgeable care, developmental ailments and autism, Indigenous American health and fitness, health disparities and parenting guidance.

Kirsten Orloff, M.D., has joined Pediatric Crucial Care at Maine Health-related Center. She was a resident and chief resident at Children’s Countrywide Health care Heart, Washington, D.C. She is board certified in pediatrics. Her medical pursuits are balanced equity, pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome and healthcare training.

Grant Oakley, D.O., has joined Maine Professional medical Companions – Nephrology. He was a fellow at Maine Health-related Heart and finished his health-related diploma at Lake Erie University of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pennsylvania.