Day earns CPA

MONTPELIER — Christy E. Day, of Fothergill, Segale & Valley, certified public accountants of Montpelier, has passed the certified public accountants exam and has been recognized by the Vermont Board of Public Accountancy as a CPA. Day joined the firm in 2016. Prior to that, she was an actuary at a local insurance company for many years. She returned to her alma mater, the University of Vermont, to earn a master’s degree in accountancy.  

Ophthalmologist joins Rutland Regional

RUTLAND — Dr. Ryan Rogers, an ophthalmologist, has recently joined Marble Valley Eye Care at Rutland Regional Medical Center. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Southern California and medical degree from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University. Rogers completed his residency in ophthalmology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and an oculoplastic fellowship at Baylor University Hospital in Houston, Texas. He is the only board-certified ophthalmologist in Southern Vermont trained to do oculoplastic surgery, a specialized procedure that can treat and correct eyelid problems which include droopy upper eyelids, extra eyelid skin or eyelids that turn inward or outward. Contact Marble Valley Eye Care at 773-8328.

Marano joins SVHC management

BENNINGTON — Angeline Marano has joined the management team at Southwestern Vermont Health Care as vice president of Ambulatory and Continuing Care Services. “Angie comes to us with a stellar background in health-care management,” said Thomas A. Dee, SVHC’s president and CEO. “We are excited to add her depth of experience to our team as we continue to expand our ambulatory care and post-acute care services.”

Marano most recently worked for Williams College as director of health services. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In addition to her work, Marano volunteers on the boards of the Second Chance Animal Center and Village Ambulance Service.

Ahern joins Futures Project

BERLIN — Chad T. Ahern will join the Vermont Futures Project in January, to further its educational, outreach and research efforts. Ahern brings experience in program development, organizational outreach, and fundraising from his work in higher education. The Vermont Futures Project is a data-driven initiative to secure Vermont’s economic future. Ahern will work to expand data on the Economic Dashboard and create recommendations to effect change to meet growth targets. “I’m excited to join the Vermont Futures Project efforts to develop a plan and make progress toward providing opportunity for current and future generations,” he said.

Trooper to head security at Rutland Regional

RUTLAND — Chuck Cacciatore has been hired as manager of security and switchboard for Rutland Regional Medical Center. His duties include overseeing and coordinating security efforts across the hospital. Cacciatore had a long and distinguished career with the Vermont State Police. He began as a road trooper in 1991, spent 15 years as a drug abuse resistance education officer, and was the first Vermont state trooper to work as a school resource officer out of Mill River Union High School. He completed his law enforcement training career in the Office of Professional Development and Training and led the department’s recruiting effort.

Miles joins bank’s Randolph branch

RANDOLPH — Lindsay Miles has joined Lake Sunapee Bank, a division of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, as branch relationship manager of the Randolph branch in the Justin Morgan Plaza, at 189 Vermont Route 12 South. She will lead the branch team in providing customer service and building relationships with members of the community. Miles is a graduate of Proctor High School. She started her career as a sales representative for Verizon Wireless in Rutland, and has worked for various businesses throughout Rutland County, including a cookie company, book store, warehouse, greenhouse and roofer. She lives in Bethel.

Morrison’s role at athletics foundation grows

MIDDLEBURY — Erin Morrison has been promoted to a full-time role as program and communications manager for the Addison Community Athletics Foundation, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation. She has been in a part-time position since late 2015, and will continue to oversee programs and further opportunities for people in the greater Addison County region to learn and play tennis and other healthy activities. Since increasing outreach efforts three years ago, ACAF has been able to bring tennis to almost 2,000 kids and families. ACAF owns and operates Middlebury Indoor Tennis. ACAF Board President David Ignat said, “Erin’s hard work, enthusiasm and effective outreach have helped us increase tennis programming for the community, and we are happy about what is on the horizon as she moves into this expanded role.”





Poulin joins VTAIP

MONTPELIER — Carol Poulin, of Noyle W. Johnson Insurance in Montpelier, has become the newest member of the Vermont Association of Insurance Professionals. Membership in the association is an industry commitment to the insurance community through leadership development, career enhancement and creation of relationships with other industry connections. The VTAIP meets monthly and encourages outside community members to join us at our dinner meetings to connect and network with insurance-related professionals. For more information, contact President Tammy Lawrey at 229-5660 ext 110.  

VMEC hires Wuthrich

RANDOLPH — The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center has hired Carla Wuthrich to its statewide team as a professional manufacturing and business growth advisor. Wuthrich joined VMEC in October after 25 years of experience working at IBM and GlobalFoundries in engineering, management and transformation. She brings to VMEC her experience leading, facilitating and coaching from the executive suite through to the front lines. Wuthrich works from a home office based in Hinesburg, and can be reached at or 734-1227. Hosted by Vermont Technical College since 1995, VMEC operates as a nonprofit with a primary mission to strengthen and empower Vermont manufacturers.

Wetzel named nurse of year

WAITSFIELD — Clayton S. Wetzel III, Waitsfield Elementary School’s nurse, has been selected as the Vermont school nurse of the year. Annually, the Vermont State School Nurses’ Association recognizes a school nurse for outstanding achievement and service. “In addition to his strong daily practice, Clayton serves as a leader for our school and district, representing us on our district’s school health advisory council, furthering community health through liaisons with outside parties from dentists to psychologists, and helping to draft work around health and wellness for our district,” said school Principal Kaiya Korb. Wetzel began working at Waitsfield Elementary in 2012, starting in a part-time position/job share position, while also working in several other neighboring schools. He took over full time in the fall of 2014.