Business people for March 25
MARIA GAGNON of Brookline was appointed to the position of senior vice president/chief operating officer of Child and Family Services of New Hampshire. Previously, Gagnon served as the manager of corporate and foundation relations at FIRST, a New Hampshire organization that promotes learning in science and technology.
BRAD KULACZ of Salisbury joined Merrimack County Savings Bank as a branch manager of the Contoocook office in January. Kulacz previously worked as a teller manager/senior customer service representative at The Merrimack in Concord from 2004 to 2006.
RUTH SMITH of Canterbury accepted the position of centennial coordinator for the New Hampshire Audubon. She will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of events and activities celebrating the New Hampshire Audubon’s 100th anniversary in 2014. Smith served as a program naturalist and later as the program and camp director at McLane Center in Concord from 1988 to 2005.
JOSHUA SMITH joined Community Bridges as the director of Residential and Day Services. In this position, Smith will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Residential and Day Services department. This includes the direct management of services, staff, budget and program grants, along with the management and development of contracts and relationships, collaboration with partner agencies, and the enhancement of community education and awareness.
JARRETT DUNCAN of Dunbarton was elected to the Dunbarton School Board. Duncan recently served on the Bow-Dunbarton Authorized Regional Enrollment Area, school planning committee, to negotiate and develop an agreement between the two districts that would allow Dunbarton students in grades 7-12 to attend Bow Middle and High schools starting in the fall of 2014. At their recent respective annual school district meetings, both districts approved the agreement. Duncan works in the environmental practice at McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton.
CHARLA BIZIOS STEVENS was named to the board of directors of Families in Transition. Families in Transition helps homeless people lead healthy and successful lives. Bizios Stevens is a director in the litigation department at McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton.
AMANDA LACASSE, corporate art consultant for McGowan Fine Art in Concord, selected and installed reproduction artwork for Four Seasons Dermatology’s new office space in Colchester, Vt. She also installed art and branding materials for a new Ameriprise Financial office.
JUDGE RICHARD HAMPE and DR. LOUIS JOSEPHSON were each chosen to receive the Excellence in Leadership award presented by the New Hampshire Psychiatric Society. Judge Hampe has been a Concord District Court judge for 19 years. Dr. Josephson is the CEO of Riverbend Community Mental Health and vice president for behavioral health at Concord Hospital. The awards will be presented at the New Hampshire Psychiatric Society’s 41st annual meeting on May 23 in New London. Judge Hampe and Dr. Josephson were nominated for demonstrating leadership by advancing the care of the mentally ill in New Hampshire through exemplary public service.