Mount St. Joseph Residence and Rehabilitation in Waterville and the sisters of St. Joseph recently announced the appointment of Diane Sinclair as its new administrator. Sinclair has extensive clinical and management experience working as a charge nurse, nurse manager and director of nursing in long-term care. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Husson University in 2007. She became a professional service consultant at North Country Associates in 2007. Sinclair earned a degree in nursing at Northern Maine Community College in 1991.

While serving as a nurse consultant, she completed an administer-in—training program and received her multi-level administrator’s license in 2009 and assumed the position of administrator at Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center. Prior to accepting the position for Mount St. Joseph, Sinclair was the senior director of clinical services for North Country Associates.


MaineGeneral Health’s governing board recently elected two new members to its board of directors.

Allyson Hughes Handley, of Readfield, and Janice Armo Kassman, of Albion, will join the board.


Handley is president of the University of Maine at Augusta. She is also president of the International Women’s Forum-Maine. She serves on the board of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, Jobs for Maine Graduates and Maine Campus Compact. Handley is a corporator of Kennebec Savings Bank and is the chair of the board of the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance.

Kassman launched Janice Kassman Consulting in 2012 to guide students, parents and organizations in the college search process. She helps young people transition from high school to college and then college to the workplace.

She was dean of students at Colby College from 1981 to 2006 and was special assistant to the president from 2006 to 2012. She has served for many years on the board of the United Way of Mid Maine, where she was formerly board chair. She has also served on accreditation teams for the New England Association of College and Universities.

William Sprague, of Manchester, is board chair. Also on MaineGeneral’s board of directors are Peter Alfond, Conrad Ayotte, Stephanie Calkins, Douglas Cutchin, Mark Ford, Peter Guzzetti, David Hay, Chuck Hays, Jeffrey Hubert, Mark Johnston, James LaLiberty, Barbara Mayer, Roy Miller, Gary Peachey, Gordon Pow and Tobi Schneider.


Larry Karno, Beverly Nichols and Pam Barker have joined County Seat Realty.


Karno has been a buyer’s agent, has experience with rental property, has worked as a mortgage broker and owned his own mortgage company.

Nichols is a long-time Realtor as well as worked as a carpenter’s helper building new homes.

Barker most recently worked at Work First Inc. as a direct support professional.


WATERVILLE — Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce has announced Tanya Verzoni has been hired in a sales and market role.

Verzoni will work closely with the staff and board of directors to build the chamber membership by attracting new members and market the Mid-Maine Chamber’s programs and fundraising events.


Verzoni first worked for the Mid-Maine Chamber in 2001 as program coordinator and moved on to a career in banking for nearly 10 years, which included experience in sales, marketing, commercial lending and trust services. Most recently, she enjoyed a broadcasting career with Mountain Wireless Radio as co-host of the Morning Mix on 107.9 THE MIX.


Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington received an A in the spring 2014 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections.

The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be analyzed in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety, the score is designed to give the consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital visit.

To see Franklin Memorial Hospital’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, and to find safety tips for patients and their loved ones, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at Local hospitals’ scores are also available on the free mobile app, available at

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