WATERVILLE — Chad Roger, a member of the business insurance team at GHM Insurance Agency in Waterville, has completed the Workers Compensation Professional certification through the American Society of Workers’ Compensation Professionals.

The certification provides a strong educational foundation in the various aspects of the workers compensation industry. Roger completed the certification in a nine-week virtual program offered through the University of Southern Maine.

The program highlighted the history of workers compensation, statutory provisions, benefits, claims administration, cost containment strategies, methods for determining rates, exclusive remedy challenges, federal legislation and the availability of insurance.

Achieving the certification required a significant commitment — this is the kind of dedication and professional development that will be of service to our clients and the rest of our team.

With GHM since 2018, Roger works with individuals, families and businesses on their insurance needs. He also holds the Certified Professional Insurance Agent designation.

Maine State Credit Union ranked #2 on Forbes Best-In-State Credit Unions 2022


AUGUSTA — Maine State Credit Union announced its ranks number two on the Forbes Best-in-State Credit Unions for Maine. Members across the state voted their overall satisfaction and trust, its digital services, and customer service as some of the best.

President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Wallace says, “After our recent expansion approval into Knox, Lincoln, Somerset and Waldo counties — being on the Forbes Best-in-State list just solidifies that we’re doing the right thing for our members. If they are happy, we are happy; they are the bottom line,” according to a news release from the credit union.

Northern Light Health board of directors reelects chair, new vice chair

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Kathy Corey has been reelected as the chair of the Northern Light Health board of directors for a third one-year term. The election was held during the board’s annual meeting June 15 in Brewer. Corey is the former owner of the now employee-owned, Day’s Jewelers. She previously served on the Northern Light Inland Hospital board of trustees. “I look forward to continuing my work as the chair of the board of directors. The collaborative work with Northern Light Health’s leadership team to continue delivering high-quality care to the communities we serve throughout Maine is especially rewarding,” said Corey, according to a news release from Northern Light Health.

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In addition to electing the annual slate of corporators as well as the annual slate of directors, the board of directors also elected John Ryan to serve as vice chair. He serves as executive vice president and chief counsel at Temple University Health System. Previously he served as general counsel to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He began his legal career as an assistant district attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and New York University. He and his wife reside in Philadelphia.

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During the meeting the board of directors recognized the service and contributions of outgoing Directors Dr. Jay Reynolds and James Donnelly before welcoming Dr. James Fullwood as a new director on the board. Fullwood is a board-certified podiatric foot and ankle surgeon in the department of specialty services providing all facets of foot and ankle care at Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital. Fullwood will serve as the physician member of the Sebasticook Valley Hospital active medical staff for a single three-year term.

Earlier in the day, the annual meeting of the Northern Light Health corporators was also held, where they heard from senior leaders and approved both the slate of corporators and the Northern Light Health slate of board of directors.

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