King joins urology department at Cheshire Medical
KEENE — Olivia King, a licensed nurse practitioner, joined the urology department of Cheshire Medical Center. King completed a master of science in nursing at Regis College in Weston, Mass., and holds a bachelor of arts in English literature and education from Bowdoin College. She has worked as a registered nurse at Lowell Community Health Center in Lowell, Mass., and most recently as a teaching assistant at Salem State University.
Speare Memorial names Boucher as CFO
PLYMOUTH — Speare Memorial Hospital hired Travis M. Boucher, of Concord, as the hospital’s new chief financial officer. Boucher earned a bachelor’s degree from the health management and policy program at the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree in business administration from Wagner College in New York. His resume includes a health system in Staten Island, N.Y., the Elliot Health System and the New Hampshire Hospital Association. He was most recently CFO at New Hampshire Hospital in Concord.
Cass named OB/GYN chair at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
LEBANON — Ilana Cass, M.D., vice chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and professor of OB-GYN at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was appointed chair of OB-GYN at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. As a leader at Cedars-Sinai, Cass served on the board of directors at Cedars-Sinai and was an elected representative to its medical executive committee. As a gynecologic oncologist, Cass has served on several committees of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She will begin at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Geisel in July.
Smith joins Portsmouth chamber as tourism chief
PORTSMOUTH — Cecelia C. Smith joined the Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth as tourism director. The Hampton resident will be coordinating two Restaurant Weeks annually and attending travel industry shows and exhibitions throughout the East to promote Seacoast attractions. Smith worked for more than a decade in chamber management, membership development and tourism promotion in Georgia, Alabama, Indiana and Arizona.
Montagne promotes Ames, Mucciarone and Cramb
MANCHESTER — Montagne Communications recently promoted three of its team members. Grace Ames was promoted to senior account executive, Jeff Mucciarone to account manager and Lisa Cramb to senior account director.
Ames joined the Montagne team in 2015 after spending several years working for a Boston-based PR firm. She develops and executes project-based and long-term public relations plans for clients including the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration, Fulcrum Associates, McLean Communications and others.
As account manager, Mucciarone develops and executes strategic, multifaceted communications plans designed to meet clients’ needs through a variety of tactics, including traditional media materials, strategic messaging, website development, and coordinated social media campaigns. Prior to joining Montagne in 2014, he was the senior news writer for The Hippo.
Cramb plays a leading role for clients including Plymouth State University, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and Waste Management. She previously served as public relations manager for a digital marketing agency and held various marketing communications and public relations roles with organizations such as Granite State Independent Living, Capital Region Healthcare and Parker Hannifin Corp.
Murch joins Home Instead Senior Care
MANCHESTER — Samantha Murch joined the office team of Home Instead Senior Care of Central New Hampshire as a quality assurance case manager. She conducts home visits with clients and communicates regularly with families and caregivers to ensure the plan of care is appropriate as the client’s needs changes. Murch has 13 years of experience coordinating community-based services with the developmentally disabled population in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. She started with Home Instead in 2017 at a caregiver.
Kulacz promoted to VP at Merrimack County Bank
CONCORD — Brad Kulacz was promoted to regional vice president at Merrimack County Savings Bank. In this newly created role, Kulacz will oversee three out of four of the Merrimack’s Concord offices including its main office, business center, north state branch as well as the bank’s Contoocook location. Kulacz began his career with the Merrimack in 2004 as teller manager. Most recently, he was promoted to assistant vice president, branch and business development manager in 2015, overseeing both the Merrimack main office as well as the Contoocook branch. Kulacz serves as vice president of the board for the Hopkinton State Fair, and has dedicated his time to the organization for more than four years.