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By JoAnna Haugen on Monday, June 4th, 2007
After 24 years with Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, Judy Peterson (73-75) has been named the new president and CEO of the agency. CVHHH is a not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Association committed to providing comprehensive, high-quality care to people in central Vermont, regardless of their ability to pay. Peterson has been serving as the CVHHH vice president since 1987, and she also led the agency’s Long Term Care Department. In addition to her work at CVHHH, Peterson has served as a statewide coordinator and liaison to the Vermont Department of Aging and Independent Living on behalf of Vermont’s eleven visiting nurse associations.
Lisa Carrico (81-83) recently became superintendent of Tumacacori National Historical Park in Arizona. A 22-year veteran of the National Park Service, Carrico most recently served as chief of the Administrative Services Division at Big Bend National Park in Texas. She has also worked at Scotts Bluff National Monument in Nebraska, Colorado National Monument in Colorado, and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. Carrico served as acting superintendent at Petrified Forest National Park and as acting chief financial officer at Grand Canyon National Park as well. For her first position with the National Park Service, she worked as secretary for the Division of Research & Cultural Resource Management at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. In her new position, Carrico will manage approximately 356 acres of land and oversee twelve staff members.
Kevin Clark (Pakistan 88-90, Namibia 90-92) will become the new head of Bay Farm Montessori Academy in Massachusetts in July. In his new position, Clark will oversee a staff of more than 40 people and manage the school’s day-to-day operations. He has previously served as the head of Amherst Montessori School and director of Northeastern University’s English Language Center.
Former Gov. Bob Taft (63-65) will launch the Center for Educational Excellence at the University of Dayton in Ohio. The center is designed to encourage students to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to attract research funding on education policy issues. Taft will begin his two-year appointment on Aug. 15. He is the great grandson of President and Supreme Court Chief Justice William Howard Taft. He began his political career in Ohio on the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners and served two terms as Ohio’s secretary of state before being elected to two terms as Ohio’s governor.
Nancie McDermott (75-78) is the author of eight cookbooks. Her most recent book, 300 Best Stir-Fry Recipes, is based on her food and travel experiences. Southern Cakes: Irresistible Recipes for Everyday Celebrations will be published this July. McDermott teaches cooking classes (primarily Thai cuisine) and is a freelance food and travel writer who has contributed to Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, and Fine Cooking.
Joshua Norman (00-02), a staff writer for The Sun Herald of Biloxi, Mississippi, was named a Kaiser Media Fellow for 2007 by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Soon after joining the newspaper in 2005, Norman reported from South Mississippi in the wake of Hurricane Katrina with a group of journalists that earned The Sun Herald the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Journalism in 2006. He currently covers the health beat. Norman is one of nine journalists selected for the health program through this honor, and as a Kaiser Fellow, his journalism will focus on mental health and trauma recovery in the Gulf region. The journalist received his undergraduate degree in philosophy and German from New York University and his master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.