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Scott Asmus of the Nashua law firm of Maine & Asmus has been appointed chair of the intellectual property, law section of the New Hampshire Bar Association.

The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has named Dawna Muise, assistant vice president of Andover Bank in Londonderry, to its board. She had been a board member of the former Londonderry Chamber and continues to be an active member of the Londonderry Business Council.

Dr. Mark R. Henschke, of Rye, a new staff physician at Martin's Point Health Care in Newington, has been designated a certified physician executive by a national certifying body for physicians specializing in management. The CPE designation indicates that a physician has achieved superior levels of professional excellence and management education, while also demonstrating effective knowledge and leadership skills. He earned his certificate in medical management from the American College of Physician Executives and Carnegie Mellon University and has been accepted into the Master's in Medical Management program at Carnegie Mellon.

Cabletron Systems Inc. and its subsidiary companies --Aprisma Management Technologies, Enterasys Networks, Global Network Technology Services and Riverstone Networks -- have donated $60,000 in toys to the Toys for Tots program sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps. The donation, in the form of toy trucks, is divided equally between the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Toys for Tots chapters. Cabletron's donation equals more than half of the value of all donations received by the New Hampshire Toys for Tots chapter in 1999, the company said.

Lynne Snierson, director of communications and marketing at Rockingham Park, Salem, has been reelected vice president of the Turf Publicists of America for 2001. The organization is composed of publicity, public relations and marketing executives at thoroughbred racetracks in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Snierson previously held the office of vice president in 1997, 1998 and 2000.

Debbie Wallace, director of nursing and a principal of Pine Rock Manor in Warner, has been elected president of the New Hampshire Association of Residential Care Homes, a trade association for owners and operators of assisted living facilities for elderly and disabled citizens.

Elected to serve as first and second vice president, respectively, of the association at a recent annual conference and meeting in Concord, were Wendy Switzer of The Pines of Newmarket and Michelle Pasko of The Arbors of Bedford.

Re-elected as secretary and treasurer, respectively, were Synia A. Anderson of Maplewood Manse in Peterborough and Thomas Wallace, also of Pine Rock Manor in Warner.

Chosen as members of the group's board of directors: Steve Guyette of Horseshoe Pines, in Goshen; Albion Estes of On the Green in Haverhill; Katherine Thorndike of Forestview Manor Assisted Living in Meredith; Susan Nelson of Langdon Place of Dover; Carol LeFoley of Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation of Wolfeboro; and Denise Gardner of Granite Ledges and Juliette Young-Traiger of the New Hampshire Odd Fellows Home, both of Concord.

The designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) has been conferred upon Christopher T. Masters, an account executive at David H. McDuffee Insurance Agency, following his completion of an insurance education program sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors. Individuals who hold the CIC designation have demonstrated their professional competence through a combination of experience, formal training and a series of comprehensive written examinations focusing on all major fields of insurance, insurance management and agency operation.

Gary Ellis Hicks, a managing director at Wiggin & Nourie, PA., has been elected chairman of the New Hampshire Judicial Council. The council is established by state statute to serve as a forum to consider issues affecting the administration of justice in New Hampshire and to devise ways to simplify and expedite the transaction of judicial business. The council recently was instrumental in establishing the Family Court Pilot Project.

Mark Elms, M.D., was among 1,636 initiates from around the world who became fellows of the American College of Surgeons during convocation ceremonies at the college's recent 86th annual Clinical Congress in Chicago, Ill. Dr. Elias, who is on the active medical staff at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, received a medical doctorate in 1989 from Boston University School of Medicine and is currently Practicing at Surgical Associates of Rochester. In 1996, Dr. Elias attained board certification from the American Board of Surgery.

The Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation recently made grants totaling more than $35,000 to 12 not-for profit organizations in Merrimack County. Receiving grants were the American Red Cross, The Children's Place, Concord SPCA, Emerson School for Preschoolers, Everett Arena, Friends Program, Girls Inc., Merrimack Valley Day Care Service, NH Association for the Blind, Pittfield Youth Workshop, Walker School PTO and Woodside School Inc.

Katharen LeSavoy, a technical associate with the Elliot Hospital Lab, has been elected to the Programs Approval Review Committee of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The committee consists of a group of professionals who volunteer to serve a four-year term. During their tenure, each committee member receives, and evaluates applications and documentation from community organizations and programs seeking NAACLS approval.

John H. Morison III has been elected a trustee of The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester. Morison is president and CEO of Hitchiner Manufacturing Co. Inc., of Milford.
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