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New Health Insurance Landscape

Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ 10am

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Keith Ferdnando
Keith Ferdnando,
SR VP Employee Benefits
Tony Cabana

Tony Cabana
VP of Employee Benefits

Cross Insurance

New Health Care Landscape –


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In 2011, Keith partnered with Cross Insurance and became the Sr. VP of Employee Benefits. Prior he was the founder and owner of Ferdinando Insurance Benefits. Keith has over 20 years experience in benefits brokerage.

He has a BA from Bates College, obtained his CLU and RHU designation with the American College, and is a lifetime member of Insurance Industries Million Dollar Round Table. He serves on the National Association of Health Underwriters legislative board, as well as the producer advisory boards with both Blue Cross and Harvard Pilgrim. His expertise includes contract language, claims analysis and strategic plan designs.

Keith lives in Andover, MA with his wife and three children, and is very active in coaching various youth sports programs in his community.


Tony is proficient in evaluating and developing various administrative arrangements. His expertise lies in plan evaluation, carrier negotiations, cost containment initiatives, utilization review analysis and strategic funding arrangements.

Tony works specifically with key accounts, and by this design, Tony is able to deliver exceptional, world class service. He has consulted for a variety of different organizations ranging in size from 100 – 23,000 employees.

Tony lives in Bedford NH with his wife and two children and is an avid hockey player and sports fan.

Why HR Associations Matter

Saturday, November 8, 2014 @ 10am

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Tim DabrieoX
Tim Dabrieo
Seacoast Human
Resources Association

Lorie Glaude

Lorie Glaude
PHR, CC, President

Manchester Area Human
Resources Association

Why HR Associations Matter –


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The Seacoast Human Resources Association (SHRA) is a non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non-profit organization dedicated to the career development of Human Resource professionals.

The Manchester Area Human Resources Association (MAHRA) was originally formed in 1954 by a small group of local professionals who were interested in sharing information and experiences about personnel issues.


As a Financial Advisor with Waddell & Reed, Tim Dabrieo’s mission is to develop a long-term relationship with each client based up on trust and confidentiality. His goal is to help people make educated decisions with their finances in order to work toward meeting their financial goals. Throughout our lives we face the competing financial demands of our immediate needs and expenses and the costs of our future goals. Developing a written plan that takes into consideration the challenges that your finances face today, balances
those with your future goals, helps to prioritize your objectives, develops timelines, and creates accountability in order to keep you on track can help.
As a financial adviser Tim can help you:

  • Analyze net worth and cash flow to help find sources of surplus income
  • Develop strategies to save for secondary education, second home, vacations or other purpose unique to your situation
  • Create a picture of your retirement plan based on your timeline, risk tolerance and lifestyle and work with you to help achieve this goal
  • Manage the risk that may prevent you from achieving your financial goal due to unforeseen life events
  • Analyze potential tax consequences associated with your investments and financial planning decisions
  • Create your estate plan to help ensure your wealth is passed efficiently and cost effectively to the people you wish and in the time frame you desire

Tim is a graduate of the University of Maine in Orono, Maine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Tim has a strong dedication to being involved in the community. He currently serves as President of the Seacoast Human Resources Association, Chair of the Business Development Committee for the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of
Commerce, SHRM Foundation Director for the HR State Council of New Hampshire, Volunteer for the CA$H Coalition of Southeastern New Hampshire
and a K-Ready Reader for the United Way of the Greater Seacoast.

Tim resides in Nottingham, New Hampshire with his wife and three sons; spending time with his family is his utmost priority. He also enjoys landscaping, music, sports and has recently started home brewing.



As a Human Resources Professional for more than twenty years Laurie Glaude has broad expertise in providing strategy, direction and innovative solutions to today’s complex business environments.  She is a strategist who has been instrumental in bringing organizations to the next level.

A strong and dynamic communicator, her major strengths include training and development while her breadth of experience crosses many industries including manufacturing, grocery retail and wholesale distribution, non-profit and human services.

Her experience encompasses employee relations, benefit administration, compensation programs, training and development, safety programs and federal and state labor compliance.  Her strong belief in perspective, inclusion and creative thinking was instrumental in developing programs that continued to bring the organizations she has served successfully forward, maximizing human capital while being ever mindful of the bottom line.

Laurie began her career as a Human Resources Manager with Shaw’s Supermarkets where she was responsible for recruitment and training of all employees.  She initiated and developed strategies for benefit administration, labor management systems, and employee relations.  She ultimately became responsible for auditing human resources practices for both New Hampshire and Vermont market areas.

One of her major accomplishments was the development and ultimately piloting an HR structure for the Northeast Region market area.  This model was approved and implemented and expanded to all regions.

She later joined The Associated Grocers of New England where she was the Director of Human Resources and Safety.   She continued to develop innovative and successful programs that contributed to the success of the organization, confirming the company’s mission, and fostering a positive environment.  She developed a company training “university” which resulted in a catalog of leadership, public speaking, compliance, and skills training for all levels within the organization without excessive cost.  While there she also developed value added member-training programs.  Her development of comprehensive safety programs and policies resulted in a significant reduction of workers compensation costs.  Her leadership skills fostered and nurtured a staff that helped implement safety training, compliance and retail management.

Laurie has dedicated her professional life to Human Resources.  She is a mentor for many HR professionals, accomplished speaker and has presented seminars on developing HR careers, for the Women’s Leadership Summit, Manchester Area Human Resources Association, HR Boot Camp, Metro West HR Association, and most recently at Southern New Hampshire University.

She is an active member of her community and sits on a number of boards for non-profit agencies, most notably Child Health Services of Manchester. She currently serves on the board of the American Nystagmus Network, a national organization for individuals with visual disabilities and she served as its president Laurie attended Southern New Hampshire University and is a Professional in Human Resources, holding certification with Human Resources Certification Institute, received her Competent Communicator designation and is a licensed health and life producer. She is the President of of Manchester Area Human Resources Association and serves on the State HR Council of NH.  In May of 2010 Laurie was selected recipient of the Granite State HR Hero Award for her exemplary service to the HR profession in New Hampshire.

Leadership and Career Paths – Replay

Saturday, November 1, 2014 @ 10am

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Today was to be our final interview in the Maine Gubernatorial series with Democrat Candidate Mike Michaud, however, due to scheduling issues he was not able to make it. Instead we have for you a replay of Dr. Ed Liu CEO of the Jackson Laboratory talking about leadership and career paths.


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Dr. Ed Liu

The Jackson Laboratory

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Dr. Liu is the president and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory. Previously, he was the founding executive director of the Genome Institute of Singapore (2001-2011), and was the president of the Human Genome Organization (HUGO) from 2007-2013.

Between 1997 and 2001, he was the scientific director of the National Cancer Institute&;#039;s Division of Clinical Sciences in Bethesda, Md., where he was in charge of the intramural clinical translational science programs. From 1987 to 1996, Dr. Liu was a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was the director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Specialized Program of Research Excellence in Breast Cancer; the director of the Laboratory of Molecular Epidemiology at UNC’s School of Public Health; chief of Medical Genetics; and the chair of the Correlative Science Committee of the national cooperative clinical trials group, CALGB. Dr. Liu is an international expert in cancer biology, genomics, human genetics, molecular epidemiology and translational medicine.

Dr. Liu’s own scientific research has focused on the functional genomics of human cancers, particularly breast cancer, uncovering new oncogenes, and deciphering the dynamics of gene regulation on a genomic scale that modulate cancer biology. He has authored over 300 scientific papers and reviews, and co-authored two books. He obtained his B.S. in chemistry and psychology, as well as his M.D., at Stanford University.

He served his internship and residency at Washington University’s Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, followed by an oncology fellowship at Stanford. From 1982 to 1987 he was at the University of California, San Francisco, at the G.W. Hooper Foundation.

Interview with Gubernatorial Candidate Eliot Cutler

Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 10am

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Our Guest:

Eliot Cutler

Eliot Cutler


Throughout a distinguished career that has taken him from his hometown of Bangor to the nation’s capital, around the world and home again to Maine, Eliot Cutler has maintained an abiding love for his state and a commitment to helping Maine fulfill its promise as a place of unrivaled natural beauty and boundless opportunity. A lawyer, public servant, and successful businessman, Cutler has earned a reputation as a visionary leader, passionate advocate and pragmatic problem-solver.In the 2010 race for Governor, where Cutler went from a political unknown to within little more than a percentage point of defeating frontrunner Paul LePage, he was endorsed by virtually every major newspaper in Maine.The state’s largest daily newspaper said Cutler was the one candidate who “has the potential to bridge philosophical divides, heal political wounds and conquer daunting problems that are confronting state government and Maine’s overburdened taxpayers.” Another leading newspaper said that “Eliot Cutler is the only candidate with the vision and skills to match Maine’s challenges.”

As a public servant, Cutler helped craft America’s foundational environmental laws and managed the policies and budgets of federal energy, natural resources, science and environmental agencies.

As a strategist and lawyer for governments, business corporations and citizens groups, Cutler helped clients grapple with worldwide legal and public policy problems during a career in three law firms and two countries that spanned more than 35 years.

As an active entrepreneur, businessman and investor, Cutler has helped start and manage successful businesses, served on the boards of directors of private and public companies and advised and managed private and public philanthropic organizations.

Eliot Cutler is a graduate of Harvard College and the law school of Georgetown University, He is 67 and has been married for 40 years to Melanie Stewart Cutler, M.D. The Cutlers live in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Eliot and Melanie have two children, Abigail Cutler and Zachary Cutler.