AUBURN — Central Maine Community College has hired new employees in finance, CMCC’s Center for Workforce and Professional Development, the Building Construction Technology program and the TRIO grant.

Allie Johnson

Allie Johnson has been hired as the associate dean of Finance and General Services. Johnson comes to CMCC after seven years at CIEE in senior operations and five years at Norway Savings Bank in financial services. She holds two bachelor degrees from the University of Southern Maine and an Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. Johnson also holds all Maine insurance licenses and a Maine Producer license.

Tim Sardano

Tim Sardano joins CMCC’s Center for Workforce and Professional Development as a workforce program specialist. Previously a deputy communications director with the State of Maine Department of Labor and a communications consultant/contractor in the private sector, Sardano has held various marketing and project management roles since 2003, including communications, special projects and an analyst. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism from Saint John Fisher College.

Peter Coffin

Peter Coffin joins the Building Construction Technology program as a full-time instructor with over 20 years of experience. Coffin was previously the property manager at Vaughan Woods and Historic Homestead. He holds an associate of arts degree in mechanical engineering technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology, and a bachelor of science degree in physical science from Northern Arizona University.

Chris Thoma

Chris Thoma joins the TRIO program full-time as the tutor coordinator after having been a popular adjunct math instructor at CMCC since 2017. Thoma was presented with the 2019 Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year award. He has tutored in both the Math Science Center and TRIO since 2017. Previously, Thoma was an assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served in the United States Army. He brings a strong sense of organization, high energy and a caring attitude to CMCC’s students.

Suzanne Hamilton

Suzanne Hamilton has been hired as a retention and transfer adviser for the TRIO program. Hamilton was previously at the University of Utah as an academic student support adviser for its football program. She has also provided academic support for the athletics programs at Old Dominion University. Hamilton holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Tatiana Pullen

Tatiana Pullen joins the TRIO program as a retention and transfer adviser. Originally from Brazil, Pullen comes from St. Thomas University in Miami, with over 14 years in higher education. She brings experience in coordinating tutoring and testing services, dual enrollment programs and academic advising. She is also an alumnus of St. Thomas University, having earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from there.

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