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Hiram A. Garcia-Rivera, an oral surgeon, has joined Samaritan Medical Center’s medical staff. Dr. Garcia-Rivera attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico and completed oral and maxillofacial surgery residency training at Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn.

Dr. Garcia-Rivera provides a full range of oral surgery services, including dental implants and bone grafting, dental extractions, corrective jaw surgery, reconstructive lip surgery and treatment of facial infections or trauma.

He is affiliated with Dr. Bruce J. Dines, 531 Washington St.

Jeffrey Kraus, a physician’s assistant, also recently joined Samaritan’s emergency department. Mr. Kraus completed his physician’s assistant training through the University of Nebraska School of Medicine and is certified with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He was most recently affiliated with Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic on Fort Drum. Shirley Booth of the Jefferson Rehabilitation Center recently earned the 2013 Stephen Robarge Employee of the Year Award. The award is presented in recognition of Stephen Robarge, a longtime employee of the center who died of cancer in 2011.

The award is presented to a full- or part-time employee who has worked for the company for five or more years and has good attendance and work ethic, according to a release from the center.

JRC, 800 Gaffney Drive, is a nonprofit that employs more than 650 people and serves more than 1,000 developmentally disabled individuals and their families each year.Michele Mitchell has joined the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce as director of membership development.

Ms. Mitchell was previously an international sales manager for Car-Freshner Corp., Watertown, for 3 years. Prior to that, she worked in the hotel industry in Hawaii.

Ms. Mitchell earned a bachelor of arts degree from St. Lawrence University, Canton, in 2004.Andy Tinti has returned to Adworkshop’s Lake Placid office as its director of digital marketing. Mr. Tinti was previously employed at the marketing agency from 2008 to 2011, after which he was an account executive and senior digital media planner and buyer for Rochester-based media agency Butler/Till.

In his new role, Mr. Tinti will oversee the strategic and creative planning behind digital marketing campaigns for clients in a variety of industries including tourism, healthcare and banking.

Mr. Tinti holds a bachelor’s degree in media management from Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, N.H., where he also played Division II hockey.

Adworkshop was founded in 1977 and employs 30 people across its digital marketing, public relations and website development divisions. For more information on its services, visit M. McMains was recently hired as marketing representative for the Watertown Privateers hockey team. She previously held a variety of sales and marketing positions, including 10 years as vice president of a family-owned fundraising business in Boston.

Ms. McMains will work with local businesses on ways they can market their business with the Privateers, such as sponsoring a section of seats for local youth to attend games, logos on jerseys and helmets or coupons in game programs.

Ms. McMains earned an associate degree in humanities and social sciences in 2009 from Jefferson Community College and a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Providence (R.I.) College.

The Watertown Privateers are a semi-professional hockey team in the Federal Hockey League.

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