Briefs on local businesspeople, including Robert J. Balderson, Pablo Campos, Thomas Harmon and Kevin Schneider.

Briefs on local businesspeople, including Robert J. Balderson, Pablo Campos, Thomas Harmon and Kevin Schneider.
Briefs on local businesspeople, including Robert J. Balderson, Pablo Campos, Thomas Harmon and Kevin Schneider.

Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Financial institution, has introduced the hiring of two new staff in mortgage and business banking.

Robert J. Balderson of Natick has joined MutualOne Financial institution because the vp of residential lending. Balderson has almost twenty years of expertise in serving to meet the residential lending wants of native individuals and households.

In his new position, he will likely be liable for selling the financial institution’s lending providers to the area people by way of mortgage originations and academic seminars. Previous to becoming a member of MutualOne Financial institution, he served as vp mortgage account officer for Individuals’s United Financial institution.

Balderson earned a bachelor’s diploma from Assumption College in Worcester.

Briefs on local businesspeople, including Robert J. Balderson, Pablo Campos, Thomas Harmon and Kevin Schneider.

Pablo Campos of Framingham has joined MutualOne Financial institution as vp business lender. In his new position, he’ll help a variety of native companies with their short- and long-term financing wants. Campos has greater than a decade of expertise in business banking and lending, gross sales and credit score evaluation. In his earlier roles for business banks, he managed relationships with small and business companies.

He holds a bachelor’s diploma in finance and monetary administration providers from Worcester State Faculty.

MutualOne Financial institution has places of work in Framingham and Natick.


The Bulfinch Group lately introduced that Thomas Harmon of Milford has been named a Leaders Membership qualifier by The Guardian Life Insurance coverage Firm of America.

Thomas Harmon

Leaders Membership is among the highest honors yearly awarded by Guardian to monetary professionals who exhibit excellent service and dedication to their shoppers.


The Bulfinch Group lately introduced that Kevin Schneider of Marlborough has been named a Leaders Membership qualifier by The Guardian Life Insurance coverage Firm of America.

Kevin Schneider

Leaders Membership is among the highest honors yearly awarded by Guardian to monetary professionals who exhibit excellent service and dedication to their shoppers.


Charles River Financial institution President and CEO Jack Hamilton lately introduced that Catrina M. Lopes has been promoted to assistant controller.

Catrina M. Lopes

Lopes joined Charles River Financial institution in January of 2016 as a teller. In March of 2018, she was promoted to advertising and gross sales coordinator. In her new position, Lopes will likely be performing accounting and finance features, together with monetary reporting, account reconciliation, every day money administration, month finish closing course of, investments, mounted belongings, accounts payable, wire transfers, and making certain that the financial institution’s techniques and processes are maintained in accordance with GAAP, beneath the direct supervision of the controller.

Lopes graduated with honors from the New England Faculty of Monetary Research, a 2-year intensive program for rising financial institution leaders. Lopes accomplished rigorous analysis tasks associated to many essential banking features, together with finance, asset-liability administration, human sources, advertising and lending, concluding with a workforce venture simulating administration of an precise financial institution.

Presently, Lopes is enrolled within the D’Amore-McKim Faculty of Enterprise at Northeastern College in a twin diploma program – Grasp in Enterprise Administration (MBA) and Grasp of Science in Finance (MSIF). She expects to graduate in 2023 with concentrations in company finance and investments. Lopes earned a bachelor’s diploma from the College of New England in Biddeford, Maine, in 2013. 

Charles River Financial institution relies in Medway.


Elevate Counseling Providers, a follow serving the wants of shoppers from areas in South Easton, Middleborough and Bellingham, has promoted Ashley Luongo to assistant director of medical operations.

Ashley Luongo

Luongo beforehand held the place of affiliate administrative director of the follow’s Bellingham location.

In her expanded position, she is going to concentrate on rising the teams that Elevate Counseling is providing to its shoppers. She is working with CEO Leigh-Ann Larson on increasing the matters and numbers of teams which are accessible.

Luongo will proceed together with her different duties as nicely, which embrace overseeing the day-to-day operations of the follow’s Bellingham location, together with administrative and coaching features. She moreover maintains her personal caseload of shoppers, with a focus on highschool youngsters.

Luongo joined Elevate Counseling Providers in 2017 as a clinician. She beforehand labored in neighborhood psychological well being in Boston and on the South Shore, in addition to in residence remedy.

She earned her bachelor’s diploma from Curry Faculty and her grasp’s diploma from Assumption Faculty, and holds the LHMC (Licensed Psychological Well being Counselor) designation.

Elevate Counseling Providers is a non-public group follow of behavioral well being care professionals. 


Joseph De Vito, president and CEO of The Village Financial institution, has introduced the promotions of Corey Rouleau and Elijah Hopkin in addition to the hiring of Valdet Abazi.

Corey Rouleau

Rouleau was promoted to vp and treasurer in April. She joined The Village Financial institution in September 2009 as a workers accountant. In 2014, she was promoted to assistant treasurer/workers accountant, and in 2017 to assistant vp/workers accountant. In 2019, Rouleau was promoted to assistant vp/assistant controller.

In her new position, Rouleau will likely be liable for overseeing the financial institution’s accounting operations and financial reporting, with a concentrate on establishing and assembly monetary aims.

She holds a bachelor’s diploma in enterprise administration from Nichols Faculty and a grasp’s diploma in finance from New England Faculty of Enterprise. She additionally earned a banking certification in finance and administration from the Connecticut Bankers Affiliation.

Hopkin was promoted to Waban department supervisor in April. He was employed by The Village Financial institution in April 2015 and most lately held the place of assistant department supervisor on the Auburndale department workplace. Beforehand, he progressed from teller to senior teller to teller supervisor to senior customer support consultant.

Elijah Hopkin

In his new position, Hopkin will foster new buyer relationships, share accountability for the every day department operations and develop the workforce on the Waban department workplace.

He holds levels from BYU-Idaho and Longy Faculty of Music of Bard Faculty in Cambridge.

Abazi was employed as Newton Centre department supervisor in March. He beforehand was an assistant department supervisor for East Boston Financial savings Financial institution and in addition held positions at Belmont Financial savings/Peoples United and Brookline Financial institution/First Commons Financial institution.

Valdet Abazi

Abazi will likely be liable for the expansion and success of The Village Financial institution’s latest department workplace. The Kosovo native and Framingham resident holds a level in administration and informatics from the College of Pristina in Kosovo.

The Village Financial institution has eight full-service places of work in Newton and Wayland and a mortgage heart in Newton Higher Falls


Arch Therapeutics Inc., a Framingham-based developer of novel self-assembling wound care and biosurgical units, has appointed Michael S. Abrams its chief monetary officer.

In alignment with the corporate’s succession plan, Abrams joins Arch’s monetary workforce within the position beforehand held by Richard Davis. Davis will stay with the corporate throughout a transition interval, which is able to finish on June 30, after which he’ll help the corporate in a consulting position by way of Dec. 31.

Abrams has greater than 25 years of expertise as a chief monetary officer to quite a few private and non-private firms; principal investor; funding banker; service provider banker; strategic and monetary adviser; and board member. His capabilities span a broad vary of actions with a specific experience within the areas of operational administration, complicated monetary engineering, monetary advisory and capital markets technique primarily for firms within the know-how and healthcare sectors.

Abrams graduated with an MBA with honors from the Sales space Faculty of Enterprise on the College of Chicago and acquired his BBA with honors from the College of Massachusetts at Amherst as a William F. Area Alumni scholar, an award given yearly to the highest finance pupil within the class.


DPS Group, a Framingham-based, privately owned international engineering, procurement, development administration and validation (EPCMV) agency serving high-tech course of industries, at present introduced it has added Kara Goodwin as a senior proposal supervisor.

Kara Goodwin

Reporting to Eddie Skillington, vp of enterprise growth throughout the Group Mission Operations in Boston, Goodwin will handle and execute the proposal lifecycle of all venture alternatives. On this position, she is going to work intently with enterprise growth and operations workers to answer proposals on behalf of the corporate’s Architectural & Engineering Design, Development Administration and Commissioning Qualification and Validation divisions. She will play an energetic position within the strategic planning of proposals and growth of proposal content material. She’s going to inform and direct an operational method to venture pursuits and the supply of best-in-class proposals with the objective of exceeding our shoppers’ expectations.

Goodwin brings greater than 9 years of expertise within the A/E/C trade, beforehand working for development administration companies resembling Commodore Builders and A/Z Company.

She holds a bachelor of arts diploma in communications from Northeastern College and is a member of NAIOP’s Creating Leaders.


Adam Bokon of Natick has joined Rockland Belief as vp, business mortgage officer for the financial institution’s Industrial Banking division within the Waltham workplace.

Adam Bokon

In his position, Bokon will likely be tasked with strengthening relationships with house owners and managers of funding actual property firms all through Higher Boston whereas specializing in lending alternatives for a variety of funding properties, together with multifamily, retail, workplace and industrial belongings.

He has greater than 15 years of expertise working within the business banking sector, primarily in business actual property financing. Earlier than becoming a member of Rockland Belief, he was a vp of economic actual property at Brookline Financial institution, and an assistant vp of economic actual property at Individuals’s United Financial institution.

Bokon began his banking profession at Wachovia Financial institution after receiving his undergraduate diploma in enterprise administration from the College of Connecticut. He additionally earned his MBA from the Australian Graduate Faculty of Administration on the College of New South Wales.

Bokon is a board member of the Actual Property Lenders Affiliation and a member of the Actual Property Finance Affiliation. 


RTN Federal Credit score Union Board Volunteer William J “Invoice” Croteau handed away on April 21.

A lifelong Amesbury resident, Croteau served as an RTN Board of Administrators volunteer for 15 years, serving on the Asset Legal responsibility Administration Committee, Laws Committee and Supervisory Committee. He labored for GTE Sylvania in Exeter, New Hampshire, and Ipswich, a complete of 33 years, retiring in 1992 on the age of 53.

RTN is a member-owned, not-for-profit monetary cooperative primarily based in Waltham.


Hebrew SeniorLife, the biggest supplier of senior well being care and senior dwelling communities in New England and an affiliate of Harvard Medical Faculty, lately introduced that Jennifer Derkazarian of Harmony has joined the group as chief high quality officer.

The newly created position combines a variety of threat administration, security and high quality measurement features with compliance, regulatory and enchancment initiatives. Derkazarian joins Hebrew SeniorLife from Atrius Well being, the place she was chief nursing officer.

Derkazarian has general accountability for high quality, threat administration and affected person and resident security packages in all Hebrew SeniorLife service areas, together with Hebrew Rehabilitation Middle Lengthy-Time period Power Care Providers and Rehabilitation Providers Models. She can also be be liable for the expert nursing facility at Orchard Cove in Canton, NewBridge on the Charles Assisted Residing in Dedham and outpatient clinics, residence care and hospice within the Higher Boston space. She additionally has direct administration and oversight tasks for An infection Management and Course of Enchancment. 

Previous to Atrius Well being, the place she labored for 4 years, Derkazarian served as director of Superior Observe at Lahey Hospital and Medical Middle. As a licensed supplier, she additionally supplied direct affected person take care of greater than 15 years in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac surgical procedure.

A graduate of Union Faculty with a bachelor of science diploma in biology and historical past, Derkazarian earned a number of superior levels at MGH Institute of Well being Professionals in Boston, together with her R.N., M.S.N., N.P. and D.N.P.


The Clear Air Group LLC, generally often called CR Clear Air, has chosen Diego Tebaldi of Newton to fill the position of basic supervisor.

Diego Tebaldi

Tebaldi joins CR Clear Air at a time when the corporate continues to develop quick and broaden its market globally; his position will embrace overseeing the day-to-day operations of the agency, together with recruiting extra expertise, increasing the technical capabilities and consumer administration and acquisition.

Previous to becoming a member of the CR Clear Air workforce, Tebaldi was at CECO Environmental, a publicly listed air pollution management firm, the place he ran the HEE-Duall enterprise, which included industrial air scrubbers and followers; in addition to the Adwest enterprise which included regenerative thermal oxidizers/RTOs. He has additionally been in management roles with companies in renewable power and high-tech.  Along with work in Boston, he has additionally been with companies in Geneva, Paris and London.

Tebaldi earned his bachelor’s diploma from Buckingham College in the UK and is fluent in 4 languages: English, Italian, French and Spanish. He’s a native of Italy,

CR Clear Air is a 60-year international supplier of engineered options for air air pollution management and environmental course of compliance.


Allena Prescribed drugs Inc., a Newton-based late-stage, biopharmaceutical firm devoted to growing and commercializing first-in-class, oral enzyme therapeutics to deal with sufferers with uncommon and extreme metabolic and kidney issues, has appointed Dr. Richard D. Katz as chief monetary officer (CFO).

Katz succeeds Edward Wholihan, whose deliberate departure was introduced by the Firm in November 2020.

Katz brings greater than 20 years of expertise in well being care finance and company growth to Allena. Most lately, he served as CFO at Liquidia Applied sciences Inc., a late-stage medical biopharmaceutical firm. Previous to Liquidia, he served as CFO at a number of biopharmaceutical firms, together with Argos Therapeutics, Viamet Prescribed drugs and Icagen Inc.

At Icagen, Katz performed a key position in facilitating the corporate’s preliminary public providing and subsequent financings, the formation of a number of strategic collaborations and the corporate’s sale to Pfizer.

He started his profession as a vp within the well being care funding banking group at Goldman, Sachs & Firm, the place he executed a broad vary of transactions, together with fairness and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions and company restructurings.

He holds his B.A. from Harvard College, his M.D. from Stanford College Faculty of Medication and his M.B.A. from Harvard Enterprise Faculty.


AMAG Prescribed drugs Inc. lately introduced that its Board of Administrators has appointed Scott Myers as AMAG’s president and CEO, and member of the board.

Myers succeeds William Heiden, who’s stepping down from such roles in mild of Myers’ appointment.

Myers brings almost three a long time of worldwide pharmaceutical and medical know-how expertise to AMAG. He most lately served as chairman and CEO of Rainier Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology firm targeted on metastatic bladder most cancers.

Previous to becoming a member of Rainier, Myers served as CEO, president and director of Cascadian Therapeutics Inc. He additionally served as CEO of Aerocrine AB, a medical machine firm, from 2011 to 2015. 

Myers is at the moment an unbiased director of Selecta Biosciences the place he serves as chairman of the Compensation and Advantages Committee, in addition to a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. He additionally serves as an unbiased director for Harpoon Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology firm the place he serves on the Audit Committee.

Myers started his profession in administration consulting after which moved into the pharmaceutical trade by way of senior management roles at Johnson & Johnson, DOV Prescribed drugs and UCB.

He holds a bachelor of arts diploma in biology from Northwestern College in Evanston, Illinois, and an MBA from the College of Chicago Graduate Faculty of Enterprise.

Based mostly in Waltham, AMAG is a pharmaceutical firm targeted on bringing modern merchandise to sufferers with unmet medical wants.


Activate Care, a supplier of built-in well being and social care options by way of a Display-to-Intervene method, continues on its path of progress and enlargement with two new staff.

Josh Winslow of Natick has joined the rising workforce as vp of engineering and Paul Micheli of River Forest, Illinois, as director of product administration.

Winslow and Micheli’s work will help the corporate’s mission to attach sufferers, households, care groups and neighborhood companions to supply impactful outcomes, addressing the rising wants of the nation, resembling lowering homelessness, eliminating schooling inequalities, starvation, addressing psychological well being and rather more.

As vp of engineering, Winslow will assist Activate Care develop and help the complete engineering division. He will develop and keep a long-term engineering roadmap, and protect and broaden an engineering tradition of innovation and excellence.

Winslow has over 10 years of expertise as a frontrunner in engineering and almost 20 years of expertise within the trade as a complete. Along with that, he has nearly 15 years of expertise constructing software program for medical analysis. 

Because the director of product administration, Micheli will create a product administration follow that may concentrate on understanding the client wants, defining product necessities and constructing options that may guarantee care groups are correctly caring for the well being of their neighborhood.

He involves Activate Care with almost 20 years in consumer expertise engineering within the healthcare know-how house. Moreover, Micheli has years of product growth background, having developed key healthcare merchandise, resembling anesthesia machines, a essential care ventilator, two digital surveillance purposes and care administration software program.


Brookline Financial institution has promoted Leslie Joannides-Burgos to government vp, division government of the financial institution’s Retail & Enterprise Banking Division.

Beforehand she was a senior vp. In her position as government president, Joannides-Burgos oversees a workforce of 220 colleagues throughout the financial institution’s retail banking supply channel. Underneath her administration are the financial institution’s department community, its customer support heart, in addition to all enterprise banking officers, monetary advisers and mortgage originators.

Joannides-Burgos has greater than 30 years of progressive banking administration expertise within the areas of gross sales, service, operations, colleague engagement and growth. Her profession contains positions the place she managed a number of groups and direct reviews, grew deposits, generated shopper and enterprise loans and developed and maintained consumer relationships.

Joannides-Burgos has a bachelor of science diploma from the College of Central Florida and accomplished the Graduate Faculty of Banking program at ABA Stonier in Philadelphia. She is a board member of Operation Ready, a nonprofit group whose mission is to supply employment and coaching alternatives to job seekers from economically, racially and occupationally numerous backgrounds.

She resides in Franklin.


ERA Key Realty Providers of Northbridge lately introduced that Michael J. O’Brien, a veteran sports activities broadcaster and communications skilled, has joined ERA Key as a Realtor within the Framingham workplace.

O’Brien, who has over 15 years of broadcast expertise, has supplied play-by-play for quite a few faculties and universities all through New England, together with Bentley College in Waltham, Boston College, Merrimack Faculty and Yale College. Previous to his return to Massachusetts, he was the radio and TV play-by-play broadcaster for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Pennsylvania in addition to the workforce’s director of Staff Providers and Media Relations.

He additionally served in the identical roles for the Lowell Devils of the American Hockey League and their ECHL-affiliate, the Trenton Devils in New jersey. He started his profession as government assistant on the Nationwide Hockey League in New York Metropolis.

He earned his bachelor’s diploma from Boston Faculty. He at the moment serves as vp of the Boston Chapter of Younger Professionals of the American Most cancers Society.


Virtusa Corp., a Southborough-based international supplier of digital technique, digital engineering, and IT providers and options, lately introduced Ashish Devalekar has joined the corporate because the managing director for Europe and the Center East.

Devalekar lately served as head of monetary providers at Capgemini, UK and member of UK Nation Board. Previous to that, he held management positions at Polaris, HCL and IBM International Providers. Over the previous 20 years, he has helped organizations develop, innovate and rework by constructing numerous enterprise and digital know-how groups paired along with his deep data within the monetary providers and European market, together with managing Capgemini’s largest monetary providers consumer, in response to Virtusa.

In his position at Virtusa, Devalekar will oversee a high-performing workforce throughout Europe and the Center East that delivers enterprise transformation, digital innovation, consulting, and IT providers to strategic shoppers throughout banking, insurance coverage, telecommunications, well being care and life sciences, the corporate added in a press launch.


Milford Regional Doctor Group (MRPG) lately welcomed Dr. Geoffrey Stoker to its new orthopedics follow.

Stoker, a Massachusetts native, involves MRPG from New England Baptist Hospital, the place he accomplished a fellowship in hip and knee substitute. After finishing his undergraduate research at Boston Faculty, he earned his medical diploma from Washington College in St. Louis and accomplished his orthopedic residency at Tufts Medical Middle, the place he acquired the Henry Banks Excellent Orthopedic Resident Award.

Stoker’s follow focuses on partial and complete knee and hip substitute, together with revision procedures. He evaluates and treats sufferers with quite a lot of hip and knee issues, resembling arthritis, avascular necrosis, and different joint circumstances. He has a particular curiosity in preoperative optimization for medically sophisticated sufferers and enhanced restoration after surgical procedure, together with same-day, outpatient joint substitute.


North Easton Financial savings Financial institution has appointed Paul R. Little of Shrewsbury senior vp, chief credit score officer.

On this position, Little oversees business credit score and assortment insurance policies, procedures and processes to measure and handle inherent dangers within the Financial institution’s mortgage portfolio.

Little joins North Easton Financial savings Financial institution with 37 years of expertise within the banking and business actual property industries, most lately as senior vp, chief credit score officer with the Financial savings Institute Financial institution & Belief Firm/Berkshire Financial institution in Willimantic, Connecticut.

Little earned his bachelor’s diploma in enterprise administration from New England Faculty and is a graduate of the American Neighborhood Bankers Senior Management Institute. He’s a member of the Mortgage Bankers Affiliation and the Society of Actual Property Appraisers.

North Easton Financial savings Financial institution has 18 eighteen native branches and over $1.1 billion in belongings.


Reliant Medical Group, the domestically primarily based multi-specialty medical group, lately announce that Dr. Alexander Connaughton has joined the group’s Division of Orthopedic Surgical procedure.

Connaughton grew up in Wayland. He acquired his medical diploma at Michigan State College in East Lansing, Michigan. He then accomplished his residency at Western Michigan College Homer Stryker M.D. Faculty of Medication in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He additionally accomplished a fellowship at The College of Buffalo Jacobs Faculty of Medication And Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, New York, the place he labored on the medical workers for the Buffalo Payments.

Connaughton is welcoming new sufferers on the Worcester Medical Middle workplace at 123 Summer time St. in Worcester in addition to at 101 Cedar St. in Milford and 24 Newton St. in Southborough.


Affinia Therapeutics, a Waltham-based gene remedy firm with a platform for rationally designed adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors and gene therapies, has appointed Dr. Elliott Sigal to the corporate’s board of administrators.

Sigal has greater than 25 years of management expertise within the biopharmaceutical trade and is the previous chief scientific officer and president of R&D for Bristol Myers Squibb.

Sigal is a former member of the Board of Administrators of Spark Therapeutics. Throughout his tenure from 2014 to 2019, the corporate’s lead product, LUXTURNA, was authorized as the primary AAV gene remedy in the USA. The corporate was acquired by Roche in 2019.

Previous to Spark Therapeutics, Sigal was an government vp and director of Bristol Myers Squibb. Whereas at BMS, he led the workforce that established BMS on the forefront of immuno-oncology which is revolutionizing the remedy of most cancers and introduced 14 new medicines to marketplace for sufferers with devastating ailments in areas together with oncology, hematology, heart problems, hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis and neuropsychiatry. Sigal was instrumental in rising R&D productiveness and growing the corporate’s technique in biologics. In 2012, he was named the perfect R&D chief within the pharmaceutical trade by Scrip Intelligence.

Sigal acquired his medical diploma from the College of Chicago in 1981 and skilled in inner drugs and pulmonary drugs on the College of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He additionally holds a bachelor of science, grasp of science and Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Purdue College. He at the moment serves as a senior adviser to the well being care workforce of New Enterprise Associates and consults for choose biotechnology firms together with Amgen. He’s co-chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of Amgen and is a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Sean Parker Institute for Most cancers Immunotherapy. He’s additionally a member of the Board of Administrators for the biotechnology firms Adaptimmune and Floor Oncology.

Sigal joined BMS in 1997 and held roles in each discovery and growth earlier than ascending to chief scientific officer and president of R&D. Positions previous to BMS included a college appointment at UCSF, senior government roles at Syntex/Roche and CEO of the genomics agency, Mercator Genetics.


Paytronix Techniques Inc., a Newton-based developer of digital visitor expertise platforms, lately introduced that Amy Porter, founder and government chairman of Affinipay, a funds know-how platform, has been appointed to the its board of administrators.

Porter joins the board as Paytronix rolls out improvements in loyalty, order and supply and saved worth, aimed toward serving to the nation’s restaurant and comfort retailer manufacturers discover the extra worth hidden inside their very own buyer relationships.

Porter based Affinipay in 2005 to construct the preeminent funds know-how firm serving skilled providers companies, in response to Paytronix. As CEO, she spearheaded the Affinipay’s growth of market-leading instruments resembling LawPay and CPACharge, which at present are trusted to course of over $6 billion yearly on behalf of 150,000 professionals.

After bootstrapping Affinipay for its first 10 years, Porter selected Nice Hill Companions as her first funding accomplice in 2015. By executing on Porter’s category-defining imaginative and prescient and prioritizing customer support, superior product and transaction safety, Affinipay’s annual income grew by greater than 4 occasions over the course of Nice Hill Companions’ funding interval, Paytronix added.

Affinipay is constantly ranked among the many quickest rising firms in America by organizations, together with Austin Enterprise Journal and the Inc. 5000 record. Porter acquired the 2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Yr Award within the Monetary Know-how class for the Central Texas area. In 2019, she transitioned to change into government chairman of Affinipay. TA Associates acquired a majority of Affinipay in February 2020 with Nice Hill exiting its funding.


AMAG Prescribed drugs Inc. lately introduced that Edward (Ted) Myles,  chief monetary and chief working officer, is leaving the corporate.

Brian Piekos, senior vp of finance, has been appointed interim chief monetary officer and can change into a member of the corporate’s Govt Management Staff. Anthony (Tony) Casciano has been appointed chief working officer and can add important operational tasks to his position along with main business operations.

Piekos joined AMAG in 2015 and has held quite a few senior administration positions with the corporate. In his most up-to-date position as senior vp of finance, Piekos has supplied oversight of AMAG’s monetary planning and reporting, tax, treasury and strategic sourcing processes. He has greater than 20 years of company finance expertise, together with strategic planning, monetary reporting and capital market actions. Previous to AMAG, he held positions of accelerating accountability at Cubist Prescribed drugs. Piekos started his profession in funding banking having served as vp at Leerink Companions and as an analyst at Needham & Firm.

Casciano brings greater than 20 years of economic expertise throughout the pharmaceutical trade. He joined AMAG in September 2016 and has since held positions of accelerating accountability with the corporate. In his position as chief working officer, he’ll proceed overseeing business actions, in addition to technical operations, international provide chain and knowledge know-how for the corporate. Previous to AMAG, Casciano spent 16 years profession at Sanofi, the place he held a number of business management roles throughout a spread of departments and therapeutic areas.

AMAG is a Waltham-based pharmaceutical firm targeted on bringing modern merchandise to sufferers with unmet medical wants.


Repligen Corp. has appointed health-care trade government Carrie Eglinton Method to its board of administrators.

Eglinton Method brings to the director position greater than 23 years of management expertise throughout a number of disciplines. She at the moment serves as senior vp of superior diagnostics at Quest Diagnostics, a supplier of diagnostic info providers, which she joined in 2017. Previous to Quest, Eglinton Method held numerous roles of accelerating scope and accountability over a interval of 20 years at GE Healthcare. From 2009 by way of 2016, she served as president and CEO of 4 distinct GE Healthcare international companies within the areas of diagnostic imaging, lab providers and medical units, ranging in dimension from roughly $150 million to $3 billion in income.

In her position at Quest Diagnostics, Eglinton Method is liable for rising the corporate’s almost $2 billion genetic and molecular diagnostics portfolio. Underneath her management, the superior diagnostics portfolio has grown income and margin by way of innovation in specialty genetic choices and providers, productiveness packages, key strategic alliances, and acquisitions. At GE Healthcare, Eglinton Method additionally led enhancements in monetary efficiency and expanded the trade presence as president and CEO of Maternal Toddler Care, Clarient Diagnostic Providers Inc., Surgical procedure, and Detection & Steerage Options.

Along with becoming a member of the Repligen board, Eglinton Method serves as board director for the not-for-profit Thrive Networks, the place she retains a private {and professional} dedication to advancing girls and reworking well being in underserved communities with dependable sanitation, water, and schooling. She holds a bachelor of science diploma in mechanical engineering from the College of Notre Dame.

Repligen is a worldwide life sciences firm that develops and commercializes bioprocessing applied sciences and techniques designed to extend efficiencies within the course of of producing organic medicine. We’re inspiring advances in bioprocessing for the purchasers we serve; primarily biopharmaceutical drug builders and contract growth and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) worldwide.

With its company headquarters in Waltham, the corporate has extra administrative and manufacturing operations in Marlborough, Bridgewater, New Jersey,; Rancho Dominguez, California; Lund, Sweden; Breda, The Netherlands and Ravensburg, Germany.


Jewish Household Service (JFS) of Metrowest, a nonprofit, community-based group that gives important social, well being and neighborhood providers to alleviate struggling, improve lives and help individuals in want, put in 5 new board members with three-year phrases on the 2020 JFS Annual Assembly.

They’re Stephanie Elkind of Newton, Elana Margolis of Sharon, Neil Ross of Wayland, Andrew Troop of Sudbury and Marissa Wainwright of Waltham.

The assembly additionally featured  the set up of officers and and the re-installation of board members with new phrases.

The next officers had been put in for two-year phrases: New President Josef Volman of Newton, Vice-President Sari Rapkin of Needham, Treasurer John Herrera of Westport, Connecticut, New Vice-President Ian Rubin of Wayland, New Vice-President Jeffrey Swartz of Weston and New Secretary Ashley DePaolo of Ashland.

The next board members had been reinstalled with the next phrases: Chase Carpenter of Cambridge, time period expiring 2023; Ari Freisinger of San Francisco, California, time period expiring 2023; and Deborah Merkin of Wellesley, time period expiring 2021.

As well as, attendees shared their appreciation for departing board members Chester Black of Wayland, Kevin Foley of Framingham, Penny Glassman, of Ashland, Robin Welch of Framingham and Michelle Wilen of Ashland. The assembly additionally supplied a chance for the board to precise its particular due to departing president, David Milowe of Canton.

JFS relies in Framingham.


The Bar Technique Wellesley barre studio has introduced three new house owners, two of them with long-established connections to Wellesley.

Underneath the authorized identify Studio Be-Wellesley, Courtney Sawicki, Neely Dodge and Rachel Stoff now personal and function the six-year-old health studio providing quite a lot of full-body train lessons to shoppers of all ranges. Dodge, Sawicki and Stoff are licensed Bar Technique instructors who’ve been employed on the Wellesley location and actively engaged with the clientele and workers in quite a lot of methods for a number of years.

Sawicki is among the unique instructors of The Bar Technique Wellesley studio when it opened in 2014. She had found The Bar Technique (TBM) in San Francisco in 2008 and liked its concentrate on small, focused actions, security and concentrate on type. Sawicki has been a French instructor for greater than twenty years. She grew up in Wellesley, the place she and her husband reside with their two sons.

Hailing from South Carolina by the use of New Hampshire, New York and New Jersey, Dodge started her love of TBM in Summit, New Jersey, the place she was a consumer for greater than a decade. TBM was the train that she was cleared to take part in after her third youngster was born. She turned a Wellesley consumer in 2013 and an teacher since 2015. She has an IT and company background. Dodge has dealt with the retail administration for the studio since 2018. She and her barre-practicing husband are energetic mother and father residing in Newton.

Rising up in Wellesley, Stoff was a devoted ice skater and gymnast by way of highschool. She launched aerobics lessons to her school campus, turned skilled in American Ninjutsu, taught kickboxing, spinning and mat Pilates on the aspect of demanding full-time careers in music and advertising over twenty years in Los Angeles. She was a consumer of TBM West Hollywood, California. Shortly after relocating to her residence state, she gravitated to the Wellesley studio (and reunited with childhood pal Sawicki). There, she immersed herself as a consumer, advertising marketing consultant and teacher.


The Massachusetts Bankers Affiliation (MBA) has elected new officers and members to its board of administrators, together with Patrick J. Murray, president and CEO of Bristol County Financial savings Financial institution in Taunton, as board chair.

The brand new officers and at-large MBA board positions embrace Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Financial institution in Hudson, as treasurer.  The rest of the Massachusetts Bankers Affiliation Board of Administrators contains Michael G. McAuliffe, president and CEO of Middlesex Financial savings Financial institution in Natick (re-appointment)


The Blackstone Valley Training Hub (BV Ed Hub) in Whitinsville has named Karen Ares government administrator.

Ares will likely be liable for daily administrative operations and social media administration of the varsity of superior manufacturing.

Ares is a former highschool science instructor who’s keen about STEM schooling. She holds a bachelor of science diploma in biology from Eckerd Faculty in St. Petersburg, Florida, and a grasp of science diploma in occupational and environmental well being and security from Anna Maria Faculty in Paxton.

Most lately, she was the assistant superintendent of instructing and studying and STEAM director for the Dudley Charlton Regional Faculty District. Throughout her time there, she acquired greater than $600,000 in grant funding for numerous packages, most notably the Mission Lead the Method STEM pathway for grades 6-12 in engineering and biomedical science. She additionally led the cost for Shepherd Hill Regional Excessive Faculty to change into one among 11 excessive faculties in Massachusetts to accumulate Innovation Pathway designation in 2019.

She resides in Northborough.

The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce (BVCC) developed the BV Ed Hub as a partnership between native secondary and post-secondary schooling suppliers and producers to create sustainable work-based studying and vocational coaching in superior manufacturing to fulfill work place calls for.


Benefit Truck Group vp of fleet gross sales Steve Gustafson has been named by Freightliner Vehicles as a Leland James Elite award recipient as one of many prime 32 gross sales professionals in North America for 2019 acknowledged for gross sales excellence, customer support and trade management.

Gustafson, who has labored at Benefit Truck Group’s Shrewsbury location for greater than 20 years, has earned this distinction 14 occasions since Freightliner first introduced its gross sales achievement award in 2004.

Established in 2003 and named in honor of Freightliner Vehicles’ founder, the Leland James Elite Gross sales Achievement program acknowledges and rewards excellent gross sales representatives and managers within the Freightliner vendor community all through the USA and Canada.


Ryan Gagne, proprietor of Enterprise X, a boutique, hotel-style co-working and versatile workplace house in Marlborough, was lately honored by the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce as its 2020 “Enterprise Particular person of the Yr.”

The annual award is introduced to a person who has made an impression within the area’s enterprise neighborhood and acknowledges him/her for giving again by way of management by instance.


Danforth Advisors LLC, a life science trade’s useful resource for operational accounting, finance help and strategic CFO advisory, has appointed Dr. Stephen J. Hoffman to its board of administrators and to a senior advisory position for the agency’s shoppers.

An completed life science entrepreneur, government and investor, he brings three a long time of information and influential relationships to his place as a strategic thought accomplice to scientific founders and CEOs navigating all levels of company evolution, in response to Danforth. His preliminary focus will likely be help with fundraising for earlier stage firms.

Hoffman’s experience lies in constructing life science firms and main entrepreneurial groups to create shareholder worth. He helped discovered two public firms, Somatogen Inc. and Allos Therapeutics Inc. – the place he spent almost 9 years as CEO and one other ten as chairman till the corporate’s acquisition by Spectrum Prescribed drugs, Inc.

He has served on the boards of 18 life science firms, each private and non-private, with 4 posts as chairman and in depth committee expertise. On the enterprise capital aspect, he has over 15 years of expertise main personal fairness investments totaling greater than $140 million. As managing director at Skyline Ventures and basic accomplice at TVM Capital, he performed a serious position in portfolio firm growth, guiding company technique and enterprise growth, personal and public financings, and medical and regulatory methods. He was twice named among the many High Advisors in US Healthcare/Enterprise Capital by Day & Associates.

He holds an M.D. from the College of Colorado Faculty of Medication and Ph.D. in chemistry from Northwestern College. He accomplished a fellowship in medical oncology and a residency and fellowship in dermatology on the College of Colorado.

Danforth Advisors in primarily based in Waltham.


John A. LeBlanc, of Milford, workers vp and senior engineering technical specialist at FM International, a Johnston, Rhode Island-based business property insurer, has acquired the 2020 Particular Achievement Award from the Nationwide Hearth Safety Affiliation. The award acknowledges LeBlanc for his a few years of service to the group in contributing to the event of nationwide fireplace codes and requirements designed to guard business and industrial properties.

LeBlanc, a world acknowledged fireplace safety skilled, has labored for FM International for 35 years in all kinds of loss-prevention engineering and consulting roles. He serves on ten NFPA technical committees associated to explosion safety techniques, aerosol merchandise and flammable liquids, to call a couple of.

LeBlanc is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Society of Hearth Safety Engineers. He holds a bachelor’s diploma in chemical engineering from Case Western Reserve College in Cleveland, Ohio, and a grasp’s diploma in fireplace safety engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


Eloxx Prescribed drugs Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm devoted to the invention and growth of novel therapeutics to deal with cystic fibrosis and different ailments brought on by nonsense mutations limiting manufacturing of purposeful proteins, lately introduced that Professor Eitan Kerem, M.D. has joined the corporate as a senior marketing consultant.

Kerem will proceed to advise on Eloxx’s cystic fibrosis program specializing in strategic management, cystic fibrosis medical security evaluate, and medical communications, in addition to liaising with affected person advocacy teams and regulatory authorities.

Kerem joined Eloxx on Sept. 1 upon his retirement from Hadassah Medical Middle the place he most lately served as head of pediatrics and professor of pediatrics at Hebrew College Hadassah Medical Faculty. He was a board member of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society the place he contributed to the event of the European Cystic Fibrosis Registry and was the president of CIPP, the annual Worldwide Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology. Kerem was beforehand a member of the editorial boards of the main journals within the subject of pulmonology, “Pediatric Pulmonology,” “Chest” and the “American Journal of Respiratory and Crucial Care Medication.”

Kerem has been intimately concerned with ELX-02 and the Eloxx workforce since 2015, initially working with Professor Timor Baasov on the Technion Institute to optimize ELX-02 within the early levels of its growth. He’s a globally famend cystic fibrosis Key Opinion Chief and has helped information Eloxx by way of the event of the corporate’s medical trial program. He serves on the corporate’s Cystic Fibrosis Medical Advisory Board, has been the International Lead Investigator for our Part 2 cystic fibrosis medical trial program and had served as chairman of the Security Overview Committee.

Eloxx relies in Waltham.


Radius Well being Inc. lately introduced that Jose (Pepe) Carmona will likely be stepping down as its chief monetary officer.

Dan Dolan, who has served as head of Monetary Planning and Evaluation since he joined the corporate in 2017, will change into the principal monetary and accounting officer. Dolan was instrumental within the launch of TYMLOS and works intently with the entire enterprise features throughout the firm. On this position, he’ll report on to Radius CEO Kelly Martin.

Jim Chopas, at the moment the corporate’s controller, will proceed in that position with oversight of all finance features together with accounting, audit, tax, and treasury. Chopas has been with Radius since 2018 and also will report on to Martin.

Based mostly in Waltham, Radius is a science-driven absolutely built-in biopharmaceutical firm dedicated to growing and commercializing modern endocrine therapeutics.


Matthew Maher lately joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Web page Realty as assistant advertising director.

The announcement was made by Ellen Rao, dealer/proprietor of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Web page Realty.

Maher will likely be liable for offering impactful advertising help and help to the brokerage and brokers. Previous to becoming a member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Web page Realty, he was advertising director for ERA Cape Cod Actual Property for five years.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Web page Realty is a full-service actual property firm specializing in residential gross sales since 1963. The corporate has places of work in Medway and Medfield.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Web page Realty lately introduced that Laurie Henighan has accomplished the true property trade’s most complete new residence gross sales course to earn her nationwide certification as a Licensed New Residence Specialist.

With this certification, Henighan  joins a gaggle devoted to offering the best degree of professionalism and repair to builders and new residence consumers.

Henighan is energetic in actual property gross sales and is licensed in each Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She additionally holds the Residential Development Licensed designation.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Web page Realty is a full-service actual property firm specializing in residential gross sales since 1963. The corporate has places of work in Medway and Medfield.


Mirick O’Connell lately introduced that Brian R. Falk of Milford has been admitted to the partnership.

Falk is a member of the agency’s Public and Municipal Regulation Group and the Actual Property and Environmental Regulation Group. He additionally leads Mirick O’Connell’s Hashish Business Group.

Falk counsels cities, cities and districts in all areas of municipal legislation, together with zoning, actual property, city assembly process, elections, procurement, open conferences, ethics and basic governance. He additionally represents personal shoppers in native land use allowing issues. He commonly seems earlier than municipal boards in search of particular permits, variances, licenses, zoning amendments and different approvals for giant tasks and difficult websites.

Falk shares within the agency’s dedication to the neighborhood and is at the moment serving on the board of the Milford Space Chamber of Commerce. He’s an energetic member of the Worcester County Bar Affiliation and serves on its Authorities Relations Committee. As well as, Falk has been named a Massachusetts “Rising Star” by Boston journal and Regulation & Politics.

Mirick O’Connell is a full-service enterprise legislation agency with places of work in Worcester, Westborough and Boston.


Kristen Berger of Marlborough lately acquired the 2020 Dexter Brackett Memorial Award from the New England Water Works Affiliation (NEWWA), the area’s largest and oldest not-for-profit group of water works professionals.

The Dexter Brackett Award was established in 1916 in honor of an early distinguished member of NEWWA. The award is introduced yearly to the member of the affiliation who authored probably the most meritorious paper revealed within the Journal of the New England Water Works Affiliation through the earlier 12 months.

Berger acquired this award for her paper “Dynamic Hydraulic Modelling for Water Techniques,” which was revealed within the Journal of the New England Water Works Affiliation Vol. CXXXIII, No. 1, March 2019. She has beforehand authored a number of different papers for the Journal.

Berger is a civil engineer with roughly 20 years of expertise specializing in municipal infrastructure with a concentrate on consuming water provide, remedy and distribution. She based Resilient Civil Engineering P.C. in 2019 with the objective to supply responsive, genuine, custom-made service with a concentrate on consumer satisfaction.

Berger is a present member of the NEWWA Program Committee. She can also be a member of the American Water Works Affiliation, the Massachusetts Water Works Affiliation, and the Barnstable County Water Utilities Affiliation. She is a previous recipient of the NEWWA Previous Presidents Award for the second most meritorious authored paper that appeared within the Journal of the New England Water Works Affiliation, a previous recipient of the NEWWA Youthful Member of the Yr Award and a earlier winner of the Recent Concepts Competitors for the Connecticut Part of the American Water Works Affiliation.

She holds a bachelor of science diploma in civil engineering and a grasp of science diploma in environmental engineering from the College of Massachusetts Amherst.

The New England Water Works Affiliation relies in Holliston.


Allena Prescribed drugs Inc., a late-stage, biopharmaceutical firm devoted to growing and commercializing first-in-class, oral enzyme therapeutics to deal with sufferers with uncommon and extreme metabolic and kidney issues, has appointed Dr. Ann Miller to its board of administrators.

Miller has launched and grown a number of blockbuster merchandise and constructed main franchises over the course of her profession. Most lately, she spent six years at Sanofi, finally serving as vp of promoting, the place she was chosen to steer a corporate-wide initiative on advertising excellence.

Previous to Sanofi, Miller spent two years as senior vp at Eisai, the place she led the Pharmaceutical Providers and Major Care and Specialty Enterprise models, together with the blockbuster franchises Aricept and Aciphex. Earlier in her profession, she labored at Amgen, the place she contributed to constructing the worldwide advertising operate, together with serving as government director of North American business operations and government director of worldwide advertising, and supplied commercialization and life cycle administration oversight for key merchandise, together with Neulasta and Vectibix.

Earlier than that, Miller spent 16 years at Merck & Co., the place she held a sequence of roles of accelerating accountability, together with model management for Fosamax, Mevacor and Zocor. She at the moment serves on the board of Inovio Prescribed drugs and Puma Biotechnology. She holds each her B.A., with honors, and her M.D. from Duke College.

Along side Miller’s appointment, Allena introduced that founding board member Dr. Bob Tepper, a accomplice at Third Rock Ventures and founding member of the corporate’s board of administrators since 2011, has resigned from the Allena noard.

Allena relies in Newton.


Radius Well being Inc. lately introduced that Peter A. Schwartzman is becoming a member of the corporate as vp within the newly shaped Capital, Technique and Transactions (CST) Group.

Schwartzman, as a part of the group, will report back to Kelly Martin, CEO of Radius.

The CST group is liable for the evaluation and due diligence required for all enterprise growth actions and acts as the corporate’s level of contact for capital suppliers, funding banks and analysts. The CST group can also be liable for constructing the monetary mannequin framework the corporate will use to evaluate present and future efficiency.

Schwartzman joins Radius from Piney Lake Capital Administration LP the place he was a senior member of the funding workforce. At Piney Lake, he targeted on opportunistic debt and fairness investments in small to medium-sized firms within the well being care, life sciences and industrial sectors.

For twenty years prior, Schwartzman was a managing director within the Leveraged Finance Group at BlackRock Inc. On this position, he led the group’s investments within the well being care, life sciences, media and gaming industries. He has additionally labored at Alliance Capital in its Company Bond Analysis Group in addition to the HealthCare Group at Moody’s Investor Providers.

Schwartzman earned his B.A. diploma from Trinity Faculty in Hartford, Connecticut, and his MBA from the Stern Faculty at New York College.

Based mostly in Waltham, Radius is a science-driven absolutely built-in biopharmaceutical firm that’s dedicated to growing and commercializing modern endocrine therapeutics.


Digital Guardian, a Waltham-based supplier of information loss prevention and managed detection and response, lately introduced that Tim Bandos will change into its chief info safety officer (CISO).

Bandos will carry greater than 15 years of expertise to the place, together with his 5 years as vp of cybersecurity at Digital Guardian. Previous to becoming a member of Digital Guardian, Bandos was director of cybersecurity for Dupont the place he was liable for overseeing inner controls, incident response and menace intelligence. In his new position, he’ll lead Digital Guardian’s international cybersecurity technique, leveraging the newest know-how and menace intelligence accessible.

Bandos joined Digital Guardian 5 years in the past with the objective of efficiently constructing the corporate’s Managed Detection & Response Service from the bottom up. That service now manages and displays a couple of million endpoints and delivers best-of-breed menace searching and incident response.


ReWalk Robotics Ltd. has appointed Randel Richner to its board of administrators.

Richner’s in depth historical past expertise in well being coverage, reimbursement, economics and knowledge analytics contains serving because the trade consultant on the Facilities for Medicare & Medicaid Providers’  Medicare Protection Advisory Committee; service on the Govt Dean’s Advisory Board on the College of Michigan’s Faculty of Public Well being; establishing the worldwide reimbursement and economics operate at Boston Scientific as that group’s vp of International Authorities Affairs and Reimbursement and in founding Neocure, a agency that suggested trade on well being care coverage.

Richner acquired a grasp of public well being diploma in well being coverage and administration and a bachelor of science diploma in nursing from the College of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

ReWalk Robotics develops, manufactures and markets wearable robotic exoskeletons for people with decrease limb disabilities on account of spinal wire damage or stroke. ReWalk has headquarters within the Marlborough, Israel and Germany.


Synspira Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm devoted to bettering the lives of individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) and different uncommon ailments, has appointed Dr. Drucy Borowitz to its board of administrators.

Borowitz is a worldwide chief in medical analysis and affected person take care of cystic fibrosis (CF) with specific experience in gastrointestinal illness and vitamin. The corporate additionally introduced that present board member, Alexey Margolin, will tackle an expanded position as chairperson of the board of administrators.

Borowitz is the previous senior vp of neighborhood partnerships on the Cystic Fibrosis Basis the place she led quite a few initiatives to enhance affected person care and advance new Remedies.

She was the CF heart director on the Girls and Kids’s Hospital of Buffalo for nearly 20 years. In 2013, she acquired the Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Medical Achievement Award introduced by the Cystic Fibrosis Basis to people devoted to the analysis and care of sufferers with cystic fibrosis and whose contributions have had appreciable affect on the course of the illness.

Borowitz is an emeritus professor of medical pediatrics on the Jacobs Faculty of Medication and Biomedical Sciences of the College at Buffalo. She acquired the Stockton Kimball Award, bestowed on college members who’ve achieved worldwide recognition as researchers and have been acknowledged for important tutorial accomplishment and repair to the college. She attended Cornell Medical Faculty, interned at Kids’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and did her residency at College of California-San Francisco. She was board licensed in pediatric gastroenterology and vitamin.

Margolin, who joined the corporate’s board in October 2019, is chair of the board of Allena Prescribed drugs, a public medical stage pharmaceutical firm he co-founded, and beforehand served as CEO (2011-2019). Prior, he co-founded Alcresta Therapeutics, a medical machine firm targeted on growing merchandise for CF and different uncommon ailments; he served as CEO (2011-2014) and is at the moment on the board of administrators. In 2008, Margolin co-founded Alnara Prescribed drugs, and served as president and CEO till 2010, when the corporate was acquired by Eli Lilly. As chief scientific officer for Altus Prescribed drugs, he helped construct a portfolio of merchandise for uncommon ailments. Margolin is the creator of greater than 60 publications and an inventor on quite a few patents.

Synspira is a privately held firm headquartered in Framingham.


Doc Wayne Youth Providers, a Boston nonprofit that fuses sport and remedy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth, lately introduced that Dr. Sadé Callwood, Katherine Grover and Dushawne “Doc” Simpson have lately joined its board. Their appointments additional improve the board’s expertise, variety and abilities, and produce the variety of members to 13.

Callwood is a post-doctoral fellow and psychotherapist at Commonwealth Psychology in Boston. Her medical work with traditionally marginalized and oppressed people is influenced by her Caribbean-American upbringing. She earned her physician of psychology in medical psychology diploma with an emphasis in African and Caribbean psychological well being from William James Faculty and accomplished her doctoral venture on Younger Black Males’s Experiences of Aggressive Policing. She has in depth coaching in counseling facilities inside small personal faculties, Ivy League and Huge Ten universities.

A Framingham resident, Grover is a director within the Northeast Well being Industries Assurance follow at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston, working with increased schooling, well being care and different not-for-profit organizations. She is a Uniform Steerage skilled and speaker, and a contributing creator to Views in Increased Training. She earned her bachelor’s diploma in enterprise administration from Babson Faculty in Wellesley and her grasp in enterprise administration diploma with a focus in not-for-profit administration from Suffolk College.

Simpson is at the moment the top coach of The Pingree Faculty’s ladies varsity soccer workforce and the director of teaching at NEFC North Shore, and the previous assistant coach of the Boston Breakers skilled workforce. He started teaching for Pingree in 2011, and led them to New England championships in each 2013 and 2014. Dushawne was not solely a standout soccer participant rising up in Connecticut, he was chosen to the 1990 CT All-State workforce in soccer, basketball and observe. Following his distinctive enjoying at Southern Connecticut State College and Salem State Faculty, he went on to play professionally for a number of groups, together with the New Hampshire Phantoms, Connecticut Wolves and Boston Bulldogs.


RE/MAX LLC has acknowledged Gary Kelley with its RE/MAX Corridor of Fame Award.

This recognition is bestowed on solely 20% of brokers, and acknowledges the best ranges of experience and a dedication to exemplary consumer service. With a concentrate on guiding shoppers by way of main life transformations, and supporting them at each step of the method, Kelley and his workforce have developed a loyal following and an unmatched community of word-of-mouth referrals, in response to RE/MAX. The Corridor of Fame award builds upon and acknowledges his workforce’s arduous work and deep data.

Kelley and his colleague Sue Gordon work with consumers and sellers all through the Marlborough, Westborough and Southborough areas.

RE/MAX Govt Realty is among the largest actual property firms in Metrowest and the biggest RE/MAX franchise in New England. It has places of work in Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Medfield and Grafton.


Household legislation agency Barach Regulation Group LLC lately introduced that attorneys Matthew Barach and Jennifer Salerno had been chosen for inclusion on the record of 2020 Massachusetts Tremendous Attorneys.

Barach was named to the Tremendous Attorneys record and Salerno was acknowledged as a Rising Star, a distinction for candidates who’re both 40 years previous or youthful or who’ve been in follow for 10 years or fewer. The outcomes had been revealed in Boston Journal and in New England Tremendous Attorneys, which is revealed by Thomson Reuters.

Barach is the founder and principal of Barach Regulation Group and creator of “The Household Regulation Information to Appellate Observe.” With over 20 years of household legislation expertise, Barach commonly seems earlier than Middlesex, Norfolk, Worcester, Suffolk and Essex County Household Regulation Courts. He additionally seems earlier than the Massachusetts Appeals Court docket, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court docket and the First Circuit of Appeals.

Salerno is a senior affiliate at Barach Regulation Group focusing her follow on all areas of household legislation, together with excessive battle divorce and extremely contentious youngster custody issues. She has efficiently litigated youngster elimination requests and worldwide youngster abduction instances within the Probate and Household Courts and U.S. District Court docket in Boston. Previous to her becoming a member of Barach Regulation Group, Salerno was related to a Boston-based agency the place she specialised in household legislation.

Tremendous Attorneys is a ranking service of excellent legal professionals from greater than 70 follow areas, who’ve attained a excessive diploma of peer recognition {and professional} achievement. The patented multiphase choice course of is designed to create a reputable, complete and numerous itemizing of excellent attorneys that can be utilized as a useful resource for attorneys and shoppers trying to find authorized counsel.

Barach Regulation Group LLC relies in Framingham.


4D Path, a Newton-based creator of a patented computer-aided most cancers diagnostic and precision oncology platform, lately introduced that Dr. Jennifer Levin Carter has joined the corporate’s advisory board.

Carter is managing director of JLC Precision Well being Methods LLC., which companions with executives and buyers to advise data-driven healthcare and life science firms on their business and financing technique, and on the event of novel services and products.

Beforehand, she was founder and CEO of TrialzOWN Inc., a healthcare firm in stealth that was acquired by Integral Well being (now Valo Well being) in March 2019. Previous to TrialzOWN, Carter was the founder and president of N-of-One Inc. At N-of-One, she led the creation of award-winning options that delivered novel remedy methods to a whole lot of 1000’s of sufferers with most cancers globally. She served as appearing CEO from 2008-2012, and chief medical officer from 2012 till its acquisition by Qiagen (Market Cap $8B) in 2019.

Carter graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude with distinction with a BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale College, an MD from Harvard Medical Faculty, an MPH from Harvard Faculty of Public Well being, and an MBA from the Sloan Faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Know-how.


Susan C. Stevenson of Ashland, has joined as a brand new member of the McDaniel Faculty Board of Trustees.

Stevenson is a 1985 alumna of McDaniel (previously Western Maryland) Faculty with a bachelor’s diploma in chemistry and a minor in biology. She performed on cross nation, lacrosse, outside observe, and intramural sports activities groups in addition to served as a member of Phi Alpha Mu sorority and the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society.

Stevenson is an government director within the Exploratory Illness Space (DAx) within the Chemical Biology and Therapeutics Division on the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Analysis (NIBR) in Cambridge.

With greater than 30 years of expertise in drug discovery within the growth of a number of therapeutic modalities, Stevenson prioritizes mentoring to help the following era of scientific leaders inside Novartis in addition to within the bigger scientific neighborhood. She helps variety and inclusion initiatives and worker useful resource teams targeted on growing cross-cultural consciousness and advancing girls in management positions.

In 2016, Stevenson was honored as a Novartis Main Scientist in recognition of her management, innovation, and analysis excellence. Stevenson earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Wake Forest College in Winston-Salem, N.C., adopted by a post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia College in New York. At McDaniel, she is going to function a member of the educational and campus life and audit and threat committees.


Psychemedics Company lately introduced that Sarah Ashby has rejoined the corporate as vp, basic counsel.

On this position, Ashby will likely be liable for directing and managing the entire firm’s authorized actions. She’s going to report on to the corporate’s CEO.

Sarah rejoins Psychemedics from Decibel Therapeutics Inc., a biotech start-up researching listening to loss therapeutics, and Takeda Pharmaceutical Firm Ltd.  Previously 4 years, she has labored intently with the R&D groups at these organizations within the areas of toxicology research, medical trials, analysis collaborations and contract negotiations.

Beforehand, Ashby practiced legislation on the Boston companies of Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy PC, and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP. Her litigation background contains pharmaceutical and medical machine legal responsibility, in addition to well being care fraud investigations, FDA regulation and mental property.

Based mostly in Acton, Psychemedics Company is the world’s largest supplier of hair testing for the detection of medicine of abuse. 


Sunstein LLP lately introduced the addition of legal professional John W. Powell of Hopkinton as a accomplice within the agency’s Patent Observe Group.

Powell brings in depth authorized, know-how and enterprise expertise to the agency gained in additional than twenty years of in-house and legislation agency follow.  As in-house counsel he served as vp, basic counsel and secretary of American Superconductor Company (AMSC), a publicly traded international power applied sciences firm targeted on the renewable power and electrical grid markets, and as IP counsel at Raytheon and Motorola. Most lately he was a accomplice on the Boston legislation agency Verrill Dana LLP.

Powell acquired his JD from the College of New Hampshire Faculty of Regulation and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.

Sunstein LLP is a boutique mental property legislation agency.


The Bulfinch Group lately introduced that Peter Klay, of Ashland, has earned the designation of 5 Star Funding Skilled.

Peter klay

The 5 Star Monetary Funding Skilled award is yearly given to monetary providers professionals who’re recognized by way of analysis performed with friends and companies; this system analyzes inner and exterior analysis knowledge.

Nominated monetary providers professionals who happy a complete of ten goal eligibility and analysis standards, e.g., years of expertise, consumer satisfaction and tutorial achievement, are awarded this prestigious title. 


The Bulfinch Group lately introduced that Gary Peters, of Weston, has earned the designation of 5 Star Wealth Supervisor.

Gary Peters

The 5 Star Wealth Supervisor award is yearly given to monetary managers who’re recognized by way of analysis performed with friends and companies; this system analyzes inner and exterior analysis knowledge, together with a survey to greater than 3,000 registered monetary providers professionals and all native monetary service firms registered with FINRA or the SEC, to pick out every year’s winners.

Nominated wealth managers who happy a complete of ten goal eligibility and analysis standards are awarded this prestigious title.


The Bulfinch Group lately introduced that Kevin S. Schneider, of Marlborough, has earned the designation of 5 Star Wealth Supervisor.

Kevin S. Schneider

The 5 Star Wealth Supervisor award is yearly given to monetary managers who’re recognized by way of analysis performed with friends and companies; this system analyzes inner and exterior analysis knowledge, together with a survey to greater than 3,000 registered monetary providers professionals and all native monetary service firms registered with FINRA or the SEC, to pick out every year’s winners.

Nominated wealth managers who happy a complete of ten goal eligibility and analysis standards are awarded this prestigious title. Schneider attended Colby Faculty.


Colantonio Inc. lately welcomed Assistant Mission Managers Ashley Gilmore and Steven Guntharp to the workforce.

Ashley Gilmore

Gilmore, who holds a B.S. diploma in inside design from the New England Institute of Artwork, brings eight years of trade expertise as an assistant venture supervisor and venture coordinator, specializing in renovation work on massive school campuses and in high-rise buildings in Boston and Cambridge.

She is at the moment engaged on McCormack Constructing Fast Wants, a complete techniques improve venture on the Division of Capital Asset Administration and Upkeep’s headquarters in Boston. 

Steven Guntharp

Guntharp’s eight years of expertise as an assistant venture supervisor, framer and drywaller additionally contains renovation work on school campuses. He holds an M.S. diploma in development administration from New England Institute of Know-how and a B.S. diploma in advertising from Salve Regina College.

Guntharp served 4 years within the U.S. Coast Guard within the Deck Division as a firefighter, weapons petty officer, cutter floor swimmer, rescue and survival petty officer and harm management skilled. At Colantonio, he’s assigned to the Roosevelt Towers Low-Rise Modernization venture for the Cambridge Housing Authority.

Colantonio Inc. is a Holliston-based development administration and basic contracting agency with self-performance capabilities.


Dr. Robert Cardales-Stearns has joined the workforce at Natick Household Dental.

As a basic dentist specializing in beauty and sleep dentistry, Cardales-Stearns attracts on 5 years of expertise.

He majored in biology on the College of Georgia and acquired his Physician of Dental Medication diploma (DMD) from Boston College Faculty of Dental Medication.


Dyne Therapeutics Inc., a Waltham-based muscle illness firm targeted on advancing modern life-transforming therapeutics for individuals dwelling with genetically pushed ailments, has appointed Dr. Ashish Dugar senior vp, international head of medical affairs.

Dugar brings over 20 years of broad expertise throughout medical affairs, medical and business growth and real-world proof (RWE) era.

Previous to becoming a member of Dyne, Dugar served as vp and international head of medical affairs at Sarepta Therapeutics Inc., the place he constructed the corporate’s medical affairs group. Beforehand, he led all business and market entry efforts for Intra-Mobile Therapies, Inc. as vp and head of economic growth. He joined Intra-Mobile Therapies following his tenure at Roche, the place he was international head of medical growth science and innovation and international head of the exterior growth group, together with work in oligonucleotides.

Beforehand, Dugar spent 13 years at Pfizer Inc. in numerous roles, most lately serving as vp, international head of medical growth and medical affairs of the biosimilars enterprise unit.

He started his profession on the Nationwide Institutes of Well being. He accomplished a pharmacoeconomics and outcomes analysis fellowship on the College of Michigan Faculty of Public Well being.

Dugar earned an MBA from The Pennsylvania State College and a Ph.D. in pharmacology from The Pennsylvania State College Faculty of Medication.


Particular Wants Regulation Group of Massachusetts, a Framingham-based legislation agency specializing in property and particular wants planning, particular wants belief administration, guardianship and transition planning, has welcomed Phyllis Jones as its latest legal professional. 

Jones joins the follow with greater than 20 years of authorized expertise.  Her profession has included the next areas of legislation: household legislation, property planning, immigration, college incapacity legislation, labor and employment legislation, company litigation, chapter litigation, staff’ compensation and collections legislation.  

Jones brings her sturdy advocacy abilities to the follow alongside together with her illustration in quite a few skilled organizations, together with the Girls’s Bar Basis and Massachusetts Particular Training Attorneys Egroup. She has served as chair of the North Andover Fee on Potential Help for over 4 years.

Among the many many tasks Jones has overseen as chair is the manufacturing of an everyday TV sequence on native cable entry and a podcast referred to as “Potential Help,” which highlights nonprofits and authorities businesses that supply providers to the disabled neighborhood. 

She acquired her B.A. diploma in political science in 1993 from American College in Washington, D.C., and her J.D. diploma with a focus in public coverage in 1996 from the Massachusetts Faculty of Regulation in Andover.


Tech Advisors, a Medfield-based know-how resolution supplier for small to mid-sized companies based by CPAs and specializing in offering IT and know-how providers to the CPA subject, has appointed Jim Younger of Sherborn consumer relations supervisor.

Jim Young

On this capability, Younger will fill the twin roles of specializing in general consumer relations and communication, in addition to the cybersecurity and regulatory compliance posture for the corporate’s consumer base. Particularly, he’ll work with CEO Konrad Martin and the workforce in implementing ongoing technical enterprise evaluations for every of the agency’s shoppers, a gathering which completely evaluations and evaluates every particular person consumer’s ranges of safety whereas holding the consumer base up to the mark on all new compliance rules and necessities.

Whereas comparatively new to the IT trade, Younger has appreciable expertise with consumer relations from his earlier profession. Previous to becoming a member of Tech Advisors, he owned and ran a profitable and really client-centric enterprise that supplied the session, design and set up of health facilities in personal nation golf equipment across the space, in response to the corporate. He labored intently with the membership administration and memberships, offering train and remedy providers, together with programming and staffing.

The Lake George, New York, native studied at Champlain Faculty after which Northeastern College.


Covectra, a Westborough-based supplier of serialization and observe & hint options, has appointed Renaat Van den Hooff and Gary Miloscia to its board of administrators.

Van den Hooff brings to the Covectra Board of Administrators greater than 35 years of worldwide working expertise within the healthcare trade, with particular experience in shopper prescription drugs, medical units and provides/providers for the pharmaceutical trade.

He held numerous senior management positions, as CEO and board member of Temptime Corp. and as president and CEO of a public startup healthcare firm that developed and offered modern wound care merchandise. He had a 20-year profession with Johnson & Johnson, serving the latter time there as president of the J&J-Merck shopper prescription drugs three way partnership worldwide.

Van den Hoof has additionally been concerned for nearly 20 years with the Nationwide A number of Sclerosis Basis the place he has served on the board of trustees and chaired a number of strategic committees supporting the CEO.

He holds a bachelor’s diploma from VLEKHO and a grasp’s diploma from the Vlerick Faculty of Administration on the College of Ghent, Belgium.

Miloscia has greater than 22 years of expertise in quite a few administration positions. He at the moment serves as chief monetary officer for Covectra, the place he’s liable for all strategic enterprise and monetary planning and evaluation in addition to advertising actions.

Previous to becoming a member of Covectra, he held senior degree positions at Constancy Investments, Well being Dialog and American Specific.

Miloscia holds a bachelor of science diploma in finance from Rutgers College and an MBA in finance from the Indiana College Kelley Faculty of Enterprise.


Dyne Therapeutics Inc., a Waltham-based muscle illness firm targeted on advancing modern life-transforming therapeutics for individuals dwelling with genetically pushed ailments, has appointed Dr. Wildon Farwell chief medical officer.

Farwell brings experience in medical growth and medical affairs in neuromuscular ailments and oligonucleotide therapies, in response to Dyne.

Farwell joins Dyne from Biogen Inc., the place he was vp, international head of neuromuscular ailments, medical affairs. Throughout his 10 years at Biogen, he led the event and life cycle administration of Spinraza (nusinersen), an oligonucleotide and the primary remedy authorized for the remedy of spinal muscular atrophy. He additionally led the late-stage growth of tofersen, an investigational oligonucleotide remedy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, oversaw medical and biomarker growth for Biogen’s neuromuscular illness portfolio and commenced his tenure on the firm main pharmacovigilance for a number of product candidates.

Beforehand, Farwell was an assistant professor in drugs at Harvard Medical Faculty and a doctor at Brigham and Girls’s Hospital and the VA Boston Healthcare System.

He acquired his M.D. from the College of Missouri Faculty of Medication and an MPH in medical effectiveness from Harvard College Faculty of Public Well being.


KnowSeafood, the primary direct-to-home on-line seafood market utilizing blockchain know-how to make sure that shoppers have full transparency and traceability for his or her seafood purchases, lately appointed Michael DiLorenzo of Maynard its first chief advertising officer.

On this newly created place, DiLorenzo will report back to CEO Daniel McQuade. DiLorenzo can have international accountability for the corporate’s digital advertising, PR/communications, content material and social media; website positioning, SEM, affiliate marketing online, progress advertising channels, and CRM, together with branding and advertising design as the corporate scales its model to each shoppers and international companions.

DiLorenzo brings in depth advertising experience to his new position, and is greatest identified for becoming a member of the on-demand alcohol supply service Drizly earlier than its public launch in 2014 and architecting that firm’s launch advertising technique. The success of Drizly throughout DiLorenzo’s tenure (2014-2016) in seizing the first-mover benefit out there culminated with the corporate’s eventual acquisition by Uber for $1.1 billion in 2021.

DiLorenzo can also be identified for his pioneering work in social media advertising, having created one of many first social media advertising and technique departments in skilled sports activities throughout his tenure on the Nationwide Hockey League. For that work, he was named to the celebrated “40 Underneath 40” record by PRWeek Journal in 2010.

Since 2016, DiLorenzo has served because the CMO at GasBuddy, one of the extensively used journey and navigation apps globally, boasting almost 100 million lifetime downloads. At GasBuddy, he led the advertising workforce that launched its standard fee product, Pay with GasBuddy, which has attracted a whole lot of 1000’s of shopper enrollments since its 2017 launch.

KnowSeafood relies in New Bedford.


The New England chapter of the American Diabetes Affiliation (ADA) lately added three new members to the Neighborhood Management Board: John Downey, chief business officer at Glytec; Ed Ludwigson, vp of administration operations at Staples; and Greg Melton, assistant vp of promoting at SBLI.

At Staples, Ludwigson is liable for bettering the effectiveness of the corporate’s enterprise to enterprise gross sales groups. His focus is on accelerating the gross sales course of by way of the higher use of know-how, knowledge and teamwork.

Previous to his position main gross sales operations, Ludwigson managed the know-how gross sales division for Staples Enterprise Benefit and led a number of merger integrations.

He earned undergraduate diploma at Boston Faculty and MBA at Dartmouth Faculty, Tuck Faculty of Enterprise. He lives in Upton.


AquaBounty Applied sciences Inc., a land-based aquaculture firm, has employed Dennis Bryant as its new director of gross sales.

On this position, Bryant will oversee firm gross sales initiatives which embrace all points of constructing and servicing its rising buyer partnerships.

Bryant, previously the managing director for Ocean High quality USA, brings in depth expertise in seafood gross sales to the place. In his position at Ocean High quality, he was liable for gross sales, advertising, distribution and monetary outcomes for the corporate’s portfolio of recent, farmed Atlantic salmon within the U.S. market.

Earlier than that, Bryant was director of program gross sales for the seafood distributor Buckhead Meat and Seafood of Houston. He additionally has direct expertise in meals service, having labored with a number of restaurant teams.

AquaBounty relies in Maynard.


Allena Prescribed drugs Inc., a Newton-based, late-stage biopharmaceutical firm devoted to growing and commercializing first-in-class, oral enzyme therapeutics to deal with sufferers with uncommon and extreme metabolic and kidney issues, has appointed Mark J. Fitzpatrick to its board of administrators.

Fitzpatrick brings greater than 30 years of operational and monetary administration expertise to Allena. Most lately, he spent six years at Chiasma Inc. the place he served initially as chief monetary officer and subsequently president and CEO, and performed an integral position in securing U.S. Meals and Drug Administration approval of Mycapssa for the remedy of acromegaly.

Previous to Chiasma, he served as chief monetary officer for a number of biopharmaceutical firms. In these roles, he raised greater than $1.5 billion in each private and non-private fairness and debt financings, and helped negotiate strategic collaborations with each massive pharmaceutical firms and business contract producers.

Fitzpatrick started his profession at Arthur Andersen LLP and holds a B.S. diploma in accounting from Boston Faculty.

Along side Fitzpatrick’s appointment, Allena introduced that board members Dr. James Topper, managing basic accomplice at Frazier Healthcare and a founding member of the corporate’s board of administrators since 2011, and Dr. Andrew A. F. Hack, a member of the corporate’s board of administrators since 2018, won’t stand for re-election on the firm’s annual assembly in June.


Danforth Advisors LLC, a life science trade useful resource for operational accounting, finance help and strategic CFO advisory, has promoted Chris Connors CEO>

The transfer displays his almost two-year tenure as president, throughout which era the corporate achieved file progress in revenues and consumer base in addition to the institution of a scalable infrastructure to help its rising operations and long-term technique.

Connors joined Danforth in 2019 as the corporate’s first president, overseeing inner operations and the expansion and enlargement of the corporate and its service choices.

Connors beforehand spent 15 years in senior management positions at Vistaprint, the place he was instrumental to the corporate’s progress from start-up operations to reaching greater than $1 billion in income. His tasks included setting the strategic path and rolling out of latest buyer help providers, in addition to the infrastructure design and personnel wants required for Vistaprint’s operation.

Previous to becoming a member of Vistaprint, Connors spent seven years as a senior technical marketing consultant at Envisa and Accenture.

Danforth relies in Waltham.


Previously the manager director of Waterstone at Wellesley, Kristine Tilton has been named the brand new vp of operations for Waterstone Senior Residing, with senior dwelling communities at the moment positioned all through Boston and Wellesley and new communities beneath growth in Stamford, Connecticut, and White Plains, New York.

Tilton will now be liable for the operational oversight of all present and future communities.

Waltham-based EPOCH Senior Residing operates the Waterstone on the Circle senior dwelling neighborhood in Boston, the award-winning Waterstone at Wellesley unbiased and assisted dwelling neighborhood, and ten Bridges by EPOCH reminiscence care assisted dwelling communities, with a number of different properties at the moment beneath development.