December 20, 2010 | last updated March 25, 2012 6:21 am

Movers & Shakers from the Dec. 20, 2010 issue

MELISSA MARTINS was promoted to general manager of the Hampton Inn Marlborough. Her previous title was front office manager. She is a resident of Worcester.

Worcester-based Easter Seals Massachusetts has hired PAUL M. MEDEIROS as assistant vice president of rehabilitation services. In his new position, Medeiros is responsible for Easter Seals Contract Rehabilitation Services, which has a staff of 70. The group provides physical, occupational and speech therapy in nursing homes, schools and other community settings in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Medeiros has worked for the organization since 2002, starting as an occupational therapist and then moving up to clinical director. Medeiros lives in Leicester.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has named PETER A. THOMAS executive director of alumni relations. In his new position, he will lead the university's creative strategies and marketing efforts to increase the university's communication with alumni and build connections between alumni and current students. Thomas previously served as chief professional officer for the United Way of New England. He has a bachelor's degree from Colby College in Maine. He lives in Dunstable.

Davis Advertising of Worcester has hired JOHN R. LUFKIN as production director. Lufkin is a 19-year veteran of the radio industry and most recently served as production director for WEEI in Boston. In his new position, he will write and produce radio spots for Davis. Lufkin has a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Southern Maine. He lives in Rutland.

The Massachusetts Bar Association has named its board and the board of its Young Lawyers Division, including several Central Massachusetts lawyers. JAMES G. REARDON JR. of Reardon & Reardon in Worcester was named to a one-year term on the MBA board. KEVIN G. DIAMOND of Shea & Diamond LLP in Holliston joined the board through a presidential appointment, and EDWARD W. MCINTYRE of the Law Office of Edward W. McIntyre in Clinton is serving on the board by virtue of his status as past president. JASON Y. CHAN of Jason Y. Chan Attorney At Law in Hopedale was named Worcester Director of the Youth Division. Three Worcester lawyers were also named directors at large of the Youth Division: JOSEPH M. HALL of the Law Offices of Hard Lee Schiff PC, THOMAS HOFFEY of Fuller, Rosenberg, Palmer & Beliveau LLP and MATTHEW R. FISHER of Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie and Lougee LLP.

United Bank, the West Springfield-based bank with several locations in the Worcester area, has hired KRISTYN SAMERE as human resources officer. Samere previously worked in HR for SS&C Technologies Inc. in Windsor, Conn., and, before that, for Xpedx and Wellington Steele & Associate in Rochester, N.Y. Her new position makes her responsible for the daily functions of the HR department, particularly training and development. Samere has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, N.Y. She lives in Westfield.

BRUCE MCLEISH was named vice president of energy supply and risk management at Framingham-based Ameresco Inc. He was previously vice president of business development for Fibrowatt of Pennsylvania. McLeish has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Syracuse University in New York and a master's in professional writing from Emerson College in Boston.

The Knight-Dik Insurance Agency Inc. of Worcester has hired EDMUND H. FOURNIER as vice president and corporate insurance specialist. Fournier has worked in insurance for 33 years, on both the agency and carrier side of the business. He has a bachelor's degree in business from Nichols College in Dudley. He lives in Charlton with his wife Nancy.

The Seven Hills Foundation of Worcester has appointed RACHEL KRALIAN as health education coordinator. The newly created position makes Kralian responsible for implementing the group's health and wellness programs in an effort to reduce its health insurance costs. She will offer information to employees of the organization, and its affiliates in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, about their health benefits, cost-saving measures and ways to stay healthy. Kralian has a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from the University of New Hampshire.

Gardner-based nonprofit RCAP Solutions has hired six new employees: CELESTE BARRON, CINDY FRYE, COURTENAY LOISELLE, MARY MCLEAN, PAMELA MOSHIER and SARAH NICHOLS. Barron is the new property manager for HAPCO LLC, managing apartments in Athol for the group. Frye is a new case manager for the Moving to Work program. Her job includes determining potential participants' eligibility and needs, developing and monitoring service plans, running support groups and working with other support programs. Frye has worked in human services for eight years, most recently in Rocky Mount, Va. Loiselle is director of rental assistant for client resources, overseeing the Section 8 program. McLean was hired as a program representative, working with property owners and clients to make sure program requirements are met and negotiating clients' rents. Moshier is RCAP's housing assistance specialist, working with clients with housing problems. Nichols was hired as solid waste management specialist for New Hampshire.

All Access Physical Therapy of Sudbury has appointed AMY CARDIN and KEVIN FLAHERTY to positions at its new Shrewsbury location. Cardin is director of marketing. She will manage marketing, program development and community relations while also handling her own patients as a physical therapist. Before joining All Access in May, Cardin worked at South County Physical Therapy's Westborough office. She lives in Westborough. Flaherty is director of operations, managing the physical therapy program's day-to-day operations while working with his own patients. He previously worked for Ramsey Rehabilitation Inc. of Leominster, where he helped the company expand from one to four locations. He lives in Shrewsbury.

Worcester medical imaging company Schoelly Imaging has hired RICH DOUCETTE as medical sales manager. Doucette has worked in medical sales for 10 years. His new responsibilities include helping Schoelly develop corporate relationships with private label customers that can help sell the company's endoscopy and complex imaging systems around North America. Doucette has a bachelor's degree from Suffolk University. He lives in North Reading. Schoelly is part of the German-based Schoelly Group.


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