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August 20, 2018

Movers & Shakers


Milford Federal Bank has appointed a new CFO and promoted a new senior vice president and vice president. Milford Federal made KIM ANDERSON its new CFO and senior vice president. She joins from UniBank, where she was vice president and director of finance. She is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, which is a partner of the University of Pennsylvania, and holds an MBA from Nichols College and a bachelor's degree from Worcester State University. DONNA DESJARDIN, who joined the bank in 1986 as a data entry clerk, was made senior vice president for residential and consumer lending. She was most recently the vice president for loans. MELISSA MESTRE, who joined the bank in 1994 as a part-time teller, was promoted to vice president for finance. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Worcester State University and was most recently the assistant vice president for finance.

PETER SENNETT is the new vice president of human resources and payroll at Mount Wachusett Community College. Sennett was previously the affirmative action officer, Title IX coordinator and public records access officer at Greenfield Community College. He has returned to Mount Wachusett, where he previously worked as director of human resources and affirmative action.

JOSIAH MOYER is the new director of plant operations at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital in Worcester. Moyer was most recently the facilities director at Assumption College. He is a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he worked as a nuclear machinist and a facilities manager for the Naval Health Clinic New England in Newport, R.I.

DANIELLE DUCHARME has been named the general manager for Homewood Suites by Hilton’s location in Berlin, which is scheduled to open later this year. The 105-room hotel will anchor Riverbridge, a new mixed-use development. Ducharme has an associate’s degree in hospitality management from Middlesex Community College and was previously the general manager of the Candlewood Suites in Burlington.

Nativity School of Worcester has hired AMARIS GONZALEZ as director of college placement and transition and promoted AARON PERRY to director of high school placement and support. Gonzalez was previously the access team manager at Bottom Line in Worcester. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from UMass Amherst. Perry was previously a fellow at Nativity School teaching fifth grade and advising eighth graders. He is in school for his master’s degree in teaching at Clark University.

MAREK KIELCZEWSKI is the new chief technology officer for SeaChange International in Acton. Kielczewski was promoted from SeaChange’s Poland office, where he was the CEO of DCC Labs, a Polish company SeaChange acquired in 2016. In Acton, he will lead SeaChange’s technology innovation and execution. Kielczewski has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Warsaw University of Technology.

JOE GIRVAN has been named the business development manager for Marlborough-based Comprehensive Benefit Administrators’ Florida office. Girvan, a Marlborough native and former sportscaster, will work in the firm’s Tampa office, helping to build its business in that area. He and his family now live in Fort Myers, Fla. 

NICOLE LACROIX has been named project manager at Green Leaf Construction, where she is responsible for management of several projects for the Leominster firm. LaCroix, of Worcester, was previously at Consigli Construction and has a master’s degree in construction management from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

TIM TARNOWSKI has been appointed as chief transformation officer for UMass Memorial Health Care. Tarnowski, who will remain the health system’s chief information officer, is the first chief transformation officer for UMass. He will lead the system’s Center for Innovation and Transformational Change and be responsible for strategic guidance.

MARY ANN GRAHAM is the new site director for Summit ElderCare on East Mountain Street in Worcester, where she oversees the program’s daily operations. Graham was previously the manager of quality and compliance at Cambridge Health Alliance’s Elder Service Plan. She has a bachelor’s degree from Framingham State University and master’s degrees in nutrition and management of aging services from UMass Boston.

ANGELA BARAHONA has joined Country Bank’s commercial banking division as vice president of business development and cash management in Worcester. Barahona, of Rutland, has 17 years of experience in the industry, including in customer service, management, municipal and government banking, business development and corporate cash management. She is working toward her associate degree in business administration from the New England College of Business.

BONNIE BIOCCHI is the new executive director of the Northeast Public Power Association of Littleton. Biocchi, of Groton, is a former CEO of the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce and regional director for the Massachusetts Office of Business Development. In her new role, Biocchi advocates for the public utility industry. 

JENNIFER WILCOX has been named the James H. Manning Professor of Chemical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Wilcox returns to WPI, where she was a faculty member earlier in her career, from the Colorado School of Mines, where she was an associate professor. Her research focuses on the mitigation of atmospheric pollution from fossil fuel combustion and development of methods for capturing carbon dioxide.

SARAH DAIGLE has joined the Harrington Physician Services orthopedics office at 94 South St. in Southbridge. Daigle received her medical degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine and was a resident at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. She specializes in foot care, including arthritis, bone spurs, bunions, sprains, heel pain and tendonitis.

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