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Updated: June 26, 2023 On the Move

Movers & Shakers for June 26, 2023

Community Healthlink in Worcester has added two leaders to its crisis co-response team. DALE KLINE will serve as senior director of crisis co-response, and KEVIN MCCARTHY will be consulting lead clinician. Kline most recently was pastor and creative director at Lifesong Church in Worcester and holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. McCarthy is a licensed independent clinical social worker and has served as the program manager for impaired driving rehabilitation and substance addiction services at Eliot Community Human Services in Worcester. He holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master’s degree in social work from Boston College.

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Lashaun Woodliff, director of facilities at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill in Boylston

LASHAUN WOODLIFF has been named director of facilities at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill in Boylston. Woodliff was most recently director of facilities for House of Hope, a Lowell-based nonprofit. Prior to working in facilities management, Woodliff worked as a general contractor for Brady Sullivan Properties in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts has elected 10 new board members, including three girl scouts, as well as adding four members to its board development committee. New members of the board development committee are LISA HALL BLACKMER, a North Adams city councilor, AMELIA HOLSTROM, a partner at Springfield law firm Skoler, Abbott, and Presser, BONNIE WALKER, principal diversity & inclusion officer at MIT Lincoln Labs in Lexington, and KAREN WALL, senior vice president of human resources at Fresenius Medical Care in Waltham. The new girl scout members of the board are JULIANA BREGOLI, a freshman at Southwick Regional High School, CONSTANCE CURRIER, a freshman at Notre Dame Academy in Worcester, and ELIZABETH ROTUNNO, a freshman at Hopkins Academy in Hadley. Other new members of the board are CARLA CARTEN, executive director of diversity, equity & inclusion strategy for Boston hospital Mass General Brigham, NELIANA FERRARO DE MITCHELL, Baystate Health in Springfield’s digital project coordinator, JENNIFER HUBERT, vice president, marketing at Bay State Savings Bank in Worcester, ROBERTA MCCULLOCH-DEWS, vice president, marketing at Greylock Federal Credit Union in Pittsfield, CHRISTINE PHILLIPS, senior vice president of human resources for Westfield Bank, KATIE ROZENAS-HANSON, an agricultural education coordinator the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, and CAROLYN SAILER, human resources manager at the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts in Hatfield.

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Kara Wiersma, vice president, learning and development partner at Cornerstone Bank

Cornerstone Bank in Worcester has appointed KARA WIERSMA as vice president, learning and development partner. In this role, Wiersma will develop employee training programming and coordinate employee development. Previously, she was vice president of colleague engagement and development at Fidelity Bank in Worcester. Wiersma holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Boston University.

ANDREW SALMON, chief future officer at SALMON Health and Retirement in Milford, has been named to the board of directors for MassDevelopment. The MassDevelopment board oversees economic development across the state, aiming to increase job opportunities and housing. Salmon is a third-generation owner of SALMON Health and holds a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in Norton.

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Cristina Morrissiey, senior vice president, retail branch network manager at Webster Five

Webster Five in Auburn has named CRISTINA MORRISSIEY as senior vice president, retail branch network manager. She will be responsible for sales, service, and operational leadership across the branch network in this role. Morrissey was most recently vice president, regional manager at UniBank for the Hopkinton, Upton, and Milford region. She earned her bachelor’s degree from State University of New York Cortland.

MEG MULHERN has joined Thrive Support & Advocacy in Marlborough as the nonprofit’s first vice president of administration and development. Mulhern will be responsible for development of internal controls, operations, and human resources. She was previously director of technical applications engineering and sales for International Ceramic Engineering in Worcester.

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Neil Gordon, CEO of Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum in Acton’s CEO NEIL GORDON has been selected as the winner of the 2023 Nonprofit Excellence Award in Leadership from Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. A total of 135 chiefs and executive directors of nonprofits of varying sizes were nominated for the award this year and were judged by an independent panel. Gordon’s top accomplishments as the leader of the museum have been expanding access for children with disabilities, implementing sustainability practices, and furthering offerings developmentally beneficial nature play. Gordon is retiring as CEO at the end of 2023.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated that Lashaun Woodliff was previously director at House for Hope. He was director of facilities.

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