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Updated: March 21, 2022 On the Move

Movers & Shakers for March 21, 2022

Cornerstone Bank promoted 10 employees throughout its 12 Central Mass. locations: JAMES SANDAGATO was promoted to senior vice president, commercial team lead; KERRI LEE was promoted to vice president, loan production manager; KATELYN KRIKORIAN, was promoted to vice president, operations manager; NADA KANAAN, COLLEEN LORD, SABRINA WEBB, SHERI BIBINSKI and LAILA MHIRIG were each promoted to vice president, senior market manager; ERIN COSGROVE was promoted to assistant vice president, customer information center manager, and SHANON SABOURIN was promoted to assistant vice president, digital banking manager. The bank also honored six employees for service to the financial institution. Marking 20 years of service are COLLEEN LORD of Holland, DONNA REYNOLDS of Charlton, LISA SWIFT of Holden and WENDY CORAN of Charlton. MICHAEL CHECKOSKY of Southbridge celebrated 25 years of service, and BRENDA ALANO of Charlton celebrated 35 years with Cornerstone Bank.

GFA Federal Credit Union in Gardner presented three awards during an employee appreciation event. REBECCA CARANICI was presented the 2021 President’s Gold Standard of Excellence Award for her commitment, experience, and strong leadership. KELLY OUELLET was selected by GFA staff for the 2021 GFA Unsung Hero Award, which focuses on an individual who makes a substantive contribution without the desire to seek recognition. PAULA ENRIGHT was honored with the 2021 Rookie of the Year Award, which is presented to a new hire who has demonstrated outstanding performance during their first two years of employment.


LLB Architects in Worcester promoted three of its staff members to associate in recognition of their commitment to the firm and excellence in their areas of practice. JEFFREY PORTER, an architect focusing on public libraries; BETHANY PURSLEY, an interior designer; and PATRICK TORBORG, an architect specializing in education projects K-12.

KRISTINE BOSTEK was elected association board chair at MassPACE, an all-inclusive elderly healthcare facility in Boston. Bostek is tasked with expanding comprehensive health care services to thousands of older adults. She is the vice president of Fallon Health’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. After growing Fallon’s PACE to six locations, including three in Worcester County, Fallon’s PACE is now the 10th largest in the country. Bostek is a member of the National PACE Association board.

LISA NEELEY, a partner and chair of the trusts and estates group at the Worcester law firm Mirick O'Connell, was named one of the 2021 Lawyers of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Neeley’s practice focuses on elder law with an emphasis on Medicaid applications and appeals, estate and special needs planning, probate administration, and guardianship and conservatorship proceedings. In 2021, Neeley scored two decisive victories before the Supreme Judicial Court in what elder law practitioners have labeled MassHealth’s war on trusts.


The Aging Services of North Central Massachusetts in Leominster recognized JASON DWYER, its information technology manager, as its Values Award winner. The award is based on the core values of excellence, integrity, respect, innovation, and teamwork.

UMass Memorial Health welcomed four new doctors: Dr. SULIMAN EL-AMIN practices inpatient psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry; Dr. PETER GRZESIK is an anesthesiologist; Dr. ANUP KARLATH is a hospitalist; and Dr. XIAOFEI WANG is a pathologist.

Michael Gustafson

UMass Memorial Medical Center President Dr. MICHAEL GUSTAFSON was voted onto the board of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association. Gustafson will help advance the healthcare community’s mission to provide high quality, affordable, and equitable care for patients. He will chair the association’s Clinical Issues Advisory Council. Gustafson was named president of UMass Memorial Medical Center in 2018. Previously, Gustafson served for seven years as COO and president for Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misspelled the name of Mirick O'Connell partner Lisa Neeley.

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