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Updated: October 9, 2020 on the move

Movers & Shakers for Oct. 12, 2020

Dr. Christine Mathai

Dr. CHRISTINE MATHAI has joined Reliant Medical Group’s endocrinology department and Dr. SEAN MARONEY has joined Reliant’s special surgery department. Mathai received her medical degree at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, completed her residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and fellowship at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. She is welcoming patients at Reliant’s offices at 5 Neponset St. in Worcester. Maroney, who specializes in colon and rectal surgery, received his medical degree at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y. He then completed his internship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia, and served as active duty military for five years with the U.S. Navy. He then completed his residency at Loma Linda University Hospital in California, and a fellowship at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. Maroney is welcoming new patients at the Worcester Medical Center office at 123 Summer St. in Worcester.

MARC GRAVELLE is the new learning and product development officer at Rollstone Bank & Trust of Fitchburg. In the newly created position, Gravelle’s role is to implement a high-level training curriculum, including product training and training for new employees. Gravelle has worked in the financial services industry for more than 17 years, with an extensive background in training, development, and operations. He is a graduate of Boston College. 

Katherine Garrahan

KATHERINE GARRAHAN, an attorney and partner at Worcester law firm Bowditch & Dewey, has been named the board president for MetroWest Legal Services, a nonprofit providing pro bono advocacy for the poor, elderly and disabled. Garrahan, who was previously the board’s vice president, has been part of the group’s volunteer leadership since she began her legal career. She holds a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, a joint master’s degree in social work and public health from Columbia University in New York, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. 

SUZY LANGEVIN is the new director of training and professional development at the nonprofit Open Sky Community Services in Worcester, a role in which she leads the Bridge Training Institute, replacing longtime employee Stephen Murphy, who retired. Langevin previously served as director of dual diagnosis services, where she developed a model for services for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. She has also been named to the Leadership Worcester Class of 2021. 

Dr. Daren Bergman

Dr. DAREN BERGMAN, a podiatrist, has joined Orthopedics New England in Hopkinton. Bergman received his doctor of podiatric medicine in 2014 from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a podiatric medicine and surgery residency at MetroWest Medical Centerin Framingham and a fellowship in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute in Chicago. 

DAVID GINISI of Fitchburg is the new chief marketing officer at Montachusett Home Care Corp. in Leominster, overseeing the organization's efforts across all digital platforms and messaging. Ginisi joins Montachusett from the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, where he was the marketing and communications manager. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications media from Fitchburg State University. 

Maria Heskes-Allard

MARIA A. HESKES-ALLARD of Princeton, a senior vice president and senior lender at Bay State Savings Bank in Worcester, has been awarded one of Banking New England magazine’s 2020 New England Women in Banking and one of the magazine’s philanthropic women in the New England banking industry. Heskes-Allard has more than 30 years of experience in commercial lending in Central Massachusetts and joined Bay State Savings Bank in 2015. She has a bachelor’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University and an MBA from Assumption University in Worcester.  

Dr. Kristin Mattocks

Dr. KRISTIN MATTOCKS has been appointed to the new position at UMass Medical School of associate dean for veterans affairs, an appointment that comes as the Worcester medical school partners with Veterans Affairs on a new VA outpatient clinic due to open in 2021 next to the medical school campus. Mattocks’s research specializes in improving healthcare for veterans, and she has taught at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., UMass Amherst, the University of Connecticut and Smith College in Northampton, Mass. She earned her master’s degree in public health and Ph.D. in health policy and administration at Yale.

EMILY GOWDEY-BACKUS of Worcester is the new marketing and communications manager at the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, leading the nonprofit’s internal and external communications including managing media relations and new initiatives. Gowdey-Backus previously served as the director of communications at the business advocacy organization Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, where she managed the Chamber Exchange newspaper, and hosted and produced a weekly podcast, among other duties. A graduate of Leadership Worcester Class of 2020, Gowdey-Backus earned her master’s degree in international journalism from Cardiff University in Wales. 


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