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January 21, 2013

Movers & Shakers: Jan. 21

John F. Merrill Saint Vincent Hospital
Kathryn zing-hunter Saint Vincent Hospital
DEB THOMPSON Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
PETER K. HAZEL Fidelity Bank
Helene Horan College of Holy Cross

HERB WOODARD III was hired by the Nativity School of Worcester as director of graduate support. He previously served as a mental health clinician with the Multicultural Wellness Center and as a supervisor and clinical intern with Y.O.U. Inc. A native of New Jersey, Woodard has a bachelor's degree in human services and rehabilitation studies and a master's in rehabilitation counseling, both from Assumption College in Worcester.

JOHN W. MEDBURY, JACK CALARESO and ERIK WEXLER were elected as officers to the board of Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester; JOHN F. MERRILL and KATHRYN ZINGG-HUNTER were elected to the hospital's board of trustees. Medbury, executive director at Bowditch & Dewey of Worcester, was elected chairman. Calareso, president of Anna Maria College in Paxton, was elected vice chair; and Wexler, CEO of Saint Vincent Hospital, was elected secretary. Merrill, president of Fidelity Bank of Worcester, has a bachelor's degree in economics from Westfield State University. Zingg Hunter, president and CEO of the YMCA of Central Massachusetts in Marlborough, has a bachelor's from Springfield College and an MBA from Western New England College in Springfield.

MICHAEL W. COUGHLIN was named CEO of Sturbridge-based Rehabilitative Resources Inc. He replaces Bonita Keefe-Layden, who retired in June after 32 years as CEO. Coughlin most recently served as CEO of the Arizona's Children Association, where he led a staff of more than 700. He has also served as CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, in Portland, Maine. He has a bachelor's degree from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., and a master's in social work from Columbia University in New York City.

Worcester Regional Association of Realtors installed officers ROCHELLE JONSWOLD, DAVID STEAD, BRAD ROBERTS, KRIS KOLISS and MARY GALE. Jonswold, association president, is owner-broker at Keller Williams North Central in Leominster. Stead, of RE/Max Advantage 1 in Worcester, is 2014 president-elect; Roberts, of RE/Max Acclaim in North Oxford, is vice president; Koliss, of Paramount Realty Group in North Grafton, is secretary; and Gale, of Worcester-based Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, is association treasurer.

DEB THOMPSON has been rehired by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce as member sales associate, tasked with recruiting new members. She returns to the chamber — having worked in several capacities with the organization — after several years in hotel sales.

SARA ROWAN and MELANIE BONSU were hired by Holyoke-based Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts. Rowan, the organization's new product programs manager, previously worked for Pioneer Nutritional Formulas. She has a degree in government from Smith College in Northampton and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Bonsu, who previously worked for Rainbow Child Development Center in Worcester, earned a bachelor's degree in English from Worcester State University.

East Brookfield-based Houseworks Realty hired HEIDI HATHAWAY as a Realtor. She is a resident of Spencer.

Fidelity Bank in Gardner hired PETER K. HAZEL as a senior vice president and business banking officer. He formerly worked for GFA Federal Credit Union in Gardner, where he was vice president of business development and a senior commercial lender. Hazel received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Fitchburg State University.

ALEXANDER D. CROSETT III was hired by Westborough-based residential energy efficiency company Conservation Services Group as an executive vice president of software and services. Most recently, Crosett served as vice president and chief information officer for Earth Networks in Germantown, Md. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and an MBA from the University of Vermont in Burlington.

HELENE HORAN was hired as associate director of the Ciocca Office of Entrepreneurial Studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. She was previously director of graduate support at Nativity School of Worcester. Horan earned her bachelor's degree from Holy Cross, a master's in the art of teaching from Clark University in Worcester and an MBA from Boston College. She is a resident of Worcester.

PATRICIA BOLLINGER-BLANC was hired as director of clinical operations by The Natick Visiting Nurse Association. Prior to joining Natick VNA, Bollinger-Blanc served as director of operations at Amedisys Home Health in Providence. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from Fitchburg State University and a master's of education from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. She lives in Douglas.

DAVID A. ROSE was hired as vice president of human resources at VNA Care Network & Hospice of Worcester. He joined VNA Care Network & Hospice more than 20 years ago and was previously director of human resources. Rose has a bachelor of arts degree from Boston College and an MBA from Anna Maria College in Paxton.

HAL CONKLIN was named vice president of sales and marketing at Carbon Design Systems Inc. of Acton, a supplier of virtual platform and secure model solutions. He succeeds Scott Seaton, now president and CEO of Oasys Design Systems. Most recently, Conklin was CEO of BlueSteel Solutions, which he founded. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from San Jose State University in California.

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