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October 14, 2019 On The Move

Movers & Shakers: Oct. 14


Dr. ROBERT GREENE has joined Reliant Medical Group’s department of podiatry and is seeing patients at Reliant’s Worcester office at 5 Neponset St. Greene received his doctorate from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed his residencies in podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester.


Dr. NATE BUBACY has joined Concierge Physical Therapy of Sutton as a physical therapist. Bubacy is a graduate of the doctor of physical therapy program at the University of New England in Maine.


NADIA L. WARD is the new director of the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise at Clark University, working with Worcester Public Schools to advance research and services in behavioral health. Ward joined Clark from Yale University in Connecticut, where she was an associate professor in the department of psychiatry, deputy director of the doctoral internship training program in clinical and community psychology, and director of urban education and prevention research.


KIMBERLY NOLEN-MOTT is the new director of care coordination, a new position overseeing care management and placement services, at AdCare Hospital in Worcester. Nolen-Mott has worked as program director in psychiatric services at Clinton Hospital, director of psychiatric services at UMass Memorial Health Systems in Marlborough, and director of clinical services for Advocates Inc. Outreach Services in Waltham. A licensed independent social worker, Nolen-Mott has a master’s degree in social work from Bridgewater State University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Becker College in Worcester.

Anna Maria College in Paxton has hired eight new faculty members for the fall semester: EVANGELINA GONZALEZ-DUFRESNE, professor of practice in social work and director of bachelor’s of social work field education program; ALISA TESTA, professor of practice and director of master of social work field education; ERIC BALBONI, professor of practice in music; KARYN ROSSACCI, assistant professor of nursing; SARAH DODD, assistant professor of social work in the master of social work program; THOMAS BROFFMAN, assistant professor of social work; ANTHONY COLEMAN, assistant professor of theology; and KERRIANN MARDEN, visiting assistant professor of health science. Gonzalez-Dufresne was previously a social worker and manager. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Worcester State University and a master’s degree in social work from Springfield College. Testa has a private psychotherapy practice. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University and her master’s degree in social work from Salem State University. Balboni received his bachelor’s degree in music, music education and vocal performance at Anna Maria, and his master’s degree in music and vocal performance from New York University. Rossacci received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from UMass Lowell, her master’s degree in nursing from Regis College in Weston, and is pursuing her doctorate of nursing practice. Dodd received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, her master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago and is pursuing her Ph.D. in social work. Broffman previously taught in the social work programs at Eastern Connecticut State University and the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Ph.D. in social work from Boston College. Coleman was previously the associate program director for online theology programs at St. Joseph’s College of Maine. He received his bachelor’s degree in theology from St. Anselm College in New Hampshire, his master’s degree in theology from Boston College, and his Ph.D. in systematic theology from Boston College. Marden was most recently an assistant professor of anthropology and forensic science and director of the forensic science program at Eastern New Mexico University. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology, anthropology and psychology from St. Lawrence University in New York, her master’s degree in anthropology from Tulane University in New Orleans, her master’s degree in applied sociology from the University of Maryland, and her Ph.D. in anthropology from Tulane.


KAREN SHAPIRO has joined Provo Wealth Management Group in Shrewsbury as its director of sustainable investing. Shapiro, a financial advisor, works with individuals, families, and organizations who want their investments aligned with their social and environmental values.

UMass Memorial Medical Group in Worcester has added dermatologist Dr. SHINYA AMANO, psychiatrist Dr. ISHA JALNAPURKAR and pulmonologist Dr. NILAMBEN PATEL. Amano earned his medical degree from UMass Medical School and completed both a dermatology residency program and a dermatopathology fellowship at the medical school. He specializes in dermatology at the UMass Memorial Medical Center on the Hahnemann Campus. Jalnapurkar earned her medical degree from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College in India, completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at UMass Medical School. Jalnapurkar specializes in outpatient general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the UMass Memorial Medical Center on the University Campus, and also practices outpatient psychiatry at Community Healthlink in Leominster. Patel earned her medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania, completed an internal medicine residency program at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, and an allergy/immunology fellowship program at Boston University Medical Center. Patel specializes in pulmonary/allergy/critical care medicine at the UMass Memorial Medical Center on the University Campus.

LUCY VAN LAARHOVEN of Southborough has joined the Westborough tax accounting firm AAFCPAs as a consulting CFO. She joins the firm’s managed accounting solutions practice and is a senior executive-level member of the practice’s multi-functional team providing outsourced CFO oversight and strategic planning.


KEVIN HARRIS of Framingham has joined ERA Key Realty Services of Northbridge as manager of its Marlborough office. Harris founded and later sold two data protection businesses: AmeriVault, which he started in Waltham in 1998 and NextVault in Middleborough in 2010. He began a career in real estate in 2014 after selling three of his properties, and later worked with Realty Executives Boston West, Century 21 Commonwealth and Black Horse Real Estate.

Bethany Hill Place, a human services residential center in Framingham, has named KARIN PLUMADORE of Natick and BRANDALE RANDOLPH of Framingham to its board of trustees. Plumadore is the employment and human resources information system manager at Regis College in Weston. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y., and a master's degree in English literature from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y. Randolph is the CEO of 1854 Cycling Co. in Framingham, which he founded in 2016 to create living-wage employment for the formerly incarcerated, particularly women. He was educated at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has lectured about social entrepreneurship at colleges including Harvard and Northeastern universities.

Dr. THOMAS ROSENFELD, Dr. SUZANNE GILMAN and Dr. YE LI have joined Reliant Medical Group. Rosenfeld, a dermatologist, received his doctorate from the Medical College of Virginia, and completed his residencies at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York and Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence. He has been practicing in Worcester since 1983. Gilman, a rheumatologist, received her doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, completed her internship and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, and a fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine. Li received her doctorate from UMass Medical School and completed her internship and residency at Kent Hospital in Rhode Island. They are now seeing patients at Reliant’s 5 Neponset St. office in Worcester.


CINDY CASSATA is the new assistant vice president for product solutions and design at Activer Solutions, a Marlborough outsourcing firm for property and casualty insurance. Cassata has more than 25 years of experience in the industry and most recently worked as project manager for Carpe Data in California.

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