The Salem News
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Sona Datta has been named curator of Indian and South Asian Art at Peabody Essex Museum. Datta comes to PEM from the British Museum, London, where during her eight-year tenure as art historian and curator, she specialized in the visual culture of South Asia. Datta earned a bachelor’s degree in the history of art from Kings College, Cambridge University; a master’s degree in South Asian studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; and a doctorate from the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. Datta is a member of the Society of South Asian Studies and the American Council for Southern Asian Art. Born in London, she has also lived in India, Indonesia and Switzerland. She speaks Bengali and has studied Tamil and Sanskrit.
Matthew Sachar, a Swampscott native, has been named to Raymond James Financial Services’ 2014 Executive Council. Sachar is a financial adviser and certified financial planner professional at Raymond James Financial Services in Salem.
Tyson Lynch, a resident of Salem, has joined J. Barrett & Co. as a real estate agent at the firm’s Cummings Center office in Beverly. Lynch serves on Salem’s No Place for Hate Committee and the Salem Award Foundation board.
Patricia Shatford, a resident of Beverly, has been promoted to care manager at SeniorCare in Gloucester. In her new role, Shatford will coordinate community-based services for adults with disabilities. She is a graduate of Salem State University, where she studied psychology.
Salem fire Chief David Cody, who also serves as Salem’s director of emergency management, has completed a weeklong training program in hurricane preparedness run by the National Hurricane Center. The course provides advanced training in hurricane planning and mitigation operations. Cody also serves as the vice chairman for fire services for the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council.
Cranney Home Services has donated $1,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Lynn as part of the company’s Cranney Cares for the Community initiative. Jessica Cranney of Cranney Home Services presented the check to Robert Barker Jr., the club’s executive director.