Salem State University has hired Joseph Cambone as dean of the School of Education. Cambone comes to Salem State from Lesley University, where he was senior associate dean for strategy and innovation and an associate professor in Lesley’s Graduate School of Education. Cambone is a graduate of Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y., and has a master’s from Boston College and a doctorate in education from Harvard University. He lives in Boston.
Don Kelley, a Beverly resident and president of the Wayside Companies, has been named Businessperson of the Year by the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce.
Jo Kadlecek, a resident of Beverly, has been named director of communication at Essex County Community Foundation in Danvers. Kadlecek spent eight years at Gordon College in Wenham, where she was the senior writer and journalist in residence and founded the Gordon College News Service. Kadlecek is a volunteer with the Beverly Cultural Council, the Salem Film Fest and NorthPoint Church in Danvers. Essex County Community Foundation manages charitable funds for donors and provides grants, services and education to nonprofits.
Stephanie Sladen has been named assistant executive director of Children’s Friend and Family Services in Salem. Most recently, she was vice president of children’s behavioral health services at Lahey Health Behavioral Services. She is a board member at the Beverly Community Coalition and a field instructor for several schools of social work, including Salem State University, where she earned her master’s degree. She has a post-graduate certificate in Clinical Practice with Children and Adolescents from Smith College School of Social Work.
Michael DeVito has been promoted to senior facility manager at Brooksby Village in Peabody. In his new role, DeVito will manage maintenance and engineering at the retirement community. DeVito has been with Brooksby Village for five years and earned Plant Maintenance Manager certification last year from the Association for Facilities Engineering.