Salem resident Lori Etringer was a recipient of Partners HealthCare’s Jack Connors Jr. Award for her excellence in philanthropy in the fields of psychiatry and behavioral health. Etringer serves as the director of development at McLean Hospital. During her tenure at McLean, Etringer has helped raise more than $72 million. The Jack Connors Jr. Award for fundraising excellence was established in 2012 to honor distinguished volunteers and staff who exemplify the qualities of excellence, commitment and inspiration embodied by Connors, the former chairman of the Partners Board. The awards were presented at a ceremony at the Sheraton Boston.
Windover Construction, a Manchester-based builder of commercial projects for institutional and corporate clients, added the following local professionals to their team: project administrator John Carey, a Hamilton resident and former member of the GE Hudson River Dredging Project and JP Morgan Chase; project administrator Suzy Clancy, a Beverly resident and former employee of Bond Brothers, Berry (a division of Suffolk Construction), Mullen Advertising and Beverly Hospital; and project executive Peter C. Gourdeau, a Hamilton resident, director of the Salem Five Cents Savings Bank and the Salem Five Bancorp, and former senior vice president of Gourdeau Limited Inc.
At the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts’ annual meeting, Michele Liu Baillie of North Shore Patents was elected as the association’s North Shore regional director. The WBA’s membership is composed of women lawyers, judges, policymakers and law students across Massachusetts and is committed to the full and equal participation of women in the legal profession and in a just society.
Kevin Farrar, a full-time real estate professional, has joined J. Barrett & Company’s Beverly Farms office. Farrar has an extensive background in marketing in various industries, including telecommunications, insurance and hospitality.
Beverly resident Jennifer Forster has been promoted to director of public partnerships for Network Health, a Massachusetts health plan that provides access to high-quality health care for more than 215,000 Massachusetts residents with low and moderate incomes. Forster previously served as Network Health regulatory affairs manager. In her new role, Forster will oversee all of the health plan’s contract relationships with state and federal agencies. She will also serve as the primary resource for companywide education and training around contracts and regulatory requirements. Additionally, Forster will be responsible for maintaining regulatory compliance in conjunction with the health plan’s compliance officer. Forster joined Network Health in 2005 as a project manager in government relations and business development. Prior to joining Network Health, Forster served as the fundraising account manager at the United Way of Massachusetts Bay in Peabody; mentoring program coordinator at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University; and assistant/community worker at YWCA of Sydney Big Sister, Big Brother in Sydney, Australia. Forster graduated with a master’s degree in public administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in marketing, also from Syracuse University.