Landmark Elementary School counselor Dr. Amy Ballin presented a talk on “Emotional Challenges of Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities” at Essex County Community Foundation’s Youth at Risk Conference, which was held at Endicott College. The conference was designed specifically for mental health counselors, teachers, school administrators, public health professionals, religious leaders, lawyers, police officers and juvenile court personnel.
Beverly resident Leslie Brennan has been promoted to the role of special programs supervisor at SeniorCare Inc., where she will oversee programs that assist the frailest of SeniorCare’s clients. Prior to her new role, Brennan served as a member of SeniorCare’s Adult Protective Services team. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human services from Fitchburg State University and a master’s in social work from Boston University. SeniorCare is the regional elder and disability service agency with offices in Beverly, Hamilton, Ipswich, Topsfield and Wenham.
Youvanny Fana of Salem was recently honored as one of “the one hundred,” Mass General Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser that honors 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Fana is an oncology patient navigator at Mass General-North Shore Cancer Center. A native of the Dominican Republic, Fana is the advocate, interpreter and companion to many patients as they undergo treatment. Nominations came from sources across the country and around the globe for this year’s list.
Sara Maurno of Salem recently joined the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Salem. As a sales associate, Maurno will provide residential real estate services in Salem and throughout the North Shore. Maurno has extensive experience in social media networking, which makes her a valuable addition to the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage family. As a member of the Salem community, Maurno has been active in numerous organizations, including Salem GASworks and the Salem Theatre Company.
Lisa Reinhold was recently named vice president, customer care, at SmartBear Software in Beverly, which provides software tools used by more than one million developers and testers worldwide. Reinhold was previously at InnoCentive, which provided open innovation, crowd-sourcing and prize competitions, where she transformed the company’s support organization to a revenue-generating service entity and led their nonprofit customer efforts.
McGovern Physical Therapy and Game 7 Fitness recently held a grand reopening of their newest location at 100B Newbury St., Route 1 south, in Danvers. Founded by Kevin McGovern in March 2000, McGovern Physical Therapy and Game 7 Fitness provides cooperative physical therapy practice and hands-on group fitness training programs. MPTA is a former winner of the “Best PT Practice” by ADVANCE for Directors in Rehabilitation magazine.
Men’s Spa at the Mansion, at 187 Lake St. in Peabody, was recently opened by Peabody natives Andy Brancato and Dave Raymond. This spa will provide high-end grooming treatments, including hot-towel shaves and skin treatments, while also offering a pool table, flat-screen TV and a deck overlooking Suntaug Lake where cigars can be smoked.