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May 21, 2014

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Ellen Kallman, a resident of Ipswich, has been named director of advancement at Melmark New England, a nonprofit, community-based organization that serves children and adolescents with autism spectrum and other neurological disorders. Prior to her new role, Kallman served for seven years as the director of philanthropy at Lowell General Hospital, where she oversaw annual fundraising of $4.5 million and the completion of a $16.5 million capital campaign. Kallman is an active volunteer and serves on several local boards, including Ipswich Caring and the Ipswich Museum.

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Heather Hoover, a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, has joined the staff at Fitness Together Topsfield, a personal training studio. Hoover has a degree in exercise and physiology, and is an equestrian and cancer exercise specialist.

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Michael Quigley has joined full-service mortgage lender and broker William Raveis Mortgage LLC, as executive mortgage banker. Quigley will be working primarily with buyers and sellers in Marblehead and Newburyport. Most recently, Quigley owned and operated Starboard Mortgage Corp., a mortgage broker business. He has served as a commissioned officer for the United States Army National Guard and was a product manager for Pitney Bowes Corporation.

Milestones

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation have awarded Greater Lynn Senior Services with a contract of up to $287 million to operate THE RIDE transportation service in 27 communities, including Salem, Peabody, Beverly, Danvers, Swampscott, Marblehead, Middleton, Topsfield and Wenham. THE RIDE is the paratransit service provided by the MBTA to ensure equal access to residents with disabilities who are unable to use public transportation. For Salem residents alone, GLSS provides as many as 40,000 trips per year. The new contract is a five-year deal for $199 million with an MBTA option for two additional years at $88 million. GLSS was selected over three other agencies in a competitive bidding process for the North service area, resulting in the agency securing the biggest contract in its history.

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