Danvers resident Bob Raiche was nominated by a congressional leader of Massachusetts for a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in founding Friends Forever in 1986. Friends Forever works to promote trust, empathy and friendships among cultures in conflict by working with international and local youth leaders. The organization serves as a liaison between U.S. and international communities, allowing people of all backgrounds to participate firsthand in the international peace process. Raiche currently serves on the organization’s Board of Directors.
The Nobel Peace Prize awards innovative work in the areas of advocacy of human rights, arms control and mediation of international conflicts.
Salem resident Mariflor Uva was named assistant vice president of budget and planning at North Shore Community College in Danvers. Uva will oversee NSCC’s planning and institutional research, Auxiliary Services Department, and NSCC’s bookstores. Prior to joining NSCC, Uva served as the vice president of finance and administration for Net Atlantic Inc. in Salem. Uva holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College. She served as a treasurer for North Shore Women in Business and was a member of the CFO Roundtable, the Beverly Kiwanis and the Salem Chamber of Commerce.
Wenham resident Darryl Del Torchio joined J. Barrett & Company’s Beverly Farms office as a full-time real estate agent. Prior to joining J. Barrett & Company, Del Torchio ran Del Torchio Computers, which sold to Fortune 500 and 1000 companies. She also worked as an investment assistant for trust funds investments at the Boston Company.
Austen Barron Bailly was appointed as the first George Putnam curator of American art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. Bailly joins PEM’s curatorial team following her post as the head of the American art department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and previous positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Wildenstein & Co. Inc. in New York. Bailly will lead the development of the museum’s multifaceted American art program, focusing on exhibitions, new interpretation in the galleries and expanding the museum’s collection. Bailly’s hire comes at the cusp of the museum’s $650 million campaign and expansion project.