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November 21, 2012

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Beverly resident Jim Dillon was named an administrator at the Berkeley Retirement Home, a 117-year-old long-term care facility in Lawrence. Prior to joining Berkeley, Dillon spent six years as executive director of Radius facilities in Lowell and Danvers. He is a lawyer by training and holds a Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law. Dillon replaces Linda Santamaria, who served as Berkeley’s administrator for the past six years.


Endicott College in Beverly has elected the following new members to its Board of Trustees: Erika Angle, Jacob Kidder and Jean Smock.

Angle is the chief executive officer and founder of Science from Scientists, a nonprofit organization based in Boston. She graduated with a doctorate in biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine in 2012 and is a 2004 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has served as a commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and serves on a subcommittee of the Massachusetts Governor’s STEM Council. In 2007, she was selected by L’Oreal Paris as a Woman of Worth for her work with Science From Scientists. Angle was named Miss Massachusetts 2004 in the Miss America Scholarship Program. She is a resident of Beverly.

Kidder joined Choate Investment Advisors as an investment analyst in 2008 after graduating from Endicott College at the top of his class. At Choate, he conducts asset class research and manager due diligence for emerging market bonds, international sovereign bonds, U.S. floating rate loans and U.S. high-yield bonds. Kidder founded Endicott’s student-run investment club, which was awarded a portion of the school’s endowment to manage. He has passed all three levels of the chartered financial analyst program and will be eligible for the CFA charter upon completion of the required work experience.

Smock is the chief executive officer of her family-owned business, PL Custom Body, which occupies 110,000 square feet and has more than 130 full-time employees who produce more than 175 ambulances, rescues and specialty vehicles per year. Smock also worked as an executive assistant to the president of Time Warner Inc. of HBO International. She graduated with an associate degree in science from Endicott and served as president of the Alumni Association and a member of the Board of Trustees from 2003 to 2005.

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