The Salem News
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Sheryl Meehan has joined Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston as volunteer manager. Meehan will oversee recruitment, training and retention of more than 450 volunteers for the agency, based in Danvers. Meehan also serves as an assistant governor for Rotary International’s District 7930.
Beverly resident Edward Cahill, an agent for New York Life Insurance Co., has earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table for 2013. Cahill, who is also a financial adviser, was recognized for his professional knowledge, experience and client service. Cahill has been a New York Life agent since 2002 and is associated with the company’s Boston office. He serves on the board of directors of the Greater Beverly YMCA, the Beverly Rotary Club and the Essex County Estate Planning Council.
The following local people were nominated to serve as commissioners for three-year terms on the Essex National Heritage Commission: Thomas Alexander of Alexander & Femino, Beverly; Lawrence Morse of Lawrence B. Morse & Associates, Danvers; Beth Anne Bower of Salem State University; Michael Spanos of Business Systems Consultants, Beverly; and Kristin Zampell Noon of the Wenham Museum.
Mary Ellen Dugan was named the chief operating officer at Elder Service Plan of the North Shore, a nonprofit that provides services to help the elderly stay in their own homes. Dugan joined the agency in 2010 as a clinical management analyst, after spending 14 years working for at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital as director of support services and vice president of ancillary services. The Elder Service plan runs six adult day health centers, one of which is in Beverly.
Danvers resident Maureen Bernard has been promoted to the role of vice president/residential loan officer at Reading Co-operative Bank. Bernard joined RCB in 2011 as an assistant vice president/residential loan officer. She was previously a community lender at People’s United Bank, formerly Danversbank.
The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation donated more than $1 million in grants to 69 nonprofits at the bank’s ninth annual Community Quarterback event. The following local organizations were each awarded $10,000 grants: Aviv Centers for Living, Peabody; House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association, Salem; Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice Foundation, Salem; and Salem CyberSpace, Salem. Grants of $15,000 were awarded to North Shore Elder Services in Danvers and Torigian Family YMCA in Peabody.
At its annual spring meeting, the Essex National Heritage Commission named the following local organizations as recipients of the 2013 Partnership Grant Awards: Danvers Alarm List Company, Danvers; Ipswich River Watershed Association, Ipswich; and Essex County Greenbelt Association. in Essex. The awards are part of a matching grant program to help preserve and promote historic, cultural and natural resources in the heritage area.
The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 25th annual auction, Shop Local, online at www.peabodychamber.com through Friday, May 31. The auction offers a wide range of items from local businesses, including travel packages, Red Sox tickets, autographed sports memorabilia and gift certificates. A portion of the auction’s proceeds will be donated to the Peabody Education Foundation.