People 

Shari and Steven McStay, of The McStay Team at Keller Williams Realty in Beverly, have been recognized by their firm as team triple gold medalists, in honor of their performance in residential sales in 2019. The award was presented at the annual annual awards ceremony at the Danversport Yacht Club.  

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Philio Wigglesworth Cushing of Churchill Properties in Manchester was recognized last week with her company's highest accolade, the International Society of Excellence Award, for her exceptional 2018 sales volume. Among her many community activities, she is an overseer of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.

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Nurse practitioner Allison Kilcoyne, director of school-based health for North Shore Community Health, has been awarded the state Award of Excellence by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, given for excellence in clinical practice. She will be honored during the AANP national conference in Indianapolis in June.

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Colleen Michaels, of Beverly, has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Beverly Public Library. A writer, poet and artist, Michaels has been an educator at Montserrat College of Art since 2011 and founded the college's Improbable Places Poetry Tour that brought poetry readings to unlikely places, such as laundromats and banks. She has bachelor's and master's degrees in English from the State University of New York.

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The Drapeau-McPhetres American Legion Post 180 of Danvers will honor several local residents with their annual Bruce P. Eaton Americanism Award. This year’s recipients will be Leanne Puleo, a Gold Star wife who works with veterans on many of the problems they face, and Cheryl and Joseph Crowley, who have conducted many fundraisers to benefit veterans. The Post’s Americanism officer Retired Col. Dick Moody, USAF, will make the presentation. 

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Christopher Tuttle has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Bridgewell,  aPeabody-based nonprofit that works with people with disabilities. Tuttle has been serving as interim president and chief executive officer of Bridgewell over the last few months. His appointment is effective immediately. 

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William Vaquerano and Veronica Lujan have been named vice presidents of J Barrett & Company. Lujan is a former industrial designer, while Vaquerano has worked on the mortgage side of the business. They will be located at the Cummings Center office in Beverly.

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Madeleine (“Madey”) Poss of Marblehead has affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Marblehead. A Brookline native, Poss became a real estate agent after working in interior decorating, managing sales for Juliska, a tableware company in New York City, and managing the showroom at Colefax and Fowler, a high-end textile company in London.

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Kathryn Tully, a real estate agent with Century 21 in Beverly, has been recognized with the company's Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award for ongoing commitment to service. To earn the award, an agent must receive completed customer surveys for at least 50 percent of their transactions surveyed over the course of each year, with an average score of at least 95 percent or better for two consecutive years.