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Nadzeya Shkoda

Nadzeya Shkoda

Jonathan Cohen-Gorczyca

Jonathan Cohen-Gorczyca

Melanson announced the promotion of two of its newest managers: Nadzeya Shkoda, CPA and Jonathan Cohen-Gorczyca, CPA. Shkoda has been in the accounting profession for nearly a decade and is part of the Greenfield office’s Governmental Services team. She joined Melanson in 2014 and works on approximately 15 municipal audits each year. She enjoys joining the Governmental Accounting Standards Board group and how auditing brings new challenges every day. She received a Master of Science in Accountancy from Westfield State University in 2011. She is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Cohen-Gorczyca has been with Melanson for over nine years. As part of the Commercial Services team in Greenfield, he advises businesses and individuals on tax, management, compliance and other accounting and planning issues. For the past year, he has focused primarily on helping clients with their Paycheck Protection Program loans. He received his Masters of Science in Accountancy from Western New England University in 2013 and is a member of MSCPA and AICPA. He also serves on the board of trustees of the Greenfield Public Library and its condo association.

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Alan Tabino

Alan Tabino

Local homebuilder and developer Alan Tabino, announced that he has joined B&B Real Estate in Holyoke as a licensed real estate agent. Tabin has been active in the real estate industry throughout his adult life. A co-owner of Home Improvement Associates, LLC, he grew into a successful construction company over three decades. His expertise as a builder includes custom homes, investment properties, renovations, and residential and commercial renovations. His real estate development experience includes a residential new home subdivision and a 25 unit condominium project in South Hadley known as Jacob’s Edge. “I’m excited to offer my unique expertise as a builder to homebuyers, sellers and potential investors,” Tabin said. “My knowledge of construction, local building resources and contacts, and the real estate market can be valuable to anyone looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate.”

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Nicole Stuart

Nicole Stuart

Deliso Financial and insurance services announced that Nicole Stuart has been employed as a practice coordinator. She will be responsible for providing service to Deliso’s customers and performing the day-to-day administration and operational functions for the company. “I am excited and proud to be part of the Deliso Financial & Insurance Services team,” said Stuart. “Their reputation demonstrates the level of quality resources and service standards that align with my goals of executing the most cost-effective and appropriate financial solutions for our clients’ needs.” Stuart attended Bay Path University, where she earned an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Practices. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in finance, banking and accounting. “Nicole’s background and experience will complement our core service offerings,” said Jean Deliso, CFP, president and owner of Deliso Financial and Insurance Services. “She is customer oriented and her enthusiastic personality and strong organizational skills are a perfect match for the rest of our team. We look forward to her support in our efforts to expand our capabilities and become an integral part of Deliso Financial & Insurance Services.”

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Josh Kelly

Josh Kelly

Brent Fournier

Brent Fournier

Elli-Ann Oskar

Elli-Ann Oskar

OMG Inc. recently promoted Josh Kelly to senior vice president of business development and Brent Fournier to purchasing director. Meanwhile, OMG has hired Roofing Products Elli-Ann Oskar as a Sales and Marketing employee. In his new role, Kelly will focus on strategic growth opportunities, including mergers and acquisitions, product development, licensing and strategies to expand OMG’s business. He joined OMG in 1991 as a project coordinator and has held various positions within the roofing division, including key account manager, vice president of marketing, general manager and, most recently, vice president of product development and innovation. Kelly is a member of the Single Ply Roofing Industry trade association, past president of the Roofing Industry Alliance and current board member of the National Roofing Contractors Assoc. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst and an MBA from Western New England University. In his new role, Fournier will develop and implement procurement strategies that meet the demands of OMG’s customers by focusing on customer service, reduced supply chain risk and stronger supply partnerships across the value chain. Fournier joined OMG as part of the Tiger Claw acquisition in 2011, as a service delivery manager, and was promoted to procurement manager in January 2014. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. In her new role, Oskar will be responsible for a wide range of administrative functions supporting the company’s sales and marketing teams, as well as key account managers and customer service. Before joining OMG, she was an Assistant Business Development at Teracode. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Westfield State University.

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The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts (GSCWM) elected eight new board members at its virtual annual meeting on June 23. The new board members, who will all serve a two-year term, include Carla Carten, executive director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy for Mass General Brigham Health Care; Ella Grant, senior Girl Scout and student at Tantasqua Regional High School; Lisa Greene, director of Patient Accounts/HIM for AdCare Hospital in Worcester; Kate Kane, wealth management consultant for Northwestern Mutual; Shirley Konneh, deputy director of the Center for Career Development at the College of the Holy Cross; Laura Marotta, co-founder and executive director of Creative Hub Worcester; Roberta McCullough-Dews, director of administrative services within the office of the mayor of Pittsfield and a public information officer for the city of Pittsfield; and Addison Witkes, senior Girl Scout and student at Wachusett Regional High School. “I am delighted to welcome these new members and have the privilege of serving on the board alongside these new members,” said Joan Bertrand, GSCWM Chairman of the Board of Directors. “They are dynamic individuals of diverse talents and experiences to oversee the operations of the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts and continue our mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character who will make the world a better place. make room.”

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Lisa Cohen

Lisa Cohen

Health New England announced the recent appointment of Lisa Cohen to Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Cohen is responsible for leading Health New England’s financial strategy, accounting, actuarial, underwriting and financial reporting, enabling it to provide cost-effective health coverage while maintaining high-quality care for members. Cohen joins Health New England’s executive leadership team and reports directly to Richard Swift, president and CEO. Cohen joins Health New England from Fallon Health in Worcester, where she served as vice president of Financial Planning and Accounting Operations and served as interim chief financial officer in 2019. Prior to Fallon Health, Cohen was chief financial officer for Ascentria Care Alliance. She also served as Chief Financial Officer with the PACE Organization of Rhode Island. Cohen received her bachelor of science in accounting and MBA from UMass Dartmouth. She has been a member of the American Institute of CPAs for over 20 years and is actively certified as a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Global Management Accountant.

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Lara Sharp

Lara Sharp

Lara Sharp has been appointed Dean of the School of STEM at Springfield Technical Community College. Sharp’s professional experience includes six years at St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, Florida, as Program Director for Engineering, Manufacturing and Building Arts, and also as Acting Dean of Natural Sciences, Engineering, Manufacturing and Building Arts. From 2013 to 2015, she was a member of the Corporate College of Polk State College in Winter Haven, Florida, managing grants from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Labor in advanced manufacturing and engineering technology. Sharp taught chemistry, science and engineering to high school students in various locations for over 11 years. Sharp also brings industry experience as he joins Specialty Minerals Inc. has worked as a process engineer and operator technician, as well as an educational consultant for PASCO Scientific. She has been recognized for her outstanding teaching and community involvement, including a STEM Woman of the Year Award from Girls Inc. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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