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The Recorder – Enterprise Briefs: March 17, 2023


Mar 16, 2023

Published: three/16/2023 1:43:32 PM

Freedom Credit Union accepting donations for neighborhood animal shelters

SPRINGFIELD — Freedom Credit Union is once more collecting money donations at all its branches to advantage the Foundation for TJO Animals and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Workplace Regional Dog Shelter. Donations will be accepted by means of Friday, March 31.

“Animal shelters provide a crucial service in our neighborhood,” Freedom Credit Union President Glenn Welch stated in a statement. “They give meals, water, shelter, care and healthcare solutions to roughly six.three million animals across the nation every single year, securing forever houses for extra than four million. Final year, we raised extra than $1,700, a total we hope to exceed this year.”

Freedom Credit Union workers and members, as properly as the neighborhood at massive, are encouraged to make monetary donations straight to neighborhood animal shelters or buy a “paw print” for $1 or extra at any Freedom branch, which will then be displayed in the windows. Freedom Credit Union has branches across western Massachusetts, such as in Greenfield and Turners Falls.

Advantage show planned at Cameron’s Winery

NORTHFIELD — Cady Coleman will join Terry McKeon to play tin whistle and flute to accompany Celtic songs at Cameron’s Winery and The Back Space Brewing Co., 1046 Millers Falls Road in Northfield, on Friday, March 17, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Get in touch with ahead to order dinner, with solutions such as a corned beef sandwich supper or a “lucky salad box.” The small business can be reached at 413-225-3420.

All strategies will go toward the Loaves and Fishes fundraiser for the households displaced by a current fire on Pine Street. Nonperishable meals things will also be accepted for the meals bank.

BHN announces promotions, retirement of senior VP

SPRINGFIELD — Behavioral Wellness Network Inc. (BHN) has announced a number of adjustments to its leadership group that consist of current employees promotions, as properly as newly added positions as aspect of its BHN WellBeing plan.

Susan West, senior vice president, also not too long ago retired from the organization soon after a lengthy profession in behavioral overall health executive leadership. West was CEO of The Carson Center at the time the organization merged with BHN in 2015 and served on BHN’s executive leadership group for seven years, overseeing developmental disabilities solutions applications, improvement, promoting and communications, and grant applications.

In an work to meet the leadership requirements of the organization’s new Neighborhood Behavioral Wellness Centers model, known as “BHN WellBeing,” BHN has added a senior vice president position and two vice president positions that will oversee outpatient, urgent care and healthcare integration programming. The new positions consist of:

■Katherine Cook has been hired to fill the senior vice president position overseeing BHN WellBeing. Cook has years of encounter building, implementing and top a wide array of behavioral overall health applications.

■Joy Ifill, who has been with BHN for a number of years overseeing the Emergency Solutions and Supports Division, has been promoted to vice president, operating with Cook. Jose Rosado-Medina, who initial joined BHN as an outpatient clinician, was promoted to vice president and will operate closely with Cook and Ifill on BHN WellBeing.

■Katherine Mague, senior vice president, now oversees high quality, improvement, communications and social justice. She will also operate with BHN’s President and CEO Steve Winn in collaborating with essential neighborhood stakeholders.

■Michelle Michaelian has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president. In addition to her existing responsibilities overseeing young children and neighborhood-primarily based applications, she will now lead the care management and adult outreach applications.

■Christine Edwards has been promoted to a newly designed executive-level position of director of clinical high quality, which will bring focused consideration and knowledge to the initiatives of proof-primarily based education, outcome-driven remedy pathways and the delivery of higher-high quality solutions.

■Rosemary Cruz who has been with BHN for extra than 25 years and previously served as the advantages manager in the Human Sources Division, has been promoted to assistant vice president inside human sources.

■Matthew Snow, who has served as BHN’s interim chief information and facts officer for the previous two years, will take a permanent position as vice president of overall performance improvement, applications and analytics. Snow has overseen a number of important IT transitions.

■Brian Ross, who has overseen BHN’s developmental disabilities solutions considering that joining BHN, has been promoted to vice president.

■Dan Olshansky, vice president, who previously oversaw clinical high quality, proof-primarily based practices and utilization management, has moved into a aspect-time position overseeing project management.