NoteWorthy – 5/12/19

Joseph Girard-Meli on May 12th, 2019


Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) Senior Vice President, External Relations and Chief Marketing and Development Officer Rich Napolitano was recognized with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers’ Community Health Center Advocacy Award on Thursday, May 2. Napolitano received the award during a noon ceremony as part of the League’s annual State House Day event on the Massachusetts State House’s Grand Staircase. According to the League, the Advocacy Award is given to a community health center advocate, usually a leader, board member or staff, who has responded to the organization’s requests to make phone calls, emails, write letters, attend meetings and post on social media in support of community health center legislative, regulatory or policy priorities. “As the key member of our staff working on legislative affairs, Rich has met all the criteria for this award and more,” said GLFHC President and CEO John M. Silva. “To call this award a surprise would be to disregard the years and years of hard work he has put into making sure we have great relationships with our local, state and federal delegation.”

Erin Dube has been promoted to assistant vice president/commercial loan officer at Pentucket Bank. Dube has been with Pentucket Bank for 4 years, first hired as a credit analyst with over 25 years of industry experience. Since joining Pentucket Bank, Dube’s role transitioned from Analyst to commercial loan officer prior to this most recent promotion to assistant vice president. Dube’s primary responsibilities include establishing relationships with current and prospective business customers while working with their individual needs to help their businesses grow. Dube attended Northern Essex Community College and serves on the board of directors for the YMCA in Haverhill, in addition to volunteering on the bank’s Relay for Life Team and supporting several other community organizations.

Align Credit Union is pleased to announce that Kelley Contarino has joined the Align Management Team as vice president of business development. She will oversee the development and growth of the credit union’s membership including managing and motivating staff in business development activities. Contarino has over 25 years of personal and business banking experience including 15 years at Align serving as consumer loan underwriter, assistant branch manager and assistant vice president, branch manager. Kelley attended Northern Essex Community College with a concentration in banking. She grew up in Lawrence, Mass., and currently lives in Salem, N.H.



May 12

Join Lowell Transitional Living Center for the 7th Annual Steps to Home walk. Create a group and work together to raise money for a great cause: ending homelessness. The event has also partnered with local ice cream vendors to create an ice cream social for all participants of the walk after the event. The 5K walk will start at Mill No. 5 and start at 10:30 a.m. Lowell, Mass. |

May 16

The YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts will hold the 36th Annual Tribute to Women Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. at Andover Country Club. The event honors women living in the Merrimack Valley who have made remarkable contributions to their professions and communities. Andover, Mass. |

May 18

Plumfest 2019 is a free celebration of music and community. Acts will perform on porches and in driveways all over the island, and money will be collected to benefit Music and Memory at Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and a music program for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Merrimack Valley. It runs from noon to 6 p.m. Plum Island, Mass. |

May 19

The Lawrence History Center is welcoming athletes of all abilities to its 6th Annual North Canal Classic 5K Run/Walk/Roll and Kids Canal Dash in the North Canal district to raise awareness of the organization in the community, and to promote fitness and economic and cultural development in the city of Lawrence. Lawrence, Mass. |

MSPCA-Angell’s fourth annual Fast and Furriest 5K is taking place at 10:00 a.m. at Assembly Row’s DCR Baxter Park. The event includes a timed 5K “run, walk, wag” for humans and their canine companions, and a shorter “Ducky Dash” for kids. (617) 522-5055 | Somerville, Mass.

May 20

The 3rd Annual Lawrence General Hospital Charity Golf Classic will be held at Andover Country Club starting at 11:30 a.m. In addition to golf, the event will feature lunch, dinner, a cocktail hour and an award show. Andover,


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