Mike Tudino (2013), formerly with UniBank,is now Vice President, Private Banking at Needham Bank.
Lauren Mann (2018), formerly with Natick Service Council, is now Assistant Vice President, Marketing Operations Manager at Dedham Savings.
Susie Rich (2012) opened a children’s bookstore, Susie’s Stories, this summer in Rockport and was featured in a local newspaper. Susie has worked at SMOC for many years and in her free time she is a children’s book author. Her books are inspired by social work, climate change awareness, and her family. In 2018, Logan Airport chose the main character of Susie’s first book, “Too Much Hopscotch,” to be featured in a series of murals highlighting children’s literature at the A, B and C terminals.
Marc Cote (2015), Sue Dargan (2016) and Margaret Carroll (2015), all Deans at Framingham State University, attended the four-day Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in Atlanta, which focuses on developing diverse candidate pools for academic positions.
Kathy Quinton (2013) has published her second children’s book in the series, “Quint the Bookmobile” inspired by her own childhood love of her MW town’s bookmobile.
Lauren Stiller Rikleen (1989) recently was featured on WCVB’s Chronicle (@ minute 1.30) about fighting the millennial stereotype. Lauren is president of the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership. She raised two millennials, studied the generation, and writes about them in her book, “You Raised Us Now Work With Us: Millennials, Career Success, and Building Strong Workplace Teams.”
Amy Wilson Sheldon (2018), a writer, editor and communications consultant, has a mission to connect words to people. One way she does this is through her blog, A Lifely Read, devoted to books and reading culture, and creating literary and storytelling events.
Amanda Leshowitz (2015), after many years at Walnut Hill School for the arts, has started her own business, Creative Candor Writing Studio, and she does freelance work for several blogs and online local news sites.
Kim Dexter (2012) has been promoted by Framingham State University to the post of Executive Director of Equal Opportunity, Title IX, and ADA Compliance.
Ed Harrow (1992) has been elected chair of the Hopkinton Open Space Preservation Commission. Also, Ed has been recruited by AVS Science and Technology, formerly American Vacuum Society (but Ed points out with humor…not the Hoover style vacuum!), as the instructor for their ‘Short Course’ on Cryogenic Vacuum Pumps.
Sarah Baldiga (2017) is one of “40 Under 40” in 2019 recognized by the Worcester Business Journal honoring rising stars who share a commitment to professional growth and a passion for strengthening communities. Sarah is co-founder & Executive Director of Rise Above, a nonprofit helping foster children by funding enriching opportunities their foster parents otherwise couldn’t afford. Sarah also is Board chair of the MetroWest Nonprofit Network, and part of the social justice ministry at St.Gabriel’s Parish in Upton.
Puja Mehta (2012) was recognized by Boston Business Journal as one of their 2019 “40 Under 40” honoring leaders making an impact in their profession as well as volunteering. Puja is District Director at the Office of Massachusetts Senate President Karen E. Spilka. She also serves as Board Chair for Emerge Massachusetts – a training organization for Democratic women who want to run for office, and is an elected Trustee of the Brookline Public Library.
Beth Reynolds (2014), Ashland’s Economic Dev. Director & Board member at MW Conf. for Women, was honored as a one of the 2019 ” Heroines” of MA. The award recognizes unheralded acts of public leadership & volunteerism that make our communities better places to live, and work that advances the status of women & girls. Honorees are positive change makers who don’t always make the news but always make a difference.
Jeremy Marsette (2016), DPW Director for the Town of Natick recently received a graduate certificate in Local Government Leadership & Management from a program designed exclusively for municipal employees interested in furthering their professional career in local government and pursuing a graduate degree. It is sponsored by the Mass Municipal Association in partnership with Suffolk University’s Moakley Center for Public Management.
Chris Meyers (2012) is now the Vice President of Financial Systems and Services at South Shore YMCA in Norwell, MA. Chris has served in finance roles at Y’s in the Greater Boston area for more than 20 years.
Jake Hepler (2018), Associate Director, FSU Office of Development & Alumni Relations, has joined the Board of Framingham FORCE. (Fostering Opioid Recovery, Compassion & Education The organization, founded by Cathy Miles (2012) recently received nonprofit status and has a mission to combat our opioid epidemic through compassion, education, and advocacy.
Danielle Kehoe (2019) has been promoted to Chief Advancement Officer and
Patti McCarthy (2019) has been promoted to Advancement Manager at The Learning Center for the Deaf. And congratulations to TLC for receiving Outstanding Organization of the Year Award from the MA Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH).
The award for their achievements impacting the lives of students and also community members,was given to the TLC team during Deaf and Hard of Hearing Constituents’ Day at the State House.
Jeremy Brandon (2017), AVP/Market Manager at Avidia Bank, was elected to the MW YMCA Board of Directors at the Y’s Annual Meeting in May.
Tiffany O’Connell (2013), principal at O’Connel Law LLC in Natick recently completed two 3-year terms on the Bethany Hill Place Board this month and was recognized for her service at the BHP Gala in May.