Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

December 19, 2013

Business Briefcase

The Andover Townsman

---- — Olans named assistant professor of nursing

Rita Olans, a former Andover public schools nurse and community fundraiser, has joined MGH Institute of Health Professions as an assistant professor in the School of Nursing.

Olans teaches courses in pediatrics and community health at the Boston graduate school. In addition, she works part-time as a nurse practitioner hospitalist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Center.

Prior to joining the MGH Institute, Olans held various clinical and faculty positions with the New York City STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Simmons College, Simmons School Health Institute at UMass Amherst and the State University of New York at Buffalo. Most recently, she returned from the U.S. Virgin Islands where she worked with its Department of Health in HIV/STD/TB care.

A double board-certified nurse practitioner in pediatrics and school health, Olans’ specialty areas of interest include pediatric cardiology, primary and acute care delivered in the school and nonconventional settings, as well as in community health.

Olans earned a bachelor’s degree in thanatology from Boston University in 1978, a master’s degree in nursing in 1995 from Simmons College in Boston and a Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2013 from the MGH Institute.

Local man opens family law practice

Peri S. Kutchin of Andover has partnered with Alison L. Sheehan to open Kutchin & Sheehan, Attorneys at Law. The Boston-area practice focuses on family law including adoption, child custody, divorce, paternity, domestic violence, mediation, guardianships and limited-assistance representation with a focus on personalized service for each client.

Kutchin & Sheehan, LLC handles family law matters throughout Massachusetts. For more information, call 781-281-8960 or visit

Attorney named to Mass. Super Lawyers

Andover attorney Richard Giunta of the intellectual property law firm Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., of Boston was one of 20 attorneys at the firm named to the 2013 list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers.

Giunta is co-chairman of the firm’s electrical and computer technologies and co-chairman of post-grant proceedings group.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The multi-phased selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. For more information, visit


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