Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

June 13, 2013

Business Briefcase

The Andover Townsman

---- — Keller Williams assists Salem Animal Rescue

Associates with Keller Williams Realty in Andover recently donated their time to “Give Where They Live” as part of RED Day. Short for “Renew, Energize and Donate,” RED Day was created to unite Keller Williams Realty offices and associates in an international day of service to improve local communities.

As part of the 2013 RED Day effort, the Andover location of Keller Williams Realty chose to spend the day with the Salem Animal Rescue League, a nonprofit organization in Salem, N.H., established in 1992 to find permanent, loving homes for abandoned and unwanted animals in the region.

Keller Williams associates helped to paint, mulch, fill pot holes, do yard work and beautify the organization’s property. Their efforts clearing the field at the center will give the organization’s dogs more room to exercise, while other cosmetic improvements will allow the organization to make a better first impression with visitors, according to SARL Director of Development and Community Relations D.J. Bettencourt.

Since the first RED Day in 2009, Keller Williams associates have given almost half a million hours of community service through activities ranging from food and blood drives to cleaning up trash in public parks, revamping gardens at nursing homes, and rebuilding homes and a school for community members in need.

DiResta returns to active practice

James DiResta, DPM, MPH, of Andover, has returned to seeing patients again at DiResta and Associates Podiatry in Newburyport after an extended medical leave of absence. The practice, affiliated with Anna Jaques Hospital, also recently welcomed an associate podiatrist, Angela M. Barnes, DPM, to the team.

DiResta, a board-certified, fellowship-trained podiatrist, has been practicing in Newburyport for the majority of his career.

Barnes, also an Andover resident, completed a three-year residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at Kent State University School of Ohio Podiatric Medicine. She served veterans the last two years of her residency at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Va. To make an appointment, call DiResta and Associates Podiatry at 978-465-2122 or visit for more information.

Currie rejoins firm as partner

David B. Currie of Andover has rejoined Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP as a partner in its Real Estate Group, where he will continue to represent real estate developers and real estate private equity funds in all aspects of acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and development of real property.

Currie has served as general counsel/chief legal officer for three companies actively involved in commercial real estate matters, most recently as general counsel at The Davis Companies. He also has extensive experience counseling real estate private equity funds in the acquisition of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.

Prior to The Davis Companies, Currie was chief legal officer of Whittier Health Network and also senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for CareMatrix Corporation. He was a member of Choate’s Real Estate Group for five years prior to CareMatrix.

Currie received his law degree cum laude from Cornell Law School in New York in 1988 and his bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York in 1985.

Lawrence General cardiac care accredited

Lawrence General Hospital has been fully accredited for cardiac catheterization and coronary intervention by Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence, an organization dedicated to ensuring adherence to the highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care. Lawrence General Hospital is the first hospital in New England to achieve this certification.

ACE accreditation is a voluntary, in-depth professional review of an organization’s structure, internal processes, patient safety practices and clinical outcomes to determine if it meets the standards established by experts in cardiac and endovascular care. The evaluations looks at personnel, quality-assurance processes, facility equipment and outcomes information. A

Kathy Caredeo is director of the Cardiovascular Center at Lawrence General Hospital.

Whole Foods Play Market opens at Imajine That

Imajine That, the educational indoor play space for children at The Riverwalk, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence, has opened a new Play Market by Whole Foods Andover. The “mini” play location mirrors parts of the actual Whole Foods Market store in Andover to encourage children to learn about smart food choices and good nutrition.

In addition to the Play Market, an ongoing expansion at Imajine That will include the addition of Little Sal’s Culinary Institute, with new food options; a renovated infant/toddler station with new items donated from Discount School Supply, a new arts and crafts area, additional classes and workshops and Smart Board technology for classrooms and party rooms.

The expansion is expected to be completed this summer.

Holzman named Five Star wealth manager

Eileen F. Holzman of Centinel Financial Group was named a 2013 Five Star wealth manager for the second straight year based on an independent survey of more than 100,000 high-net-worth consumers and industry representatives in the Greater Boston area conducted by Crescendo Business Services. Financial professionals were evaluated on 10 criteria, including customer service, integrity, knowledge/expertise, communication, value for fee charged, meeting of financial objectives, quality of recommendations and overall satisfaction. The Five Star list represents only 7 percent of the wealth managers in the Boston area.

In addition to achieving the career status, Holzman was also recognized for once again qualifying as a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, considered the premier association for financial professionals. She lives in Andover.

Fred. C. Church acquires Tewksbury agency

Fred C. Church Insurance has acquired the Gleason Insurance Agency of Tewksbury.

Gleason Insurance Agency was established in 1949. As owner Paul Gleason approached retirement, he decided to merge his agency with Fred C. Church. The staff at Gleason will join Fred C. Church and continue operating out of its offices at 1764 Main St., Tewksbury.

Fred C. Church, Inc. has an office in Andover.


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