, Newburyport, MA

May 21, 2013

Business Briefs

Newburyport Daily News

---- — CleanTech Center names members to Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the CleanTech Center (NCTC) has expanded recently, and worked to enhance the organization’s capacity to address the evolving needs of entrepreneurs in the clean tech marketplace.

New board members have been added, who bring a diversity of skills, talents and backgrounds to the center. They include: Marci Booth of Portland, Maine, treasurer, president of Booth Maine; Scott Bowden of Newburyport, business development manager of Solectria Renewables; Sarah Holden of Newburyport, clerk, owner of Fishbone Project Management; Ray Nippes of Newburyport, vice president of Bixby International; Tom Strickler of Newbury, representative for New England Securities and financial adviser with Baystate Financial, and Greg Whelan of Newburyport, owner of Grey Whale Management. They join current board members: Bob OBrien – president, and directors Art Currier, Mark Friery, Jill Haley Murphy and David MacDougall.

The Newburyport CleanTech Center is a resource center for sustainable innovation and initiatives in the clean technology marketplace.

Nature School Awarded ECCF Funds

Boat Camp Nature School has been awarded a $1,500 grant from the Discretionary Fund, a fund of the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF), for its project titled “Tending Our Central Fire.” Boat Camp Nature School will use the grant to develop a strategic vision for their first comprehensive development plan.

Each year, Boat Camp Nature School engages upward of 1,600 kids in outdoor, nature-based education programs, year-round, ashore and afloat, through its mission to provide meaningful programs that inspire lifelong connections to land and sea.

Taylor joins Institution for Savings

Nancy Taylor has been hired as a residential loan officer at the Institution for Savings, announced President and CEO Michael J. Jones. Taylor has a significant amount of experience in finance and lending. Most recently, she was a loan officer at the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank.

She received her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland and her JD from Suffolk University Law School. She also graduated from the Massachusetts Banking School at Babson College. Active in the community, Taylor is co-founder and current president of the Triton Education Foundation, Inc., involved with the Town of Newbury Library Building Committee, volunteers at the Salvation Army and Our Neighbors’ Table and is a board member of the Howard Benevolent Society. She also holds mediation certification from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a volunteer mediator for the Essex County Court System.

Taylor lives in Newbury with her husband, her two sons and her golden retriever. She will be working in the bank’s 2 Depot Square, Ipswich, office and can be reached directly at 978-225-6802 or

Gandelman joins Exit Realty Group

Beth I. Gandelman of Salisbury has joined the office of Exit Realty Group of Newburyport as a real estate agent. Gandelman brings 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, particularly in health care, and is licensed as a Massachusetts real estate salesperson.

Gandelman was a resident of Newburyport for 10 years and moved to Salisbury three years ago. To discuss options for buying or selling a home or rentals, Gandelman can be reached at Exit Realty Group at 44 Merrimac St. at 978-462-3200, ext. 31 or 978-239-6410.

DiResta returns to AJH, hospital welcomes Dr. Angela Barnes to DiResta

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

DiResta, a board-certified, fellowship-trained podiatrist who has been practicing in Newburyport for the majority of his career. He is a graduate of Boston College and received his doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency training in podiatric surgery at Northlake Hospital in Illinois. Dr. DiResta received a master’s degree in Public Health from Dartmouth Medical School. He is currently vice president and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Society and chairman of the Public Health Committee.

Barnes completed a three year residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at Kent State University School of Ohio Podiatric Medicine. She was pleased to serve veterans the last two years of her residency at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. She was a recipient of the North Central Academy Scholarship in 2004-2005.

DiResta and Associates Podiatry practice encompasses a wide spectrum of procedures, including in-office diabetic and podiatry care, digital x-ray technology, gait scan for orthotic fabrication and outpatient and in-hospital surgery. DiResta and Barnes also collaborate with specialists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) to refer complex cases to BIDMC foot surgeons. To make an appointment, call DiResta and Associates Podiatry at 978-465-2122 or visit for more information.


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