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Acupuncture Center of Southern NH Dec Newsletter

Vicki (Jessop) Irwin Lic. Ac., MAc, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
Acupuncture Center of Southern NH
71 Spit Brook Road, Suite 407
Nashua, NH 03060
603-589-9805

Treatment of Neurological Disorders with Acupuncture

A neurological disorder refers to a problem with the nervous system, which is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates the body's activities. Nerve pain can arise from trauma, inflammation, stroke, disease, infection, nerve degeneration, exposure to toxic chemicals and nutrient deficiencies.

Nerve pain is usually a sharp shooting pain or a constant burning sensation. Typically occurring in the same location with each episode, it can often be traced along the nerve pathway. Sometimes weakness or impaired function in the affected area occurs and the skin may be either overly sensitive or numb.

Some neurological disorders acupuncture can provide symptom relief from include:

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - ALS is an irreversible neurological disease that destroys the nerve cells that invigorate our muscles.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Also known as median nerve entrapment, it occurs when swelling or irritation of the nerve or tendons in the carpal tunnel results in pressure on the median nerve.

Headaches - Headaches that can be treated with acupuncture include migraines, tension headaches, headaches occurring around the menstrual cycle, sinus headaches and stress-related headaches.

Myasthenia Gravis - A neuromuscular disorder causing muscles under voluntary control to tire and become easily fatigued.

Peripheral Neuropathy - Presenting as damage to the peripheral nervous system, which transmits information from the brain and spinal cord to every other part of the body, this kind of neuropathy can be caused by diabetes and often affects the feet.

Trigeminal Neuralgia - Facial pain, sometimes called Tic Douloureux, affects the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for impulses of touch, pain, pressure and temperature sent to the brain from the face, jaw and gums.

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine have been found effective as a conjunctive therapy for several neurological disorders and in treating pain and inflammation.

If you or someone you know is suffering from a neurological disorder or nerve pain contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment!

 

Relief from Myasthenia Gravis Symptoms

Myasthenia gravis is a neuromuscular disorder causing muscles under voluntary control to tire and become easily fatigued. This happens when the muscles and the nerves that enervate them miscommunicate. More than half of those diagnosed with myasthenia gravis present with eye problems as their first symptoms. This primarily includes droopy eyelids (ptosis) and double-vision (diplopia). However, roughly 15 percent of sufferers reported their first symptoms started in the face or throat muscles. These symptoms included difficulty talking, chewing, swallowing and breathing.

Someone who has difficulties with the face or throat muscles as a result of having myasthenia gravis, may experience altered speech, limited facial expressions, difficulty swallowing, and chewing may become an exhausting activity. The most severe symptom is what is called a 'myasthenia crisis,' in which the muscles used for breathing no longer function. This is a life-threatening condition and emergency medical help is needed immediately.

As myasthenia gravis may affect any muscle under voluntary control, weakness could occur in other areas besides the face and throat. The arms generally are more affected than the legs, and symptoms may present in the hands and feet, although this is not as common.

The exact cause of this condition is unknown, but researchers have learned that the disease prompts the immune system to block signals from the nerve to the muscles. There is also evidence that a protein helping the muscles to receive messages is prevented from doing so. It is also believed genetics may play a role.

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can be used to support the treatment you receive from your primary care provider. As this disease is complex, all the things that bother you are reviewed, not just the signs and symptoms specifically related to it. This may include questions about your quality of sleep, digestive functions and emotional state.

Let's say, for example, that you first notice fatigue in the legs becoming a problem and then over the next few months poor appetite and frequent diarrhea are added as the latest symptoms, the diagnosis may be one of Qi deficiency in the stomach and spleen. Qi is the most fundamental, indispensable energy needed for life to exist. Treatment may focus on strengthening the Qi in the stomach and spleen to help the body produce a high-quality, healthy supply of blood to aid weakened leg muscles. An improved stomach and spleen can bring back the appetite and help stop diarrhea. It can also help make extracting nutrients from food more efficient, which, in turn, supports the immune and nervous systems. It is important to maintain realistic expectations as treatment is only used for symptom management.

 

An Adjunctive Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that progressively damages the central nervous system. This happens due to the wearing away of the myelin sheath, a protective layer encasing the nerves. The central nervous system is composed of the brain and the spinal cord, and is responsible for sending messages from the brain to other parts of the body via the nerves.

The severity of symptoms and the length of time they last can also greatly vary depending on the person. Some patients initially experience strong symptoms, and then they suddenly disappearance as the disease enters a period of remission. A remission can last weeks, or even years, in some cases. Others may experience a more insidious process wherein mild symptoms develop slowly over time but ultimately increase in severity.

There is promising evidence that use of acupuncture and Oriental medicine as an adjunctive therapy can help mitigate symptoms and some complications of multiple sclerosis, including depression, problems thinking clearly and emotional instability.

An article called "Acupuncture and Multiple Sclerosis: A Review of the Evidence," was featured in the journal Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, volume 2014. In this article, the authors assessed the validity of using acupuncture and Oriental medicine to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis. To do this, the researchers reviewed many scientific studies on the subject to reach their conclusions. Researchers demonstrated that remyelination, a repair of the damaged myelin sheath, occurred in a significant amount of study participants. The article also showed potential in regards to treating the mental and emotional challenges faced by patients with multiple sclerosis, including subjective feelings such as depression and the ability of the patient to handle their illness, were measured and shown to improve.

If you suffer from the physical symptoms of multiple sclerosis or, related mental and emotional issues, call today to see how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help you!

 

 

In This Issue

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Treatment of Neurological Disorders with Acupuncture

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Relief from Myasthenia Gravis Symptoms

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An Adjunctive Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Symptom Relief

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Symptom Relief

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an irreversible neurological disease that destroys the nerve cells, or neurons, that invigorate our muscles. Neurons are found in the brain and spinal cord, which comprise the central nervous system (CNS).

As these cells weaken and wither, so do the muscles associated with them. Ultimately, this leads to a paralysis of those muscles.

Early warning symptoms of the disease include weakness and fatigue of the arms or legs, and sometimes difficulty with speaking clearly.

Other symptoms that may appear in early stages of ALS include:

 ● Problems walking, including tripping and dragging the feet

 ● Tired and weak feet, ankles and knees

 ● Cramping, trembling, and twitching of arms and shoulders

 ● Tongue spasms

 ● Difficulty keeping head upright

In later stages of the disease, more severe symptoms reveal themselves. The muscles responsible for breathing, swallowing and moving the body deteriorate to the point where they can no longer function.

There is no known cure as of yet. The causes of ALS are not well understood, but it is accepted that genetics and chemical imbalances within the brain may play a role in developing the disease.

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can assist in managing the symptoms of ALS, including muscle weakness and cramping, fatigue and emotional issues.

According to acupuncture and Oriental medicine, the kidneys are responsible for the production and control of a vital substance called marrow, which, in turn, produces essential components that make up a healthy central nervous system.

The brain is considered a repository for marrow, and is thus termed the sea of marrow. When the kidneys are deficient, this condition can negatively impact the central nervous system.

When kidney deficiency occurs, it is important to nourish and revitalize them, so they can in turn help nourish and revitalize the brain.

If you experience any symptoms contact us today to see how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help you!

Resume for Debbie Pucci

 

Debbie Pucci                                                       MiracleOfFlight1@Gmail.com

978-429-5347                                                                             www.linkedin.com/in/debbie-pucci-5a7075111

 

Operations Analyst / Procurement Planner    

Utilize analytical and quantitative methods, enhancing supply chain processes

 

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and business communication skills.
  • Collaborative daily interaction with cross-functional teams to maintain and meet organizational goals and objectives.  Effectively present information.
  • Monitor demand drivers, suppliers, sales orders, shipments and on-time delivery.

 

Education

 

Master of Business Administration, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, GPA 3.87

Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA

 

Highlights         

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Proficient in SAP, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio

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Inventory Analysis and metrics

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Demand Planning and Procurement

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Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt                      

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Supply Chain Analysis

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Production Scheduling and Control

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Drive Continuous Process Improvement and Tools

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Customer Focused

 

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Experience                            

 

Contracting                                                                                                                                       2016 to Present

 

ST. JUDE MEDICAL (SJM), Westford, MA                                                                                                 2014 to 2015

Senior Production Planner

Utilizing SAP and working closely with Global Planning, planned production schedules and released work orders for manufacturing catheters. Monitored Takt time and material flow through shop floor control.

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Maintained targeted number-of-days inventory for stocked items.  Maintained accurate SAP data.

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Determined manufacturing schedule based on Takt time, capacity and transit time.

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Provided Supply Chain Metrics and analytical support.  Contributed in Projects, Forecasting and S&OP.

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Assisted NPI team in preparing to move a portion of SMJ’s manufactured products to their Costa Rica plant.

 

PETEDGE CORPORATION, Beverly, MA                                                                                                    2013 to 2014

Buyer/ Planner, Inventory Management

Utilizing Forecast 21 and Oracle, followed by SAP implementation, validated data constantly, reviewed historical sales trends, researched demand drivers, evaluated forecast results, and revised forecasts as needed.

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Provided collaborative approach working with Sales, Marketing, Retail Merchandising, and Finance, obtaining and ensuring current and accurate demand forecasts.

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Validated data, researched and resolved MRP discrepancies, managed procurement, and established good working relations with vendors, helping meet operational requirements.

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Created and verified Purchase Orders with factories.  Determined total lead time and Manufacturing Schedules.

 

 

 

Debbie Pucci                      MiracleOfFlight1@Gmail.com                                     Page Two

 

3M COMPANY, Chelmsford, MA                                                                                                                2011 to 2012

Lean Supply Chain Analyst

Utilizing Oracle, provided planning, scheduling, and production control for heat shrink products, 3-shifts per day and 6 - 7 days per week. Performed Value Stream Mapping. Reconciled daily work order verifications and month-end inventory reports.

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Monitored Forecasts against Actual Sales; Revised Reorder Points and Safety Stock levels as required, driving customer satisfaction.

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Tracked Capacity Constraints, WIP, and Cycle Time, EOQ / Production Lot Sizes, utilizing proprietary calculator.

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Manually loaded BOMs, Routings, and Planning Parameters for ECO’s and new SKU’s/product numbers.

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Collaborated, negotiated, and worked cross-functionally, assisting with continuous process improvement activities.

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Enhanced decision-making by providing analytical support, including Supply Chain Metrics.

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Improved customer service level by adjusting and monitoring supermarket / safety stock inventory levels.

 

 

TEXTRON DEFENSE SYSTEMS, Wilmington, MA                                                                                      2006 to 2011

Senior Material Planner

Utilizing SAP, coordinated material movement from receiving through incoming inspection, stockroom, to production floor. Primarily responsible for all electronics and printed circuit boards (PCBs) for Military Defense Factory.

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Worked with Commodity Team, validated MRP data and SAP parameters; customer focused.

Provided strong facilitation and participation on Lean Six Sigma Teams:

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Collaboratively implemented Kanban in all electronics and printed circuit board manufacturing areas.

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My Team Reduced Cycle Time by 50% for ECO implementations for all electronics and PCBs.

 

Owner, Tutoring Agency (Grades 1-12)                                                                                                  2002 - 2006

 

SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC., formerly US Filter, Lowell, MA                                                                 2000 - 2002

Sales Forecast Planner & Distribution Analyst

Utilizing Excel, managed production, allocation, and distribution of large vessels for municipal water accounts and projects.  Responsible for Monthly Inventory Valuation Reports, Sales / Usage, and Inventory Turns Reports.

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Worked closely with 80 Domestic field-service offices nd MFG Plants, meeting customer requirements, either built new or located replacement parts for refurbishments.

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Ensured optimum finished goods levels by developing inventory target level reports for primary distribution center and 80 field-service centers.

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Initiated Backorder / Customer Service improvement program, highlighting issues and employee misconceptions about inventory management standards at primary distribution center.

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Developed root-cause analysis exercise which led to process improvements within primary distribution center.

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Assisted in initiating nationwide inventory reduction program.

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Reduced inventory level 40% from highlighting excess material and facilitating consistent redistribution of finished goods, fulfilling domestic demand requirements.

 

Volunteer work:  Townsend Ecumenical Outreach (TEO), Food Pantry distribution

 

References:    Laurieand Steve Morency, TEO, 978-597-2549

                        David Holzman, 978-302-5298

 

                        Kim Castelli-Dingivan, 978-766-8629 

Resume for Denise Atherton

Denise Atherton

NONPROFIT & SOCIAL SECTOR MANAGEMENT

Successful leader with 10+ years’ experience in corporate and nonprofit management. Proven record of exceptional customer service, employee supervision, and management of department operations. Demonstrated mastery of executive administration, written and oral communication and impeccable attention to detail. Experience with implementing and developing corporate training programs.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Provident Bank, Amesbury, MA                                                                                            2004 – 2016

Publicly traded stock savings bank with total assets of $743 million, operating 8 branches with 115 employees. Successful growth strategy resulted in 42.8% increase in deposits and 60.6% in net loans. 

Assistant Vice President, Compliance Officer & Internal Audit Manager                           2012 – 2016

Oversaw the Bank’s compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Facilitated annual state and federal examinations, and internal and external audits. Directed overall operations of department.  Operated Board of Director, Executive Team and employee corporate training.

Department Operations, Management, & Training:

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Developed, implemented and tracked Employee Training Program. Conducted ongoing training sessions with staff, department heads and Executive Management on various platforms to remain compliant with current regulatory environment.

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Advanced Bank-Wide Compliance Training Program by renegotiating software contracts resulting in time saving efficiencies.

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Conducted monthly compliance training and policy reviews with the 14 member Board of Directors and 5 member Executive Management Team.

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Spearheaded facilitation and implementation of 60+ annual internal and external audits, examinations and risk assessments; resulting in repeated recognition from Audit Committee, auditors and examiners for exceptional implementation.

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Supervised and mentored Compliance and BSA Specialist staff members.

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Served as trusted advisor and valued team contributor to Executive Team and department heads on innovative processes, including converting Bank’s core processor, vendor management software, and compliance management software.

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Designated confidential member of 6 person team responsible for facilitating Bank’s incorporation and initial public offering.

Customer Service & Client Relations:

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Maintained internal and external client and customer relations through developing policies and procedures for Vendor Management, Incident Response - Customer Complaint and Red Flag Identity Theft Programs, resulting in improved efficiencies for quick resolutions.

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Noted as a valued contributor and exceptional employee by Board and Audit Committee in 2014 performance evaluation.

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Streamlined and automated audit and examination procedures, resulting in significant process improvements and efficiencies.

Compliance Officer                                                                                                                       2010 – 2012

Responsible for overseeing compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Assist Internal Audit Manager with the administration and reporting of annual audit and examination process.

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Recognized by management as a company asset for compliance, fast-track promoted to Compliance Officer after successful implementation and revamp of bank processes.

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Assumed responsibility of coordinating Bank-Wide Compliance Training Program, including oversight of software program implementation, content development, and employee tracking.

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Reported directly to Board of Directors and led all Compliance Committee meetings.

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Facilitated state and federal bank compliance examinations, consisting of request, gathering, and providing 1000+ documents to the examiners for review. Supervised yearly month-long examination process, including meetings with management and examiners.

Compliance Specialist                                                                                                                    2008 – 2010

Assist the Compliance Officer and Internal Audit Manager with all administrative tasks.

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Promoted based on strong aptitude for the handling of legal and business documentation.

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Administrated all aspects of compliance, including assisting with audits and exams, paperwork and reporting, and company-wide compliance training for 115 employees.

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Assisted Compliance Officer with Compliance Committee and Audit Committee of the Board meetings, providing research and reports to CEO, CFO, board members, and management. 

Deposit Operations Specialist                                                                                                      2004 – 2008

Process, review and file all account opening documentation.

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Received management awarded Outstanding Service Award recognition for the outstanding service provided to internal customers of the bank.

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Designated person in charge of developing and restructuring bank processes to implement imaging system for account opening documentation giving rise to significant Bank-Wide efficiencies.

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Analyzed the account opening paperwork process identifying a 75% error rate. Developed a system to communicate, track and correct the documentation, resulting in a substantial decrease in errors.

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Oversaw the training and mentoring of the Deposit Operations department’s internship program designed to support all areas of the department.

NONPROFIT EXPERIENCE

West Newbury Historical Society, Secretary – Clerk – Volunteer                                            2016 – Present

Responsible for Board and annual meeting minutes, filing of corporate documents, assist with club events.

West Newbury Riding and Driving Club, Cross Country Volunteer Coordinator & Trainer  2010 – Present

Organize, coordinate, direct and train 20+ volunteers for bi-annual equestrian event tasks.

Museum of Old Newbury, Coastal Haven Designer Home Tour Guide & Team Leader             Summer 2016

Guided visitors through tour presentation. Team leader responsible for customer service and ticket sales.

West Newbury Riding and Driving Club, Board of Director Member                                         2012 – 2016

Oversaw the longer-term goals and day to day operations of the organization’s 10+ events and fundraisers.

Pentucket Pony Club, United States Pony Club, Inc., Treasurer                                                2006 – 2013

Controlled the collection of dues, fees and income, and disbursements. Produced and presented monthly financial statements to the Board and annually to the national office.  Filed all state and federal tax forms.

West Newbury Parent Teacher Organization, Inc.,

Executive Board Member – Steering Committee Member – Program Chairman                                 1998 – 2006

Directed 40+ chairmen, oversaw the operations of 40+ annual fundraisers, events, and programs. Provided leadership and organization skills needed to lead the organization to generate $159,000 in revenues in 1 year.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

Annual Compliance Academy Certificate, MA Bankers Association, Boston, MA                   2010 - 2015

Intermediate Compliance School Certificate, American Bankers Association, Washington, D.C.     2012

National Compliance School Certificate, American Bankers Association, Washington, D.C.            2010

 

B.S., Business Administration, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH                    2009

Meet Charles Njuguna of Care & Beyond Home Care, LLC

home

Charles Njuguna is President and CEO of Care & Beyond Home Care LLC, a privately-operated home health care agency in Dracut, Massachusetts. They provide Skilled Nursing Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Medical Social Worker and Home Health Aid. Schedules are flexible and costs are kept affordable. They even custom plan the care management of their clients.

Care & Beyond Home Care's mission to achieve your best health by providing:

  • High Quality Health Care at Home
  • Lowered Costs for Long-Term Care
  • Licensed and Certified Professionals in the Team

They are ready to provide you with services anytime of the day, any day of the week. All year long, Care & Beyond Home Care LLC is here to serve you!

Clients who reside within their service area scope can access services easily, especially those living in Dracut and the surrounding locations. 

Contact: 

Phone: 978-319-9118

Email: charles@careandbeyondllc.com

WebSite: http://www.careandbeyondllc.com/

 

Relay For Life Event Leadership Team Looking for Volunteers

Relay For Life is looking for a co-lead.to serve as the face and voice of the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life event within the community, to lead and manage by empowering the Relay For Life Event Leadership Team.

Individuals in this role possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and are outgoing. Knowledgeable about the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life program (mission, history, accomplishments, format, and purpose) a plus, but can be taught. Primary responsibilities for individuals in this role are to mentor and guide the Event Leadership Team in fulfilling their responsibilities and achieving goals for the Relay event within their community.

SPECIFIC TASKS CAN INCLUDE: • Communicate regularly with the people lead, experience lead, fund the cure lead, as well as the Relay For Life specialist. • Mentor and lead income and non-income planning and goal-setting initiatives in partnership with Relay For Life specialist and Event Leadership Team. • Meet monthly (2nd Wednesday of month) with the Leadership team to discuss benchmark goals and progress. • In partnership with the Relay for Life specialist, ensure coordination, preparation, and implementation of regularly scheduled Event Leadership Team meetings.

Contact Julie Rauseo at Julie.Rauseo@cancer.org or 781-314-2668 for more information. 

Resume for Alicia Page

Alicia Page

246 Market St., #327

Lowell, MA  01852 ** 978-726-1816

33Highlighted Skills:

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Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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Professional phone demeanor, multi-line telephone experience

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Accurate keyboarding (65wpm)

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Experience in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, database management and financial software

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Organization and efficiency

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Attention to detail and mathematical aptitude

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Courtesy and respect for co-workers and the public

Professional Experience:

Various Employment Agencies, Greater Boston Area                                                                                09/2015 - Present

Temporary Receptionist

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Corporate Receptionist for Princeton Properties, Exogenesis, Arqule: answered multi-line phones and transferred calls; greeted visitors; prepared shipping waybills; performed clerical work as assigned.

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Data Entry Specialist: Segue Manufacturing - assisted with a shop system conversion by matching imported database records to old system, creating new records, identifying and completing missing information, and preparing new system to go “live.” Animal Hospital of Nashua – recreated detailed records of animal medical treatment.

Eliot Community Human Services, Lexington, MA                                                                                   01/2014 – 08/2015

Courier

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Delivered confidential packages twice weekly from Lowell to Lexington.

Merrimack Valley YMCA, Lawrence, MA                                                                                                    01/2010 – 10/2011

Administrative Assistant, Camping Services Branch

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Registered campers and entered payments using EZ Camp and EFinesstri database software.

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Created system for processing and filing registration forms.

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Interacted extensively with parents by phone to obtain missing health and registration forms.

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Collected outstanding accounts receivable and created payment plans in Excel.

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Processed daily End of Shift report. Composed correspondence and edited newsletter.

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Responded to on-line inquiries.

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Handled large mailings including redirecting returned mail.

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Ensured all day campers were delivered home by final bus.

 

The Packaging Team LLC., Dracut, MA                                                                                                        09/2007 – 11/2009

Administrative Assistant/Customer Service Representative

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Assisted Owner in designing order processing system.

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Accurately handled complete order processing cycle including printing orders, generating shipping quotes, billing credit cards, issuing shipping labels, and preparing picking tickets.

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Replied to calls and email to place orders, describe products, send samples, and resolve shipping issues.

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Created invoices and maintained inventory.

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Managed accounts payable and receivable.

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Organized and maintained filing system.

Meadowmere Motel Corporation, Billerica, MA                                                                                      02/2005 – 08/2007

Accounting Clerk

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Assisted administrator with payroll, accounts payable, Excel projects, filing, and general administrative tasks.

Volunteer and Seasonal Positions:

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Renaissance Club, Board Member and Media Contact

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Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Development Assistant

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Lowell National Historical Park, Information Specialist

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Lowell Telecommunications Corp., Membership Assistant

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National Alliance on Mental Illness, Information Specialist and Fundraiser

 

 

The Renaissance Club Cupcake and Cookie sale!

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Resume for Julius Pontes

 

JULIUS P. PONTES

 

10 Dunstable Road ·    Westford, Massachusetts 01886    ·    Home- (978) 692-4294  ·   Cell- (978) 319-5097

 

  

OBJECTIVE:            To maintain a challenging position that will fully utilize my proven culinary management skills, energy,

                                creativity, and knowledge of the food service and hospitality fields. 

 

STRENGTHS:

                                ·Proven track record for improving food quality while maintaining low food costs

                                ·Assumed greater accountability and responsibility throughout career progression

                                ·Ability to train, motivate and retain quality management and service teams.

                                ·International training and experience with focus on European, Indian, and American Cuisines.

 

EXPERIENCE:        

Chef/Hobbs Brook Management  (2014 – 2015)

·Reduced operating costs of Corporate Dining facility from 85% to 65% during tenure

                                ·Improved client approval rating by introducing healthy action station options to daily menu 

 

Director of Dining Services / Unidine Corporation (2012 – September-2013)

                                ·Responsible for leading the day to day dining operations in a senior-living environment with 72 full time residents

                                · Oversee purchasing, food production, training, hiring, budget maintenance, and quality controls                 

·Create and maintain excellent relationships with the residents, Executive Director, and fellow department heads

 

Executive Chef / Nashawtuc Country Club (2007 – 2012)

                                ·Improved quality of food and beverage offerings resulting in membership increase from 400 members in

                                     2007 to 475 members in 2011

                                ·Reduced food cost from 68% in 2007 to 32% by 2011 by monitoring production, waste, and theft

                                ·Doubled the number of meal covers served in restaurant due to increased food quality, 2007 to 2011                            

                                

Executive Chef / Beechwood Hotel, Worcester (2002 – 2007)

                                ·Uphold culinary standards for Worcester’s premier hotel venue.

                                ·Received 4 star rating for Harlequin restaurant in 2002, a shift from 3 stars in previous year                        

·Improved productivity while increasing cover counts and guest satisfaction

 

ADDITIONAL

TRAINING:                                           

                                ·Bahrain, Ramada International, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Ramada International

                                ·Zurich (Switzerland), Nova Park Hotel and the Silver Ranch Restaurant

                                ·Munich (Germany), Bierischerhoff Hotel

                                ·Paris (France), Maxim’s Restaurant, Lyon (France), Paul Bocuse Restaurant

                                ·London (England), Hilton International

 

MEMBERSHIP

Les Amis d’Escoffier Society

 

EDUCATION:         

Hotel Fachschule, Zurich Switzerland, Culinary Diploma  

Institute of Hotel Management, New Delhi, India

 

                                Apprenticeship, Taj Intercontinental Hotel, Bombay, India   

Resume for Roseann Vardaro

ROSEANN VARDARO

24 Old Homestead Road

Westford, MA  01886

 (978) 808-6864 (Cell)

RoVardaro@aol.com

 

 

SUMMARY

Strategic marketing and business professional with experience in worldwide strategic and tactical marketing, new product development and launch, and project management. Creative problem-solver with strong analytical skills and technical knowledge supporting strong sustainable bottom-line results.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

STEMGENT, A REPROCELL GROUP COMPANY, formerly part of Stemgent-Asterand, Lexington, MA   2013-2016

Global developer of stem cell reagents, cell culture tools, and provider of contract services and human tissue.

 

Director of Marketing

Responsible for strategic and tactical marketing plans and activities with a seven-member team including customer service and technical support, product management, graphic design and web development.

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Successfully launched two induced pluripotent stem cell RNA reprogramming kits worldwide being first to market a cost-effective and robust RNA blood reprogramming kit and service.

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Achieved 20% year-on-year revenue growth from 2014 to 2015 with a varied product mix of commoditized and differentiated products and services.

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Established cross-selling strategies to augment Japan and United Kingdom made product sales in the Americas.

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Led branding strategy, design and messaging integrating three newly acquired companies and implementing the branding strategy across all group companies.

 

CORNING LIFE SCIENCES (Acquired BD BIOSCIENCES DISCOVERY LABWARE), Tewksbury, MA 2007-2013

Global developer and manufacturer of ADME/Tox reagents and contract service provider, and cell culture tools.

 

Product Manager-ADME/Tox Products and Contract Research Services

            P&L and strategic responsibility for all ADME products and contract research services. Drove definition, development and launch phases of three major new products. One resulting in worldwide market share of 70% in human tissue fractions and establishing the Corning liver microsome product as the industry gold standard. A second new disruptive technology is gaining rapid adoption moving research from week long drug transporter cell line cultures to a robust, stable cryopreserved quick culture model completed in two days.

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New drug transporter product line was fastest growing product line in year one for Corning Life Sciences, securing recognition at Corning Corporate for best customer understanding, product definition and launch execution

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Grew major hepatocyte product line 16% from 2011 to 2012 with launch of new product in July 2011, and major competitive win of +700K.

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Develop yearly strategic and tactical plans for ADME products and Contract Research Services.

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Created collateral for new and existing products including datasheets, user guides, banner ad content, e-blasts, customer newsletters, conferences, trade shows, and press releases.

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Led key account management of large pharmaceutical multi-site accounts for large multi-product deals

 

THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC, Milford, MA                                                                                       2003-2007

Global developer and manufacturer of sample preparation products for life sciences, clinical and general purpose applications.

 

Product/Marketing Manager-Vacuum Concentration, Freeze Drying, Cell Disruption, Electrophoresis and Centrifugation

            Established integration strategy for Thermo vacuum concentrator and freeze dryers with newly acquired European company with products based in Denmark, France and the Czech Republic. Drove high-throughput and bench model drug discovery vacuum concentrators, and small scale freeze dryer product development for 2006 worldwide launch. Developed centrifuge market positioning for cell and tissue culture markets to augment revenue.

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Increased centrifuge orders in cell and tissue culture segment 30% with focused positioning using web-based advertising and promotions, distributor print collateral and focused ad campaigns.

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Expanded market sales in high-throughput drug discovery vacuum concentration 2X prior year.

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Led key account management of large corporate pharmaceutical account including instrument project management, service, and applications support.

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Managed product integration, including defining the product portfolio for vacuum concentrators and freeze dryers after acquisition of European company.

 

VARIAN, INC., Lexington, MA                                                                                                              2001-2002

Global developer and manufacturer of vacuum products for life science and analytical instrument markets.

 

Market Segment Manager for North America-Analytical Instrumentation

Expanded North American presence in mass spectrometry and other analytical instruments requiring vacuum. Developed and drove product programs to introduce new products to capture more market share.

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Led worldwide product launch initiative started in June 2002 for new vacuum gauge aimed at taking market share from two major competitors in a fragmented market with cost-effective differentiated product strategy targeted at analytical instrumentation and industrial markets.  Resulted in adoption by mass spectrometer OEM leading to sales of greater than 500 forecasted units per year.

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Developed sales collateral including sales presentations, datasheets, product brochures, manuals, press releases, trade shows, and journal advertisements, and delivered new product launch sales training worldwide.

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Managed and drove development of new gauge design for high reliability of 1 million plus hours at low cost.

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Negotiated multi-million dollar contracts increasing revenue by 25% with one OEM.

 

MILLIPORE CORPORATION, Bedford, MA                                                                                         1993-2001

                                                                                                                                               

Global developer and manufacturer of filtration and dispense products for microelectronics, bio-pharmaceutical and analytical markets.

 

Market Manager, Product Manager - Photochemical Dispense Systems and Point-of-Use Photochemical Filtration

Marketing Communications- BioProcess, Process Systems and Microelectronics                                              

Defended market revenue and profit leadership position in global business segment.  Drove product development programs supporting differentiated product positioning designed to lock-in replacement business across multiple market segments.  Profit and Loss, and long range planning responsibility for $30M filtration market segment and $65M pump market segment.

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Successfully commercialized new dispense systems and filtration products through the Product Development Process, starting with discovery, investigation, product definition, launch and production.

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Spearheaded product line repositioning and consolidation to capture sales across multiple market segments; including positioning existing products into new market segments, eliminating poorly selling products and converting successful specials to commercial products.

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Took share in competitively dominated market segment resulting in $1M+ revenue in 9 months with technically superior products, service, and field support.

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Offset diminishing market volumes in mature market with innovative new products commanding higher selling prices to improve revenue and maintain margins.

 

 

EDUCATION

MBA, Marketing, BABSON COLLEGE, Wellesley, MA

BA, Molecular Biology, REGIS COLLEGE, Weston, MA

Software Technical Writing Certificate, MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Courses and research completed towards MS Organic Chemistry, BOSTON COLLEGE, Chestnut Hill, MA

 

LANGUAGES

 

Fluent in Italian; Working knowledge of French

Pop-A-Lock Locksmith is looking to fill a full time position in the Peabody, MA area

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Pop-A-Lock Locksmith is looking to fill a full time position in the Peabody, MA area (Essex County and Eastern Middlesex County). We are a mobile workforce and provide locksmith services to our clients with our advanced tools and equipment. Job would include automotive key making (duplication and key generation), lock picks, residential service calls, installing/maintaining/fixing locks, and commercial calls. Training will be provided.

You are an ideal candidate if you have:

  • -        1+ years as a locksmith
  • -        Excellent communication skills
  • -        Great customer service skills and are professional and courteous
  • -        The willingness to learn
  • -        An excellent driving record
  • -        Great references
  • -        Dependability, integrity and honesty are a must!

 

Competitive wages based on experience. To apply respond to peabody@popalock.com with letter/resume, include your contact information and a brief description of your interest in this role. All final applicants will undergo a background check, review of driving history and drug testing.