51 graduate from MMA-Suffolk certificate program

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Fifty-one local government professionals from across Massachusetts graduated from the MMA-Suffolk University Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management program this spring.
Graduation ceremonies were held on May 18 at Barnstable Town Hall for those who attended the program held in Barnstable this past year, and on June 19 at Suffolk University in Boston for those who attended the program held in Andover.
The MMA and Suffolk started the program in 2011, offering a well-rounded education in municipal management, with five graduate-level classes held from September through May. Classes cover strategic leadership, budgeting and financial management, human resources management, and administrative strategies.
The annual program is often offered in two locations around the state. Barnstable has hosted three programs since 2013. As a result, more than 80 students have now completed the program from Cape Cod and nearby towns.
“The MMA-Suffolk Certificate program has been an incredible asset to the municipal workforce on Cape Cod,” said Barnstable Town Manager Mark Ells. “We’re proud to host this program and look forward to continuing to do so to ensure the next generation of municipal officials are ready to lead in our region and beyond.”
The 2017-2018 program graduates are (positions listed are the position held when the graduate was accepted into the program):
• David Bonfanti, police sergeant, Peabody
• Guy Boucher, recreation director, Sandwich
• Carolyn Brennan, council on aging executive director, East Longmeadow
• Jean Challies, police lieutenant for executive services, Barnstable
• Kelly Clark, assistant town manager, Truro
• Joseph Connelly, director of community services, Andover
• Chad Contonio, sanitation foreman, Dennis
• Joseph Conway, public works operation assistant and dispatcher, Wakefield
• Todd Correia, deputy fire chief, Fairhaven
• Sean Donahue, human resources generalist, Reading
• James Duane, assistant town manager, Framingham
• Catherine Ellsworth, assistant town clerk, Danvers
• Lori Esposito, executive assistant to board of selectmen and administrator, Southborough
• Joanne Foley, chief assessor, Tewksbury
• Samantha Garfield, payroll coordinator, Barnstable
• Christopher Gonnella, grounds section foreman, Barnstable
• Kevin Hardiman, town engineer, Tewksbury
• Whitney Haskell, purchasing agent, Salem
• Ryan Holmes, water department field supervisor, Yarmouth
• Robbin Kelley, cemetery administrator, Harwich
• Sara Kelso, senior reference librarian, Peabody
• Paula Linhares, treasurer/collector, Cohasset
• Frederick Lonardo, building commissioner, Lexington
• Amanda Love, assistant to the principal assessor, Eastham
• James Lovell, police captain, Danvers
• Susan Lumenello, director of public health, Burlington
• Patricia MacDonald, acting assistant recreation director, Sandwich
• Emily Martin, executive secretary to the Board of Selectmen, Milton
• Paul Materazzo, director of planning, Andover
• Carrie Mazerolle, assistant town accountant, Sandwich
• James McGrail, director of operations, South Shore Country Club, Hingham
• Ashling McLoughlin, treasurer/clerk, Mattapoisett
• Eerik Meisner, lieutenant and emergency management director, Tisbury
• Lizeth Menard, police executive assistant, Andover
• Cassandra Murphy, administrative assistant/treasury and tax collections clerk, Groveland
• Janet Murphy, assistant town clerk, Barnstable
• Katrina O’Leary, town planner, Middleton
• Elizabeth Paine, secretary to the Board of Selectmen, Provincetown
• Richard Partridge, town assessor, Concord
• Amber Patterson, legal assistant, Barnstable
• Taryn Peterson, senior programer/analyst, Barnstable
• Elizabeth Pettis, council on aging and senior center director, Salisbury
• Kerry Reed, public works senior stormwater and environmental engineer, Framingham
• Sigalle Reiss, health director, Norwood
• Elizabeth Rourke, finance director and town accountant, North Reading
• Daniel Santos, public works director, Barnstable
• Danielle Savin, assistant library director, Acton
• Katie Servis, assistant airport manager, Barnstable Municipal Airport
• Douglas Stumiolo, police department lieutenant, Acton
• Jill Summit, assistant treasurer/collector, Danvers
• Emily Wentworth, senior planning/zoning administrator, Hingham
Another MMA-Suffolk program, held in Andover, will also graduate students this spring.
In September 2018, two more programs will kick-off in Foxborough and Northampton.
For more information about the MMA-Suffolk Certificate program, visit www.mma.org/certificate or contact Katie McCue at the MMA at 617-426-7272, ext. 111, or kmccue@mma.org.