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Gardner-based GFA Federal Credit Union has announced that Linda J. Carmichael of Fitchburg has been named vice president of operations, a newly created position. She will oversee the operations and technology staff, including online banking, debit cards and other electronic services. She has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry.

AdCare Hospital in Worcester has named Frances A. La Prad director of health information systems. Ms. La Prad, a Worcester resident, was most recently manager of health information systems at Clinton Hospital, part of UMass Memorial Health Care Inc. She was also the director of health information systems at Great Brook Valley Health Center and was director of medical records at AdCare more than 20 years ago. She will oversee medical coding for inpatient treatment as well as outpatient services offered through AdCare's network clinics.

Victor J. Melfa III of Wellesley has joined Dolan, Maloney & Melfa, a Westboro-based insurance and wealth management firm. A Babson College graduate, Mr. Melfa was previously employed at Petters International Investment Bank and Brown Brothers Harriman.

Martin J. Horne of Marshfield has rejoined Marlboro-based Workscape Inc. as northeast outsourced benefit administration senior sales and business development leader. Mr. Horne has more than 19 years' experience in relationship management, strategic leadership and technology. He previously held positions at Workscape as strategic account executive and client engagement manager. He was most recently vice president of consulting services at Veritude. He is a graduate of Lafayette College and received a master's degree in management information science from Boston University.

Patricia Gregson, vice president of access and transition at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, has been appointed to the state's Dropout Prevention and Recovery Commission. Ms. Gregson, a Hubbardston resident, oversees a college division that focuses on K-12 collaborations to increase access to higher education. The 27-member commission, chaired by Secretary of Education Paul Reville, will make recommendations for reducing the state's annual dropout rate.

Brett Salmonson of Oxford has been named community relations manager for Harmon Home Health Inc. of Worcester. A graduate of Northeastern University, she has several years of experience in private home health care in the Worcester area. She is co-chairwoman for the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce's Ambassador's Committee, holds a seat on the advisory board for the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women.

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