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Corey Denenberg Dehner of Natick recently received the 2012 Journal Award of Special Recognition from the New England Water Works Association. Ms. Dehner is co-director of the Center for Community Empowerment and Environmental Responsibility at the Worcester Community Project Center and an assistant teaching professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The award recognizes Ms. Dehner's work on her paper, "Private Sector Involvement in Public Water Distribution: Assessing Local Water Systems in Massachusetts," which was published in last year's Journal of the New England Water Works Association.

Lawrence R. Behan of Acton has been appointed chief financial officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham. In this role, Mr. Behan will supervise all financial and business operations, as well as critical administrative functions. He previously served as the administrative director at the University of Massachusetts Medical School's department of psychiatry in Worcester. He is the former deputy commissioner and chief financial officer of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.

The Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership in Worcester has chosen David Morgan, vice president and general manager of the Perkins products division of the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, to receive its Innovator of the Year Award for 2012. Mr. Morgan was presented the award for his work on the Perkins' SMART Brailler, a new interactive learning tool designed to help people who are blind learn to read and write more independently.

Timothy Hammond of Princeton has been selected as assistant executive director for programs at the Perkins School in Lancaster. In this position, Mr. Hammond will oversee the clinical, medical, psychiatric and residential programs for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. The newly formed position replaces the chief operating officer role at the school. Mr. Hammond came to Perkins in 2001 and is a veteran administrator and supervisor.

Lori Corcoran, the associate dean of special populations at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, recently received the Community Bridging Award at the 36th annual Thank You Reception at Alternatives in Whitinsville. Alternatives is one of the region's largest human service providers. Ms. Corcoran was given the award for her involvement in the Employment Academy, a collaborative effort between the college and Alternatives to help people with disabilities find jobs.

Tom Clay of Westford, the chief executive officer of Marlboro-based Xtalic Corp., has been appointed to the board of trustees at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner. Mr. Clay has led several high technology companies. Xtalic develops high performance metal alloys for a wide range of applications.

Kayem Foods of Chelsea, the largest meat processor in New England, has announced the appointment of Michael Mulrain, an executive at Polar Beverages Corp. in Worcester, to its board of directors. Kayem's board consists of nine company, family and external members who oversee the company's operation. Mr. Mulrain is the chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Polar Beverages, the largest independently owned soft drink bottler in the U.S.

Sepaton Inc., a Marlboro-based maker of backup and recovery systems, has announced that Jeff Tofano, the company's chief technology officer, recently presented a session at Storage Networking World Fall '12 at the Hyatt Regency Silicon Valley/Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.

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Date:Oct 21, 2012
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