ANDOVER — Nancy Skaliotis of Andover, a certified music therapist, was awarded the 2013 Presidential Achievement Award at the New England Region American Music Therapy Association Conference in Newport, R.I., on April 5. Skaliotis was recognized for her forty years of dedication and service to the field of Music Therapy.
Skaliotis has been a music therapist for special needs children in the New York City Public Schools and the Haverhill Public Schools. She received her master’s degree in music therapy and dance therapy from New York University and completed post-graduate work and clinical training at Columbia University. She has worked as a consultant and clinician in public and private schools, hospitals, and early childhood settings.
She was a founding member of the MA Music Therapy Alliance in 1980 and was awarded the Unity/Collaboration Award for bridging the fields of Music Education and Music Therapy in 2000. She has served as the Conference Chair for Music Therapy at the Music Educators National Conference where she presided and presented Music Therapy Sessions. She has conducted numerous in-service workshops in the fields of special education, music education, and music therapy.
Currently, she is an executive board member of the New England Region Music Therapy Association where she has served as vice president, and is currently serving as Conference Site Chair. She was recently nominated to chair the Judiciary Review Board of the American Music Therapy Association in Silver Spring, Md.
BOSTON — Lindsey Mayo, director of alumni relations at Northern Essex Community College, was honored at the Distinguished Service and Recognition Awards Reception, an annual program of District I of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), held at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. The Rising Star Award recognizes the accomplishments of new advancement professionals whose early success promises future leadership and achievement. Mayo has been the director of alumni relations in the institutional advancement office at Northern Essex Community College (NECC) since December 2011. She oversees all alumni events, activities, and volunteers including the NECC Alumni Association Advisory Board. Mayo also works with NECC students through the college’s phonathon program, as well as serving as the college representative for several state and national scholarships.
HAVERHILL — The American Legion, Wilbur M. Comeau Post 4, honored Haverhill Bank for the bank’s donation and support of the American Legion’s Veterans Day celebration. John Kazarosian, Post 4 treasurer, presented Haverhill Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Mortimer with a certificate of appreciation. “In recognition and sincere appreciation of outstanding service and assistance which contributed to the advancement of the American Legion programs and activities.”
HAVERHILL — Every holiday season Margo Pingree creates a hand sewn quilt and raffles it off to benefit a local nonprofit. The proceeds from this year’s quilt were designated to support the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill.
Merrimack Valley Hospice House opened in June 2009 and is the first licensed inpatient hospice residence servicing the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire and the only hospice residence in the region licensed to care for pediatric patients. The residence is located at 360 North Ave., in Haverhill. The hospice house is staffed with specially trained nurses who provide 24 hour care in collaboration with a team of physicians, aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers. For more information, visit MerrimackValleyHospice.org.
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