Business notes, September 4, 2022

LAKEVILLE – Rosemarie Borrelli recently joined Salisbury Bank & Trust as Vice President, Head of Treasury Services.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Rosemarie to our team,” said Rick Cantele, President and CEO of Salisbury. “Rosemarie’s knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset to the Bank as we continue to improve our cash management services to meet the needs of our clients. I look forward to working with Rosemarie as we focus on long-term value for our stakeholders and our business growth strategy.

Borrelli lives in Danbury and most recently worked for Fieldpoint Private Bank and Trust as Vice President, Director of Depository Operations for the past eight years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in General Accounting from Mercy College and will lead the Treasury Services Department. In her role, she will work with retail branches and commercial lending departments to support and grow customer relationships.

Primary Care Physician Joins Nuvance Health in Sharon

SHARON – Dr. Jonathon Keith Joseph will join Nuvance Health Medical Practice’s primary care office in Sharon, Connecticut.

Joseph is a Board Certified Resident Physician and Pediatrician who brings over 20 years of healthcare experience, most recently serving as Medical Director of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in the Bronx, NY.

“The way we provide and expand access to primary care in rural communities is changing, but together we can meet community needs with modern healthcare practices to support your health in the future,” said said Joseph. “I am excited to begin this journey and meet members of the region.”

Prior to his role at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Joseph served as Chief Medical Officer of Harlem United in New York and a physician at CityMD, Lutheran Medical Center, among several other facilities in the Northeast.

He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School with training at Brigham and Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Boston, followed by an infectious disease fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

“Expanding primary care is a critical part of our work to ensure the vibrant future of Sharon Hospital,” said Dr. Cornelius Ferreira, president of primary care system at Nuvance Health. “We know that Dr. Joseph’s expertise will be a great addition to our team.

Joseph will begin seeing patients this fall. Sharon’s Nuvance Health medical practice is located at 29 Hospital Hill Road. To schedule an appointment, call 860-364-7029 (TTY/Accessibility (800) 842-9710).

The Draper Foundation Fund supports area nonprofits

TORRINGTON — The Northwest CT Community Foundation’s Draper Foundation Fund recently awarded $895,775 to area nonprofits. The Fund has awarded $637,875 to 19 designated nonprofits and $257,900 in donor-advised grants to nonprofits that provide essential programs and services to residents of Northwestern Connecticut.

Here is a complete list of nonprofits that have received Donor Advised Grants from the Draper Foundation Fund of the Northwest CT Community Foundation:

Connecticut Foodshare $10,000 to support mobile food truck in Winsted

Explorations Charter School $35,000 to support additional technology infrastructure to add STEM courses

FISH of Northwestern Connecticut $8,250 to support the replacement of the shelter’s heating system

Friendly Hands Food Bank, Inc. $10,100 to support the purchase of a second van to facilitate food deliveries

Hands of Grace $8,000 to support individually wrapped foods kids can make on weekends

Litchfield County Opioid Task Force (tax sponsor Charlotte Hungerford Hospital) $75,000 to support the third year of a pilot program adding a community case manager on evenings and weekends to improve linkages to care for clients with substance use disorders

McCall Center for Behavioral Health $25,000 to support upgrades and integration of all computer systems into a single network to facilitate the merger of the McCall Center for Behavioral Health and Help Inc.

New Beginnings of Northwest Hills Litchfield County, Inc. $11,550 to cover the cost of weekly cleaning for one year, two fire-rated cabinets, and one cabinet for maintenance supplies

Northwest Connecticut YMCA $25,000 to create outdoor recreational and event space

Susan B. Anthony Project $32,000 to support the purchase of a van

Winsted Area Child Care Center $18,000 to support the purchase of replacement commercial kitchen equipment

The following nonprofit organizations nominated by the Northwest CT Community Foundation Draper Foundation Fund receive awards twice a year: Beardsley & Memorial Library, Colebrook Associates, Inc., Colebrook Congregational Church, Colebrook Historical Society, Inc.; Cornell University for the Cornell Feline Health Center College of Veterinary Medicine; WL Gilbert Trust Company; Greenwoods Scholarship Foundation, Inc.; Little Guild of Saint Francis; Northwestern Connecticut Community College; YMCA of Northwestern Connecticut; The Salvation Army; Tufts University, School of Veterinary Medicine; The University of CT Foundation, Inc.; Vivisection Investigation League, aka The Last Post; We adopt Greyhounds, Inc.; Winchester Youth Services Bureau; Winsted, Inc. Area Child Care Center; Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc.

SBAP receives grants from Glenmede Trust

TORRINGTON — Jeanne Fusco, executive director of the Susan B. Anthony Project (SBAP) in Torrington, announced two Glenmede Trust scholarships in support of the agency’s Rebuilding Lives program for the current fiscal year 2022-2023: one award $20,000 from The Breaking the Cycle Foundation and a $20,000 award from the Betty and Leo Balzerit Foundation.

SBAP’s Rebuilding Lives Program provides crisis and support services to those impacted by domestic and sexual violence in Northwest Connecticut, including an emergency shelter and transitional living program for victims fleeing violence domestic; a 24/7/365 crisis hotline; individual consultation; support groups; and legal and medical advocacy.

The Breaking the Cycle Foundation scholarship will specifically fund SBAP support groups to empower victims of domestic violence, with the goal of disrupting the pattern of violence often experienced by those experiencing domestic and sexual violence.

“Our Rebuilding Lives program, and specifically the support groups offered by SBAP, are designed to provide support and empowerment to victims, to educate trauma survivors on how they can use their experiences to better understand the impact of trauma on their lives, and to break the cycle of violence that brought them into service,” Fusco said. “Coercive control strips away individual power, and understanding that dynamic of control, the cognitive and emotional response of that experience and trauma response, enables the individual to live a safer, abuse-free life.We are extremely grateful to the Betty and Leo Balzerit Foundation and the Breaking the Cycle Foundation for their support as our clients strive to heal of their experiences and transform their lives.

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