Making News: New Easthampton accounting firm, hires, board members and awards

Last modified: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Accountants start 
new business

EASTHAMPTON — Certified public accountants Brian Dillon and Catherine Bodley recently formed Dillon & Associates LLC.

The new firm provides tax preparation and planning for individuals, small businesses and corporations. It also offers controller and chief financial officer contracting services with an expertise in nonprofit financial management and small business consulting and startup.

Bodley lives in Belchertown and received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from American International College. She has been a certified public accountant since 2001, and she holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation. She has worked in the area of public accounting for many years, most recently as the director of administration and finance at the Mental Health Association of Springfield. She serves on the board of directors of the Cutchins Center for Children and Families in Northampton.

Dillon is from Easthampton and received his bachelor’s degree in business management from Providence College and his master’s degree in accounting and taxation from American International College. He has been a certified public accountant since 2002.

Shaver joins
 chiropractic office

NORTHAMPTON — Daniel Shaver has joined Chiropractic Associates of Northampton, 41 Locust St.

Shaver received his doctorate from New York College of Chiropractic in 2008 and completed post-doctoral training to become a certified chiropractic sports physician. He practiced for four years in Virginia and for the past year in Auburn. In addition to providing traditional chiropractic family health care, he specializes in the treatment of athletic injuries.

Three promoted 
at Tighe & Bond

WESTFIELD — Three Hampshire County residents recently were promoted to associates in the stock ownership program at the engineering firm Tighe & Bond.

Briony Angus of Amherst, a project manager who joined the firm in 2008, is an environmental and land use planner and provides guidance to clients on regulatory, technical, policy and financing issues related to renewable energy projects. She is also chairwoman of the Amherst Conservation Commission. She has a bachelor’s degree from McGill University and a master’s degree in urban and environmental policy and planning from Tufts University.

Susan Guswa of Northampton is a senior engineer who joined the firm in 2003. She has been project manager and design engineer for major wastewater upgrades throughout New England.

Guswa holds a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University and a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University.

David Popielarczyk of Easthampton, a senior engineer who joined the firm in 1986, is involved in the planning, evaluation, design, and construction management of water resources and wastewater projects.

Popielarczyk received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Hartford, and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Lawyer joins mental health association

NORTHAMPTON — Attorney James B. Winston was recently elected to the board of directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through support, education and advocacy.

Winston has also been appointed to serve on the City of Northampton’s Commission on Disability.

A Northampton native, Winston has been representing claimants in Social Security disability cases in western Massachusetts for more than 10 years.

New members join Dakin board

LEVERETT — Jean Deliso and Michael J. Simolo have joined the nonprofit Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society’s board of directors.

Jean M. Deliso is president and owner of Deliso Financial and Insurance Services, a firm specializing in comprehensive financial planning. Jean has worked in the financial field for 30 years in public accounting and the financial services industry. She is a graduate of Bentley College.

Michael J. Simolo, an estate planning and business attorney at Robinson Donovan PC, president of the Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council. He also serves on the boards of Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity and the Friends of the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center.

Dakin Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need and relies solely on contributions from individuals and businesses who care about animals.

Two join real 
estate office

NORTHAMPTON — Real estate agents Karen McAmis and Susan Mayhew recently joined Maple and Main Realty in Florence. The office now has 10 real estate agents and one office manager.

Networking group tables at home show

NORTHAMPTON — The Mill River chapter of BNI — an international business networking organization — will have a booth at this year’s annual MassWest Home Show at Smith College Saturday, March 15, from 11 am. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Representatives will answer questions about the networking organization. The Mill River chapter meets Wednesdays at 7 a.m. at the Quality Inn in Northampton.

Support the Northampton Survival Center by bringing canned goods or non-perishable items and receive a discount off the show admission.