Johnson joins environmental firm
AMHERST — Steve Johnson has joined New England Environmental as a senior ecologist in the natural resource department, and he will be working to develop a wildlife and rare species division.
He received a doctorate in biology from the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and he has been working in the environmental consulting industry for the past 20 years. He specializes in rare species throughout the Northeast and has worked with a wide variety of animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians and dragonflies as well as plants.
New England Environmental, with offices at 15 Research Drive, Amherst, and Middlefield, Conn., is an environmental consulting firm conducting environmental assessments, restoration and management.
Hilltown Community Health Center to expand
AMHERST — By next summer, Hilltown Community Health Centers Inc. plans to open an office in Amherst at 100 University Drive. Hilltown Community Health Centers in Worthington and Huntington have provided primary medical, dental and mental health care to residents of the Hilltowns for the past 60 years. The health center intends to collaborate with existing local physicians, dentists and other health care providers to offer care to underserved people, including the uninsured and those whose primary language isn’t English. The office will be on a bus route.
The center provides other services including eye care, access to health insurance, fuel assistance, domestic violence counseling and other support services.
Business consultant wins recognition
EASTHAMPTON — The Women’s Business Owners Alliance of the Pioneer Valley has selected business consultant Ann Latham as one of its Top 10 Business Women of the Pioneer Valley. Latham will be honored at the organization’s annual banquet June 20 at The Delaney House in Holyoke.
The Women’s Business Owners Alliance provides education, inspiration and networking for 110 members
Latham, of Westhampton, owns Uncommon Clarity Inc. has worked with organizations ranging from corporate giants Hitachi and Boeing to numerous smaller businesses and nonprofits such as Smith College and WGBY.
Two join insurance firm
NORTHAMPTON — Two women have joined King & Cushman Insurance Co.
Rachel Hernandez of Granby has been named account executive in the personal lines department. She has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance and sales industry, and most recently as an account representative with Glass America. She is fluent in Spanish and English.
Beth Pearson of Amherst has been named business development manager. Her background includes real estate development as well as employment with General Electric as marketing manager and in other roles.