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Published: 12/2/2020 4:29:13 PM
Robinson Donovandonates 100 pounds of Thanksgiving food

SPRINGFIELD — The law firm of Robinson Donovan, with offices in Springfield and Northampton, made a donation of 100 pounds of side dishes to The Gray House to help ensure that there was food for families this Thanksgiving.

Through the help of individuals and businesses like Robinson Donovan, The Gray House said it was able to provide turkeys and accompanying food for families.

Ryzewski joins Gove Law Office

NORTHAMPTON — Sarah Ryzewski has joined Gove Law Office as an associate. Ryzewski previously worked in the Holyoke solicitor’s office and for two private law firms. She will focus on residential and commercial real estate transactions, and is licensed in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Ryzewski graduated with a juris doctorate from the Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, in 2017, after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Becker College. A native of Spencer, she lives in Westfield with her husband.

Sullivan celebrates10 years at GloverInsurance Agency

HOLYOKE — Kyle Sullivan, assistant vice president at John M. Glover Insurance Agency, recently celebrated his 10th anniversary at the firm.

John M. Glover has 19 offices in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Hawaii. Sullivan, a third-generation broker, has worked for the business with his father since 2010 in the Holyoke office.

Sullivan sells home, auto and business insurance and became assistant vice president in 2016. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nichols College and a commercial lines coverage specialist certification through the Hartford School of Insurance.

Sullivan previously worked in the restaurant industry for 10 years. He works with commercial clients who range from contractors, real estate investors, restaurateurs and the owners of car dealerships and auto body shops.

Dr. Alys Malcolmjoins cancer centerat Cooley Dickinson

NORTHAMPTON — Medical oncologist Dr. Alys Malcolm has joined the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital as medical director of medical oncology. She is a board-certified medical oncologist who has been treating people diagnosed with cancer for more than 30 years.

Malcolm comes to Cooley Dickinson from St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she was medical director of medical oncology.

She earned her medical degree from the University of Istanbul in Istanbul, Turkey and has completed residency programs in general surgery (University of Istanbul); family practice, (Haseki Hospital & Medical Center); and Internal medicine (Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois). She completed a hematology and oncology fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

John Vanasse headsAIC campus police

SPRINGFIELD — American International College has selected Lt. John Vanasse to lead the campus police department. Vanasse is an employee of G4S Secure Solutions North America, which has been the provider of campus security services for AIC for more than five years.

Vanasse was most recently an instructor of criminal justice at Westfield High School. He has also served as a corrections officer and deputy sheriff at the Hampshire County Jail and House of Corrections. Additionally, while working in safety and security for the Springfield Public Schools, Vanasse managed a million-dollar budget, supervised security staff at schools throughout the district, developed safety and security training programs, and conducted investigations into major security infractions.

Prior to relocating to western Massachusetts 15 years ago, he was the deputy director for safety and security at the Massachusetts State House and other state facilities throughout Government Center in Boston.

Vanasse received his undergraduate degree in criminology and law from Suffolk University and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Anna Maria College. He lives in Northampton.

TommyCar donates nearly $100K to Dana-Farber

HADLEY — Carla Cosenzi and her brother, Tommy Cosenzi, owners of TommyCar Auto Group, which operates five car dealerships in western Massachusetts, was able to make a sizeable donation to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute thanks to the support of sponsors of the 12th annual Tom Cosenzi “Driving for the Cure” Charity Golf Tournament.

The event, named for their late father, drew the interest of nearly 148 golfers and 156 sponsors this year. Since the inception of the event, more than $1 million has been raised to support brain tumor research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The Center for Neuro-Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, under the leadership of Director Dr. Patrick Wen has achieved cancer breakthroughs with regard to the disease’s biology, drug design and patient care. Funds donated from the proceeds of the golf tournament continue to provide renewed hope for patients.

To learn more about the folf tournament, visit Those interested in making a donation to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute may do so by visiting

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