People in Business: Dec. 26, 2022

News and notes on people on the move in the business community of Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut

People in Business: Dec. 26, 2022

Dr. Joseph Sills has been named the chief of emergency medicine at Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer.Before moving to Wing, Sills was a member of the Emergency Medicine Department at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, where he recently completed an administrative fellowship. He currently serves as an instructor of emergency medicine at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate.Prior to coming to Baystate, he served as the associate medical director of Seton Medical Center in Daly City, California.

Sills graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, in 2013, and completed his residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and San Francisco General Hospital.Sills is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.Sills joins Baystate Wing as Dr. Seth Gemme leaves the role to become vice chair of clinical operations for emergency medicine, overseeing the daily operations in the Baystate Medical Center Adult Emergency Department as well as the three community EDs at Baystate Noble Hospital, Baystate Wing Hospital and Baystate Franklin Medical Center in conjunction with the chiefs of each hospital.**********************************Conval, based in Enfield, recently announced that Cole Magee has joined the company as a sales engineer.A native of Chester, Connecticut, Magee is a graduate of Valley Regional High School in Deep River and holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in mechatronics from Western New England University in Springfield.His previous industrial sales and engineering positions have been with Rapid Radiant Technologies, Innovation Cooperative 3D and MP Systems.Founded in 1967, Conval makes high-performance severe service valves. It is headquartered at 96 Phoenix Ave.

in Enfield. To learn more, visit the website,**************************************Ted Cassell, President of Park Square Realty, announced that Terri White has joined the firm's West Springfield office as a sales associate.White holds bachelor's and master's degrees in English, as well as a master of fine arts degree in writing. An avid reader and a published author, Terri has taught high school English for more than 20 years.White will be specializing in residential listings and sales.

Park Square Realty is a locally-owned residential real estate company with 52 agents and offices in Westfield and West Springfield and online at**********************Allison Sullivan, American International College professor and post-professional Occupational Therapy Department lead, will receive a Recognition of Achievement Award from the American Occupational Therapy Association.Sullivan will receive her award in April at the association's national conference in Kansas City.The award salutes occupational therapy practitioners who have made notable contributions to the profession and its consumers in a focused area of occupational therapy practice. In recognition of her contributions, Sullivan has been named a mental health social media health education innovator.The award reflects Sullivan's success as a social media innovator in providing mental health information to the public in her role as an educator. She's the co-founder and leader of #OTalk2US, a Twitter chat for occupational therapists with tens of millions of views of tweets carrying this tag.Sullivan was recognized for her use of social media for health education and academic purposes as early as 2013.

That year, she was invited to participate in an academic project with occupational therapists from Australia and New Zealand, in which they created the first academic poster to use a QR code to increase its value to viewers.