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ConnectiCare has named Jim Buccheri chief sales officer and senior vice president. He will lead sales, account management and distribution for ConnectiCare in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. Buccheri most recently was vice president and general manager of Northeast regional products and regional operations for Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield in North Haven. He sits on the boards of directors for New Hope Industries and the UConn Business School Advisory Council, and is a member as deputy DCP commissioner since 2004. Before that he was in the private practice of law for 11 years.

William Raveis Real Estate & Home Services in Shelton has promoted Tom Barone to senior vice president of William Raveis Affiliates, a branch of the William Raveis Cos. that offers franchise opportunities to existing and start-up real estate organizations in select markets. Barone most recently was senior vice president of sales and business development for William Raveis Mortgage, LLC.

New Haven's WTNH-TV has promoted Roger Hess to director of sales for WTNH, MyTV9-TV and wtnh.com. He will be responsible for all revenue generated by the stations and Web site. Hess has worked for WTNH for 17 years in capacities including account executive, local sales manager and national sales manager. WTNH-TV has also named Connie Fitch director of media sponsorships for WTNH, WCTX-TV and wtnh.com. Fitch has 20 years of related experience and will continue to lead promotional sales support.

The Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut has hired Andrew Eaves as vice president of marketing and development. He most recently held the position of director of customer service at VNS of Connecticut. Eaves earned his BS in entrepreneurial studies and communication from Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.

The law firm of Tyler Cooper has named new partners to the firm: Elizabeth K. Acee, James R. Byrne, Elena L. Cahill, Carol L. Loomis, Ilan Markus and Kerry J. Tomasevich. Acee is a civil litigator focusing on commercial litigation and labor and employment law. Byrne's civil-litigation practice includes commercial litigation, creditors' rights, commercial foreclosures and collections and check fraud. Cahill focuses her practice in business development and growth. Loomis practices in the fields of general corporate law and commercial real estate. Markus practices commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters. Tomasevich is a corporate and securities lawyer.

Frank J. Puglisi has joined New Haven CPA and valuation firm Meyers, Harrison & Pia as a senior accountant in the accounting and tax department. He has more than 19 years' experience in the public and private accounting industries. Puglisi earned his BS in accounting from Quinnipiac University.

Bridgeport law firm of Cohen & Wolf, PC has hired L. Joyelle DeFelice, Deborah Steinberg Erickson and M. Lauren Gillies as associates. They are admitted to practice in Connecticut and are members of the American, Connecticut and Greater Bridgeport Bar Associations. DeFelice will focus her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, taxation and elder law. Erickson will practice in litigation, telecommunications and utilities and employment and labor law. Gillies practices primarily in business and real estate transactions.

Yale-New Haven Hospital has appointed Catherine Stevens, BSN, MS, RN, director of women's and infants' services. Her responsibilities include labor and delivery, maternity high-risk obstetrics, maternal special care, maternity post partum and perinatology service. Stevens is the former patient service manager on the pediatric intensive care unit.

The Connecticut Laborers' District Council has appointed Charles LeConche as international representative for the council's New England region. He will be responsible for tasks including resolving labor disputes, reviewing international agreements and participating in preliminary discussions before development and project construction begins. LeConche also serves as business manager and secretary treasurer for the council.

Mary Allegra, RN, MSN has been named cardiac program manager for Connecticut VNA, an affiliate of Wallingford-based Masonicare. She will focus on broadening employee education and will standardize cardiac care. Allegra earned her MS in nursing from the University of Hartford.

The accounting and consulting firm Kosovsky, Pratesi & Co. has hired Susan K. Stefurak. Stefurak is an enrolled agent and has more than ten years of accounting experience.

The Shelton accounting firm of Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala has hired Angela Fortenberry as a member of the accounting and auditing department and Amanda E. Peluso in its tax department. Fortenberry is a recent graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with a BS in business administration and a specialization in accounting. Peluso recently was graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a BS in accounting.

The Connecticut State Medical Society has promoted Christi Holmes to manager of the Physician Health Program (PHP). She previously was program coordinator. Holmes will be responsible for increasing PHP's outreach throughout the state. She earned her BS in human development from Wheelock College in Boston, Mass.

Quinnipiac Bank & Trust Co. in Hamden has elected Gregory O. Scott to its board of directors. He is the former president of the William T. Beazley Co. who today is a private investor and real-estate developer. Farrell served six terms on the Wallingford Town Council, served as a Wallingford selectman and as a justice of the peace.

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