DIGHTON — Town Administrator Mallory Aronstein is pleased to announce that the Town of Dighton has recently made multiple additions to its staff.
Chris Laviolette is the new Town Accountant, following a search that lasted multiple months. He was appointed permanently on Oct. 23, after serving for a few months as the interim Town Accountant.
He replaces long-time Town Accountant Jennifer Luiz, who retired this past summer.
Laviolette, of Franklin, describes himself as an accomplished, knowledgeable and detail-oriented accounting executive with broad and extensive experience in finance management operations in the public sector.
He was previously a consultant to the interim Finance Director in the Town of Foxborough, and was Chief Financial Officer for the Town of Bellingham for six years.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, Finance and Accounting from Bentley College.
The town has hired Leeanne Kerwin as a part-time administrative assistant for the Town Administrator and Board of Selectmen. She will take on this newly-created position to assist with administrative duties and special projects.
Kerwin, of Attleboro, previously served as an administrative assistant for the Building & Inspections Department, secretary for the Zoning Board of Appeals and administrative assistant for the Health Department for the Town of Franklin. From 2010-2016 she was an office manager for Alliance MRI, a medical diagnostic imaging center in Norton.
She holds an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences from Newbury College.
Paul Beaudoin has been appointed as a full-time dispatcher, after previously serving as a part-time dispatcher for many years. He transferred to Dighton from Easton.
Heather Nicora, of Dighton, has been hired as a part-time administrative assistant for the Highway Department.
Nicora will also work as an assistant to the Director of Student Services in the Swansea School Department alongside her duties in Dighton.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Fisher College, as well as an associate’s degree in business from Hesser College.
Rebecca Mello has been hired as a Clerk to work in both the Treasurer/Collector’s office and the Clerk’s office, and will split her time between the two offices. She will begin working on Monday, Dec. 2.
Mello has 26 years of business experience in a variety of office settings, including the past 23 years at a Real Estate company in Taunton. She previously worked part-time in the Treasurer/Collector’s Office in Raynham.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and is a Massachusetts Notary Public.
“We are excited to welcome all of these individuals, and know they will each bring their unique experiences to their new roles,” Town Administrator Aronstein said. “We wish each of them well moving forward.”