CEO of Visiting Nurses earns doctorate

Sharon M. Bradley, RN, MSN, DNP, president and CEO of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, recently earned a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland focusing on the use of Telehealth, an advanced technology that helps seniors maintain their independence at home.

A DNP is an advanced-level practice degree that focuses on the clinical aspects of nursing rather than academic research. Home Telehealth is a simple, state-of-the-art technology which features a small camera, microphone, blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter and stethoscope. The system supplements regular home nursing visits, and improves the quality of overall health while avoiding costly trips to the hospital.

To learn more about Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, visit www.visitingnurse.net, call 203-762-8958 or 1-800-898-4663.

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Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum awarded grant

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk was awarded a $15,000 grant in from the Xerox Foundation in support of its educational and cultural programs, a substantial increase from the amount awarded to LMMM last year.

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum presents six art exhibitions annually, lectures, guided tours for children and adults, a music/entertainment series and a variety of other cultural and educational programs. Funding from the Xerox Foundation and its substantial 2011 grant increase, will enable the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to fulfill its mission of providing cultural excellence and vitality to the community it serves.

For information on educational programs, events and rentals call 203-838-9799 or e-mail info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.

Promotions at Willian Raveis

William Raveis Mortgage announces the promotion of Ryan Raveis to executive vice president of the company and Elaine Orsini as assistant vice president.

Under Raveis' direction, William Raveis Mortgage originated its highest volume on record in 2010, $900 million dollars. Orsini made strong contributions to the mortgage team's growth through recruiting and creating comprehensive accountability measurements.

Raveis has made many contributions to William Raveis Mortgage since he joined the company in 2006. Originations volume increased by 74 percent, from $515 million in 2007 to $813 million in 2009 and $900 million in 2010.

In September 2009, Orsini came to William Raveis Mortgage from Wachovia Mortgage. She brought a higher level of customer service and responsiveness to the underwriting processing functions. Orsini's ability to work with agents, consumers and sales has afforded the mortgage company the opportunity to reach new heights.

HTG names new senior investment advisor

HTG Investment Advisors, an independent registered investment advisor firm headquartered in New Canaan, has named Valerie H. Connolly, CFA, as senior investment advisor. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, Connolly will bring a wealth of knowledge and valuable expertise in such financial disciplines as retirement planning, wealth transfer strategies and education funding, as well as investment management services.

Connolly received her MBA from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business and is a graduate of Wellesley College with majors in economics and psychology.

She can be reached at Valerie@htgadvisors.com or 800-810-1119.