Brookline Team

Phone: (617) 738-5400  Fax: (617) 738-8214
114 Harvard St. Brookline, MA 02446

Ely Kaplansky
Licensed MA Insurance Agent
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Ely Kaplansky founded Kaplansky Insurance in Brookline, Mass. in 1974. A current board member for both the Massachusetts Association of Independent Agents and the Brookline Chamber of Commerce, Ely attained his Property/Casualty license in 1973. In 1984, he aquired his Life and Health Insurance license and became a Certified Insurance Councilor. He earned his Certified Professional Insurance Agent designation and became a Licensed Massachusetts Property and Casualty Insurance Advisor in 1985.

Ely is a former director of the Massachusetts Young Agents Council and a former chairperson for Fitchburg Mutual Agents Advisory Council. A life member of the Mensa Society, Ely also serves as a director of the American University Parents Executive Council.


Patty Foley
Senior Vice President

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Patty Foley began her career with Kaplansky Insurance in March 1982 as a Sales and Service Representative.  She earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative Designation in 1990 and in 1993 was promoted to Agency Manager of the Brookline corporate headquarters.  In this role, Patty is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the agency’s daily operations including Agency Automation, personnel and office procedures.  In 2009, she was promoted to Senior Vice President of the agency.  Patty is also a Notary Public, a service that is free for clients.


Mike Noone
Vice President, Operations
Licensed MA Insurance Agent
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Mike Noone began his insurance career in 1988 with Prudential Life as a life and health representative. In 1991 he took as a position as Agency Manager with Cutler Insurance Agency in Allston. In 1995 Cutler was acquired by Kaplansky Insurance where he continued to manage that location. Since that time he has managed several other branches, including new acquisitions and has been promoted to his current position of Vice President of Agency Operations. Mike also earned the prestigious CIC designation eight years ago.


Scott Barudin
Vice President of Business Development
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Scott joined Kaplansky Insurance in October of 2006 after owning his own agency for 18 years. In November of 2009, he was promoted to manager of the Fairhaven office. In April 2012 Scott was promoted to Vice President of Business Development. Scott began his career with Prudential Insurance Company where he received many awards including the Property & Casualty Award, Academy of Honor Award and the prestigious Citation Award. Scott earned his LUTCF designation for his knowledge in life insurance.

Beth Taylor
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Beth Taylor joined Kaplansky Insurance in 2009 with 21 years experience in insurance accounting.  In 1998 she was trained directly by the Applied company to educate employees in all aspects of their software.  Beth is the treasurer of the West Bridgewater Grid Iron Club and owns a business designing silver and semi-precious jewelry.



Chris Misterka
Marketing and Sales Coordinator
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Chris Misterka joined Kaplansky Insurance in 2011 with over 5 years of marketing and sales experience. In 2007 he graduated from Salem State University with a degree in Communications and a minor in marketing. Chris began his career selling advertising and events. He then advanced his marketing knowledge working as an account director for one of the largest internet marketing firms in the country.




Donald Cohen joined Kaplansky Insurance in 1991 and serves as a Personal Lines Producer who also handles health, life and annuity sales.  After graduating from Bridgewater State College in 1980, Don began his career in insurance at an independent agency before becoming a sales representative for Metropolitan Life.  He was a Leaders Conference qualifier twice during his three years with Metropolitan Life.



With more than 20 years experience, Barbara Galvin joined Kaplansky Insurance in 2007.  She holds a Property/Casualty license and is a producer of personal and commercial lines business.  Barbara is committed to ensuring that her customers fully understand their policies and coverage.  In her free time, Barbara volunteers with the local Boys and Girls Club.




Dave Drapeau CIC, AAI joined Kaplansky Insurance as Commercial Lines Manager in January 2005 and has overseen rapid growth in that area. He has coordinated the Commercial Lines Department through several agency acquisitions and the introduction of many new Commercial Lines Companies. Dave began his career more than 25 years ago with Aetna Casualty & Surety. He is currently a member of the Workers’ Compensation Bureau/Producers Advisory Group and was recently recognized by Massachusetts General Hospital for his 3 ½ years of volunteer service.



Bill Healy joined Kaplansky Insurance in May 2009, bringing with him 10 years of commercial lines insurance experience.  In his free time, Bill is a volunteer EMT and has served his community as finance committee member and town meeting moderator.




Nancy Healy brings her past experience in the computer business world and her CLCS designation from The Hartford School of Insurance and The National Underwriter Company to Kaplansky Insurance. A mother of two college students, a former teacher of three foreign languages, and 14 years as a systems programmer. Nancy specializes in commercial insurance.


Karen Brown
Client Service Representative, Personal Lines
Licensed MA Insurance Agent

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Karen Brown has been with Kaplansky Insurance since its inception in 1974.  Since acquiring her Property/Casualty license in 1997, Karen serves the agency in several facilities including managerial, sales and customer service.  She is a co-founder and member of the board of a non-profit organization called One by One, Inc. that promotes dialogue among polarized groups.  In her free time, Karen is a mentor to female inmates at MCI Framingham.



Kathy Smith joined Kaplansky Insurance in December 2009 as a Personal Lines Client Service Representative.  She has worked in the insurance industry since 1986 and obtained her Broker’s License in 1992.  Kathy holds the CISR and CPIW designations.  In her spare time, she works for the American Red Cross Blood Services scheduling blood donations.



Suzet Roman
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Suzet joined Kaplansky Insurance in March 2012 as a Receptionist. She has worked for over ten years as an administrative assistant. The last five years Suzet has worked in the insurance industry. Suzet is a graduate of Quincy College and is fluent in Spanish.