Meet Our Team


Ned Breed


Started at F&B in 1976. Loves to golf and Ski. 5 kids, 3 grandkids with one more on the way!

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Diana Breed

Human Resources and Accounting Manager

Great Cook & Wonderful Wife!!

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Christopher Kennedy

Commercial Lines Manager

Chris has been an employee of Farquhar & Black since 1985. He is a Massachusetts licensed Property and Casualty Broker. He grew up in Lynn and he and his wife Debbie have been residents of Swampscott since 1995. He and Debbie are the parents of three daughters and they are grandparents of two grandsons.



Marian Cruz

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Marian Cruz-Moved to Massachusetts to be closer to family from the Bronx New York, born in San Juan Puerto Rico.  Marian was the first one to graduate in her family in 2006, from Marian Court College in Swampscott, MA.   She started working  part time formerly employed by Elizabeth S Puleo Insurance Agency now owned by Farquhar & Black Insurance Agency since 2009.  At this time, Marian is the youngest working employee at F&B which allows her to be the pick of the apple to learn more while helping fellow colleagues, new customers and with current insureds. When Marian is not at Farquhar & Black Insurance Agency, she is normally spending time with family and friends.  Marian likes to travel,  help others and is looking forward to becoming a Mom for the first time.


Pratt, CISR

Jessica Pratt, CISR

Personal Lines Account Manager

Jessica started at Farquhar & Black in 2001. She studied at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, obtained her MA Broker’s Insurance License in 2002, and the Certified Insurance Service Representative designation in 2006.  Jess is currently studying for her Certified Insurance Counsellor (CIC) designation.  Jessica, the daughter of Ned & Diana Breed, resides in Lynn. When she is not in the office, Jessica is busy sitting as a board member of the Lynn Boys & Girls Club.  She also frequently creates and bakes specialized “Cake Pops” for special occasions.



Maritza Marquez

Personal Lines Account Manager

Maritza was born in Puerto Rico and came to Massachusetts in May of 1985. She continued her education and graduated from North Shore Community College with an accounting and business associates degree. Maritza has been in the insurance business since 1997. A former employee of Puleo Insurance Agency, she is now here at Farquhar & Black Insurance Agency since December of 2009. Maritza looks forward to continuing to contribute to her community, personally and professionally. She speaks two languages fluently, Spanish and English. Outside of Farquhar & Black she enjoys spending time outdoors with family, friends and her Grand-kids. She loves all sports, especially football. Maritza enjoys helping people reach their goals by teaching and encouraging clients to do things they never thought they could. Helping people is her ultimate goal.



Maureen Casey

Personal Lines Account Manager

Maureen, known as Moe in the office, has been with Farquhar & Black since 1997.  Moe a life-long Lynn resident, obtained her Massachusetts Brokers License in the spring of 2013.  When not in the office she enjoys spending time with her twin granddaughters and her family,  walking the beach,  following the local Boston Sports teams and attending Bruce Springsteen concerts.



Lisa DeSalvo

Billing Coordinator

Lisa started at Farquhar & Black in 2004. She obtained her Associates Degree at North Shore Community College and was a legal administrator for 18 years. Lisa lives in Beverly with her husband Chuck and daughter Danielle. She is a very active Mom and loves spending time with her family and friends whether it is on the golf course or up North on the ski slopes.