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Phil Olivero, chief technology officer for Lightower Fiber Networks, talks with Providence Business News about the company’s mission, its work in Rhode Island and plans going forward. Based in Boxborough, Mass., the company also has a colocation/data facility in Providence. more
Gail Cavanaugh is a business consultant and life-insurance agent based in Portsmouth. A specialist in retailer and merchant services, Cavanaugh talked with Providence Business News about the security – or lack thereof – with the new EMV chips (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) found on credit cards and how retailers should be dealing with the costs associated with buying new EMV equipment. more
Dr. Patricia Gifford, a retired geriatrician, is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative care. As the team leader for the Providence Village Healthcare Advocacy Service, she oversees volunteers who accompany elderly members to doctor appointments and act as their advocates. Gifford talked with Providence Business News about the Providence Village and its health care advocacy service, which she developed for Providence Village members. more
Jeffrey Cannell is the newly appointed director of Providence Community Library. Established as a nonprofit in 2009, PCL, Rhode Island’s largest library system, has nine library locations and 65 staff members. Cannell is an experienced manager of libraries and joins PCL from the Office of Cultural Education in New York, where he was deputy commissioner. more
1 The role of Save The Bay includes environmental advocacy and education. How do you balance the two? Save The Bay's commitment to environmental education is strategic and reflects our belief that advocacy for the bay begins with education. … more
Alyce Wright, a sales associate at Lila Delman Real Estate International, recently was named the 2016 Realtor of the Year by the Newport County Board of Realtors. She is a director for the Rhode Island Association of Realtors and a member of the Women’s Council of Realtors. An alumna of Harvard University, she worked for 10 years at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs before turning to real estate as a career. more
Michael Melillo, founder and CEO of Dockwa Inc., a Newport-based tech startup that helps boaters research, plan and book cruising trips, talks with Providence Business News about its new partnership with ActiveCaptain, an online interactive cruising guidebook for boaters, where he got the idea for his business and plans for the future. more
Kevin Robertson is a senior vice president and director of sales at HSA Bank, a subsidiary of Webster Bank NA. The bank recently released a white paper on a change made by the U.S. Department of Labor on the fiduciary standards and guidelines for investment advisers. Robertson talks with Providence Business News about those changes and how they’re affecting the industry and impacting the consumer-directed health care landscape. more
Rebecca Plonsky, a licensed independent clinical social worker, is vice president of integrated behavioral health at CharterCARE Health Partners, which includes Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. Plonsky helped navigate an agreement to create CharterCARE’s new Long-Term Behavioral Health Unit, which has 20 beds for Medicaid-eligible patients who need long-term psychiatric care. She talked recently with Providence Business News about the new LTBHU and its role in the community. more
As the program director for Flickers, the nonprofit arm of the Rhode Island International Film Festival, Shawn Quirk is responsible for overseeing the selection of films submitted for consideration to the festival and manages the organization of screenings throughout the year. more
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