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Patricia O’Donnell Saracino, the vice president of community relations at BankRI, was recently honored by The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute as an Angel in Adoption. She was nominated by U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin. Through BankRI, Saracino has helped children in foster care attend sporting and cultural events, as well as other fun childhood activities that they otherwise would not have had the opportunity to participate in. Outside of the office, Saracino has been a dedicated volunteer at Adoption Rhode Island for nearly 10 years. She is also a proud member of a “forever family,” after adopting her daughter nine years ago. more
Frank Sargent was recently appointed to vice president of education and chief academic officer at the IYRS School of Technology & Trades. He joins IYRS after holding a handful of leadership roles at Johnson & Wales University, such as the special liaison to the president, interim provost and dean of the Feinstein Graduate School. Prior to his career in education, Sargent was a military pilot for 18 years before becoming a practicing attorney. He holds a B.S. from Salem State College, a J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Johnson & Wales University. more
Sally Helme, group publisher for the Bonnier Corp., was recently named a 2014 recipient of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association Anchor Awards. Helme has been a boater all her life and she has worked in several facets of the marine industry before moving on to publishing 20 years ago. In her current position, Helme is responsible for the magazines, Cruising World and Sailing World, as well as the National Offshore One Design Regatta Series and the “State of the Sailing Industry” market report. She holds a B.A. in history and biology/history of science from Princeton University and a master’s in management from Salve Regina University. more
Vittoria Pacifico-DeBenedictis, president of Bay View Academy, was selected as one of the 2015 Three Wise Women by the National Organization of Italian Women. Pacifico-DeBenedictis was born in Avellino, Italy, and she moved to Massachusetts when she was 7. She has had a longstanding career in Catholic education, beginning as a middle school teacher in South Boston. She soon moved from teaching to administration, where she held several leadership roles in Catholic schools around Massachusetts. Pacifico-DeBenedictis is involved with NEASC, serving as a chairperson, commission member and speaker. She holds a master’s degree in school administration from Emmanuel College and she is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she is pursuing her degree in leadership in urban education. Pacifico-DeBenedictis will be honored on Jan. 27, during the organization’s Rhode Island Epiphany Celebration. more
Dee Southerland, broker associate at Williams & Stuart Real Estate, recently received Rhode Island Housing’s Realtor of the Quarter Award for the third time since she became a Realtor in 2004. Southerland is a Providence native whose specialty is assisting first-time homebuyers. She is driven by being able to facilitate individuals with the both exciting and daunting experience of settling into a home for the first time. Southerland is a graduate of LaSalle Academy. She is currently pursuing a CRS certification. more
Michael Noonan is a clinical instructor for the University of Rhode Island’s physical-therapy program, as well as the founder of the family-run practice, Physical Therapy Services of Rhode Island. He comes from a long line of health professionals, which influenced his love for helping others. Noonan utilizes a holistic approach, which can eliminate the need for more drastic interventions such as heavy medications or surgery. Noonan is also a pastor at Living Truth Church in North Kingstown and he holds a B.S. in physical therapy from Marquette University and an M.S. in business management from Cardinal Stritch College. more
William C. DeWitt, partner at HCC Marketing, was recently re-elected president at the Financial Marketing Association. DeWitt has more than 20 years of experience in advertising, working for major companies like Citizens Financial Group and Bank Rhode Island, as well as leading advertising agencies such as Arnold Worldwide and Deutsch. In 2010, he joined the full-service marketing communications company HCC Marketing. DeWitt is a member of the Barrington Town Council, as well as the board of directors for Girls Scouts of Southeastern New England. He is also a consultant to the Barrington Adult Youth Team (Anti-Drug Task Force). He holds a B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Duke University. more
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