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Bill Bohmbach, founder and president of Portsmouth-based Home Healthsmith, recently earned the National Association of Home Builders’ certified aging-in-place specialist designation. Bohmbach has more than 30 years of experience in adaptive-mobility equipment and previously served in the Navy as an electrician. He founded Accurate Elevator and Lift in 1994, which he sold in 2010 to a major international elevator company. Bohmbach is currently pursuing his certification for home modifications through the University of Southern California. more
Jackie Hennessey is an author and blogger who recently received an IndieReader Discovery Award for her book, “How to Spread Sanity on a Cracker.” Hennessey’s book is a compilation of stories from mothers about motherhood and cheese-dip recipes. The award honors undiscovered writers and exposes their work to agents, publishers, public relations professionals, bloggers and book reviewers. She earned a bachelor of arts in journalism from Texas A&M University. She is the founder of Hennessey PR Consulting and also writes for the “Ask Mom” column at OnlineRI.com. Early in her career, she worked as an assistant editor in Seattle. more
For the last six years, Michael Gennaro has served as the executive director at Trinity Repertory Co., which was recently named State Theater of Rhode Island and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. more
Duncan Johnson, a business law partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, was recently presented with the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Dorothy Lohmann Community Service Award in recognition of his work with Crossroads Rhode Island, a nonprofit that helps the homeless secure stable homes. more
Julie Longtin, owner of RE/MAX Cityside, was recently named a 2012 CoStar Power Broker by CoStar Group. Longtin qualified as one of the top commercial brokers in Providence based on the total sales transactions she closed during the year, which include multimillion-dollar transactions of multiple real estate portfolios located on the East Side and West End of Providence. These portfolios consisted of 67 apartment rental units, three parking lots and two vacant lots. Longtin was evaluated against other commercial real estate brokers active in the region by CoStar Group. more
John Shevlin, a professional engineer and senior vice president of Pare Corp., was recently named 2013 Engineer of the Year by the Rhode Island Society of Professional Engineers. The award recognizes an engineer who has made significant and lasting contributions to the Rhode Island engineering community. Shevlin started his professional career with Pare in 1986. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. more
Fran L. Giatas was recently selected as the 2013 Administrative Professional of the Year by the Providence chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. Giatas is employed as the executive assistant to the president of Care New England Health System, and in the past was the senior executive assistant to the president of Butler Hospital. She has served 31 years in high-level leadership positions, acting as the prime contact for board trustees and corporation members in both roles. Giatas joined IAAP in January 2011 and has since assisted on various committees and served as treasurer and chair of the bylaw committee. During her tenure with the chapter, she has been designated as a member of excellence and has also received the “be the best” award from the New England district director of IAAP. Giatas holds the certified administrative professional designation. more
Christina Bevilacqua, director of programs and public engagement at the Providence Athenaeum, was recently awarded the Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. The prize, which awards individuals with innovative approaches to traditional humanities, recognized the Athenaeum’s salon series created by Bevilacqua in 2006. The salons feature weekly conversations on topics ranging from history, art and politics to architecture, education and health care. more
Karl Aspelund, assistant professor of design at the University of Rhode Island, was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from URI’s Council for Research to begin background research for a project on space apparel – namely how space communities will recycle and use clothing. His interest in the subject was sparked following a National Public Radio report about the 100 Year Starship Initiative, a program aimed at inspiring space travel by 2112. more
Joseph McCarthy, a sales associate at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Warwick, was recently recognized with the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle award. more
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