Dr. Paul Koch of Koch Eye Associates earned his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital.
Bob Ricci, vice president, regional manager with BankRI, joined the bank in 2010 and has more than 15 years of experience in the industry. A lifelong Rhode Islander, Ricci became a member of the board of directors of Read to Succeed in 2016. He also sits on the board of the Rhode Island Ovarian Cancer Alliance and previously served on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick.
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Robert Murray, president of Bond, spoke recently with the Providence Business News about the company’s decision this year to establish an office in Providence. Bond, headquartered in Everett, Mass., has more than 750 employees and operates in nine states. In Providence, it occupies a 5,000-square-foot office at One Cedar Street. The construction management and general contracting company employs about 25 people on Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts projects, which will be coordinated out of the Providence location.
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.
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.
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.