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TIME MANAGER: At this stage of her career, Diana Franchitto, CEO and president of the nonprofit HopeHealth, says she’s much more mindful about using her time efficiently.
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Diana Franchitto, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner DIANA FRANCHITTO | CEO and president, HopeHealthDIANA FRANCHITTO works in a growing field, managing a $70 million company...
BY DESIGN: Architect Kenneth J. Filarski enjoys working on projects for the betterment of his profession and of Rhode Island. 
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Kenneth J. Filarski, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner KENNETH J. FILARSKI | Founder and principal, Filarski/Architecture+Planning+ResearchARCHITECT KENNETH J. FILARSKI thinks of himself at this point in...

Tufts Health Plan plants the seeds for healthy lifestyles

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2,000-4,999 EMPLOYEES #8: Tufts Health PlanCEO (or equivalent): Thomas A. Croswell, CEO and president Number of employees: 2,900HOW CAN GARDENING...

At Benchmark Senior Living, friendly competition inspires wellness

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2,000-4,999 EMPLOYEES #6: Benchmark Senior Living LLCCEO (or equivalent): Tom Grape, CEO, chairman and founder Number of employees: 3,821AMONG...

Ocean State Job Lot uses analytics to target employees’ real needs

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2,000-4,999 EMPLOYEES #7: Ocean State Job Lot Inc.CEO (or equivalent): Marc Perlman Number of employees: 2,426ONE SUREFIRE WAY to add...
FULL SPEED AHEAD: Catherine Anders, head supervisory human resources specialist at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, has been busy in recent years. The division has hired about 350 people in each of the last three years, and the pace isn’t slowing.
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Anders ensures hiring at NUWC Division Newport stays on correct course

Business Women Awards 2019 | WOMEN TO WATCH, TECHNICAL SERVICES Catherine Anders, NUWC Division NewportWHEN CATHERINE ANDERS’ plans for a career as a dancer ended...
LISTEN AND LEARN: Participants during the first of two discussion panels at the 2019 PBN Spring Health Care Summit at the Providence Marriott talk about how the state’s health care and insurance systems must listen to and understand the whole person they purport to serve. From left: Marc Backon, president of Tufts Health Plan’s commercial division; Stephen Farrell, UnitedHealthcare of New England CEO; Dr. John Murphy, executive vice president of physician affairs at Lifespan; James E. Purcell, former CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and founder of the Returns on Wellbeing Institute; Shannon Shallcross, co-founder and CEO of BetaXAnalytics; and Neil D. Steinberg, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation.
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Panel: Many health, insurance services out of touch with user

To work better, the state’s health care and insurance systems must ramp up one critical skill: listening to and understanding the whole person they...
PANELISTS SPEAK at the 2019 PBN Spring Health Care Summit. Above, from left to right, Dr. John Murphy, Jim Purcell, Shannon Shallcross and Neil D. Steinberg. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN Health Care summit addresses industry trends, problems

PROVIDENCE – Employers are wasting almost all of the money they invest in workplace- wellness programs because they simply don’t understand the lives, problems...
FEEDING TIME: Jennifer Warmbold, lead keeper of Africa at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, prepares to feed lettuce to some of the zoo’s Masai giraffes. The zoo is in phase one of a three-phase, 20-year master plan to renovate and expand the Providence attraction.  
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Can a zoo boost the economy?

Adults and kids stare, almost unblinking, at the sleek bodies of giant river otters gliding dreamily in figure eights through their tank.The human faces...
POSITIVE PICTURE: PBN Economic Trends Summit keynote speaker Osborne Jackson, senior economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, tells attendees employment, labor-market participation, housing prices and consumer confidence are in generally healthy condition in Rhode Island. 
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Summit attendees encouraged by healthy condition of R.I., N.E. economies

Osborne Jackson, senior economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, offered a generally positive image of Rhode Island’s and New England’s current economic...
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