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FAST START: Nishita Roy-Pope, left, founder and CEO of Tribe Academy LLC, shares the stage with Florcy Morisset, the organization’s co-founder and innovation strategist for Accenture, at an event at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Roy-Pope says the startup organization has hosted programs for more than 500 participants since launching in 2019.

Creating broad talent takes a collective ‘Tribe’

PBN Diversity Equity & Inclusion 2023 Awards Career Consulting: Tribe Academy LLC BEING DIVERSE AND BEING EQUITABLE are the driving forces behind Tribe Academy LLC, a...
Amgen Rhode Island manufacturing associates Leyshaliz Faliciano, left, and Richard Taranto work together making a batch of drug substance at the West Greenwich facility.

Amgen R.I. is growing its operations to heal the world

PBN 2023 Manufacturing Awards EXCELLENCE AT AN ENTERPRISE MANUFACTURER: Amgen Rhode Island BRIAN BRITSON WALKS AROUND the extensive Amgen Rhode Island campus and marvels at how...
CONTINUED GROWTH: Sarah Dinklage, Rhode Island Student Assistance Services/Coastline EAP’s founding director and CEO, has grown the organization from a seven-school pilot program to serving more than 55,000 students in 80 middle and high schools. 

Sarah Dinklage, Rhode Island Student Assistance Services/Coastline EAP founding director and...

PBN Leaders & Achievers 2023 Sarah Dinklage Rhode Island Student Assistance Services/Coastline EAP Founding director and CEO BRINGING OUT THE BEST in people both at...
RESPONDING TO COVID-19: Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Newport Hospital CEO and President Crista F. Durand helped expand the hospital that now has 29 beds, three triage bays, a consultation room, a results lounge and a four-bed dedicated behavioral health pod. 

Crista F. Durand, Newport Hospital CEO and president

PBN Leaders & Achievers 2023 Crista F. Durand Newport Hospital CEO and president COVID-19 AND A DISRUPTED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM presented Newport Hospital CEO and President Crista...

At Washington Trust, physical and financial well-being join as one

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2023 500-1,499 Employees 5. The Washington Trust Co. CEO (or equivalent): Edward O. Handy III, Chairman and CEO Number of employees:...

Toray Plastics creates camaraderie among employees

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2023 500-1,499 Employees 6. Toray Plastics (America) Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Ken Kurokawa, Chairman and CEO Number of employees: 695 AN ON-SITE...
GOING GLOBAL: Judith Lynn Stillman, Rhode Island College’s artist-in-residence and music professor, traveled in 2016 to Greece to play music as a way to aid the Syrian refugee crisis. 

RIC’s Stillman uses music to inspire, unite the community

PBN 2023 Business Women Awards CREATIVE SERVICES INDUSTRY LEADER: Judith Lynn Stillman | Rhode Island College artist-in-residence and professor of music ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS INFUSE every...
PUSHING FOR CHANGE: Ally Maloney Winzer, principal of Newport-based Maloney Interiors, is currently supporting proposed legislation in the R.I. General Assembly to recognize interior design as a distinct profession. 

Maloney Interiors principal Maloney Winzer is an advocate by design

PBN 2023 Business Women Awards CREATIVE SERVICES WOMAN TO WATCH: Ally Maloney Winzer | Maloney Interiors principal WALLPAPER ON THE CEILING. An accent pop of...
OPENING DOORS: Falvey Insurance Group Chief People Officer Roxanne Nelson created an internship program three years ago that has produced new employees within the insurance industry, including two now working full time at Falvey. 

Falvey Insurance’s Nelson helps ensure a bright future for employees

2023 C-Suite Awards Midsize Private Company: Roxanne Nelson | Falvey Insurance Group chief people officer EMPLOYEES UNEXPECTEDLY RESIGNING. A global health crisis. Other employee-related matters. Many...
COMMUNITY GROWTH: Tomás Ávila, associate director for the R.I. Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, says that as of April 2022, minority-owned small-business enterprises have been awarded 15.3% of the dollar value of Rhode Island’s procurements or construction projects after not meeting the 10% mandate for years.

New leadership, reorganization of state division has led to increased MBE...

PBN 2022 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Awards Government: R.I. Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Upon being hired in August 2021 as the associate director...
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