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Friday, September 21, 2018

Business Women

BUILDING WEALTH: Edythe M. De Marco, founder of The De Marco Group at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Providence, wants to encourage more women to work in the financial-services industries, and takes pride in training talented people to grow their clients’ assets. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

De Marco fosters wealth-nurturing team

Industry Leader, Financial Services | Edythe M. De Marco, Merrill Lynch/Bank of AmericaYou can talk about how Edythe M. De Marco joined Merrill...
NO STANDING STILL: From left, Cassie Dana, event coordinator at DK Communications; owner Dyana Koelsch; and Jane D’Arcy, the director of marketing, review a project in the PR firm’s Providence office. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Koelsch taps story telling for public relations clients

Industry Leader, Creative Services | Dyana Koelsch, DK CommunicationsRhode Island is full of stories to tell, and Dyana Koelsch is a master storyteller. That...
DETERMINED LEADER: Head of School Suzanne Fogarty has led Lincoln School through many recent changes with a committed attitude and speedy execution. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fogarty’s leadership lends luster to Lincoln School

Industry Leader, Nonprofit | Suzanne Fogarty, Lincoln SchoolSince September 2014, Lincoln School, the nation’s only all-girl school rooted in Quaker values, has undergone...
ALTERING CEO: Sara S. Johnson, co-president and CEO of Pro-Change Behavior Systems, has led lifestyle-changing interventions improving people’s health through psychologically directed software applications. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Johnson melds psychology, technology to encourage healthier living

Women to Watch, Health Care Services | Sara S. Johnson, Pro-Change Behavior SystemsWhen Sara S. Johnson was young, she was asked what she wanted...
CELEBRATION TIME: Stephanie Frazier Grimm is the founder of The Confetti Foundation, which provides ready-made birthday party kits so children in the hospital on their birthdays can easily celebrate the day with decorations. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Frazier Grimm packs celebrations for hospital-bound birthdays

Women to Watch, Nonprofit | Stephanie Frazier Grimm, The Confetti FoundationBack in 2010, Stephanie Frazier Grimm enjoyed the incredible high of becoming a godparent,...
LONGTIME LEADER: Carolyn Belisle, managing director of community relations for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island in Providence, has been with the company for 17 years. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Belisle’s leadership weaves community, service throughout health care

Women to Watch, Professional Services | Carolyn Belisle, Blue Cross & Blue Shield R.I.Community relations is no longer an accessory to business strategy. It’s...
OPPORTUNITY OFFERED: Connie Tang, center, president and CEO of direct-selling culinary product company Princess House, speaks with Jessica Viveiros, left, supervisor of sales administration, and Victoria Vilbrandt, vice president of marketing, strategy and solutions, at the company’s Taunton office. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Tang meets challenges, offers opportunity with Princess House culinary products

Industry Leader, Professional Services | Connie Tang, Princess House Inc.Connie Tang, president and CEO of Princess House Inc., leads a company that direct-sells...
HOUSING AROUND: Barbara Fields, executive director at R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp., has earned a reputation as a passionate proponent of affordable housing. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fields improves how R.I. Housing fosters community, opportunity

Industry Leader, Social Services | Barbara Fields, R.I. HousingWhile Barbara Fields may not remember the exact moment she decided what she wanted to...
ACING CHILD CARE: Margaret Teller, president and CEO of The Children’s Workshop, strives to maintain high learning and child care standards while advocating for increased support for working families’ child care needs. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Teller champions child care, learning at The Children’s Workshop

Women to Watch, Social Services | Margaret Teller, The Children’s WorkshopMargaret Teller is president and CEO of The Children’s Workshop, a Cumberland-based child...
ON TOP OF TECH: From left, Jonathan Brackens, project manager, corporate information systems at Amica Mutual Insurance Co.; Erin Darmetko, information services officer; and Darlene Major, vice president of corporate information systems, discuss upcoming projects at the company’s Lincoln office. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Darmetko’s leadership, tech skills help tune Amica’s web presence

Women to Watch, Technical Services | Erin Darmetko, Amica Mutual Insurance Co.Erin Darmetko, information services officer at Amica Mutual Insurance Co., has successfully...
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