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Melissa D. Travis was named president of RISCPA last February, the first woman to serve in that role since the organization’s founding in 1905. Under her leadership, the organization launched the RI Business Forum and became the first state society in the country to implement a workforce-development program. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Find strength in adversity

Melissa D. Travis | Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants president • Thrive in the face of adversity: Don’t be deterred by what others...
Hong Yang

Bryant professor named Geological Society of America fellow

HONG YANG, a professor of science and technology and vice president for international affairs at Bryant University, was recently elected as a 2019 fellow...

Five Questions With: Shelby Doggett

Shelby Doggett is a founder of What Cheer Flower Farm in Providence, a nonprofit established in 2018 that turned the former Colonial Knife property,...

Five Questions With: Lloyd Albert

Lloyd Albert is senior vice president of public and government affairs for AAA Northeast. He spoke with PBN about AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety...

Five Questions With: Shannen Pavao

Shannen Pavao serves as research associate director for the Center for Marketing Research at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, which recently announced a white paper...

Five Questions With: Dr. Christine Gadbois

Last month, Dr. Christine Gadbois was named CEO of CareLink, a nonprofit network of senior health care providers. She is just the second CEO...

Five Questions With: Serene O’Connor

Serene O’Connor is an associate broker with Randall, Realtors in the Watch Hill neighborhood of Westerly. A long-time real estate agent, she specializes in...

Five Questions With: Cyndi Fuchs

Cyndi Fuchs is an occupational therapist and an assistant professor in the occupational therapy department at the New England Institute of Technology. Fuchs recently...

Five Questions With: Keith Clark

Keith Clark is co-founder and principal of ClarkSilva, a new accounting firm based in Warwick specializing in small and medium-sized businesses. Clark started the...

Five Questions With: Dr. Martha Mainiero

Dr. Martha Mainiero serves as medical director of the Anne C. Pappas Center for Breast Imaging at Rhode Island Hospital and vice chair of...
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