In Their Own Words

I have never
had to fake
my enthusiasm. /

Collamati heads Armory Center development

Derek Collamati has been named director of development at Pawtucket Armory Center for the Arts. He is responsible for all fundraising activities for the...
"THE REASON why this is different on a public-health level ... is because it's a new strain, and one that the majority of the population, especially children, have not been exposed to before," said Nicole Alexander, Lifespan infectious disease specialist.  /

Five Questions With: Dr. Nicole Alexander

It’s a flu season like none that most Americans have ever seen. The Hasbro Children’s Hospital emergency department and pediatric practice have been swamped,...
"THE VETERINARY HOSPITAL will not be as visible to the public as the other components of the capital campaign, but none is more important," said Ron Patalano, director of operations at Roger Williams Park Zoo. /

Five Questions With: Ron Patalano

As part of its ongoing renovation project, Roger Williams Park Zoo is constructing a new veterinary facility that will care for the Providence zoo’s...
I do have a heightened awareness of ... the value of building a community. /

Elisa Heath is named new JFS board president

Elisa Heath has been named president of the board of directors for Jewish Family Service of Rhode Island (JFS). Heath is a principal of...
Every day at Cortland Place, we work to continually “peel back the onion.” /

Jasinski named exec. director of Cortland Place

David P. Jasinski has been named executive director of Cortland Place. Jasinski, who was an original administrator of the assisted living facility, returns after...
People I have met through the Chamber are regularly making a range of important decisions. /

Madden named chair of Central R.I. Chamber

Thomas M. Madden has been named chairman of the board for the Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce. Currently, Madden is a business-law attorney...

‘Cloud computing’ offers the promise of easy access

“Cloud computing” has been called the future of technology – a world where your documents, databases and business applications are all online, accessible...
"ALTHOUGH THE profession is now more evenly divided by gender, many females are still not empowered for leadership roles," said Mary F. Bernard, newest appointee to the state Board of Accountancy. /

Five Questions With: Mary F. Bernard

Certified public accountant Mary F. Bernard has been in the business awhile. She has more than 25 years experience with national and local accounting...
"RITE CARE as been essential to Rhode Island's success in achieving high rates of children's health coverage," said Elizabeth Burke Bryant, executive director of Rhode Island Kids Count. /

Five Questions With: Elizabeth Burke Bryant

For 14 years, Elizabeth Burke Bryant has worked to improve local children’s lives by gathering, analyzing and disseminating data to help identify problems, show...
"THE CONVERGENCE of this caliber of talent on our home turf was exactly what we wished for when we held our first event five years ago," said Melissa Withers, BIF executive director.   /

Five Questions With: Melissa Withers

Melissa Withers is executive director of the Business Innovation Factory, the Providence nonprofit, which recently held its fifth annual Collaborative Innovation Summit, BIF-5, at...
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