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Megan Fisher has resided in Rhode Island for 17 years, leading the Roger Williams Park Conservancy since January 2018. She has a master’s degree in museum studies from Brown University and a certificate in nonprofit management and leadership from Tufts University. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Being mission-focused but adaptable in execution creates best outcomes

Megan Fischer | Roger Williams Park Conservancy executive directorAn influential mentor early in my nonprofit career instilled in her team the importance of holding...
Shannon Shallcross co-founded BetaXAnalytics to use the power of data to improve the cost, transparency and quality of health care after serving as an executive in the insurance and health care industries for more than a decade, advising a range of Fortune 500 companies. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Great leaders see the best in people

Shannon Shallcross | BetaXAnalytics LLC co-founder and CEOThe most valuable lesson I’ve learned in my career is this: The greatest leaders see the best...
In 1994, Joyce Fastino began working as a recruiter for The Personnel People, a staffing and recruiting firm in Providence. In 2001 Fastino purchased the company to continue its mission of helping businesses with legal, accounting and administrative staffing needs. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY


Success is all about the people

Joyce Fastino | The Personnel People presidentWhen I took over The Personnel People, the business climate was challenging due to the economic uncertainty caused...

In addition to her “day job” at WJAR-TV NBC 10, Bologna is a certified yoga instructor and created Shri Bark, an oat/seed/fruit snack that is made locally and helps fund free yoga outreach in the region. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Showing up means more than putting in the time

Alison M. Bologna WJAR-TV NBC 10 Sunrise and Noon News co-anchor Shri Studio Inc., Shri Service Corps founder and executive director“Showing up” is a practice I’ve...
In 2010, Marie Ghazal became CEO of Rhode Island Free Clinic, a nonprofit, volunteer-based health clinic that provides free health care to uninsured adults. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

The correct core values produce the results you need

Marie Ghazal | Rhode Island Free Clinic CEOPassion and compassion for others drive work at our free clinic. It’s important to build a strong...
After a short time away, in 2017 Brett Green became president and CEO of Mahr, an American division of Carl Mahr Holding GmbH in Germany. While he is involved in an international enterprise, Green takes one of his most important business lessons from his father. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Persistence, determination pave the road to success

Brett Green | Mahr Inc. CEO and presidentMore than 20 years ago, my father came across a quotation.A framed copy sits proudly in my...
Joanne McGunagle is celebrating her 40th year working at CCAP, at which she started as a crisis intervention coordinator, eventually becoming executive director in 1985 and president and CEO in 2015. Under her leadership, CCAP has grown its budget and services dramatically. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Trust and empower your people for best outcomes

Joanne McGunagle | Comprehensive Community Action Inc. president and CEOThe nonprofit world is a rapidly changing environment. Health care, workforce development, education and family...
Kathleen A. Bartels is a Rhode Island native and co-owner of LLB Architects. The firm’s headquarters is in the Design Exchange, a historic Pawtucket mill complex that LLB transformed into a creative business hub.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

In design as in all business today, collaboration is both means...

Kathleen A. Bartels | LLB Architects president and partnerOver the course of my two-decade-plus career, I have witnessed firsthand the shift from hierarchical, top-down...
At The Business Development Co. since 1995, Peter Dorsey manages its loan portfolio of about 40 companies. He also served as a founder and executive director of the Cherrystone Angel Group, Rhode Island’s first angel investment group. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Objectivity, humility and connection needed for success

Peter C. Dorsey Jr. | The Business Development Co. presidentSuccessful companies are essential to driving the rising tide needed to float all boats. Large...
Four years ago, Renaud Megard left behind a travel-heavy, corporate job and bought Nameplates for Industry. He hasn’t looked back, balancing more time with his family and building a small business. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

By creating a path to success, workforce issues can be solved

Renaud Megard | NFI LLC president and CEOThroughout my career in various industries, the biggest challenges I have faced have come from finding the...
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