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One Last Thing

A religious Sister of Mercy, Sister Jane Gerety is now in her ninth year as the head of Salve Regina University, having served as a member of Salve’s board of trustees since 1995, as well as in a number of academic and health care industry positions. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Integrating a mission of mercy to educate beyond skills

Sister Jane Gerety | Salve Regina University presidentI have the best job in the world. As an academic schooled in the liberal arts, a...
Site Specific is a general contractor and construction-management firm with offices in Providence and Boston. We seek out clients and designers who share our passion, resulting in a client-focused approach that yields efficiencies in integrated design and construction. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A cultural foundation helps Site Specific build well

Matt Dempsey and Peter Crump | Site Specific LLC partners/co-ownersWhat drives Site Specific today is what prompted our partnership more than 10 years ago:...
GAIA Vaccine Foundation is a Providence-based nonprofit with the mission of infectious-disease prevention in West Africa. GAIA, which stands for Global Alliance to Immunize Against AIDS, has offered HIV care-and-prevention services for other diseases at community health centers in Bamako, Mali. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

With unconventional communication tool, real results

Eliza Squibb | GAIA Vaccine Foundation executive directorYou might wonder how a textile designer ended up running a health-focused nonprofit.It all started in 2012,...
Matt Cullina has served as CEO of CyberScout since 2008, and has helped the company become a trusted ally to clients combating the effects of cybercrime throughout North America and Europe. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Building trust helps build the business

Matt Cullina | CyberScout CEOIn our business, trust is everything. When customers call us, they are shaken. Their identities, privacy or financial assets have...
THE CLARITY OF THE MISSION at the 120-bed Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in West Warwick is a key reason for its success, says administrator Hugh Hall. Staff act as partners with patients and residents, helping each of them achieve their highest level of independence. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Never be satisfied

Hugh Hall | Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center administratorAssembling a high-performance staff that is mission-driven is essential to the idea of continuous quality improvement.To...
OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND is a nonprofit whose mission is to provide educational experiences at sea, says Executive Director Jessica Wurzbacher. The 200-foot, oceangoing ship was completed in 2015, with a permanent home of Fort Adams in Newport. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Effective leadership on land echoes it at sea

­Jessica Wurzbacher | Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island executive directorExecuting on a mission as ambitious as ours requires meeting a number of challenges, and...
Groov-Pin supplies precision turned components and engineered fasteners to companies around the world for application in the aerospace, automotive and medical industries. Social Enterprise Greenhouse supports early-stage ventures through a variety of programs, including supplying mentors such as Scot Jones to help them refine their business plans and grow. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Success today requires fresh thinking

Scot Jones | Groov-Pin Corp. owner, Social ­Enterprise Greenhouse board memberGroov-Pin needs a new generation of skilled talent for its advanced-manufacturing operations in Rhode...
East Coast Technology Group has been listed as one of the fastest-growing private companies by PBN in four of the last five years, thanks largely to its customer-focused approach, something founder Steven J. Gietz made a key from the beginning. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

For IT services success, focus on people

Steven J. Gietz | East Coast Technology Group founder and presidentI’ve always had a passion for technology, as well as a flair for commerce....
After managing burners and turbines aboard the USS Saratoga and then overseeing heating and cooling equipment for the FAA, Thomas J. Lydon went to what he knew when he co-founded Bardon’s Water Services and Technologies with his sister in 1985. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Hard work, deep learning, team culture a winning formula

Thomas J. Lydon  |  Bardon’s Water Services and Technologies co-founder and presidentStarting a business is a difficult enough proposition. But starting a business in...
In 2012 Carlos Andres Toro founded Steer Digital, a Providence-based digital media team working locally and around the globe. The firm premiered “Shark Vortex” on Discovery Channel during Shark Week 2017. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Like a shark, outthink, outlast and outhunt competitors

Carlos Andres Toro | Steer Digital founder, director and producerSteer Digital partners with organizations to help them navigate the digital media landscape and produce...
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