Nonprofit & Education

REPURPOSED: 
Executive Director Kevin Brochu stands in front of the new Ocean State Community Wellness Center in North Kingstown, which until last April served as the West Bay YMCA.
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Renovation of former West Bay YMCA borrows from Ocean State Job...

It’s well known that Ocean State Job Lot’s stores are mostly housed in repurposed buildings, but the discount retailer’s involvement in the purchase of...
UNCOMMON SENSOR: Tom Reilly, left, general manager at Security Supply Inc. in Cranston, and Rick Gentile, a sales representative, display equipment that can detect the vapors created by e-cigarettes. The detectors send email and phone alerts when an alarm goes off. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

R.I. firm offers tool for school to sniff out vaping students

Security Supply Inc. is selling schools a new tool in the timeless cat-and-mouse game with students: stopping them from smoking in bathrooms. Now the...

Raoof named new RISCA grants management fellow

ANISA RAOOF was recently appointed as the new grants management fellow for the R.I. State Council on the Arts. Raoof is the former executive...
CHAMBER CHIEF: Laurie White, right, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, talks with Alexandra Rakip, Chamber marketing and events manager. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Under Laurie White’s guidance, Providence Chamber on right path

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards BUSINESS LEADERSHIP: Laurie White, President, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Consistent, forward-thinking, strategically targeted planning, followed by action. Those qualities...
QUICK LEARNER: Ronald K. Machtley acknowledges he didn’t know much about operating an insitution of higher education when he was first hired as president at what was then Bryant College. The school has since become a university. He’s stepping down in May, after 24 years on the job. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Machtley’s influence clear at Bryant and beyond

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP: Ronald K. Machtley, President, Bryant University When Ronald K. Machtley was growing up in Johnstown, Pa., he...
MAKING INTRODUCTIONS: Monica Anderson, Lifespan director of community relations and corporate citizenship, speaks to people attending a Rhode Island Hospital community job fair in October. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Lifespan’s mentoring program part of a different kind of care

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Lifespan Corp. Lifespan corp. came into existence in 1994, when it was founded by Rhode Island...
HEALTHY SMILES: From left, Jamie Oriol, field support coordinator; Samantha Bowen, director of communications and intern Austin Prario discuss their tasks at the American Heart Association of Southern New England in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Local chapter of American Heart Association is pumped to promote culture...

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A NONPROFIT: American Heart Association of Southern New England HEART DISEASE AND STROKE are among the nation’s...
TEAM LEADER: Anna Johnson, head of school at The Wolf School in East Providence, says a team of teachers and therapists is assigned to classrooms to help students. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

The Wolf School’s model caters to ‘complex learners’

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AND LEARNING: The Wolf School When Ben was a young child, his mother was told he...
LAB WORK: Marc Powell, center, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering, uses magnifying equipment at Brown University’s Carney Institute of Brain Science to get a close-up look at his work. Behind him are David Borton, left, assistant professor of engineering and Dr. Sohail Syed, a neurosurgical resident./ PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Brain institute makes the crucial connections

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A LARGE COMPANY: Brown University’s Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science IT DOESN’T...
HIGHER LEARNING: From left, College Crusade of Rhode Island high school adviser Agi Kah and middle school advisers Manuela Garcia, Victor Martinez and Eric Rossi have a conversation at the organization’s Providence headquarters. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

College Crusade of Rhode Island enjoying a high degree of success

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY: The College Crusade of Rhode Island THE COLLEGE CRUSADE of Rhode Island recently finished...
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