BUSINESS EXPANSION: Thomas Hoagland, executive director of the Providence Business Loan Fund, speaks with Kathy Cosentino, assistant director for business development. 
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Five Questions With Thomas Hoagland

5Q: Thomas Hoagland | Executive director, Providence Business Loan Fund1. How many active loans does PBLF have, and what are they worth collectively?...
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Five Questions With Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott

5Q: Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott | Director, R.I. Department of Health1. What do residents who live in a state-designated “health equity zone” get that...
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Five Questions With Blake Filippi

Blake Filippi | Minority leader, R.I. House1. You are the new House minority leader. How do you elevate the voices of a comparatively small...

Five Questions With Frank D. Sanchez

Frank D. Sanchez | President, Rhode Island College1. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed expanding the Rhode Island Promise program to RIC. How important...
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Five Questions With Louis Giancola

Louis Giancola | President and CEO, South County Health1. Your retirement at the end of this month after 18 years at the helm of...
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Five Questions With Steven H. Kitchin

Steven H. Kitchin | Vice president for corporate education and training, New England Institute of Technology1. How did your partnership with Number Nine...
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Five questions with Maling Ebrahimpour

Maling Ebrahimpour | Dean, College of Business, University of Rhode Island1. The College of Business at URI recently hired 10 faculty. What was the...
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Five Questions With Deanna Fidler

5Q: Deanna Fidler | Senior vice president, chief human resources officer, FM Global1. What are some of the functions of human resources that...
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Five Questions With Allison Gaines Pell

Allison Gaines Pell | Head of school, The Wheeler School1. What prompted the recent change in the school’s mission ­statement? Our new mission...
DEEPLY FOCUSED: Matthew Shenoda, social equity and inclusion vice president at Rhode Island School of Design, speaks with social equity inclusion fellow Rene Payne.
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Five Questions With Matthew Shenoda

5Q: Matthew Shenoda | Social equity and inclusion vice president, Rhode Island School of Design1. You’ve held the inaugural position of social equity...
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