Sunday, November 28, 2021

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EXPANDED PROGRAMMING: As executive director of Rhode Island Higher Education & Industry Centers, Amy Grzybowski oversees the programming at the Westerly Education Center, where she has introduced new workforce training programs using the $1.7 million she has raised in the past four years. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Grzybowski guides people through pandemic, aids in advancing careers

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Government/Quasi-Government Woman to Watch: Amy Grzybowski, R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner The last year has been especially busy for Amy...
TALENT SCOUT: Jess Hutchinson, a Bank of America Corp. vice president, provides career guidance to employees from Maine to Florida so the bank can retain its exceptional personnel. / COURTESY BANK OF AMERICA CORP.

Hutchinson’s focused on lifting her colleagues

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Financial Services Woman to Watch: Jess Hutchinson, Bank of America Corp. Jess Hutchinson keeps a sticky note on her desk with...
TWO-WAY STREET: As managing director of compliance and ethics and corporate compliance officer at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, mentoring is not part of Tracy McCaughey’s job description, but she feels a duty to give back and help others along the way, often learning from those experiences. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

McCaughey feels a duty to support, guide others to achieve success

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Outstanding Mentor: Tracy McCaughey, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Many institutions run valuable mentoring programs. But, effective mentoring...
MATCHMAKER: As assistant director of SupplyRI at the R.I. Commerce Corp., Doris Blanchard connects Rhode Island suppliers with large institutions in the state that agree to purchase goods and services from those suppliers, allowing the suppliers to grow and scale up. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Blanchard connects small businesses with needed funds to help them grow

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Industry Leader Government/Quasi-Government: Doris Blanchard, SupplyRI With diverse skills in banking, finance, economic development and networking, Doris Blanchard, assistant director of...
PATIENT-FOCUSED: Throughout her various leadership roles, Christine Gadbois, now the CEO of CareLink Inc., has worked to expand health care access to patients. At her initiative, CareLink recently developed a psychiatry consultation program for nursing home and group home residents. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Gadbois sets tone for CareLink through leading by example

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Industry Leader Health Care Services: Christine Gadbois, CareLink Inc. Volunteering as a 13-year-old candy striper set up Christine Gadbois for a...
HELPING HANDS: Jessica McCarthy, vice president of marketing, public relations and communications at Care New England Health System, recruited Brown University students to help the health system create meaningful COVID-19 content and present it to the public during the pandemic, and later created a CNE internship program. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

McCarthy’s transformation allows CNE to communicate effectively during pandemic

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Health Care Services Woman to Watch: Jessica McCarthy, Care New England Health System Jessica McCarthy began her role as vice...
IMPASSIONED TEAM: Diana Ducharme, partner at Cervenka Green & Ducharme LLC, attributes the boutique real estate law firm’s success to not only the passion and dedication she shares with her partners, Jennifer Cervenka and Rachelle Green, but also the respect and admiration they have for one another. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

She’s ‘vested’ in her clients’ success

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Industry Leader Professional Services: Diana Ducharme, Cervenka Green & Ducharme LLC A Rhode Island native, Cervenka Green & Ducharme LLC...
ON THE LOOKOUT: Melissa Shaw, owner of Shaw Search Partners LLC, says she has recruited and placed more than 150 candidates for her corporate clients since starting the business. / COURTESY HEIDI HOPE PHOTOGRAPHY

As corporate matchmaker her talent is on display

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Professional Services Woman to Watch: Melissa Shaw, Shaw Search Partners LLC Melissa Shaw describes her recruitment consulting business, Shaw Search...
CULTURE CHANGE: Rebecca Chhim’s colleagues at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport have observed the change in culture she’s brought since being promoted to director of cybersecurity undersea warfare combat system integration for submarines and USW systems, “changing the conversation of cybersecurity from compliance to securing tactical and business systems and quantifying risk accurately.” / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITENEY LUCEY

NUWC’s Chhim brings team approach to cybersecurity

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Industry Leader Technical Services: Rebecca Chhim, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport Rebecca Chhim’s mouthful of a job title only begins...
WELL-PREPARED: Meghan Grady, executive director of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, said the nonprofit is focusing on innovating and modernizing its programming in preparation to meet an increased need for its services. / PBN PHOTO/ ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Grady ensures home-bound seniors are fed and safe

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Health Care Services Woman to Watch: Meghan Grady, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island As a lifelong Rhode Islander, Meghan...

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