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Michelle Wilcox
Crossroads Rhode Island president
Michelle Wilcox was named president of Providence-based Crossroads Rhode Island in January. She’s served in numerous roles in her nearly 29 years with the nonprofit, which provides housing and services for people experiencing homelessness.

Invest in your staff, culture

Organizations – especially those that provide direct service to people in need – are only as strong as the people they hire. Like many service...
April Williams created SalesAmp in 2017 in response to the disconnect her clients were seeing between marketing and sales. In 2021, the company became a standalone business unit of Providence-based Figmints. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Recession-proof your revenue

April Williams | SalesAmp founder and president The ups and downs of the markets can impact revenue. You can minimize that impact by focusing on two of...

Balance brings perspective

Balance. Being a sole practitioner in any area of the law, let alone fast-paced transitional work, can be overwhelming. Balance is imperative. I see myself,...
Judith S. Earle, 
Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center 
executive director
Judith Earle has served as executive director of Warwick-based Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center since 1997. The nonprofit serves victims and families of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Building a community

In the field of interpersonal violence, our mission and the wonderful work of our staff can only go so far, unless entire communities are...

Find the better way

"There has to be a better way.” This simple thought is what goes through my mind when facing a new challenge that appears to be...

Find your niche

WHENEVER an industry starts to feel out of touch with its consumers, be it due to a competitor or from a pandemic, it’s an...

The gift of normalcy

David Piccerelli | Rhode Island PBS president Leading a complex and dynamic organization such as Rhode Island PBS through the pandemic has been nothing short of...
Mark Torok
Anchor Physical Therapy 
owner and founder
U.S. Navy veteran Mark Torok opened Anchor Physical Therapy, an orthopedic and sports outpatient clinic, in 2017. The South Kingstown clinic is the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2022 Rhode Island veteran-owned small business of the year.

Persistence pays off

Mark Torok Anchor Physical Therapy 
owner and founder
 I signed a new lease to triple the size of Anchor Physical Therapy in January 2020. By...
Rep. David Cicilline has represented Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District since 2011. He’s chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary’s subcommittee on antitrust issues, serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs, chairs the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus and is vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Cicilline previously served two terms as mayor of Providence and four terms in the R.I. House of Representatives.

Listen to find consensus

Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I. As we get back to a life that looks more like Rhode Island pre-COVID, our workplaces – and co-workers –...
Yesenia Rubio opened Notes Coffee Co. in Pawtucket in July 2020. Nine months later, she left a corporate marketing job to give her full attention to growing the business. / COURTESY BRITTANNY TAYLOR

Take a chance on yourself

Yesenia Rubio | Notes Coffee Co. owner My parents came to this country in search of better opportunities. To them, landing a corporate job that paid well,...
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