Saturday, November 27, 2021


One Last Thing

Embrace disruptive innovation

Maria Ducharme | The Miriam Hospital president I was drawn to health care as far back as when I was a teen volunteering at a...

Virtual sales lure visitors

Lars Trodson | Block Island Chamber of Commerce executive director The most significant change in business this past year has been the exponential growth in...
Colin P. Kane helped establish Peregrine Group LLC in 2001. 
The real estate development and 
advisory firm has offices in East Providence, Newport and Boston. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Weathering the storm

Colin P. Kane | Peregrine Group LLC founding principal Since starting my career as a 21-year old U.S. Navy officer, any success is a result...
Ross Gittell became president of Bryant University last July, replacing longtime university leader Ronald K. Machtley. Gittell previously served as chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Seize the moment

Ross Gittell | Bryant University president More than 4,000 institutions of higher education in the United States serve approximately 20 million students and this year...
Rep. James R. Langevin | D-R.I.
Rep. Jim Langevin has been in the U.S. House since 2001, after serving as Rhode Island secretary of state. He’s recognized as a leader on national security, workforce training and development, and cybersecurity. He serves on the House Armed Services and Homeland Security committees and co-chairs the Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus and the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, which he co-founded. / COURTESY U.S. REP. JAMES R. LANGEVIN

Empower each other

Rep. James R. Langevin | D-R.I. During turbulent times, it’s easy to lose focus on the path forward and instead concentrate on the obstacles before...
C. Morgan Grefe
Rhode Island Historical Society executive director
C. Morgan Grefe became executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Society in 2011, after serving as director of its Goff Center for Education and Public Programs for six years. She is the author of “The World in One Square Mile: Central Falls,” a children’s historical fiction book. / COURTESY GAGE M. PRENTISS

Experiment, collaborate

Rhode Island’s more than 450 history and heritage organizations preserve the very things that embody the stories of our state. Now, when our students,...
Laura L. Douglas 
Bristol Community College president 
In 2017, Laura L. Douglas was named the fourth president of Bristol Community College. She previously served as provost of Des Moines Area Community College’s Urban Campus, in Des Moines, Iowa, and has served at community colleges in Japan, Michigan and North Carolina.  / Courtesy Bristol Community College

Connect with coffee hours

When the pandemic began, “leading with safety” became our motto. How could there be a higher priority for the people you care about and...
Chris Gadbois is an advanced practice public health nurse who became CEO of East Providence-based CareLink Inc. in 2019. Later that year, she was elected president of the nonprofit Rhode Island Public Health Association, an affiliate of the American Public Health Association.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Help volunteers succeed

Chris Gadbois | CareLink Inc. CEO; R.I. Public Health Association president When I was elected president of the Rhode Island Public Health Association, I could...
Mason J. Waring joined Providence-based law firm Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick Ltd. in 2008. His practice focuses on long-term disability, health and life insurance litigation. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Prioritize collaboration

Mason J. Waring | Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick Ltd. partner I am fortunate to be part of an amazing team navigating this pandemic. Here are...
Rick Simone founded EGN LLC, a consulting firm for marketing, public relations and event production, in 2012. He’s served as executive director of the Federal Hill Commerce Association since 2015. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Lead with optimism

Rick Simone  | EGN LLC president; Federal Hill Commerce Association executive director Never in my career have I spent so much time on crisis management. The...

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