Friday, May 17, 2024


2023 Leaders and Achievers Awards Program


Congratulations to the 2023 Leaders & Achievers honorees!

Join us and celebrate this year’s honoree at the beautiful Aldrich Mansion. This event is a cocktail networking celebration with open bar, passed hors d’oeuvre’s and a variety of food stations.

Honorees were chosen based on their long-standing commitment to the business community as well as a sustained demonstration of leading other, community service and mentoring.

  • Kim BelengerNaval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport lead system engineer for the surveillance towed array sensor system-expeditionary
  • Jeffrey CascioneNavigant Credit Union senior vice president and director of commercial banking
  • Stephen ColellaJob Club Rhode Island director
  • Stacie CollierNixon Peabody LP partner and chief talent officer
  • Christian CowanUniversity of Rhode Island Research Foundation executive director
  • Marcelino De SantiagoHope Global president and chief operating officer
  • Dean de TonnancourtHomeSmart Professionals Real Estate CEO, owner and broker
  • Sarah DinklageRhode Island Student Assistance Services/Coastline EAP CEO
  • Crista F. DurandNewport Hospital CEO and president
  • Deborah FaulknerFaulkner Consulting Group president
  • Christine GadboisCareLink CEO
  • Christopher D. GrahamLocke Lord LLP Providence office co-managing partner
  • Jean A. HarringtonDuffy & Sweeney Ltd. partner and chair of the corporate department
  • Jonathan HoustonJustice Assistance founder and CEO
  • James M. Lehane IIINewport Mental Health CEO and president
  • Carol MalyszRI Bio executive director
  • James McAsseyBrave River Solutions Inc. president
  • Marguerite McLaughlinHealthcentric Advisors LLC director of education and transformation
  • Leland MerrillCentreville Bank executive vice president and chief lending officer
  • Ross L. NelsonCox Communications Inc. New England market vice president
  • Mary O’SullivanEncore Executive Coaching owner
  • Anthony PellegrinoAsh-The Dean Hotel head of hotels
  • Joseph PerroniDelta Dental of Rhode Island CEO and president
  • Marianne RaimondoRhode Island College School of Business dean
  • Virginia RobertsWebster Bank N.A. senior managing director and deputy chief credit officer
  • Barbara E. WolfeUniversity of Rhode Island provost and executive vice president for academic affairs
  • Karina Holyoak WoodGoldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at the Community College of Rhode Island executive director


2022 Leaders and Achievers Honorees



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Event Date

08/23/2023 - 08/23/2023

Event Time

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Event Location

Aldrich Mansion
Warwick Neck Rd
Warwick , RI 02889