PBN announces 2021 40 Under Forty honorees

Updated at 12:48 p.m.

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS announced Friday its honorees for the 2021 40 Under Forty awards program.

PROVIDENCE – Forty young professionals have been chosen as the winners of Providence Business News’ 17th annual 40 Under Forty program.

Awardees were selected based on their career success and involvement within their communities. Among the winners chosen for the 2021 program are those who work in the nonprofit, education, pharmaceutical, architecture, retail, construction, architecture, finance, government, and health care sectors.

The honorees will be recognized in person July 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, with a rain date of July 29. A special section highlighting each honoree will be featured in the July 23-Aug. 5 print issue of PBN.

The following are the 2021 40 Under Forty honorees (listed alphabetically):

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  • Kimberly Ahern, Office of Governor Daniel J. McKee, director of policy and senior counsel
  • Sue AnderBois, The Nature Conservancy, climate and energy program manager
  • Pierson Booher, DBVW Architects Inc., principal
  • Lindsey Brickle, Polaris MEP, senior workforce manager
  • Ross Casey, Care New England Health System, manager of specialty pharmacy and 340B
  • Paige Clausius-Parks, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, senior policy analyst
  • Danielle Crafford, Gilbane Building Co., general superintendent
  • Josh Daly, R.I. Small Business Development Center, director, Southern Region
  • Stephanie Downey Toledo, Central Falls School District, superintendent
  • Dr. Sean Fine, Brown Physicians Inc., gastroenterology physician, assistant professor of medicine
  • Dr. Wilfredo Giordano-Perez, Tri-County Community Action Agency, medical director; Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, assistant professor
  • Robert Hackett, Johnson Controls Inc., engineering manager
  • Dr. Helena Kuhn, Brown Dermatology, dermatologist
  • Mark Lacz, TyMark Restaurant Group, partner
  • Ivette Luna, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, manager, consumer engagement
  • Giselle Mahoney, RDW Group, partner and senior account executive
  • Creusa Michelazzo, Tech Collective, executive director
  • Nick Oliveira, International Game Technology PLC, director, global procurement operations
  • Shelly Orsi, Bank of America Corp., senior vice president, client and business management executive
  • Ashley O’Shea, R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services, director of strategic communications
  • Chris Parisi, Trailblaze Marketing, founder and president
  • Daniel Procaccini, Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C., counsel
  • Mike Raia, Johnson & Wales University, vice president of strategic communications
  • John Rainone, DiSanto Priest & Co., principal
  • Marcy Reyes, The Financial Literacy Youth Initiative, founder and CEO
  • Nishita Roy-Pope, Dell Technologies, director; Tribe Academy, founder
  • Kelsey Ryan, Coastal Medical Inc., director of population health management
  • Jessica Savoca, Brown Medicine, manager, quality initiatives and project management
  • Gregory Scorpio, G-Form LLC, chief financial officer
  • Claudia Scotti, Amgen Rhode Island, manager supply chain procurement
  • Dr. Vijairam Selvaraj, Lifespan Corp./The Miriam Hospital, internist
  • Steve Sherman Jr., Bristol County Savings Bank, vice president, head of cash management
  • Josh Short, The Wilbury Theatre Group, artistic director
  • Jamie Stebenne, JPS Construction and Design Inc., president
  • Rita Danielle Steele, Steele Realty Consultants LLC, principal and owner
  • Paige Voccia, Speech Services Rhode Island LLC, founder and owner
  • Dr. Tiffanie Waldeck-Napolitano, Wood River Health Services, chief dental officer
  • Rebecca Webber, Cambridge Innovation Center, Providence general manager
  • Nicole White, A Wish Come True, director of program services
  • Joi-Danelle Whitehead, Brown University, Division of Pre-College and Summer Undergraduate Programs, director of diversity, equity, inclusion and access

Bristol County Savings Bank is the presenting sponsor for PBN’s 2021 40 Under Forty program. Ticket information can be found on PBN.com.

(CORRECTION: The 40 Under Forty event date is July 22, with a rain date of July 29. The earlier post noted incorrect dates.)

James Bessette is the PBN special projects editor, and also covers the nonprofit and education sectors. You may reach him at Bessette@PBN.com. You may also follow him on Twitter at @James_Bessette.

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