Richard Pezzillo

PBN 40 UNDER FORTY 2020 AWARD WINNER Richard Pezzillo, 37 | Executive director, New England Hemophilia Association


How has COVID-19 impacted your work-life balance? I’ve learned to plan ahead and reimagine all events as virtual and engaging formats. I’ve had to learn to incorporate exercise into a daily routine, learn to shut down the computer, create a designed workspace in our home and to prioritize time with my husband over anything else.

What is the best advice you have ever received? My father has a saying: “The minute you start comparing yourself to someone else is the minute you start losing a piece of who you are.”

What is your greatest attribute that you bring to your job? The ability to creatively think outside the box. The passion that I bring to help others. The ability to inspire and lead.

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What is your favorite Rhode Island food or drink? Clam cakes and chowder.

Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics or Bruins? Red Sox.

Fox or MSNBC? MSNBC.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn? Instagram.

The prop: Richard Pezzillo holds a sign, with the bolded letters “Wicked Strong Family.” Among his attributes he brings to the New England Hemophilia Association is the ability to inspire and lead others.

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