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.


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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