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Salganik to lead RIPIN

SAMUAL SALGANIK was recently named executive director for the Rhode Island Parent Information Network, a Cranston-based nonprofit that helps individuals and families who need...

Caring for parrots at home and abroad

THE CHICKADEE FARMS building in Hopkinton, a former factory chicken farm, is now home to birds of another feather.Foster Parrots, founded by Marc Johnson,...

CCAP opens dental facility in Coventry

COVENTRY – Rhode Island’s Comprehensive Community Action Program has announced the opening of a new family dental center in the town.The center, a newly...
STRONG LEADER: Melissa D. Travis is the new president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants and the first woman to hold the position since the organization’s formation in 1905.   
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Travis blazing a trail by joining forces

Melissa D. Travis is breathing new life into the 2,100-member Rhode Island Society of Certified Public ­Accountants.The Cumberland native is president of one of...
GUIDING STARTUPS: Venture Mentoring Service of Rhode Island provides free mentoring services to entrepreneurs in the Ocean State. From left, Dan Horne, mentor; Paul Olean, executive director; and Jarrid Hall, foreground, of GAB-on, a parent-engagement tool for students.
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At Venture Mentoring, the best advice is free

When Paul Olean retired and returned to his home state of Rhode Island, he was dismayed by the then-high unemployment rate. He wanted to...
BIG IDEAS: Melissa Cummings, chief customer officer at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, helps implement the company’s customer-service projects, such as opening Blue Cross & Blue Shield stores where members can get face-to-face service or take fitness classes.
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Healthy BCBSRI customers fuel Cummings’ happiness

2019 C-Suite Awards | CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER, NONPROFIT: MELISSA CUMMINGS | BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLANDWHEN MELISSA CUMMINGS walks into the...
STEADY BALANCE: Mark Loiselle, Saint Elizabeth Community chief financial officer, keeps an eye on the dollars and cents while maintaining the quality of care for the nonprofit company’s senior residents. 
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Saint Elizabeth Community’s mission never far from his mind

2019 C-Suite Awards | CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, NONPROFIT: MARK LOISELLE | SAINT ELIZABETH COMMUNITYMARK LOISELLE HAS BEEN chief financial officer at Saint Elizabeth Community...
ONE FOR THE BOOKS: Aaron Peterman, Providence Public Library chief operating officer, has played a key role in the library’s $25 million renovation, including helping to get millions of dollars in tax credits and reimbursements for the project.
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Leading Providence Public Library into its next chapter

2019 C-Suite Awards | CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, NONPROFIT: AARON PETERMAN | PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARYAARON PETERMAN, chief operating officer at Providence Public Library, is excited...
CREDIT IS DUE: Lisa Roth Blackman, chief philanthropy officer at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, and her team have been instrumental in raising the visibility of the nonprofit and its mission.
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Blackman keeps capital flowing at the food bank

2019 C-Suite Awards | CHIEF PHILANTHROPY OFFICER,NONPROFIT: LISA ROTH BLACKMAN | RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANKLISA ROTH BLACKMAN, chief philanthropy officer of the Rhode...
PERCUSSION SKILLS: Meeting Street teacher’s assistant Ruth Espinal, right, practices percussion skills with Cameron Cuddy at the Early Learning Center.
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Meeting Street expanding special-needs school

For more than 70 years, Meeting Street has pushed to be a national leader in development and education of children of all ages and...
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