Susan Mackenzie took the helm of the Providence VA Medical Center in October 2013, at a time when many combat veterans have returned to the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan with severe emotional and physical challenges, adding to the needs presented by the older veterans of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. The Providence VA center has a budget of $231 million and provides care to 35,000 veterans from Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. more
Bill White is the chief author of the new book, “Winning the War Against Concussions in Youth Sports,” a topic that has risen in public awareness due to expanding research on the effects of sports-related head injuries. White grew up playing many sports and is the father of five children who have been high school athletes, one of whom suffered a concussion and had some long-term effects that only became clear several years later.more
For an institution as steeped in tradition as the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, 2014 has seen radical change. In May, the 60-year-old hall broke ground on a $15.7 million renovation and expansion project that will see the Victorian complex add three new courts, additional stadium seats, new interpretive exhibits and a new building on Memorial Boulevard. more
Lincoln-based A.T. Cross Co. is in some ways a brand new 175-year-old company. Founded in 1839, the high-end pen maker was sold to private equity firm Clarion Capital Partners in July 2013, while its former eyeglass division was renamed and eventually sold as well. more
Performing in concert halls in Vienna, Prague and Budapest in July, Andrew Howell and the Chorus of Westerly showcased the talent and training of the multigenerational Rhode Island group to audiences with limited familiarity of the Ocean State. more
Fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, Cristina Amedeo directs the United Way’s 2-1-1 program, a free and confidential 24/7 information and referral helpline that connects Rhode Islanders from all walks of life with human- services programs to help cope with difficult times. The 2-1-1 service has handled more than 1 million requests for help since 2007, including 213,595 calls in 2013 – a new record. more
Since he became executive director of Roger Williams Park Zoo last July, Jeremy Goodman has been focusing on making exhibits more interactive to fulfill what he sees as an important mission – to establish a bond between people and animals. That bond is intended to stretch far beyond an enjoyable day at the zoo into being concerned about the environment and having an impact on global issues such as climate change. more
In March, Douglas Sherman, the senior vice president and provost at the New England Institute of Technology, saw his work to introduce an online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program bear fruit when the program was accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. more
Join PBN for the best networking event and party of the winter - January 15, 2015 - the Book of Lists Party at the Providence Public Library. Reserve your spot by December 31st and get a holiday gift from PBN!
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.