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Vinka Oyanedel-Craver is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Rhode Island. She has also published more than a dozen articles on the chemical and biological processes used for sustainable water and wastewater purification, as well as collaborated on several projects. Most recently, she is working with Jordanian researchers to improve desalination technology. She has been working on embedding silver nanoparticles into the membranes used in current systems. The nanoparticles will slow bacteria growth and reduce contamination, as well as maintenance because operations will no longer need to be shut down to clean the machines. The yearlong collaboration (which began in 2014) between several Jordanian and U.S. researchers is backed by a $314,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development and a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Oyanedel-Craver holds a Ph.D. from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela and a B.S. and an M.S. from the Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso. more
Stacy Moss, an electrical engineer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport was recently selected by DiscoverE as the 2014 New Faces of Engineering Professional for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. DiscoverE, formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation, helps unite, mobilize and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities. more
Jeffrey Osborne is a Grammy-nominated musician, singer-songwriter, philanthropist and Providence native. Osborne began performing when he was 13 and since then, he has received five gold and platinum albums and has sung the national anthem at the NBA Finals twice. However, Osborne remains very close to the Rhode Island community and he is involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors, most of which promote art and education. He has created his own charity, the Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic, which allows him to give back to the community that helped him grow both as an artist and as an individual. The event takes place Aug. 12-13. more
Dre Beaudoin was recently honored with the Manager of the Quarter Award at the Howley Bread Group’s Leadership Meeting held recently at the Sheraton Providence Airport in Warwick. The Howley Bread Group is a local franchisee of Panera Bread. more
Rhode Island Housing recently named mortgage originator Rob Rocchio its Originator of the Year Award winner. The award recognizes Rocchio’s demonstrated commitment to creating affordable financing opportunities for first-time homebuyers. more
Jeff Gardner is the co-founder and CEO of Carousel Industries, a provider of technology and convergent communication services for more than 6,000 organizations nationwide. After working alongside the Community College of Rhode Island for several years to help align students with relevant skills for the workforce, Carousel was recognized with the school’s Business Champion Award. The company was also honored at CCRI’s “Changing Lives Celebration.” Aside from forming Carousel Industries, Gardner has more than 25 years of technology-related experience and is a certified public accountant. He holds a B.S. in accounting from Bryant University. more
Alec Tesa recently received the 5 Under 40 award in architecture from New England Homes Magazine. Tesa founded his own Newport architectural firm – A. Tesa Architecture – in 2011, specializing in shingle-style homes that epitomize the colonial-New England style while incorporating a luxurious, modern twist that has been appreciated by the Newport Historic District Commission. Tesa is recognized for his meticulous attention to detail, working very closely with clients to design a unique home that reflects both their lifestyle and aesthetic vision more
Debra J. Greenhalgh was recently selected as a Daily Point of Light by the Points of Light Foundation, which honors individuals and groups who make a positive impact through their volunteer efforts. Aside from being a project manager and systems engineer for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center for more than 19 years, Greenhalgh has also served as a scuba-diving instructor, providing therapeutic in-water and scuba-diving experiences for people with disabilities, terminal illness and adaptive needs for the past 10 years. She holds a B.S. in mathematics from the University of New Haven, an M.S. in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and she is pursuing her Ph.D. in system engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. more
Eileen Howard Boone is the senior vice president, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy at CVS Health and president of the CVS Health Foundation. After removing tobacco from nearly 8,000 CVS locations nationwide and implementing more health and wellness programs, the company was given the Workplace Hero award by the American Red Cross Rhode Island chapter. Under Boone’s leadership, CVS Health donated more than $6.5 million to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations last year. Other praised initiatives included the Totes of Hope Program, the CVS Charity Classic golf tournament and the CVS Health Emergency Response Team. Boone has held this role for a little over a year and she most recently served as CVS Health’s senior vice president of corporate communications and community relations. more
Christine Cunneen, of Hire Image LLC, was named 2014-15 chair of the board of directors of the National Association of Background Screeners. Cunneen began her career as a CPA for major companies, such as Barnes and Noble and ING. While she was pursuing her MBA, she had an accounting client for an investigative company. The company had noticed a demand for employment screening and Cunneen’s business proposal landed her a position as CEO to lead the employment-screening market. She later became the co-founder of Hire Image LLC, a nationwide background screening, employment-verification and drug-testing company. more
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