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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
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
Nelson Esteves, Realtor at Re/Max Professionals in East Providence, can assist both new and seasoned homebuyers in seven different languages. His miltilingualism has allowed him to develop a trustful bond with his clients as he guides them through a big investment and a new stage of life. Esteves also has built a partnership with the Rhode Island Housing Loan Center to prepare his clients for the commitment they are about to make. Esteves has been named Realtor of the Quarter by Rhode Island Housing three times since he became a Realtor more than a decade ago, most recently for the fourth quarter of 2013. more
Richard Beretta recently received the Michael Wiggins Leadership Award from Friends Way and the Light of Hope Philanthropy Award from Gateway Healthcare, for his extensive involvement with both organizations. He is a shareholder at Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C., where he defends both insured and self-insured clients in many different fields. Beretta has been selected as a Rhode Island “Super Lawyer” in 2013, among several other recognitions. When he is not defending a client, Beretta volunteers his time by serving on numerous boards and committees, such as Trinity Repertory Company and St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. more
Tulay Lawton was recently promoted to general manager of the Savory Grape. Lawton grew up in Istanbul and she began cooking when she was 10. She arrived in the U.S. 13 years ago and started her own catering business, Tulay's Kitchen, which brought … more
Eliza Squibb, executive director of the Global Alliance to Immunize against AIDS Vaccine Foundation, has taken an unlikely path with her fine arts education. While studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, Squibb became the first artist in residence at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, where she helped researchers develop visual tools in order to analyze cephalopod camouflage. Later, during a summer internship in Peru where she studied textile productio, Squibb noticed that the village’s vibrant prints told stories and had a social impact on the community. Her observation and interest in textiles brought her to Mali through GAIA, where she designed prints that were both eye-catching and informative in order to raise awareness of HPV. She holds a BFA from the RISD. more
Kelly A. Kincaid, a litigation associate at Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney LLP, was recently recognized as a Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers for the second year in a row. Kincaid specializes in defending retail and hospitality clients regarding premises liability actions filed in both state and federal courts. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Defense Counsel of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Bar Association. She also serves on the board of directors of the Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association. Kincaid holds a B.A. in history from Providence College and a J.D. with a concentration in international law from Suffolk University Law School. more
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