Business Notes


Judy A. Cloos
Judy A. Cloos of Pawtucket has been licensed by the federal government as an Enrolled Agent. Cloos, who is employed with the CPA firm Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd., can now represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service. Cloos passed a two-day examination administered by the IRS, which covered taxation of individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts, procedures and ethics. With Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. since 1995, Cloos has also been an office manager and a paraprofessional. She is a member of the Rhode Island Society of Enrolled Agents and the National Association of Enrolled Agents.



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Stephen A. Boyle
Stephen A. Boyle has joined the staff of Chaffee & Partners as production manager. He brings with him over 20 years of photography, production and management experience to the agency. Previously, he was a photographic supervisor for Massachusetts-based DIBS, Inc. Boyle graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He resides in Narragansett with his wife Cheryl, and their three children.



Bill Napolitano
Bill Napolitano, president of Achievement Dynamics has been appointed a certified affiliate within the international network of senior-level business and executive development associates by Resource Associates Corporation. The North Atleboro, MA company works with clients to maximize company value by assisting them in identifying and implementing custom-tailored leadership, management, sales, supervision, strategic thinking and business planning, customer service, and time management processes within their organization.



John Toic
John Toic has been appointed as Cranston’s new economic development director. Toic, a business development representative for the Quonset Davisville Port & Commerce Park, assumed his new responsibilities last month. He has spent four and a half years at RIEDC. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration as well as an undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island.




Holly Mattoes
University of Rhode Island doctor of pharmacy candidate Holly Mattoes has won national acclaim for her ability to report on complex scientific findings through crisp, readable English. The North Providence resident was awarded top prize for her essay on treating advanced heart failure in the second-annual Pharmacist Essay Challenge, which was sponsored by Sanofi Pharmaceuticals and U.S. Pharmacist, the Journal for Pharmacists’ Education. Mattoes’ essay was chosen from a field of 35 other entries from students across the country.



Jeanette Matron
Jeanette Matrone, RN, PhD, left Life-span last week to run her own consulting business. The former vice president of patient-care services at Lifespan and nurse-in-chief at The Miriam Hospital, she will be retained as a consultant with the group. Matrone has been responsible for all patient care services at Miriam as well as selected areas at Rhode Island Hospital. During her tenure with the former, she implemented work on case management and served as a consultant for the implementation of case management throughout the country. She joined Miriam in 1974 as administrative cardiovascular clinical specialist, to organize the eight-bed intensive care unit. She became director of nursing in 1977, and progressed to vice president for patient care services and nurse-in-chief.

Gregory J. Austin

Dr. Gregory J. Austin has joined Landmark Medical Center as a courtesy member of the medical staff. He specializes in orthopedic and hand surgery. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed a residency in general surgery at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston, as well as a residency in orthopedic surgery at Tufts University Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Austin also completed a fellowship in hand surgery at Tufts University.


Mary Kay Lyons
Mary Kay Lyons of North Kingstown has joined The Providence Group Investment Advisory Company, LLC. Her role in the investment advisory company will be as vice president of finance and administration. Lyons holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rhode Island, and has over 18 years of experience in finance, most recently with the Bank of Newport.




Stacey P. Nakasian
Stacey P. Nak-asian has become a member of the firm of Medeiros & Sanford, Inc. She has been an associate at the firm for five and a half years, concentrating in complex commercial litigation. Previously, she clerked for the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States and for the Honorable George H. Revercomb, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. Nakasian graduated cum laude from the University of Virginia and with high honors from the George Washington University National Law Center, where she served as notes editor for the Journal of International Law. Nakasian currently serves as director of the Rhode Island Legal Services Corporation.



David Dragone
David Dragone has been appointed marketing representative for Super Service Oil Company. He will be responsible for all residential and commercial heating oil accounts in Rhode Island. Most recently with San-toro Oil Company, Dragone has 10 years of industry experience. He is a resident of Middletown.

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