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Giovanni Feroce Appointed Chairman of Rare Disease United Foundation

Thursday, May 01, 2014

 

Giovanni Feroce has been appointed Chariman of the Board of the Rare Disease United Foundation. In less than three years, the Rare Disease United Foundation developed a successful state-based, non-disease specific organization with chapters in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

Feroce, former CEO of Alex and Ani, graduated with a with a BA from the University of Rhode Island. He also holds a degree from the Wharton School Advanced Management Program. 

“We are very excited to have Mr. Feroce join our Board,” said Patricia Weltin, Rare Disease United Foundation’s Executive Director and Founder. “We are growing quickly and Mr. Feroce’s talent for channeling growth and his experience in government relations makes him the ideal Chair. The Rare Disease United Foundation is made up of volunteers who are rare disease patients and parents who use their journey to effect real change for the 30 million Americans living with a rare disease and we look forward to Mr. Feroce’s leadership abilities taking us to many more states across the country.”

“I am humbled and honored to accept this position,” said Feroce. “My focus and energy will be directed at creating an unparalleled awareness and fundraising program, working closely with Patricia and all the other members of this organization who have dedicated their lives to such an important cause. I urge others to volunteer their time as well in support of our fellow citizens in need.”
 

 

Related Slideshow: Health Violations for Council President Solomon’s Cozy Caterers

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Violation Code #8

Inspector Comments: "The handsink in the kitchen was lacking paper towels."

Result: Adequate handwashing facilities supplied and accessible.

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Violation Code #8

Inspector Comments: "Several paper towel holders and soap dispensers on wall above food prep sink need to be removed."

Result: Adequate handwashing facilities supplied and accessible.

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Violation Code #14

Inspector Comments: "The slicer blade had an accumulation of food and debris. The food contact surfaces of equipment must be clean to sight and touch."

Result: Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized.

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Violation Code #31

Inspector Comments: "Proper cooling methods were not used for potentially hazardous foods. Pasta salad was placed covered in plastic bowl and chicken covered in the refrigerator in containers greater than 4 inches deep."

Result: Proper cooling methods used; adequate equipment for temperature control.

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Violation Code #46

Inspector Comments: "The facility is lacking test strips to measure the concentration of the chlorine sanitizing solution for the dishwasher."

Result: Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained & used; test strips.

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Violation Code #46

Inspector Comments: "The facility is lacking test strips to measure the concentration of the quats sanitizing solution for the 2 bay sink."

Result: Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained & used; test strips.

Photo: Heather Quintal/Flickr

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Violation Code #47

Inspector Comments: "The nonfood-contact surfaces under the prep counter and spices have an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue and other debris."

Result: Non-food contact surfaces clean.

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Violation Code #49

Inspector Comments: "The pre-flush spray hose at the 2 bay sink is hanging below the flood rim. A plumbing system shall be installed to prevent backflow of a liquid or gas contaminant into the water supply by providing an air gap or installing an approved backflow prevention device."

Result: Plumbing installed; proper backflow devices.

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Violation Code #49

Inspector Comments: "The hose located in the kitchen prep area that is under continues pressure has no black flow prevention device."

Result: Plumbing installed; proper backflow devices.

Photo: Paul Joe Hancock/Flickr

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Violation Code #49

Inspector Comments: "The food prep sink is lacking an air gap."

Result: Plumbing installed; proper backflow devices.

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Violation Code #50

Inspector Comments: "The condensate from the walk-in unit is draining into the food prep sink. Condensate drainage and other nonsewage liquids must drain into a drain."

Result: Sewage & waste water properly disposed.

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Violation Code #51

Inspector Comments: "The door to the toilet room is not self-closing."

Result: Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied & cleaned.

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Violation Code #53

Inspector Comments: "The basement has an accumulation of clutter and debris."

Result: Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean.

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Violation Code #53

Inspector Comments: "The floors in the storage area has an accumulation of old rodent droppings and debris. The physical facilities shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean."

Result: Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean.

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Violation Code #53

Inspector Comments: "Ceiling tiles missing in hall outside of bathroom. Needs repair."

Result: Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean.

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Violation Code #54

Inspector Comments: "Protective shielding is not provided for the lights in the prep area and dishwasher area. Light bulbs must be shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant in areas where there is exposed food; clean equipment, utensils, and linens; or unwrapped single-service and single-use articles."

Result: Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used.

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Cozy Caterers

Founded in 1954, Cozy Caterers is located in the Federal Hill area of Providence. It provides full-service off-premises catering for business functions, casual social events, weddings and private dinners for over five decades. The business is owned by Providence City Council President Michael Solomon and his wife Denise. According to the company's website its mission is to "offer New Englanders wholesome food and drink with true flavor and personality.”

 
 

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