Morgan Stanley has named Rhonda Viapiano as branch manager of its Albany branch office.
The Albany branch is part of three locations in the capital region for which she has oversight, including the Latham, and Saratoga Springs branch offices.
Viapiano has spent her entire 35 year career in financial services, performing a variety of roles in capital markets, sales, operations and field management.
Outside her role as branch manager, she is co-chair of Morgan Stanley’s National Diversity and Inclusion Council. In September 2018, Viapiano was named among the Top 10 branch managers by On Wall Street. In 2019, she was named a Morgan Stanley MAKER, a class of trailblazing women of accomplishment nominated by their peers. She has also spearheaded several educational forums in support of women business owners.
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Saratoga Hospital’s Saratoga Community Health Center has added a fifth primary care provider, Dr. Sophia Conroy, to help keep pace with increased demand for these services.
She joins Drs. Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote and Alexander Cardiel, family nurse practitioner Claudina Ashelman and physician assistant Kelly McAree on the primary care team.
Conroy entered medical school after a 13-year career with human rights and social justice organizations. She earned a Doctor of Medicine degree with a distinction in bioethics from Albany Medical College and completed a residency in family medicine at Albany Medical Center. She is board certified in family medicine.
Conroy serves on the Public Health Commission of the state Academy of Family Physicians. She also is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Wilderness Medical Society and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
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Carla Alvord, licensed real estate salesperson, has joined the Sterling Homes Real Estate team in its Ballston Spa office.
Alvord has decided to make the switch after five years in the real estate business.
The company said Alvord is ranked among the top 10 percent of all real estate agents in the Capital Region.
She holds the certified negotiation expert designation and is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.