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Newsmakers Fairfield County 1-07-13

Gary Purpura
Gary Purpura.




Gary Purpura recently joined TaxOps as managing partner of the tax firm’s new Stamford office. He specializes in helping partnerships and corporations develop tax strategies and minimize tax exposure.


Previously, Purpura was a lead tax partner with Ernst & Young for Fortune 500, middle-market and entrepreneurial clients. The Stamford office is the first out-of-state venture for TaxOps.




Nancy Wills
Nancy Wills.

Nancy K. Wills, of Wallingford, was recently appointed to the founding faculty of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. Wills, a professor in the department of medical sciences, is responsible for developing the physiology curriculum for the school.

Previously, Wills was professor and interim chairperson in the department of physiology and biochemistry at Texas Chiropractic College. Before that, she spent the majority of her academic career at the University of Texas Medical Branch where her last appointment was as a professor in the department of neuroscience and cell biology. Wills has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ohio State University and a doctorate and master’s degree in physiological psychology from the University of Virginia.




Shripad Desai
Shripad Desai.

Shripad Desai was recently appointed managing director of AmeriCares India. He will oversee all its aid programs, including emergency response activities and medical donations to health care providers, along with health education and training programs. Desai is also responsible for a highly successful mobile clinic program in Mumbai’s Andheri and Chembur slums that serves 36,000 patients annually.

Previously, Desai served as head of sales, marketing and strategic planning for Chiron Panacea Vaccines in Mumbai and also held positions with Oral CDx India, Novartis, Sanofi and AstraZeneca in India. He has a Bachelor of Science degree and a master’s degree in marketing management from the University of Mumbai.

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