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Karen Emma

401-331-7600

401-331-7800

karen@universalwm.com

Universal Healthcare | Universal Wealth Management

President | Founding Partner

Registered Financial Advisor | Independent Life and Health Insurance Broker

Medicare / Social Security Insurance Specialist

For 20 years, Karen has been a successful Wealth Management leader, providing personalized investment advice to clients. After graduating from Brown University with degrees in Business, Entrepreneurship and Psychology, Karen began her finance career providing tailored investment advice for Smith Barney. After nearly a decade with the company, Karen went off on her own and launched Universal Wealth Management, LLC.. Karen successfully provides personal, family, business, estate, healthcare and career financial advice and management to more than 500 households and manages in excess of $250 million in assets. Additionally, Karen is a registered representative with Osaic Wealth, Inc. a prominent independent, full service broker-dealer.

Karen has a proven track record for providing sound financial guidance to her clients through many major life transitions in areas including Social Security, understanding the complexities of all aspects of Medicare (Individuals and Businesses), Prescription Drug Coverage and Individual and Group Health Care Plans.  She recently authored “Medicare Untangled.” The book, which will be published in the spring 2019, simplifies the complex world of Social Security and Medicare.

Karen’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. In 2017, she was honored as one of the top businesswomen in Rhode Island by Providence Business News. Her drive as a businesswoman stems from her competitive nature as a former standout athlete. A rare two-sport student-athlete at Boston College and Brown University, Karen excelled in both women’s hockey and softball. As a senior at Brown, Karen had the unique distinction of winning both ECAC and Ivy League titles in hockey (22-0-0 ECAC and 10-0-0 in Ivy)  and capturing the Ivy League Softball Championship. She also was a member of the United States Olympic Hockey Development Program.

She currently coaches both youth hockey and baseball and formerly served as the head hockey coach of her alma mater, St. Mary Academy Bay View. Under Karen’s direction, BV won three state championships and was the state runner-ups four times. Karen had been honored as the R.I. Schoolgirl Coach of the Year and has been inducted in Bay View’s Athletic Hall of Fame. The RI Interscholastic League honored Karen’s accomplishments by naming the top hockey division - The Emma Division. Karen resides in Cranston, RI with her son Edward L. Walsh III

**The 2019 Business Women Awards is presented by Providence Business News (PBN). Recipients are nominated in a number of industry categories. Winners are selected by the staff of PBN.

Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client’s evaluation. **

Joseph Goddard

401-331-7600

401-331-7800

joe@universalwm.com

Universal Healthcare | Universal Wealth Management 

UWM Administrative Assistant  | Independent Life and Health Insurance Broker

Medicare / Social Security Insurance Specialist

An experienced insurance specialist,  Joe focuses on Social Security benefits, Medicare, Medicaid Planning, Individual Life and Health Insurance Planning, long-term care insurance, as well as Small and Large Group Business Insurance Planning. 

Joe provides responsive client-focused representation of core insurance products, life insurance, Medicare products and annuities.  He achieves short and long range client objectives by merging insurance knowledge and relationship knowledge and communication skills to provide the best possible recommendation for his clients..

A graduate of Bryant University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management, Joe analyzes financial and personal data to support strategic insurance planning and recommendations. He represents a suite of insurance products for a variety of clients  and is successful in finding the proper life, health and long-term care insurance contracts to support each individual’s needs. Joe is an expert in analyzing life and long-term care policies in an effort to create security for his clients when the unexpected may occur. 

A former ice hockey coach,  Joe served as the assistant at  St. Mary Academy Bay View. Under Joe’s guidance, BV won three state championships and was the state runner-ups four times. 

An accomplished triathlete, Joe has successfully completed the Mont-Tremblant Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Providence.

Joe resides in Cumberland, RI with his two children, Sophie and Evan.

*Not registered with Osaic Wealth, Inc.

William Parris

401-331-7600

401-331-7800

will@universalwm.com

Director of New Business Development

Universal Healthcare | Universal Wealth Management

Medicare | Social Security Specialist

Will Parris joined Universal Healthcare / Universal Wealth Management (UWM) in 2022 as the Director of New Business Development.  Will Parris can be referred to as the consummate professional with vast cumulative experience spanning over 20 years in the Sales and Healthcare sectors.  With a primary focus on the Healthcare side of UWM, Will is overseeing marketing programs aimed to drive new business while bringing value to clients and colleagues. Before joining UWM, he worked at several companies building his skills and network with a focus on strategic business development, sales and marketing.

Will is currently pursuing his Life and Health Insurance licenses in addition to becoming a fully licensed Medicare Broker and Social Security Specialist.

Will graduated from the University of Lynchburg and lives in Providence with his wife Chelsea.

*Not registered with Osaic Wealth, Inc.

Cindy Bailey

401-331-7600 ext 5

401-331-7800

cindy@universalwm.com

Universal Wealth Management

Administrative Assistant to Karen Emma, President

An Administrative Assistant of Universal Wealth Management, LLC, Cindy has more than 25 years of experience working in the finance industry. Prior to joining Universal Wealth Management, LLC in 2015, Cindy served as the controller for Insignia Real Estate Companies, LLC.. Her responsibilities included property management, accounting and bookkeeping.

At UWM, Cindy’s responsibilities include customer service, handling account opening, deposits, checks, wire transfers, IRA distributions, journal transfers, online web access, general account questions and correspondence, bookkeeping, accounting, office/property management and more.

Cindy is a graduate of the Community College of Rhode Island where she received her Associate Degree in Accounting. She resides in West Warwick, RI with her husband, Gene. Her hobbies include mystery shopping and gardening.

*Not registered with Osaic Wealth, Inc.

 

Margaret Rosera

401-331-7600 x 3

401-331-7800

meg@universalwm.com

Administrative Assistant

Universal Healthcare | Universal Wealth Management

Healthcare | Medicare | Social Security Specialist 

An Administrative Assistant of Universal Health / Universal Wealth Management LLC, Meg has more than 35 years of experience working in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Universal Health / Universal Wealth Management LLC, in 2021, Meg worked in a wide range of jobs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island. Her positions included broker operations, membership, quality assurance and customer service.

At UWM, Meg’s responsibilities include customer service, handling account openings, deposits, checks, wire transfers, IRA distributions, journal transfers, online web access, general account questions and correspondence, along with payment reconciliations and auditing.

Meg is a graduate of the Community College of Rhode Island where she received her Associate Degree in Accounting. She resides in Warwick RI with her husband, Glenn. Her hobbies include reading and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters.

*Not registered with Osaic Wealth, Inc.

Phillip Wong

401-331-7600

Boston Wealth Management | Managing Director

Phil Wong serves as our First Line Supervisor at Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. and Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction (SEC). Phil has served in the financial service industry since 1991. The founder and Managing Director of Boston Wealth Management, LLC, the company’s philosophy is to listen, understand and advise one individual at a time in order to lead clients to their defined goals.

As the Managing Director, Phil also utilizes his experience and investment knowledge assisting other advisors with business and professional development.

Phil’s dedication to excellence allows both clients and advisors to be served at a personalized level demanded by each.

Phil resides in Weston, MA with his wife Angie, daughter Ally and son Preston.