Board of Directors

Alden Anderson, Jr.
CB Richard Ellis-N.E. Partners, L.P.
Vice Chair, Board Governance, Ethics and Nominating Committee

Marcela Betancur
Executive Director
Latino Policy Institute

Roberta H. Butler
SVP, Marketing
FM Global
Vice Chair, Resource Development and Engagement Committee

Brian Carroll
Senior Managing Counsel & SVP
Citizens Capital Markets

Barbara Chernow
EVP, Finance and Administration
Brown University

Jayne Donegan
Executive Council

Paola Fernandez
VP, Community Development
Centreville Bank
Vice Chair, Community Investment Committee

Junior Jabbie
President & CEO
Banneker Industries

Dolph Johnson
EVP, Chief Global Human Resources Officer
Hasbro, Inc.

Wendy Kagan
EVP, Director of Employee and Community Engagement

Robert Kent
SVP, Commercial Banking Team Leader
The Washington Trust Company

Michele Lederberg
EVP, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief Legal Officer
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Board Chair

Kim Barker Lee
VP, Diversity and Inclusion

Terri Monjar
VP, Senior Relationship Manager, Global Commercial Banking
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Barbara A. Mullen, Ph.D.
Chief Equity and Diversity Officer
Providence Public Schools

Cortney Nicolato
President & CEO
United Way of Rhode Island

Gregg Perry
The Perry Group

Joseph Pierik
VP, Retail Leasing & Acquisitions
Carpionato Group

Betsey A. Purinton, CFP®
Managing Partner & CIO
StrategicPoint Investment Advisors

R. Anthony Rolle, Ph.D.
Dean, Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies
University of Rhode Island

Christopher A. Sabitoni
International Representative
Laborers’ International Union of North America

Frank Sanchez
Rhode Island College

Terence Sobolewski
President, Rhode Island
National Grid

Lysa D. Teal

Community Advisory Board

Tomas Avila
Community Volunteer

Denise Barge
Business Assistance Advisor
Rhode Island Commerce

Elizabeth Burke Bryant, JD
Executive Director
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

Sandra Cano
Vice Chairwoman, Senate Committee on Labor & Member, Senate Committee on Finance
AVP, Business and Community Development, Navigant Credit Union

Claudia Cardozo
Community Development Manager, HarborOne Bank
Principal & Gallup® Certified Strengths Coach, InnateFive

Michelle Carr (LRI ’14)
Deputy Director
Leadership Rhode Island

Elizabeth Catucci
President & CEO
Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce

Amanda Clarke
Director of Innovation and Planning
Rhode Island Community Food Bank

Erin Donovan-Boyle
Executive Director
Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce

Laura Freedman Pedrick
Development Director
Aquidneck Land Trust

Ashley Gingerella O’Shea
Director of Community Investments
Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Lisa Guillette
Executive Director
Foster Forward

Margaret Holland McDuff
Family Service of Rhode Island

Petra Jenkins
Account Manager
General Mills

Maryclaire Knight
Knight Consulting LLC

Linda Lulli, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Strategic HR Consultant and Leadership Coach

Frances Mantak
Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Sabina Matos
Councilwoman & City Council President, City of Providence
Chief, Program Development, Rhode Island Department of Administration

Ainsley Morisseau Cantoral
Strategic Initiatives Advisor
Providence Housing Authority

Alexandra W. Pezzello
Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

Yahaira (Jay) Placencia
SVP, Private Client Advisor
Bank of America Private Bank

Flora Prestipino
Community Volunteer

Lisa Ranglin, MS, PMP, CSM, CSSGB
Founder & President, Rhode Island Black Business Association
VP, Regulatory Compliance Program Manager, Citizens Bank

David Rogers
SVP, Area Director and Executive Coach & Career Transition Advisor
Lee Hecht Harrison

Human Resources Business Partner and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lead
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Randall Rosenthal
Community Volunteer

Genevieve Schultz
Upper School Principal
Paul Cuffee School

Nancy T. Serpa
Program Manager
Sensata Technologies

John Silvia, III
VP, General Manager
International Manufacturing Services

Donna Sowa Allard, CFP®, AIF®
Financial Advisor
Sowa Financial Group

Susan Stenhouse
Community Volunteer

Edward Tavarez
VP/Team Manager, System Engineering
Bank of America

Karla E. Vigil
Co-Founder and Chief Connector
EduLeaders of Color Rhode Island

Rev. Chontell N. Washington
Interim Executive Minister
Rhode Island State Council of Churches

Chanda Womack, MPA
Executive Director
Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education

Kasim J. Yarn
Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs

All Board of Directors members are ex-officio members of the Community Advisory Board.

Interested in becoming a board or committee member?

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Erin Desmarais
Executive Assistant