Our team

Our team

Living united, putting community first

Cortney Headshot

Cortney Nicolato

President and CEO
Cristina Amadeo

Cristina Amedeo

Managing Director of United Way 211 in RI and POINT
Jessica Barry

Jessica Barry

Director of Annual Campaign
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Kyle Bennett

Director of Policy and Research
Evelyn Cabrera

Evelyn Cabrera

Call Center Manager, United Way 211 in RI, MIPPA, SHIP, SMP
Mary Ann Canavan

Mary Ann Canavan

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Sandy Connor

Sandy Connor

Director of Communications and Creative Services
Lynn Corwin

Lynn Corwin

Senior Vice President, Director of Strategic Planning and Organizational Effectiveness
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Erin Desmarais

Executive Assistant
Heather Evans

Heather Evans

Interim Chief Marketing Officer
April Garcia

April Garcia

Director of Human Resources
Brooke Havens

Brooke Havens

Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer
Amanda Heinsen

Amanda Heinsen

Director of Major Gifts
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Donna Kane

Controller
Aura Medina

Aura Medina

Call Center Manager, ADRC/POINT
Janice Pothier-Pak

Janice Pothier-Pac

Director of Volunteer Engagement
Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith

Director of United Way 211 in RI
Larry Warner

Larry Warner

Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives

IN THE NEWS

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United Way starts 21-Day Equity Challenge

Rhode Island Monthly

"If you’d like to learn more about equity and its role in the fight against systemic racism, United Way… is here to help. Starting on Wednesday, February 24, Rhode Islanders can take part in United Way’s 21-Day Equity Challenge. Participants will receive a daily email that will feature different topics on racial equity, [including] racial identity, implicit bias… and allyship."

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11 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council

11 Ways Nonprofits Can Garner Feedback

Forbes Nonprofit Council

"As with any business, [nonprofits must] balance… where… donors want to go and what… [customers] desire… [and] find a way to make giving feedback as painless as possible… To help, 11 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council discuss how [nonprofits can] generate feedback from both donors and customers to better plot the trajectory of the organization."

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Cortney Nicolato - CEO of United Way discusses the upcoming bond issue question for housing

United Way’s Nicolato: Support All 7 Bonds

GoLocalProv

"Cortney Nicolato with United Way of Rhode Island appeared on GoLocal LIVE to advocate for all seven bonds on the March 2 special election ballot — and one bond question most importantly. Nicolato explained why United Way believes question three to support affordable housing is most critical for the community."

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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YLC and Wavemaker Networking Night

Join Young Leaders Circle (YLC) members and Wavemaker Fellows at 5:30 p.m for a virtual networking event. You'll have the opportunity to meet other young professionals and expand your network from the comfort of your home.

Register here.

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Forum on Economic Stability

Join United Way of Rhode Island and the City of Providence at 1 p.m. for a virtual forum on economic stability. You'll hear from policymakers and advocates about policies you can advocate for to help Rhode Island families achieve economic stability.

Register here.

Our Community Learning Partners Series features community partners that are dedicated to improving children's literacy.

Community Learning Partners Series

Join Women United at 12 p.m. for the next event in their Community Learning Partners Series. You'll hear an update on the state of afterschool in Rhode Island from United Way's Ayana Melvan and Representative Julie A. Casimiro.

Register here.