Our team

Our Team

Living United, Putting Community First

LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION

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Cortney Nicolato

President and CEO
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Robert Bush

Chief Operations Officer

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Lynn Corwin

Executive Advisor, Strategic Initiatives
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Erin Desmarais

Director, Executive Administration

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Brooke Havens

Chief Resource and Engagement Officer
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Alice Santamaria

Receptionist
Larry Warner

Larry Warner

Chief Community Impact and Equity Officer

OPERATIONS

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Jill Arnold

Accounting Manager, MyFund

Mary Ann Canavan

Mary Ann Canavan

Chief Finance Officer
April Garcia

April Garcia

Director, Human Resources
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Donna Kane

Controller
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Hans Schreiber

Accounting Manager, Campaign

Kara Theriault

Accounting Manager, Grants, Payroll, and AP

Anthony Tucciarone

Accounting Manager, Accounts Receivable

Sheri Vincent

Administration, Finance and Facilities

RESOURCE AND ENGAGEMENT

Jessica Barry

Jessica Barry

Director, Corporate Relations

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Alison Carnevalla

Administrative Assistant, Corporate Relations
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Mataiza Carter

Program Coordinator, Resource Operations
Sandy Connor

Sandy Connor

Senior Designer, Marketing and Communications
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Carolina Correa

Program Officer, Donor Relations
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Lori DiMatteo

Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement
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Judy Dumas

Senior Program Officer, Donor Relations
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Ken Facchiano

Senior Project Manager, Andar and Resource Operations
Natali Gomez

Natali Gomez

Project Manager, Data Quality and Resource Operations
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Robert Hancock

Senior Director, Marketing and Communications
Amanda Heinsen

Amanda Heinsen

Director, Donor Relations

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Jessica Lachey

Program Officer, Strategic Events
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Paula Manseau

Program Officer, Labor and Corporate Relations
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Nieves Morillo

Program Officer, Corporate Relations
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Anita Oliver

Program Officer, Affinity Groups
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Janice Pothier-Pac

Senior Program Officer, Volunteer Engagement and Volunteer Center Manager

 

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Alicia Schubert

Marketing Associate, Marketing and Communications
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Jennifer Remmes

Director, Resource Operations
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Mary Jane Silva

Senior Program Officer, Corporate Relations
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Nicole Tingle

Marketing Associate, Marketing and Communication
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Monique Vernon

Administrative Assistant, Donor Relations

COMMUNITY IMPACT AND EQUITY

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Kyle Bennett

Director, Policy and Equity
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Adama Brown

Director, Research and Data Analytics

Kristina Brown

Program Officer, Housing Initiatives
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Jennifer Chapman

Senior Data Analyst, Community Impact
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Roshni Darnal

Director, Community Investments

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Marlene Guay

Program Officer, Child Development and 2-Gen Initiatives

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Rosilia Guerra

Administrative Assistant, Community Impact and Equity

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Seileak Huoth

Project Manager, 211 Data and Resources

Linda Hutchison

Program Officer, Grant Development

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Gabriela Ledesma

Grant and Program Associate, Community Investment

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Nancy Wolanski

Executive Director, Grantwriters Council of Rhode Island

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Majdollin Aljajeh

Bi-Lingual Community Resource Specialist, 211

Cristina Amadeo

Cristina Amedeo

Director, Senior and Disability Services
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Maryam Attarpour

Program Officer, Family Caregiver Alliance
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Sylvia Bernal

Senior Program Officer, MME

Evelyn Cabrera, 211 call center manager and senior bilingual community resource specialist

Evelyn Cabrera

Senior Bi-Lingual Community Resource Specialist, 211

Eric Carroll

Coordinator, Outreach

Robin Covington

Bi-Lingual Options Counselor, After Hours Crisis Line
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Maria Cuesta

Senior Bi-Lingual Options Counselor, POINT
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Yvette Dolphin

Certified Community Resource Specialist, 211

Minerva Doti

Bi-Lingual Options Counselor, POINT

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Rachel Ferdinandi

Community Resource Specialist, Cybercrime
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Wendy Heugas

Program Officer, Benefit Enrollment

Arthur Johnson

Coordinator, Outreach

Kelly McDonald

Community Resource Specialist, 211
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Aura Medina

Manager, POINT

Liza Minelly

Bi-Lingual Community Resource Specialist, 211

Maria Nunez

Bi-Lingual Community Resource Specialist, 211

Marleny Perez

Coordinator, SHIP-SMP Providence/Navigator

Danielli Rodrigues

Bi-Lingual Options Counselor, POINT

Edilia Rosales

Bi-Lingual Certified Community Resource Specialist, 211
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Ruth Saah

Options Counselor II, POINT
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Courtney Smith

Director, 2-1-1
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Elizabeth Woolley

Options Counselor, MME

IN THE NEWS

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United Way kicks off Children’s Book Drive

Cranston Herald

"In what's become one of the state's largest efforts in support of childhood literacy, United Way of Rhode Island and its Women United group have kicked off their annual Children's Book Drive. Throughout the month of May, local businesses, community organizations, families and individuals are invited to participate in any one of a number of ways."

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Lawmakers speak about changes to child tax credit

Lawmakers share changes to child tax credit

NBC 10 News

"United Way and members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation spoke Monday about the expanded federal child tax credit. The lawmakers explained how... families can take advantage of the benefits before filing their taxes by the May 17 deadline… [Representative David] Cicilline said an estimated 173,000 Rhode Island children will benefit directly."

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Rep. David Cicilline — Eligible Rhode Islanders need to take advantage of expanded Child Tax Credit

Take advantage: Expanded Child Tax Credit

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"'The expanded Child Tax Credit will lift millions of kids out of poverty, including 6,600… in [R.I.]', said… Representative David Cicilline… 'It's critical that… eligible Rhode Islander[s] [take] advantage'... 'If you need help with your taxes… call 211 and we['ll] connect you with assistance in your community'", shared Larry Warner, United Way of Rhode Island's chief impact and equity officer.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

2021 Children Book Drive

2021 Children’s Book Drive

From May 1 – 31, United Way of Rhode Island, Women United, and Books Are Wings are collecting gently-used and new books for our 2021 Children's Book Drive. You can run a book drive at your school or workplace, or with your friends and family. Books may be dropped off at Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses locations in West Warwick, RI, South Attleboro, MA, and Swansea, MA. For more information on drop-off locations or running a book drive, contact bookdrive@unitedwayri.org.

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2021 Olneyville Community Fund Office Hours

Join us at 2 p.m. for the Olneyville Community Fund virtual office hours. We will answer your questions about the application content and grant platform for the Olneyville Community Fund. The application deadline is May 20.

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Community Learning Partners, featuring DownCity Design and FabNewport

Join Women United at noon for a Community Learning Partners event featuring guest speaker Adrienne Gagnon, co-founder and executive director of DownCity Design, and Steve Heath, co-founder and executive director of FabNewport. Each organization inspires youth to use the power of design to make a positive social impact in their communities.

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The Night Is Young

You’re the one that I want, ooh, ooh, honey, to join the Young Leaders Circle from 7 –11 p.m. for a drive-in movie night. We'll be showing 50’s favorite "Grease" at Misquamicut Drive-In Theater. Tickets are $50 per car (two people) and $25 for each additional passenger. All funds raised will go towards providing scholarships for Rhode Island youth enrolled in summer learning programs.

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