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
Larry Warner

Larry Warner

Chief Community Impact and Equity Officer

OPERATIONS

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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Thelmis Martinez

Senior Accounting Administrator, Staff Accountant
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Kara Theriault

Accounting Manager, Grants, Payroll, and AP

Anthony Tucciarone

Accounting Manager, Fundraising Internal Audit

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Sheri Vincent

Administrator, Staff Account

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
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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 and Economic Policy

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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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Lauren Nance

Senior Program Associate, Community Investment

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Nancy Wolanski

Executive Director, Grantmakers 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

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Evelyn Cabrera

Senior Bi-Lingual Community Resource Specialist, 211
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Julissa Carmona

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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Davlyn Dias

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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Tiffany Gomez

Options Counselor, Quarantine & Isolation/Vaccine, 211
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Wendy Heugas

Program Officer, Benefit Enrollment

Arthur Johnson

Coordinator, Outreach
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Karen Marcano

Community Resource Specialist, 211

Kelly McDonald

Community Resource Specialist, 211
Sarai Martinez

Sarai Martinez

Options Counselor, Quarantine & Isolation/Vaccine, 211
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Aura Medina

Manager, POINT

Liza Minelly

Bi-Lingual Community Resource Specialist, 211
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Mariana Moore

Options Counselor, PCOC and Resources, POINT

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, 211
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Indiana Torres

Options Counselor, Quarantine & Isolation/Vaccine, 211

IN THE NEWS

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ARPA a payment on bills long overdue

The Providence Journal

"The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) isn’t unexpected good fortune. It’s a past bill that’s overdue after decades of underfunding our communities," shares United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO, Cortney Nicolato. "It’s also an opportunity to get things right and position our state to thrive for generations to come."

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Members of Forbes Nonprofit Council offer advice on balancing accountability with empathy in the workplace.

Balancing Accountability & Empathy At Work

Forbes Nonprofit Council

"Striking a balance between accountability and empathy is crucial for creating a work environment where employees can thrive... Here, 13 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council, including United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO, Cortney Nicolato, share their expert tips on maintaining accountability and empathy in the workplace."

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MolinaCares donates $105K to RI nonprofits

Providence Business News

"United Way of Rhode Island received $50,000 from the MolinaCares Accord for its Nonprofit Innovation Lab, designed to promote innovation within nonprofits to create programs focused on housing, health equity and solutions to racial disparity."

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Women United Information Session

Join us noon-1 p.m. at our Women United Information Session. You'll learn ways to get involved as a leadership donor through United Way's Women United group. We will also discuss how this dynamic group of women raise funds each year towards childhood literacy.

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United Way’s 95th Annual Celebration

Join United Way of Rhode Island on Tuesday, October 26 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. for our 95th Annual Celebration. Together, we're celebrating Rhode Island United and honoring our extraordinary community volunteers.

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22nd Annual Lights On Afterschool

Join us for the Rhode Island Afterschool Network's 22nd annual Lights On Afterschool celebration. We'll showcase how afterschool programs are closing Rhode Island's achievement gap and explore ways to secure state funding for out-of-school time learning.

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