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
Ana Mercado

Ana Mercado

Receptionist

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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Diana Garlington

Administrative Assistant
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Donna Kane

Controller
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Thelmis Martinez

Senior Accounting Administrator, Staff Accountant
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Eduardo Rodriguez

Administrator, Finance
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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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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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N'deye Diakite

Administrative Assistant, Corporate 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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Paula Manseau

Program Officer, Labor and Corporate Relations
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Nieves Morillo

Program Officer, Corporate Relations
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Jessica Morin

Program Officer, Strategic Events
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Janice Pothier-Pac

Senior Program Officer, Volunteer Engagement and Volunteer Center Manager

 

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Jennifer Remmes

Director, Resource Operations
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Alicia Schubert

Marketing Associate, Marketing and Communications
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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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Millicent Budlong-Springer

Grants Program Associate
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Jennifer Chapman

Senior Data Analyst, Community Impact
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Bonnie Clarke

Program Officer, Housing Initiatives
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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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Zoya Tseytlin

Program Officer, Workforce Development and Economic Mobility

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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

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

Evelyn Cabrera

Options Counselor, MME
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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

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Bi-Lingual Options Counselor, POINT

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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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Mariana Moore

Options Counselor, PCOC and Resources, POINT

Maria Nunez

Bi-Lingual Community Resource Specialist, 211

Marleny Perez

Coordinator, SHIP-SMP Providence/Navigator
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Harper Rhodes

Community Resource Specialist, Unite RI

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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Carla Sabotino

Options Counselor, POINT
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Courtney Smith

Director, 211
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Helen Terra

211 Call Center Operations Manager
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Indiana Torres

Options Counselor, Quarantine & Isolation/Vaccine, 211
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Zoning laws hindering housing construction

The Boston Globe

"Cortney Nicolato, the CEO of United Way of Rhode Island and another member of the special legislative commission, said most of the state’s land use enabling legislation was written in 1991... 'When you have 100 amendments in a 30-year legislation, it's clearly not working... The housing crisis cannot be truly transformed until we tackle systemic barriers, like zoning laws and land use.'"

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McKee is proposing $250M for housing

McKee Proposes $250 Million for Housing

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"Our state's housing crisis is significant and must be a priority in the budget. But just as important, the investment needs to combine with transformational change in the systems surrounding housing as a whole," said Cortney Nicolato, president and CEO of United Way of Rhode Island.

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Community Focus: United Way/Kyle Bennett

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"Director of Policy and Equity for United Way of Rhode Island Kyle Bennett joined 12 News at 4 to discuss the Good Neighbor Energy Fund, how many families benefited from it, and what residents can do to help."

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Voting Begins for Nonprofit Innovation Lab

“Following months of honing their innovative ideas to create positive social impact in our state, leaders of six nonprofits will make their pitch to Rhode Islanders via brief videos in hopes of winning the Public Choice Award of the Nonprofit Innovation Lab. The voting opens Jan. 19 and ends on Jan. 24, with the winning organization receiving $5,000 in funding.”

Leaders Selected for ED Learning Circle

“Leaders of 11 local nonprofits have been selected by United Way of Rhode Island as fellows for its next Executive Director Learning Circle series. The year-long program takes an innovative approach to building the capacity of, and strengthening, the state’s nonprofit sector.”

211: On the Line

“It’s been very, very difficult at times,” shares Evelyn Cabrera, a senior community resource specialist and team leader for United Way 211 in Rhode Island. “But I couldn’t be more proud of our work and the ways we’ve been there to help our fellow Rhode Islanders throughout this crisis.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

National 211 Day Celebration

Join United Way of Rhode Island for our National 211 Day Celebration on Friday, Feb. 11 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Together, we're celebrating our 211 team who is always there, our donors who make it possible to answer each call, and our community partners who help callers get the services they need. This is a free, virtual event.

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Equity Challenge 2022

Ready to learn more about racial equity? Join our Equity Challenge 2022. You can start when we launch on Feb. 28, 2022 or anytime after that. After registering, you'll receive an email each weekday for three weeks with resources, reflection questions, and actions you can take to help create a more equitable Rhode Island.

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