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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I. Lanre Ajakaiye

Chief Development Officer
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Josh Avila

Director, Executive Administration
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Robert Bush

Chief Operations Officer

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Lynn Corwin

Executive Advisor, Strategic Initiatives
Ana Mercado

Ana Mercado

Receptionist

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Larry Warner, DrPH

Chief Impact and Equity Officer

OPERATIONS

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Mary Ann Canavan

Chief Finance Officer
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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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Millicent Budlong-Springer

Manager of Human Resources
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Kara Theriault

Accounting Manager, Grants, Payroll, and AP

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Anthony Tucciarone

Accounting Manager, Fundraising Internal Audit

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Sheri Vincent

Administrator, Staff Account

RESOURCE AND ENGAGEMENT

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Karen Alzate

Program Director, Affinity Groups
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Jessica Barry

Director, Corporate Relations

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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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Rodney Davis

Senior Content Strategist, Marketing and Communications
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N’deye Diakite

Administrative Assistant, Corporate Relations
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Lori DiMatteo

Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement
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Caitlynn Douglas

Program Coordinator, Resource Operations
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Judy Dumas

Senior Donor Relations Officer
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Ken Facchiano

Senior Program Manager, Andar & Resource Operations

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Natali Gomez

Project Manager, Data Quality and Resource Operations
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Robert Hancock

Senior Director, Marketing and Communications
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Marisa Luse

Program Officer, Strategic Events and Engagement
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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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Lauren Nance

Program Officer, Corporate Relations
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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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Monique Vernon

Coordinator, Corporate Relations

COMMUNITY IMPACT AND EQUITY

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Renita An

Data Analyst, Community Impact & Equity
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Kyle Bennett

Director, Policy and Equity
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Adama Brown,PhD

Director, Research and Data Analytics
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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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Diana Garlington

Administrative Assistant, Policy and Equity, Research and Data Analytics
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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

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Linda Hutchison

Program Officer, Grant Development

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Ellijah McLean

Program Officer, Education Policy
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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

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Rosemarie Amato

Community Resource Specialist, 211
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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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Options Counselor, MME
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Julissa Carmona

Community Resource Specialist, 211
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Joe Cournoyer

Program Coordinator, Outreach, 211
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Robin Covington

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

MyOptions RI Advisor, Lead Satellite Offices Coordinator, POINT
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Davlyn Dias

Options Counselor, POINT
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Minerva Doti

Bi-Lingual Options Counselor, POINT

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Wendy Heugas

Program Officer, Benefit Enrollment
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Aura Medina

Program Manager, POINT
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Mariana Moore

MyOptions Lead Advisor and Training, POINT
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Jeiza Moniz

Community Resource Specialist, 211
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Marleny Perez

Program Officer, Resource and Outreach, POINT
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Eileen Reed

Community Resource Specialist, 211

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Harper Rhodes

Program Coordinator, Unite RI

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Danielli Rodrigues

Bi-Lingual Options Counselor, POINT
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Edilia Rosales

Bi-Lingual Certified Community Resource Specialist, 211
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Jennifer Ruotolo

Community Resource Specialist, Unite RI
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Ruth Saah

MyOptions Advisor, Project Hello, POINT
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Carla Sabotino

MyOptions Advisor, Training Specialist, 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

Community Resource Specialist, 211
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Jennifer Ventura

Community Resource Specialist, 211

ANTHONY BOTELHO serves as senior vice president of commercial banking and team leader for the commercial and industrial group at The Washington Trust Co. / COURTESY THE WASHINGTON TRUST CO.

Five Qs With: Anthony Botelho

Providence Business News

Anthony Botelho serves as senior vice president of commercial banking and team leader for the commercial and industrial group at The Washington Trust Co. He was recently appointed to lead the bank’s commercial lending growth in Connecticut, where the company recently opened a New Haven commercial lending office. Anthony also serves on United Way of Rhode Island's Board of Directors.

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Rethinking how one of R.I.’s largest nonprofits can grow

The Boston Globe

In October, [Idrees "Lanre"] Ajakaiye was appointed the new chief development officer at... United Way of Rhode Island where he'll be in charge of helping... United Way achieve its current strategic plan, which outlines the nonprofit's investment of $100 million over five years to help achieve racial equity.

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THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL gave the second and final approval on Wednesday to a $10 million spending plan for racial reparations. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

City Council gives final approval to $10M reparations budget

Providence Business News

A two-yearslong effort to bring racial reparations to Providence achieved a milestone Wednesday... The approved funding largely mirrors recommendations set forth by a city panel based on community input, but with one major change that shifts some money into a COVID-19 Equity Fund to be managed by United Way of Rhode Island.

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Final Pitch Event for Nonprofit Innovation Lab Set for Feb. 1

The stage is set. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the latest Nonprofit Innovation Lab will culminate as 10 Rhode Island organizations make their final pitch for a chance to secure seed funding to help bring their unique program idea to life. The program showcase and pitch night will be held at The Guild in Pawtucket beginning at 5 p.m.

Local Nonprofits Can Register Now to Participate in 401Gives

After a record-breaking year that saw more than 13,000 Rhode Islanders come together to make donations totaling $3.1 million in support of hundreds of local nonprofits, 401Gives is gearing up for a return on April 1 with sights set higher than ever. Nonprofits that wish to participate and raise funds for their work are invited to register now.

Nonprofit Executives Complete United Way Learning Circle

Leaning into an innovative opportunity to better their organizations and… strengthen the ability of the state’s nonprofit sector to serve Rhode Islanders, a group of 11 nonprofit leaders recently completed United Way’s Executive Director Learning Circle… The fellows spent a year in the program, and their achievement was celebrated on Dec. 16 during a gathering at United Way’s Providence office.

UPCOMING EVENTS

EITC Awareness Day and RI VITA Program Launch

Join us on Friday, Jan. 27 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. at United Way of Rhode Island in Providence to learn how the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low- to moderate-income workers & families get a tax break. Individuals who earn under $60,000 can use the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to receive free federal & state tax return preparation. Please register by Wednesday, Jan. 25.

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Nonprofit Innovation Lab Impact Showcase & Pitch Night

Join United Way of Rhode Island and Social Enterprise Greenhouse for our Nonprofit Innovation Lab Impact Showcase & Pitch Night on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at The Guild in Pawtucket. 11 nonprofits have been fine-tuning their innovation ideas for several months and are now preparing for the culminating pitch event, where $90,000 in prizes will be awarded to the three most compelling projects.

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