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, DrPH

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

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Karen Alzate

Program Director, Affinity Groups
Jessica Barry

Jessica Barry

Director, Corporate Relations

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Mataiza Carter

Administrative Assistant, Donor Relations
Sandy Connor

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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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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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,PhD

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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Ellijah McLean

Program Officer, Education Policy
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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

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Options Counselor, MME
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Julissa Carmona

Community Resource Specialist, 211

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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Tiffany Gomez

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

Program Officer, Benefit Enrollment
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Mariana Moore

Options Counselor, PCOC and Resources, POINT

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

Community Resource Specialist, 211
Forbes Nonprofit Council members share tips on building mutually beneficial partnerships. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS.

Form Symbiotic Nonprofit Relationships

Forbes Nonprofit Council

"If not done carefully, a business relationship has the potential to hinder rather than help the work being done by both organizations. To prevent collaborations that hinder nonprofit work, 11 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council, including Cortney Nicolato, United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO, share how nonprofit leaders can form mutually beneficial relationships with a partner or another organization."

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Rakia Islam is one of the Design Team members. PHOTO: Refugee Dream Center

Nonprofit Center Design Team Announced

GoLocalProv

"United Way of Rhode Island announced on Tuesday the... members of a 'Design Team' that will be tasked with co-creating a vision and plan for... a Nonprofit Resource Center... 'We had a strong application response, and [these] individuals particularly stood out for their collection of unique insights and commitment to collaboration,' said Cortney Nicolato, president and CEO of United Way."

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CORTNEY NICOLATO is the CEO and president of the United Way of Rhode Island. As of Monday afternoon, this year's 401Gives Day raised $3.09 million, breaking last year’s record total by close to a million dollars. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

401Gives raises $3.09M for 507 nonprofits

Providence Business News

"This year's 401Gives Day raised the bar, once again, in supporting the state's nonprofit sector. As of Monday afternoon, the annual online fundraising initiative raised $3.09M, breaking last year's record total by close to a million dollars. It also saw a record number of donors – 12,850 in total as of 2:15 p.m. Monday – and number of organizations supported at 507, exceeding last year's mark by 87."

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Seeking Input for Nonprofit Resource Center

“The Design Team working with United Way of Rhode Island to create a vision and plan for a statewide Nonprofit Resource Center is seeking input from the community to help guide what the center could offer. The first virtual session will look at current nonprofit capacity, followed by a number of visioning sessions focused on brainstorming strategies to strengthen nonprofits.”

Olneyville Community Fund RFP Released

“Continuing its commitment to strengthening the neighborhood it calls home, United Way of Rhode Island has released a request for proposal (RFP) for funding from its Olneyville Community Fund. More than $100,000 in grants is being made available to nonprofits located in Olneyville and those whose work specifically serves the Olneyville community.”

11 Leaders Selected for Design Team

“Work to create a Nonprofit Resource Center to support Rhode Island organizations is picking up steam with the selection of the members of the Design Team that will be tasked with cocreating a vision and plan for what the effort will look like. United Way of Rhode Island… has named 11 nonprofit leaders to the team.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

Visioning Session: Capacity Building Effort

United Way of Rhode Island is partnering with local nonprofit leaders to design a nonprofit resource hub for organizations across the state. Join us for a virtual, 90-minute visioning session to brainstorm strategies to address the needs of Rhode Island nonprofits and structural inequities in the sector. There will be five sessions — choose the one that best fits your schedule.

TUESDAY, 5/31 | 1 P.M.

 

MONDAY, 6/6 | 2:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY, 6/9 | 9 A.M.

 

MONDAY, 6/13 | 2 P.M.

 

TUESDAY, 6/14 | NOON

Day of Action

Join United Way of Rhode Island for Day of Action on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m at United Way in Providence. We'll be sorting, labeling, and preparing books collected during our Children's Book Drive 2022 for distribution to kids in afterschool and summer learning programs. Three shifts are available — 9 - 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., and 2 - 4 p.m. This is a family friendly volunteer opportunity.

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The Night Is Young

Don't miss the largest young professionals event of the year! Join United Way's Young Leaders Circle for The Night Is Young on Saturday, June 18 from 7 - 11 p.m. at Skyline at Waterplace. Register now to get early bird tickets for $45.

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