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

We Love Lucy's Hearth online fundraiser, Wednesday, August 19, 8 pm

FabNewport, Lucy’s Hearth receive grants

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"United Way of Rhode Island… announced that it is putting $4.5 million in grants to work in the community to create transformational change in the Ocean State… On Aquidneck Island, FabNewport and Lucy's Hearth each received grants, which are part of United Way's commitment to invest $100 million over the next 5 years to build racial equity in Rhode Island."

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PBN announces 2021 Best Places to Work

Providence Business News

"Seventy-two honorees — including United Way of Rhode Island — have been named by Providence Business News for its 2021 Best Places to Work Awards program... The honorees will be recognized June 9 for their efforts in a virtual ceremony, where the company rankings in each category will be announced."

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United Way Hands

Who’s Hot and Who’s Not? – $4.5M in Grants

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On Wednesday, April 28, United Way of Rhode Island announced $4.5M in grants to the community. "The funding… was awarded to 72 organizations in support of programs targeting the root causes of the racial inequities that have held back Rhode Island's Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities for generations."

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Learn with Leaders featuring Dr. Megan Ranney

Learn with Leaders featuring Dr. Megan Ranney

Join Young Leaders Circle at 6 p.m. for a Learn with Leaders virtual event with Dr. Megan Ranney. This Q&A session is an opportunity to have your COVID-19 questions answered by a Rhode Island public health expert.

Register here. 

 

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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.

Register here.

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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.

Register here.

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Getting to a Livable Wage in RI

Join us at 2 p.m. for a community first conversation on the importance of increasing income for Rhode Island workers. This discussion will be hosted by United Way’s Kyle Bennett, director of policy and equity. You'll hear from leaders of Rhode Island's Labor, Housing, and Finance communities on how Rhode Islanders can continue to advocate for a livable wage for Rhode Islanders.