Our team

Our Team

Living United, Putting Community First

LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION

Cortney2018

Cortney Nicolato

President and CEO
RBush_headshot_cropped

Robert Bush

Chief Operations Officer

Lynn Corwin 3

Lynn Corwin

Executive Advisor, Strategic Initiatives
Erin Desmarais 1

Erin Desmarais

Director, Executive Administration

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
Diana

Diana Garlington

Administrative Assistant
Donna Kane_lores

Donna Kane

Controller
Thelmis Martinez Photo

Thelmis Martinez

Senior Accounting Administrator, Staff Accountant
Eduardo

Eduardo Rodriguez

Administrator, Finance
Kara Theriault LinkedIn photo

Kara Theriault

Accounting Manager, Grants, Payroll, and AP

Anthony Tucciarone

Accounting Manager, Fundraising Internal Audit

Sheri Picture (2)

Sheri Vincent

Administrator, Staff Account

RESOURCE AND ENGAGEMENT

Karen Alzate_cropped

Karen Alzate

Program Director, Affinity Groups
Jessica Barry

Jessica Barry

Director, Corporate Relations

Sandy Connor

Sandy Connor

Senior Designer, Marketing and Communications
20190607_#261

Carolina Correa

Program Officer, Donor Relations
Rodney Davis_sm

Rodney Davis

Senior Content Strategist, Marketing and Communications
N'Deye

N'deye Diakite

Administrative Assistant, Corporate Relations
20181002_#017

Lori DiMatteo

Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement
Judy Dumas 2

Judy Dumas

Senior Program Officer, Donor Relations
Ken Facchiano 4

Ken Facchiano

Senior Project Manager, Andar and Resource Operations
Natali Gomez

Natali Gomez

Project Manager, Data Quality and Resource Operations
RHancock_headshot_web

Robert Hancock

Senior Director, Marketing and Communications
Amanda Heinsen

Amanda Heinsen

Director, Donor Relations

Paula Manseau 1

Paula Manseau

Program Officer, Labor and Corporate Relations
20190607_#144

Nieves Morillo

Program Officer, Corporate Relations
Lauren.Nance_IMG_7060

Lauren Nance

Program Officer, Corporate Relations
Janice Pothier-Pak

Janice Pothier-Pac

Senior Program Officer, Volunteer Engagement and Volunteer Center Manager

 

20181002_#175

Jennifer Remmes

Director, Resource Operations
20181002_#0231

Alicia Schubert

Marketing Associate, Marketing and Communications
20171102_#105

Monique Vernon

Coordinator, Corporate Relations

COMMUNITY IMPACT AND EQUITY

Kyle Bennett 7

Kyle Bennett

Director, Policy and Equity
Adama_lg

Adama Brown,PhD

Director, Research and Data Analytics

Kristina Brown

Program Officer, Housing and Economic Policy

Millicent Budlong-Springer

Millicent Budlong-Springer

Grants Program Associate
20181002_#136 cropped

Jennifer Chapman

Senior Data Analyst, Community Impact
Bonnie Clarke_cropped

Bonnie Clarke

Program Officer, Housing Initiatives
20191211_#006

Roshni Darnal

Director, Community Investments

20190607_#308

Marlene Guay

Program Officer, Child Development and 2-Gen Initiatives

20190607_#329

Rosilia Guerra

Administrative Assistant, Community Impact and Equity

IMG_1052

Seileak Huoth

Project Manager, 211 Data and Resources

Linda Hutchison

Program Officer, Grant Development

thumbnail_image001

Ellijah McLean

Program Officer, Education Policy
Zoya Small(2)

Zoya Tseytlin

Program Officer, Workforce Development and Economic Mobility

Nancy Wolanski 2

Nancy Wolanski

Executive Director, Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island

211, ADRC/POINT

Majdollin Aljajeh

Bi-Lingual Community Resource Specialist, 211

Cristina Amadeo

Cristina Amedeo

Director, Senior and Disability Services
20190607_#351

Maryam Attarpour

Program Officer, Family Caregiver Alliance
20190607_#008

Sylvia Bernal

Senior Program Officer, MME

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

Evelyn Cabrera

Options Counselor, MME
JulissaC

Julissa Carmona

Community Resource Specialist, 211

Robin Covington

Bi-Lingual Options Counselor, After Hours Crisis Line
20171102_#054

Maria Cuesta

Senior Bi-Lingual Options Counselor, POINT
DavlynDias

Davlyn Dias

Options Counselor, POINT
20150203_#067

Yvette Dolphin

Certified Community Resource Specialist, 211

Minerva Doti

Bi-Lingual Options Counselor, POINT

20190607_#068

Wendy Heugas

Program Officer, Benefit Enrollment
MarianaMoore

Mariana Moore

Options Counselor, PCOC and Resources, POINT
Jeiza Muniz

Jeiza Moniz

Community Resource Specialist, 211

Marleny Perez

Coordinator, SHIP-SMP Providence/Navigator
Reed

Eileen Reed

Community Resource Specialist, 211

Harper_Rhodes_cropped

Harper Rhodes

Community Resource Specialist, Unite RI

Danielli Rodrigues

Bi-Lingual Options Counselor, POINT

Edilia Rosales

Bi-Lingual Certified Community Resource Specialist, 211

20190607_#243

Ruth Saah

Options Counselor II, POINT
Carla Sabatino (2)

Carla Sabotino

Options Counselor, POINT
Courtney Smith4

Courtney Smith

Director, 211
Helen Terra - photo

Helen Terra

211 Call Center Operations Manager
Indiana

Indiana Torres

Community Resource Specialist, 211
Screen Shot 2022-09-26 at 5.29.10 PM_Edit5

How you can save money amidst Rhode Island Energy rate hike

ABC6

With rates rising starting Oct. 1, Rhode Islanders have many ways to save money and energy this fall... [For] anyone... need[ing]... financial assistance... United Way of Rhode Island’s 211 service may help... 'We’re here to help the community navigate resources,' said Courtney Smith, director of... 211... The service is available online at 211 United Way of Rhode Island or over the phone.

VIEW ON SITE

Featured_Image_Program_aims_to_reverse_learning_loss

Program aims to reverse learning loss

WPRI

For 30 hours a week for six weeks, the Summer Learning Initiative gives students the opportunity to learn in fun and out-of-the-box ways... "There’s ways to be able to explore and be creative without feeling like they are falling farther and farther behind, which I think a lot of youth are feeling right now because of the pandemic," [Marlene] Guay said.

VIEW ON SITE

Sun file photo

Summer energy bill assistance is available

The Westerly Sun

The Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund is open to all eligible Rhode Island households experiencing financial difficulty and [needing] assistance with energy expenses, even in the summer. The fund is sponsored by Rhode Island Energy, Block Island Utility District, Ocean State Power, Pascoag Utility District, Petro Home Services and RISEC LP and administered by United Way of Rhode Island.

READ ON SITE

Fellows Selected for United Way’s Deputy Director Learning Circle

A cohort of eight nonprofit staff from a diverse group of local organizations has been selected by United Way of Rhode Island to participate in its inaugural Deputy Director Learning Circle. The new leadership development series was designed specifically to strengthen the competencies of individuals who aspire to become executive directors.

United Way and Secretary Gorbea Launch 211 Voter Hotline

Building off the successful use of 211 as a voter information hotline in 2020, United Way of Rhode Island today announced a partnership with Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea to establish a new, multilingual 211 Voter Information Hotline… By dialing 211 and selecting prompt 5, users connect with a trained… 211 call specialist able to answer a range of questions.

United Way Launches Nonprofit Leadership Development Series

United Way of Rhode Island is launching a new leadership development series for staff of local nonprofits with annual budgets of $5 million and under and is currently accepting applications from interested participants. The no-cost program is the Deputy Director Learning Circle, and it was developed specifically to strengthen the competencies of nonprofit staff who aspire to become executive directors.

UPCOMING EVENTS

United Way of Rhode Island’s 96th Annual Celebration

Join United Way of Rhode Island for our 96th Annual Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Farm Fresh Rhode Island in Providence.

Together, we'll celebrate the positive impact we've made this year, thanks to you — our donors, partners, and volunteers — and honor the heroes among us.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required.

REGISTER