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Staff and Leadership

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Executive Director

Tina Spears, MPA

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Executive Committee

President - Liz Wiedenhofer, L.I.F.E., Inc.


Vice President - Judith Sullivan, J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center


Secretary - Carrie Miranda, Looking Upwards 

Treasurer - Linda Ward, Opportunities Unlimited

Director At-Large - Michael Pearis, The Groden Network

Second Director At-Large - Ray Memery, Avatar Residential

Director At-Large for Past President - Michael Andrade, proAbility/The Arc of Bristol County

Board of Directors


Action Based Enterprises (ABE), Michael Purcell 

AccessPointRI, Tracey Cunningham-Martins

Arc of Blackstone Valley, Kathy Hunt

Avatar Residential, Raymond Memery

Community Residences Inc., Pamela Paisey

Corliss Institute, Peg Graham 

The Fogarty Center, David Reiss

Groden Network/COVE Center, Michael Pearis 

J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center, Judith Sullivan

James L. Maher Center, Lynne Maher 

Justice Resource Institute, Paige DiBiasio

L.I.F.E. Inc., Liz Wiedenhofer

Living Innovations, Joanne Malise

Looking Upwards, Carrie Miranda

The Olean Center, Ruth Tureckova 

Opportunities Unlimited, Linda Ward

Perspectives Corporation, Judy Niedbala

proAbility, Michael Andrade

Town of Coventry Project Friends, Bob Robillard

ReFocus, Inc., Ellen Almeida

Seven Hills RI, Marissa Ruff

Spurwink|RI, Regina Hayes

West Bay RI, Casey Gartland 

Whitmarsh House, Robert LaRocco

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