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Staff and Leadership

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Executive Director

Tina Spears, MPA

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Program Director

Jenna Husted

Jenna at

Communications Director

Nick Friend

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Project Manager

Carissa Groccia

cgroccia at

Pooled Trust Coordinator

Doreen McConaghy

dmcconaghy at

Executive Committee

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


Vice President - Michael Pearis, The Groden Network


Secretary - Carrie Miranda, Looking Upwards 

Treasurer - Casey Gartland, West Bay RI

Member At-Large - Ray Memery, Avatar Residential

Member At-Large - Marissa Ruff, Seven Hills Foundation

Board of Directors


Action Based Enterprises (ABE), Michael Purcell 

AccessPointRI, Tracey Cunningham-Martins

Arc of Blackstone Valley, Dale Kennedy

Avatar Residential, Raymond Memery

Community Residences Inc., Pamela Paisey

Corliss Institute, Tim Corbitt 

The Fogarty Center, David Reiss

Gateways to Change, Catherine McGillivray

Groden Network/COVE Center, Michael Pearis 

J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center, Al Vrio

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., Christine Kavanagh

Seven Hills RI, Marissa Ruff

Spurwink|RI, Regina Hayes

United Cerebral Palsy of RI, Peter Quattromani

West Bay RI, Casey Gartland 

Whitmarsh House, Katherine Brinkman

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