It Takes A Village... And Here Is Ours

Board of Directors

January 2024 – December 2024


Patrick Butler

HII Technical Solutions

Ted Turnbull

Merrill Lynch

Leeanna Raposo

IT Support RI

Aderito Dos Santos

Barry Wehmiller Design Group

Rosie Fernandez

Cox Communications

Lawrence Filippelli, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools/Lincoln

David E. Fontes

CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)

C. Paul Oberg

Newport Consulting Partners

Rhonda Lapham

iHeart Media

Glen P. Martin

F.L. Putnam Investment Management Co.

Tiffany Nguyen

Citizens Bank

Tiana Ochoa, MSW, LICSW

Children's Friend

Executive Committee

Yomayra Reyes, Farmers Insurance


Liz Catucci

Vice President

Michael Smith, Webster Bank


Aida Crosson, RI AG's Office


Tom Furey, Furey Roofing

Governance Chair

Meet the Staff

Executive Leadership

Katje Afonseca

CEO and Ex Officio Board Member

(401) 921-2434 Ext. 113

Tina Santos

Senior Director, Marketing

(401) 921-2434 Ext. 106

Leadership Team

Jasmine Leon

Director of Program Growth and Impact

(401) 921-2434 Ext. 147

Jen McAuslin

Director of Business Development

(401) 921-2434 Ext. 203

Tricia Martin

Director of Community Relations

(401) 921-2434 Ext. 109

Management Team

Whitney Tourinho

Enrollment Supervisor

(401) 921-2434

Zahira Francis

Assistant to CFO/Attendants Manager

401.921.2434 x201

Alex Yuman Cante

DC Logistics Manager

Aida Asfura

Payroll & Benefits Manager

(401) 921-2434 Ext. 148

Domenique Barillas

Match Support and Site Supervisor

(401) 921-2434

Mentoring Team

Tiffany Esancy

Program Administrative Assistant

(401) 921-2434 Ext. 101

Alisa Fried

Enrollment and Site Coordinator


Alisa Vallejo

Bilingual Enrollment Specialist


Joel Mejia

Bi-Lingual Enrollment Specialist


Sue Shaw

Match Support Specialist

(401) 921-2434 Ext. 114

Dillon Medina

Program Partnership & Engagement Coordinator

(401) 921-2434

Office & Development Staff

Emily Notardonato

Executive Assistant

(401) 921-2434 Ext. 102

Abigail Terry

Marketing & Development Coordinator

401.921.2434, Ext. 160