Board & Staff

It Takes A Village... And Here Is Ours

Board of Directors

January – December 2021


C. Paul Oberg, Newport Consulting Partners


Joseph Manera, Law Office of Joseph Manera

Vice President

Yomayra Reyes, MetLife Auto & Home


David E. Fontes, CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)



Hilina D. Ajakaiye

Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau / R.I.S.E. Women's Leadership Conference

Patrick Butler

HII Technical Solutions

Liz Catucci

Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce

Rosie Fernandez

Cox Communications

Tom Furey

Furey Roofing

Olga Lowe

Hasbro, Inc.

Michael Smith

Webster Bank

Meet the Staff

Leadership Team

Program Leadership Team

Tina Santos

Director of Program Growth

(401) 921-2434 Ext. 106

Management Team

Jasmine Leon

Lead Match & Enrollment Specialist (Bilingual)

(401) 921-2434 Ext. 147

Mentoring Team

Aida Asfura

Bilingual Match Support Specialist

(401) 921-2434 Ext. 101

Astrid Chattman

Bilingual Match Support Specialist

(401) 921-2434 Ext. 125

Tiffany Esancy

Program Administrative Assistant

(401) 921-2434

Leybi Garcia

Bilingual Enrollment Specialist

(401) 921-2434

Nelitza Gonzalez

Bilingual Match Support Specialist

Tricia Martin

Match Support Specialist

Jillian Scott

Enrollment Specialist

Sue Shaw

Match Support Specialist

Office & Development Staff

Emily Notardonato

Executive Assistant

(401) 921-2434 Ext. 102

Shelley T. Peterson

Grant Writer

Meredith Cotta

Office Manager