Tricia Martin

Director of Community Relations

Tricia “Trish” Martin embarked on her professional journey with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island in June of 2021, assuming the role of Match Support Specialist. Demonstrating exceptional interpersonal skills, she swiftly cultivated meaningful connections with Mentors, Mentees, and their families. Her proactive engagement extended beyond her designated role, frequently volunteering for various activities and offering support across departments. She was given the "Key to Success Award" for 2022. Tricia played a pivotal role in orchestrating the successful execution of the 401Gives initiative in 2023. Her efforts contributed to the organization's remarkable fundraising achievement of over $14,000.

Tricia's trajectory within BBBSRI showcases her versatility and commitment to professional growth. Progressing from Match Support Specialist to Lead Match Support Specialist, then to Match Support Supervisor, she currently serves as the Director of Community Relations. Alongside her career advancement, Tricia has pursued higher education, earning an Associate's Degree in Arts from the Community College of Rhode Island and currently pursuing a Bachelor's in Social Work at Rhode Island College.

Since joining BBBSRI, Tricia has demonstrated unwavering dedication to her caseload, fostering supportive relationships and facilitating growth every step of the way. She has organized successful Match activities, including the Big Ski Adventure and Polar Express, enhancing the experiences of Mentors and Mentees in the program. Tricia's leadership extends to her support of the Match Support team, providing invaluable feedback and resources to ensure their success. Additionally, she actively contributes to initiatives such as the Family Empowerment Investment Fund, ensuring families receive the support and enrichment activities essential for Mentees. Her involvement in the Campership Fund has enabled Mentees to access enriching summer camp experiences, broadening their horizons and fostering personal development.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Tricia brings a wealth of experience from her background in Early Childhood education, spanning over 13 years. Her nurturing approach and curriculum planning have positively impacted children and families. Tricia's genuine passion for youth advocacy and relationship building shines through in every aspect of her work.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Tricia's devotion to family is important. Often accompanied by her husband Derek and children, Juliette and Brayden, she actively involves her family in supporting BBBSRI events. Residing in Cranston with her family, they cherish moments spent together, whether at the park, enjoying movies, engaging in board games, or embarking on family trips.