Board of Directors

Adoption Rhode Island is fortunate to have a dedicated Board of Directors committed to our mission and helping to make a difference.

Steven Parente, President
Sr. Vice President and Director of Retail Banking, BankRI

Linda Lynch, Vice President
Executive Director, Rhode Island Family Court

Donna Caldwell, Board Secretary

Howard Dulude, Treasurer


Daniel R. Barry
President, Daniel R. Barry & Associates

Patricia Bennett
Principal, The Paradigm Group

Mark Bevington
CEO and Director of Purpose, Ninedot – a Digital Creative Agency

The Honorable Judge Frank Caprio
Chief Judge, Providence Municipal Court

Frank Carpano
Sports Director, WJAR NBC 10

Wayne Charness
Retired Sr. Vice President, Hasbro, Inc.

Todd Costa

Frances DiFiore
Vice President of Marketing, Pawtucket Credit Union

Charrel Maxwell
Owner, Antiques Business

Julie Navarro
Co-Owner, Mod Mama

John Ottaviani
Partner, Partridge Snow & Hahn, LLP

Bret Williams


Advisory Board

Ray Arruda
Northeast Division Marketing Manager, Wendy’s International

Betty Jo Greene
Marketing/Communications, University of Rhode Island

Congressman Jim Langevin
U.S. Representative, RI’s 2nd Congressional District

Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell
Rhode Island Supreme Court

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