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
Psychologist and Sr. Research Associate, National Perinatal Institute

Howard Dulude, Treasurer
Vice President of Human Resources Operations and Lifespan Health, Lifespan Corporation

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Ray Arruda
Northeast Division Marketing Manager, Wendy’s International

Daniel R. Barry
Fundraising Consultant and President, DRB & Associates

Patricia Bennett
Wendy’s Franchisee

Mark Bevington
President and Executive Creative Director, Ninedot, a design agency

The Honorable Judge Frank Caprio
Chief Judge of the Providence Municipal Court

Frank Carpano
Sports Director, WJAR NBC 10

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

Todd Costa
Chief Financial Officer, Linear Title and Closing

Frances DiFiore
Vice President of Marketing, Pawtucket Credit Union

Betty Jo Greene
Marketing/Communications, University of Rhode Island

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

Charrel Maxwell
Owner, Antiques Business

Julie Navarro
Co-Owner, Mod Mama

John Ottaviani
Attorney, Partridge Snow & Hahn, LLP

Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell
Rhode Island Supreme Court

Bret Williams
Entrepreneur

* Advisory Member



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