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THE STAFF & TRUSTEES OF McAULEY MINISTRIES

OUR STAFF

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Barbara Haynes

Daniel Quinones

Thomasina Ekroth

 

Executive Director

Development Associate

Business Manager

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McAULEY HOUSE       401-941-9013

Yvette Kenner
Administrator
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Ray Thimas

Kitchen Manager
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Mary Ellen Leonhardt
Chef
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Rochelle Ribeiro

Evelyn Castillo

Administrator

Administrative Assistant

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Andrés Montoya
Administrator

Board of Trustees

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Barbara Haynes

Executive Director, McAuley Ministries
Judith Rametta

Judith Rametta

President, StarTrak Studios, Inc. 
Marketing/Communications, Business Operations 

Judy is an executive producer, educator, and longtime supporter of McAuley Ministries and its missions. She began her professional life as a journalist and copywriter, and for the past 30 years, works with her husband, John Rametta, to produce all types of audio-visual commercials and programs at their business, StarTrak Studios. Judy is also an adjunct professor of English at Three Rivers Community College. Degrees: BS in Journalism from Boston University’s School of Public Communication and MA in English from The University of Rhode Island. 

Maura Legare

Maura Legare

Marketing Consultant 
Marketing and Communication 

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Maura spent several years in PR with the Big East Conference in Providence.  While raising her three children full time, she has been able to combine her marketing background and passion for volunteerism by serving in various roles at Our Lady of Mercy School, where she experienced first-hand the mission of Catherine McAuley, as well as the Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation and LaSalle Academy. 

Scott Camirand

Scott Camirand

Retired Regional Manager, Amica 

Scott is a retired property and casualty insurance professional who spent his entire career with the Amica Insurance Company. Volunteerism has always been a priority for him in the form of filling varied leadership roles for several non-profit organizations. Scott graduated from Boston University with a BS in Business Administration and secured a Certificate in Leadership and Management from the University of Notre Dame. 

Meghan Hopkins

Meghan Hopkins

Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP 
Legal and Government Relations 

Meghan joined Nixon Peabody in the Fall of 2016 and is currently a member of the firm’s health care group and corporate practice.  Meghan represents health care and general corporate clients in various transactional, regulatory, and operational matters.  Prior to joining Nixon Peabody, Meghan spent a year clerking at the Rhode Island Supreme Court for now-retired Justice Gilbert Indeglia. This is Meghan’s first opportunity to serve on a board of a nonprofit and she looks forward to helping the McAuley Ministries further its missions. Degrees: BA from the University of Connecticut and JD from Roger Williams University School of Law 

Pamela Alarie

Pamela Alarie

Retired Vice President of Human Resources for the Beacon Mutual Insurance Company
Human Resources Consultant

Pam is an executive level Human Resources consultant. Recently retired from The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company, Pam served as the Vice President of Human Resources for 22 years, and during that time she built and organized the company’s Human Resources Department. Pam partnered with the CEO, the Board of Directors and other company executives to develop and execute strategies, particularly those related to leadership, talent development, recruitment and staffing, benefits, compensation, employee relations, performance management and payroll. Prior to joining Beacon, Pam served as Human Resources Manager for AIPSO, the RI company that is assigned for the state’s risk market for automobile insurance. She also gained early human resources experience as a Training and Development Specialist at American Universal Insurance Group. Education: Business Communications from the University of Rhode Island and Certificate in Advanced Human Resources Management from Boston University & Northeast Human Resources Association.

Kirsten DiChiappari

Kirsten DiChiappari

VP, US Client Services – Upland BlueVenn 
Marketing and Communications 

Kirsten currently heads US Customer Success for Upland BlueVenn, a global software company. She previously worked for many years in marketing consulting, including owning and managing her own agency. Kirsten began community-focused work alongside her family in New Jersey and since then has worked with numerous non-profit organizations across Rhode Island and Southcoast Massachusetts, like the East Bay Chamber of Commerce, where she earned the Chamber Member Service Award. Kirsten resides in Bristol with her husband and children. Degrees: BA from Providence College and MSM from Lesley University. 

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Barbara Hart

SVP, Credit Risk – The Washington Trust Company 
Finance and Operations 

Barbara has been with The Washington Trust Company for 24 years in Commercial Lending and Credit Risk roles.  She is also on the Finance Committee of Leadership RI (LRI).  Barbara is a graduate of The University of Rhode Island, holding a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Management.  Additionally, she is an LRI 2011 alumni.  Volunteering is a focus at Washington Trust and Barbara consistently participates in many events sponsored by the bank to support local communities.

Scott Grace

Scott Grace

President, Garage Headquarters 
Facilities Management 

Scott is the owner and founder of several residential and commercial construction businesses including Garage Headquarters, Overhead Door of Providence and New Bedford, Specified Building Products, and DoorWall Corp. His volunteer experiences range from helping at the library and coaching in his hometown of Jamestown to supporting the Seabees and the Beavertail Lighthouse. Scott plans to serve McAuley’s missions and involve his three children in that service as well. 

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Lynn Malloney, FCAS

Department Vice President, Amica

After graduating from Bryant University in 1997 with a degree in Applied Actuarial Mathematics, Lynn began her career as an Actuary in the P&C industry, later earning her Fellowship of the Casualty Actuarial Society.  Lynn joined Amica Mutual Insurance in Lincoln, RI in 2006, where she currently oversees a personal lines rating team, developing updated rating models built on new, predictive data sources. She also leads Amica’s Product Development Initiative under Corporate Strategy, guiding delivery of new and innovative products throughout the organization. Lynn enjoys golfing, travelling the world and spending time with beloved friends and family.

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Jonathan Barrett

Chief Executive Officer, Bear IT Group
Information Technology

Jonathan opened Bear IT Group, an IT Services company, in July of 2023. As founder and CEO, he provides technology and consulting services to various clients throughout RI.  Jonathan is an Information Technology and Digital Solutions executive with over 25 years of financial services experience in information technology, marketing, and operations. His most recent experience came at Home Loan Investment Bank as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Citizens Bank as a Sr. Technology Manager in the Contact Center and Digital Strategy groups. Mr. Barrett graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Management Science and Information Systems.  Jonathan has been a proud supporter of McAuley House for over 40 years, having participated in many activities with his father, Richard Barrett, who served in various roles to support McAuley Ministries throughout his life.

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Kelly Villanueva

VP, Strategic HR Business Partnership & Employee Services – The Hanover Insurance Group
Human Resources

Kelly joined The Hanover Insurance Group in 2014 and is currently the Vice President of HR Strategic Business Partnership and Employee Services.  She is a member of Hanover’s senior leadership team.  Kelly and her business partnership team works closely with Corporate Group executives and senior leaders to elevate their organizations and the broader company through influencing and developing business area strategies, then translating those into talent solutions and operational capabilities.  Her Employee Services team focuses on delivering exceptional service and support to the entire organization across HR First Contact, Business Consulting and Employee Relations.  She is passionate about women’s development and has been committed to advancing this area both inside and outside of work for over 17+ years  She is a graduate of the LRI Sigma II 2022 class where her Leadership in Action LRI team worked closely with McAuley Village.  Kelly graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Misty Delgado

Attorney, State of Rhode Island – DCYF

 

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Amanda Grattan

Coordinator, Alumnae & Parent Engagement – 
St. Mary Academy – Bay View

Amanda has been a Mercy Associate for 2 years. She works on the Advancement team at her alma mater, St. Mary Academy – Bay View as the Coordinator of Alumnae & Parent Engagement. It was at St. Mary Academy – Bay View that she learned of the mission of Catherine MAuley. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Art and Film/Media from The University of Rhode Island and a Master’s Degree in Filmmaking from The London Film School.

Hope Johnson MSW, LICSW 

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

 

About Us

McAuley Ministries is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and rooted in the ideals of its founder, Catherine McAuley. Our ministries provide the basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, health services, emotional support and guidance, and respect for the most vulnerable in our community through our core values of Hospitality, Compassion, and Dignity.

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