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THE STAFF & TRUSTEES OF McAULEY MINISTRIES

OUR STAFF

McAULEY MINISTRIES    401-941-9013

Barbara Haynes

Executive Director
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McAULEY HOUSE       401-941-9013

Yvette Kenner
Administrator
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Larry LoVerde
Kitchen Manager
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Mary Ellen Leonhardt
Chef
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Rochelle Ribeiro
Senior Case Manager
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McAULEY VILLAGE & CHILD CARE CENTER      401-467-3630

Rev. Michele Matott
Administrator
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THE WARDE-ROBE      401-729-0405

Andrés Montoya
Administrator

Board of Trustees

Listing and Committees

Board of Trustees

Barbara Haynes

Executive Director, McAuley Ministries

Jeanne Barry, RSM

Retired Education Administrator 

1st Term: 12/1/16-7/31/19

Sisters of Mercy

2nd Term: 8/1/19-7/31/22

Expertise on Mission 

Sister Jeanne is a Sister of Mercy for 64 years, who entered the Sisters of Mercy in Connecticut and is now part of the recently formed Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. She retired as an Elementary Educator after 54 years in education with 22 years as a teacher of primary grades and 32 years as an Administrator in various schools in Connecticut and Rhode Island.  Degrees: BA from Diocesan Teachers College, MA from University of St. Joseph, and Sixth Year in Administration- Supervision from Southern Connecticut State University. 

Sheila Harrington, RSM

Retired Educator, Sisters of Mercy 

1st Term: 4/29/21 – 4/28/24

Expertise on Mission 

Sister Sheila is a Sister of Mercy for 57 years. Ministries: Teacher of English as a second language to Spanish speaking children, parish worker with the elderly, missionary in Honduras and Director of Formation for Honduran women seeking to become Sisters of Mercy, Member of the Sisters of Mercy of Providence Leadership Team, Spanish teacher at the Lower School at St. Mary Academy, Bay View, Liaison to McAuley Ministries, McAuley Board Member and finally teacher to adult immigrants and refugees preparing for citizenship. 

Judith Rametta

President, StarTrak Studios, Inc. 

1st Term: 8/1/21 – 7/31/24

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

Marketing Consultant 

1st Term: 8/1/21 – 7/31/24

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

Retired Regional Manager, Amica 

1st Term: 1/1/22 to 12/31/24 

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. 

Joseph Andrade

President, Home & Commercial – Gem Plumbing & Heating 

1st Term: 1/1/22 to 12/31/24

Facilities Management 

Joe became a member of the GEM team in 2002, as Director of Operations.  He still holds current licenses as a Master Plumber and Pipefitter in the tri-state area, as well as a degree in Business Management.  Joe’s affiliation with McAuley Ministries began several years ago when he began attending GEM sponsored events with McAuley Village and McAuley House.  He is also an active volunteer with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Joe resides in Smithfield with his wife and two children. 

Meghan Hopkins

Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP 

1st Term: 3/1/22 to 2/28/25

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

VP, Human Resources -The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company 

1st Term: 1/1/22 to 12/31/24

Human Resources 

Pam joined Beacon Mutual in 2002 as the Vice President of Human Resources and has built and organized the company’s Human Resources Department. She is a member of Beacon’s Senior Management Team and partners with other company executives and the Board of Directors to develop and execute the strategic plans of the organization. Pam also has extensive experience with boards and affiliations including professional and nonprofit organization from the American Heart Association RI to Leadership RI and many more. 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

VP, US Client Services – Upland BlueVenn 

1st Term: 1/1/22 to 12/31/24

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. 

Barbara Hart

SVP, Credit Risk – The Washington Trust Company 

1st Term: 1/1/22 to 12/31/24

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. 

Anthony Botelho

SVP, Commercial Banking – The Washington Trust Company 

1st Term: 1/1/22 to 12/31/24

Finance and Operations 

Tony joined the Commercial Lending leadership team at Washington Trust, spearheading commercial lending growth efforts and leading the Cash Management and Small Business Lending teams. He has spent more than 37 years in various positions with both local and regional banking institutions and is active in the community. Tony has served as an adjunct professor at Babson College, the Community College of Rhode Island and Bryant University. Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Management and Marketing from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Business Administration from Bryant University.   

Scott Grace

President, Garage Headquarters 

1st Term: 1/1/22 to 12/31/24

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 the library and coaching in his hometown of Jamestown to support of the Seabees and the Beavertail Lighthouse. Scott plans to serve McAuley’s missions and involve his three children in that service as well. 

Michael Raia

President & Founder, Half Street Strategic Consulting, LLC 

1st Term: 1/1/22 to 12/31/24

Communication and Government Relations 

Mike served as RI Governor Gina Raimondo’s most senior communications advisor through her first term in office and he helped her win reelection. He also worked as VP of Strategic Communications at Johnson & Wales University and held top communication posts at the RI Executive Office of Health & Human Services, for the Mayor of Providence, at the Maryland Labor Department and for the Lt. Gov. of Maryland. Mike lives in Barrington with his wife and two children. Degrees: BA in Political Science from Providence College and MA in Political Communications from George Washington University.   

Committees FY 2021-2022

Executive Committee

Judith Rametta (Chairperson)
Scott Camirand (Co-Chairperson & Treasurer)
Maura Legare (Secretary)
Sister Jeanne Barry (Sister of Mercy)
Megan Hopkins (Chairperson of Governance and Human Resources)
 

Trustee Governance and Human Resources

Meghan Hopkins (Chairperson)
Pamela Alarie
Kirsten DiChiappari
 

Finance and Audit

Scott Camirand (Chairperson)
Anthony Botelho
Barbara Hart
 

Communications and Development

Maura Legare (Chairperson)
Mike Raia
Kirsten DiChiappari
Anthony Botelho
Yvette Kenner
Rev. Michele Matott
Andres Montoya
 

Facilities

Joseph Andrade (Chairperson)
Scott Grace
Barbara Hart
 

Mission

Jeanne Barry, RSM (Chairperson)
Sister Sheila Harrington
Pam Alerie
Mike Raia
Yvette Kenner
Rev. Michele Matott
Andres Montoya
 

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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