Board of Directors

Officers of the Board

Edward O. Handy, III 

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Washington Trust Company

Vice President
Rilwan Feyisitan, Jr.
President & CEO
East Bay Community Action Program*

Michael DiSandro
Senior Vice President
CIT Business Credit

Deborah S. Thurston
Food Coordinator

President Elect
Jyothi Subramaniam
Former Faculty
Johnson & Wales University

Members of the Board

Louis Amoriggi
Senior Vice President
Webster Bank

Maureen Barishian
Senior Accountant/Investment Analyst
Bryant University

Aline Binyungu
Executive Director & Co-founder
Women’s Refugee Care*

Carmen Diaz-Jusino
VP/Community Development Officer

Mary Eastman
HR Lead, Institutional Client Experience and FBOT Operations Services Group
Fidelity Investments

Kimberly Fernandez
Executive Director
Federal Hill House Association*

Angelo Garcia
Founder/Executive Director
Segue Institute for Learning*

Gregory Garger
Executive Director, Labor & Employee Relations
Textron, Inc.

Brian Gross
Creative Partner

Yvette Kenner
McAuley Ministries*

Peter Marino
President and Chief Executive Officer
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Genie McPherson Trevor
Edible Rhody

Kathy O’Donnell
SVP and Head of Public Affairs
Citizens Bank

Mathies J. Santos
Former Associate Chief, Patient Services
Providence VA Medical Center

Paul A. Silver
Hinckley Allen

Alison Tovar, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Behavioral & Social Sciences
Brown University School of Public Health

David Veliz
RI Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty

Mary Brooks Wall
Former Managing Director
Royal Bank of Scotland

Lisa Wesner
VP, Global Brand Finance

Martha Wofford
President & Chief Executive Officer
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

* Member Agency of the Food Bank


Honorary Board Members

Stephen Ashworth
Managing Director
US Trust, Bank of America

James A. Bussiere
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Amica Mutual Insurance Company

Patricia M. Cerilli, CPA
Mullen Scorpio Cerilli

Wayne Charness
Retired Sr. VP Corporate Communications

Kim Cummins
SVP, Organizational Performance
Fidelity Investments

Frank D. DePetrillo
Retired Community Liaison
RI Department of Human Services

Alan Shawn Feinstein
The Feinstein Foundation

Gerry Fernandez
President & Founder
Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance

Mary M. Flynn, PhD, RD, LDN
Research Dietitian & Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical
The Miriam Hospital & Brown University

Charles S. Fradin
The Sirenic Trust

Harley Frank
Admiral Packaging, Inc.

Mark Freel
Locke Lord, LLP

Arnold M. Friedman
Retired Counsel
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Kathleen Gorman, PhD
Director, University of Rhode Island
Feinstein Center for a Hunger-Free America

Douglas Johnson, PhD
Heritage Consulting Group, Inc.

Robert Leach
Senior Relationship Manager
TD Bank

Michele Lederberg
General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI

Donna Lee
Retired Food Editor
The Providence Journal

Dorothy Licht
Former First Lady
State of Rhode Island

Joseph J. MarcAurele
Chairman & CEO
The Washington Trust Company

Eugene Martin
President and Chief Executive Officer
Gordon Brothers Finance Company

Bob McDonough
Former Administrator for Family & Adult Services
RI Department of Human Services

John D. Muggeridge
VP Public Affairs
Fidelity Investments

John Murphy

Linda Newton
Independent Consultant
Newton & Newton, LLC

Russell Partridge
Executive Director
WARM Center*

Pauline Perkins Moye
Director of Social Services
Newport Housing Authority

Robert Powers
Retired Sr. Vice President, HR
Textron Systems

Mark A. Ross
Retired Vice President
Ross-Simons Jewelers

Dennis Roy
Chief Executive Officer
East Bay Community Action

Cheryl A. Senerchia
Vice President, Compliance
The Washington Trust Company

Richard Silverman

Tanisha Simpson
Senior Manager of Volunteer and Nutrition Services
Westbay Community Action*

Honorable Justice William Smith
Federal District Judge

Lisa Stanton
General Manager
Monitise Americas

William R. Walter
President and CEO
Innovative Solutions for Non-Profits, Inc.

Marilyn Warren
Former Executive Director
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center

Ray Welsh
District Manager
Stop & Shop Companies

Robert A. Weygand
Master of Public Administration Program
University of Rhode Island

Christopher C. Whitney
Pierce Atwood LLP