About

Foundation Board

Our volunteer board of directors is responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s mission and strategic direction, safeguarding our financial health and sustainability, and setting organizational policies. Directors are chosen for their community leadership and knowledge.

Mary Brooks Wall, Chair headshot

Mary Brooks Wall, Chair

Retired, Managing Director, Royal Bank of Scotland

Michael K. Allio headshot

Michael K. Allio

President and CEO, Allio Associates LLC

Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH headshot

Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH

Director, Lifespan, Community Health Institute

Jonathan D. Fain headshot

Jonathan D. Fain

Chairman of the Board and CEO, Teknor Apex Company

Ann-Marie Harrington headshot

Ann-Marie Harrington

Founder, Embolden

Meghan Hughes, Ph.D. headshot

Meghan Hughes, Ph.D.

President, Community College of Rhode Island

G. Alan Kurose, MD, MBA, FACP headshot

G. Alan Kurose, MD, MBA, FACP

President and CEO, Coastal Medical

Marie J. Langlois headshot

Marie J. Langlois

Retired, Managing Director, Washington Trust Investors

Mary F. Lovejoy headshot

Mary F. Lovejoy

Retired, Vice President and Treasurer, Textron

Janet Robinson headshot

Janet Robinson

Former President and CEO, New York Times Company

The Honorable Ernest C. Torres headshot

The Honorable Ernest C. Torres

Retired, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island

James Wright headshot

James Wright

CEO, Bridge Technical Talent

Neil D. Steinberg headshot

Neil D. Steinberg

President & CEO, Rhode Island Foundation, Ex officio board member

Previous Board Members

  • Charles V. Chapin, 1917-1927
  • William H. P. Faunce, 1917-1928
  • Mary B. Steedman, 1917-1929
  • William L. Hodgman, 1917-1935
  • Henry D. Sharpe, 1917-1951
  • Albert D. Mead, 1917-1933
  • John Nicholas Brown, 1930-1972
  • Walter A. Edwards, 1933-1964
  • Percival de St. Aubin, 1933-1940
  • G. Maurice Congdon, 1935-1961
  • Alfred K. Potter, 1936-1936
  • Arthur H. Ruggles, 1940-1958
  • Thomas P. Hazard, 1951-1963
  • Margaret Kelly, 1958-1965 & 1970-1973
  • G. William Miller, 1963-1977
  • Bancroft Littlefield, 1964-1989
  • Joseph J. Baker, 1966-1970
  • Andrew M. Hunt, 1972-1987
  • Norman M. Fain, 1972-1987
  • Erskine N. White, Jr., 1977-1986
  • Patricia H. Blackall, 1972-1990
  • Frank Licht, 1973-1987
  • Robert H.I. Goddard, 1960-1994
  • William H. Heisler III, 1987-1996
  • Paul J. Choquette, Jr., 1987-1997
  • B. Jae Clanton, 1989-1998
  • Edward L. Maggiacomo, 1987-1997
  • Melvin Alperin, 1987-1999
  • Ann Conner, 1991-2000
  • Norman E. McCulloch, Jr., 1994-2002
  • Ruth J. Simmons, Ph.D., 2002-2003
  • John W. Wall, 1994-2004
  • Pablo Rodriguez, M.D., 1994-2005
  • Margaret G. Leeson, 1997-2006
  • Elizabeth Z. Chace, 1998-2006
  • Ronald V. Gallo, 1993-2007
  • Walter R. Stone, Esq., 1998-2007
  • Carol J. Grant, 2002-2008
  • George Graboys, 1999-2008
  • Benjamin G. Paster, Esq., 2007-2009
  • Peter S. Damon, 2001-2010
  • Stephanie Danforth Chafee, 2008-2011
  • Cynthia Garcia Coll, 2003-2011
  • Keith W. Stokes, 2010-2011
  • The Hon. Maureen McKenna Goldberg, 2003-2012
  • David M. Hirsch, 2003-2012
  • M. Anne Szostak, 2006-2013
  • Lorne Adrain, 2009-2013
  • Kathleen C. Hittner, M.D., 2012-2013
  • Professor Jorge O. Elorza, 2012-2014
  • Patricia J. Flanagan, M.D., 2005-2014
  • The Hon. Ronald K. Machtley, 2007-2016
  • Cynthia Stewart Reed, 2007-2016
  • Howard G. Sutton, 2015-2016
  • Frederick K. Butler, 2008-2017
  • Edward "Ned" O. Handy, III, 2011-2018

Meet our staff team.