Category: Board

Dr. Joyce Louise Caldwell Stevos

Dr. Joyce Louise Caldwell Stevos (Wunne Ahtuk, a citizen of the Pokanoket Nation, is a Rhode Island native, a graduate of Classical High School, and has earned a Bachelor and Masters degree from Rhode Island College and a doctorate from the University of Rhode Island/Rhode Island College Joint Program in Education. She is also an

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Mike Lyons

Mike is working in his 10th season of professional baseball.  It is his first year, in this the inaugural season of the Worcester Red Sox following 9 seasons with the Pawtucket Red Sox.  Mike joined the Paw Sox following a 40+ year sports broadcasting and sports marketing career.  He is a Chicago native who was

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Albert R. Beauparlant

Albert R. Beauparlant is a self-employed real estate developer. He has invested in numerous properties and projects over the last 35+ years and is also involved in the construction aspect of restoring properties. Albert has served on the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors for 20 years and is currently the Vice

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ROSEANNA S. GORHAM

Roseanna S. Gorham has served on civic boards and commissions including the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route US Board (W3R-RI Chair); the RI 1663 Colonial Charter Commission; and, currently, the RI State House Restoration Society and the Heritage Hall of Fame. As US Board member of the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, she worked in collaboration with

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JANE F. HOWLETT

Jane F. Howlett of Bristol, Rhode Island is an attorney engaged in the practice of law with an emphasis on Domestic Relations and Probate Law.  She is a 1983 graduate of Providence College and a 1986 University of Bridgeport School of Law, Bridgeport, Connecticut.  She is married to Jeffrey R. Howlett, a retired Commander in

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Daniel Harrington

Daniel Harrington is a self-described recovering politician who served on the East Providence Zoning Board of Review and East Providence City Council where he helped establish the East Providence Waterfront Commission.  An avid student of history, Mr. Harrington is a popular monthly columnist for the Providence Journal where he has published over 100 consecutive pieces

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David T. Shwaery

Biography of David T. Shwaery, owner of Squires Services Ltd., a salon/spa, S & H Distributors, Euclid Properties and FieldBrook Properties, student housing and medical offices. Born in Pawtucket, RI in 1938.  In his early youth he became a decorated Boy Scout, Sunday School teacher, treasurer of the Sunday School, President of the Youth Group,

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Robin M. Tagliaferri

Robin is a non-profit administrator, project manager, museum educator and visual artist with 25 years’ experience working in museums, arts organizations, and educational institutions. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Robin earned a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) and a Master of Arts (MA) in Museum Studies and Art Education. Robin’s research

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John J. Parrillo, Ph.D.

A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Prof. Parrillo received his PH.D. from the University of Connecticut (1996).  He has also obtained degrees from Providence College, Rhode Island College, University of Rhode Island, and Boston University.  He is retired from the Massachusetts public schools.  For the last 25 years, John has taught in at least 10

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Lawrence C. Reid

Born in New York, New York.  Raised and educated at the primary and secondary levels in the Elmhurst section of Queens, New York not far from Flushing Meadows, the site of the 1939 and 1964 New York World Fairs and today’s venue of the National Tennis Center. My youth was spent in a parish-centric neighborhood

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Warren Lewis

A native Rhode Islander, who served as Treasurer of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame for over 20 years. His academic background started at LaSalle Academy and then on to Boston College where he earned his BS degree with a concentration in Accounting and Finance. After college he continued his studies in the financial

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Steve Aveson

For more than 4 decades Steve Aveson has traveled the world as an Emmy award winning journalist. That combined with a year touring with the Circus resulted in him telling stories in three dozen countries and all 50 states. For a number of those years, he worked as a News Anchor here in Rhode Island

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Scott Molloy

Scott Molloy was born in 1946 and grew up in Providence. His father was a city police officer; his mother a math teacher at Mt. Pleasant. He earned a BA from RIC; an MA from UNH; and a PhD from PC. Along the way he drove a RIPTA bus for 11 years, leading the transit

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Roberta Feather

Roberta Feather grew up in the southern tradition of Raleigh North Carolina. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Science degree in psychiatric nursing, also at Chapel Hill. Following graduation, she accepted an academic faculty position at Duke University. At

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Patrick M. Odess

Patrick Odess is the founder and CEO of City/State Computer Services, Inc. (CSCS, Inc.). He became a member of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame board in 2010. Born on July 3, 1952 in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, Patrick relocated to Rhode Island in 1970 after enlisting in the United States Navy. Patrick was stationed

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Patrick T. Conley, Jr., Esquire

Patrick T. Conley, Jr., Esquire is the Managing Attorney of Government Employees Insurance Company’s (GEICO’S) Staff Counsel Office in Providence, Rhode Island. Pat established the office in January of 2005, after having served as a Senior Trial Attorney at Allstate Insurance Company’s Staff Counsel Office in Providence.  Pat is responsible for defending first party and

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J. Michael Levesque

J. Michael Levesque enjoyed a distinguished career in government and politics before leaving to start a career in international business development and real estate. In 1988, Mr. Levesque was elected the first Mayor in the history of the Town of West Warwick, Rhode Island, a predominantly Democratic community. In 1990, he was elected to a

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Brigadier General James J. D’Agostino

Brigadier General D’Agostino was the Assistant Adjutant General for Air and Deputy Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard.  Prior to this assignment, he served in the USAF as the United States Property and Fiscal Officer for Rhode Island for 4.3 years and as the Base Civil Engineer for the Coventry and North Smithfield

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Debra A. Mulligan

Debra A. Mulligan was born in Rhode Island, and received her Master of Arts and Ph.D. in History from Providence College. She has taught a variety of courses in East Asian, European, and American history at Roger Williams University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame

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Cindy Laughlin

Cindy, a native Rhode Islander, is President of Recruiting Specialists, a national executive search firm based in Dedham, MA. Their specialties are in the confidential search of executives and various levels of sales and management in retail and hospitality. Cindy began in 1984 as an executive recruiter. In 1993, she acquired ownership and has grown

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Ron Barnes

Ron received an AS in Computer Programming from the New England Institute of Technology in 1985. His career includes employment with Providence Washington Insurance, AIG, Trust Insurance, AAA Southern New England, and his current employer Horace Mann Education Association in Franklin Mass. Ron is currently Vice President of Information Technology Services for HMEA and has

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Dr. Patrick T. Conley

Dr. Patrick Thomas “Pat” Conley of Bristol is universally considered as Rhode Island’s most prolific historian and leading disseminator of historical of knowledge concerning the state’s heritage., earning distinction through his pursuit of several different careers as an educator, author, attorney, civic leader, government official, and real estate developer as well as historian. He has

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