banner photo: Past JA Board Chairman, Kevin Tracy of Bank of America, works with students at Roger Williams Middle School as part of 2016 Education Awareness Week.

Board of Directors

JA’s board of directors is comprised of executives and business leaders who represent diverse facets of Rhode Island’s economy.  Their wide range of backgrounds and professional expertise yield a dynamic and dedicated team with a hands-on approach to positioning JA as a leader in youth, education, and economic development. The leadership and philanthropic efforts of the Board of Directors are at the forefront of our efforts and accomplishments.


Suzanne Carmody, Chairman, Senior Vice President/Head of Sourcing | Citizens Bank
Craig Bilodeau, Treasurer, Partner | Sansiveri, Kimball & Co., LLP
Sherri Carrera, Secretary, Account Manager | GLAD WORKS
Lee Lewis, President (ex-officio), President | Junior Achievement of Rhode Island


Ashlee Accetta, Community Relations Manager | Fidelity Investments
Rhonda Arsenault, Director of Human Resources | Toray Plastics (America)
Paul A. Campellone, Esq., Attorney | Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
Jason Carosi, Senior VP/Relationship Manager - Commercial Banking | Webster Bank, N.A.
Graham Chapman, Manager of Community Partnerships | Santander Bank
Col. Hugh T. Clements, Jr., Chief of Police | Providence Police Department
Adam Compton, Director of Strategic Marketing | Schneider Electric
Lori Corsi, Vice President of Administration | Dimeo Construction Company
Carolyn Crawford, Business Performance Senior Manager | Amgen
Al Cumplido, Director of Investment Strategy | Independence Financial Partners
Peter J. DiFilippo, Sr Lender, Restaurant Franchise Finance Division | TD Bank
Patricia Gilman, Executive Director/Market Director Banking, Chase Bank
Tammy Gobel, Director of Human Resources | Omni Providence Hotel
Betty Gooding, Regional Vice President, Upper Northeast | Manpower
Christopher Graham, Esq., Office Managing Partner | Locke Lord
John Haronian (Emeritus), President | Wine & Spirits Retail Consultant, Inc.
Titus Her, Financial Analyst | MetLife
David Hirsch, Partner | Hinckley Allen
Steve Hughes, Director of Sales | Cox Business
Steven H. Kitchin, Vice President, Corporate Education and Training | New England Institute of Technology
Scott Lajoie, Vice President, Senior Business Lender | BankRI
Tim Lodge, CIC, Senior Vice President | Eastern Insurance Group
Jessica Marfeo, Director, Product Strategy and Development | Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI
Jamison Miller, Vice President, Portfolio Manager | Washington Trust Wealth Management RI
Yiguang Qiu, Ph.D. Asst. VP, Marketing/Dir. of Market Research and Analytics | Amica Mutual Insurance Company
Douglas Rademacher, Educator | The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center
Janet Raymond, Senior Vice President of Economic Development | Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
Casey Riley, Chief Operating Officer, Newport Harbor Corporation
Irving Schneider, Ph.D. (Emeritus), President - Providence Campus (Retired) | Johnson & Wales University
Richard V. Simone III, President | EGN, LLC
Kevin P. Tracy (Immediate Past Chairman), Senior VP/Market Executive - Business Banking | Bank of America
Eric Turner, Partner | KPMG LLP
Mary Wyatt-Conery, Senior Vice President of Partnerships | AAA Northeast