Board of Directors

URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement President Lil Breul O’Rourke reports to a volunteer Board of Directors, listed below.

Board of Directors: Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is made up of officers, board committee chairs, and at-large members. Membership includes the following individuals:

Chairman of the Board
Alfred J. Verrecchia ’67 M.B.A.’72 H’04
Vice Chair
Kevin M. Lopes ’05
Vice Chair and Governance Committee Chair
Raymond M. Williams ’87 P’23
Vice Chair / Marketing and Communications Chair
Diane Chace Fannon ’74
Secretary 
Louise M. Mowinckel ’88

Campaign Committee Chair
Richard J. Harrington ’73 H’02
Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair
Trudy C. Coleman ’86 M.S.’92 P’19 P’21
At-Large Member
Geraldine M. Barber ’70
At-Large Member
Dea T. Belazi Pharm.D. ’01
At-Large Member
Sandra G. Parrillo G’93
Alumni Engagement Council Chair
Colleen Gouveia Moulton M.B.A.’98 P’13
Audit Committee Chair
John J. Brough, Jr. ’78 P’11
Investment Committee Chair
Deborah A. Imondi ’83 M.B.A.’86

Board of Directors

Michael K. Andreozzi ’88
Michael F. Brandmeier
Marcia A. Costello ’77
Edward B. Deutsch ’68
S. Kent Fannon ’74
Wendy P. Field ’74
Steven R. Frazier ’07
Marianne Gattinella ’79

Louis R. Giancola
Kenneth J. Hylander ’80
Daniel G. Lowney ’75
Sulina M. Mohanty ’07
Colleen Gouveia Moulton M.B.A.’98 P’13
Frederick J. Newton, III ’78
Nicole C. Noya ’00
Robert K. Vincent ’75

Ex-Officio Members

Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski, Legislative Representative
Marc B. Parlange, President, University of Rhode Island

Trustees

Lorne A. Adrain ’76
Lisa A. Ahart ’03
Linda A. Anderson P’89 P’92
Bradford Reed Boss ’55 H’82 P’97
Edward W. Bouclin, Jr.
David J. Buckanavage ’80
Jeffrey R. Cammans P’12
Wesley R. Card ’70
Mary F. Carmody ’82
Frank Nicholas Caruso ’67 P’93 P’02
Thomas M. Cataldo ’71
Thomas D. Cerio, III ’76 P’09
Shannon E. Chandley ’83 P’12
Mark P. Charron ’77 P’05
Edmund D. Cianciarulo, Jr. ’64
Joseph M. Confessore ’96
William Croasdale, III ’59 P’84 P’86 P’90
Laura H. Cunningham ’77
Stephen M. Cunningham ’76
Marie Campopiano DiBiasio ’61 M.A.’68
Dennis J. Duffy ’80
Kathleen Yanity Duffy ’80
Karina Montilla Edmonds ’92
Esther Emard M.S.’82 M.S.’88
Alan Shawn Feinstein H’98
Joseph G. Formicola, Jr. ’69
James C. Forte ’76
Barry M. Gertz ’76
Mary A. Gray ’52 P’79 P’89 H’96
William R. Guglietta ’82
Audrey Barker Hallberg ’61 P’80 P’85
Alan G. Hassenfeld H’11
Mary Danielian Higgins ’67
Andrea M. Hopkins ’68 P’91
James A. Hopkins ’62
Saul Kaplan ’79
Caroline Tennant Kaull ’66 P’90 P’91 P’94 H’03
Donald N. Kaull ’67 P’90 P’91 P’94
Kenneth N. Kermes H’06
Heidi Kirk Duffy H’95
Kenneth E. Knox ’70 P’90
Peter F. Kohlsaat ’57 P’81 P’89

Margaret S. Leinen G’80 H’11
Matthew J. Leonard ’88 P’17
Molly D. Magee M.B.A.’91
Carol J. Makovich ’75
David J. Martirano ’91
Michael F. McNally M.B.A.’81 P’15
Peter J. Miniati, III ’85 P’22
Nathaniel J. Nazareth, Sr. ’55 P’80 P’81
Michael A. Nula ’96 M.S.’01
Jack M. Parente ’85 P’15 P’16 P’18
Constantinos Perdikakis ’75 P’01 P’03
Robert J. Petisi ’74
Yahaira Placencia ’01
Perry A. Raso ’02 M.S.’06
Richard D. Rendine ’58
Eric D. Roiter ’70
Mark A. Ross ’64 H’05
Robert S. Russell ’75
Col. (Ret) Philip J. Saulnier ’62 H’12
Thomas J. Silvia ’83 P’12
Ann M. Spruill ’76
Jane M. Stich ’62 M.A.’69 M.B.A.’83 P’88
John S. Struck ’74
Diane Sullivan P’05
Donald P. Sullivan ’71
Norman G. Tashash ’77
Louise H. Thorson M.B.A.’85
Charles Henry Wharton ’67
Laurie White ’81
Greg S. Whitehead ’78 P’11
Marybeth Q. Williamson ’83
Christopher J. Wolfe ’91
Alan G. Zartarian ’69 P’03

Board Committees

  • The Alumni Engagement Council informs and engages current and future alumni as committed partners of the University, its mission and traditions and assists the URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement Board of Directors in carrying out its oversight responsibilities related to engagement. The Council is responsible to ensure alumni-related engagement activities reflect the University’s mission of teaching, research, and community service.

    Council members are selected because of their expertise, experience, and interest in matters related to alumni engagement. In addition, Chairs of the Alumni of Color Network, Women’s Council, and Young Alumni Council serve on the Alumni Engagement Council. The Chair and Vice Chair are appointed by the Chair of the Board of Directors of the URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement.

    Chair
    Colleen Gouveia Moulton M.B.A.’98 P’13

    Alumni of Color Network Chair
    Sara Monteiro ’08

    Women’s Leadership Council Chair
    Denise E. Hempe ’91

    Young Alumni Council Chair
    Barrett A. Jourdan ’16
    Nicholas S. Marotta ’20
    Dominik Richter ’18

    Student Alumni Association Representative
    Arianna Helger ’23

    Student Senate Representative
    Grace Kiernan ’23

  • Committee Charge and Responsibilities
    The Audit Committee will assist the Board of Directors in fulfilling its responsibility to provide oversight of management regarding: (1) URIFAE’s systems of internal controls and risk management; (2) the integrity of the URIFAE’s financial statements; (3) the URIFAE’s compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and ethical standards; and (4) the engagement, independence and performance of the URIFAE’s independent auditors.

    Chair
    John J. Brough, Jr. ’78 P’11

    Members
    George J. Bedard ’78
    Kyle D. Flynn ’07 G’08
    Christopher L. Franklin, Sr. ’88 P’16
    Roxanne M. Pettiway ’97 G’03 P’19
    Donald P. Sullivan ’71
    Alfred J. Verrecchia ’67 M.B.A.’72 H’04 (ex officio)

  • Committee Charge and Responsibilities
    The Campaign Committee to oversee the fundraising operations of URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement.

    Chair
    Richard J. Harrington ’73 H’02

    Members
    Geraldine M. Barber ’70
    Gregory P. Barber
    James P. Clappin ’80 P’17
    Thomas E. Ehrhardt ’86
    Frederick J. Newton, III ’78
    John V. Priore ’87 P’07 P’12 P’20
    Shiela I. Priore P’07 P’12 P’20
    Cynthia Davis Sculco ’65
    Rick S. Strickhart ’70
    Alfred J. Verrecchia ’67 M.B.A.’72 H’04 (ex officio)

  • Committee Charge and Responsibilities
    The Finance Committee will assist the Executive Board in fulfilling its fiduciary responsibility by providing financial oversight of Foundation operations and ensuring that there are sufficient financial resources for management to carry out the mission of the Foundation. The Committee oversees the preparation of the annual budget and ensures that budgets and interim financial statements are prepared and approved in a timely manner.

    Chair
    Trudy C. Coleman ’86 M.S.’92 P’19 P’21

    Members
    Michael Brandmeier
    S. Kent Fannon ’74
    Steven R. Frazier ’07
    Ronald P. Joseph ’67
    Vincent A. Marseglia ’74 P’14
    James R. Messier ’92
    Alfred J. Verrecchia ’67 M.B.A.’72 H’04 (ex officio)

  • Committee Charge and Responsibilities
    Per URIFAE Bylaws, the Governance Committee with responsibilities including: annual mission and bylaw review; board recruitment and development; board, trustee and committee nominations; board policy review; board protocol; and other charges as assigned.

    Chair
    Raymond M. Williams ’87 P’23

    Members
    Brandon F. Brown ’11 G’14
    Esther Emard M.S.’82 M.S.’88
    James P. Ferrara ’89 P’24
    Marianne Gattinella ’79
    Kenneth Hylander ’80
    Sulina Mohanty ’07
    Kathleen P. O’Donnell-White ’90 P’22
    Sandra G. Parrillo M.B.A.’93
    Alfred J. Verrecchia ’67 M.B.A.’72 H’04 (ex officio)

  • Committee Charge and Responsibilities
    The Investment Committee will assist the Executive Board in fulfilling its oversight for the investment assets of URIFAE, particularly the endowment, in conformity with investment policies reviewed and approved by the Board. The Committee will be responsible for formulating the overall investment policies of URIFAE and monitoring the management of the portfolio for compliance with the investment policies and guidelines for meeting performance objectives over time.

    Chair
    Deborah A. Imondi ’83 M.B.A.’86

    Members
    Edythe M. De Marco P’21
    Wendy P. Field ’74
    Michelle Chicoine Goldman ’77
    Jay Hart ’82 G’85 P’18
    Michael D. Ice
    Leonard A. Reinhart ’77
    Christopher Vasoli ’90
    Alfred J. Verrecchia ’67 M.B.A.’72 H’04 (ex officio)
    Christopher J. Wolfe ’91

  • Committee Charge and Responsibilities
    The Marketing and Communications Committee oversees the marketing and communications operations of URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement.

    Chair
    Diane Chace Fannon ’74

    Members
    Regina A. Bell G’05
    Hillary N. Brady ’12
    Jill S. Collado ’96
    Gary W. Kullberg ’63
    Carol J. Makovich ’75
    John J. Palumbo, Sr. ’76
    Rusty Rueff
    Alfred J. Verrecchia ’67 M.B.A.’72 H’04 (ex officio)
    Raymond M. Williams ’87 P’23

     

URIFAE Bylaws

Bylaws for the URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement, effective as of the merger of the University of Rhode Island Alumni Association and the University of Rhode Island Foundation.