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We are grateful for our current board members who give their time, talent and dedication to the mission of Dorcas International. Our members represent a wide range of professions in fields such as business, human services, and education, which allow them to utilize their experiences and expertise to help enhance Dorcas International’s programs, services, and overall outreach.


April Chase-Lubitz – President

Michael Gillerlane – Vice President

Robert Kemp – Secretary

Sylvia Carey-Butler – Assistant Secretary

Lucy Maddock – Treasurer

Margaret Meany – Assistant Treasurer


Board of Directors

Judy Croyle

Henry Cruz

Francis Darigan, Jr.

Michael Dwyer

Rob English

Philip Less

Anne Maxwell Livingston

Veronica McComb

Jorge Mejia

Irene Nerney

Nita Parsnani

Ralph Posner

James Rajotte

Samuel Salganik

Rosangela Taveras

Philomena Teixeira

William Twaddell

Robin Warde

If you are interested in learning more about our Board of Directors or can possibly volunteer your time and talent, contact us at

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island strives to create a welcoming environment for all, working to empower the most vulnerable among us for more than 100 years. We meet our clients where they are by providing integrated, wraparound programs and services helping those seeking to overcome educational, cultural, economic, and language barriers.