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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.


Brian Powrie – President

Michael Gillerlane – Vice President

April Chase-Lubitz – Vice President

Robert Kemp – Secretary

Robin Warde – Assistant Secretary

Jorge Mejia – Treasurer

Margaret Meany – Assistant Treasurer


Board of Directors

Andrew Kamara

Anne Maxwell Livingston

Apurv Gupta

Francis Darigan, Jr.

Henry Cruz 

Irene Nerney

Lucy Maddock

Madan Annavarjula

Mark Ross

Philomena Teixeira

Ralph Posner

Raymond B. Malm

Rob English

Rosangela Taveras

Samuel Salganik

Sylvia Carey-Butler

Veronica McComb

William Twaddell

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.