Led by Executive Director, Kathy Cloutier, our nearly 100 full and part-time staff members at Dorcas International are passionate about the work they do. Our team—comprised of those who believe in social justice, equality, empowerment and the acceptance of all—works tirelessly every day to make sure that our vital programs and services are available, accessible, and beneficial to all the people we serve.
Now in her 9th year serving as Executive Director of Dorcas International, Kathy is a steadfast proponent of equity, opportunity and social justice. She is a seasoned, visionary and versatile executive with more than two decades of leadership experience within both the non-profit and private sectors.
Kathy is a founding member of Rhode Island’s Immigrant Coalition, and Treasurer of the International Charter School’s Board of Trustees, the Greater Providence Adult Education Consortium, and Rhode Island’s Refugee Support Network. Kathy also serves on the RITELL Advisory Council, and is a graduate of Leadership Rhode Island’s class of 2015.
93% of our employees speak at least two languages
14% of current employees are past clients of Dorcas International
41% of our employees are foreign born
Several of our staff members speak up to five languages
Our staff members represent five different continents
Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island strives to create a welcoming environment for all, working to empower the most vulnerable among us for the past 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.