Our Team

Staff

Hillary Salmons

Hillary Salmons

Executive Director

Hillary manages the oversight of PASA and its three strategies. She also has primary responsibility for community engagement and fundraising efforts. Previously, Hillary led an education initiative called Rhode Island Scholars where business leaders spoke to middle school students around the state on the importance of college and taking math and science courses in high school. She also served as the Vice President for Program Development for Health & Education Leadership for Providence (HELP), a now-defunct coalition focused on improving the health and education of the children of Providence. While there, she worked to establish numerous systemic health and education initiatives. Hillary has a MA in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and a BA from Harvard University. Contact

Y. Georges Minyayluk

Y. Georges Minyayluk

Finance Director

Georges oversees all financial transactions, manages all grants funds received, all contracts, and tracks revenues and expenses. Prior to joining PASA, he served the Assistant Finance Director for the Town of Cumberland, RI. Georges holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Johns Hopkins University and a MS in Accounting and MBA from Northeastern University. Contact

Ann Durham

Ann Durham

Director of Quality Improvement

Ann oversees PASA’s ongoing quality improvement process for all AfterZone and Hub programs. Prior to joining PASA, she worked as the Director of Quality Assurance at the Kennedy-Donovan Center in Foxboro, MA. Ann holds a BA in English with a minor in Women’s Studies from Skidmore College and an Ed.M. in Sociology and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Contact

 

Robert Randall

Robert Randall

Director of Middle School Initiatives

Rob oversees the operations and staff management of all of PASA’s AfterZone programs. Rob has over 10 years working with youth, from coaching to being a camp counselor, and managing an AfterZone site. Rob holds a BA in English from Rhode Island College. Contact

Brittany Sandbergen

Director of Expanded Learning

Brittany works closely with the Director of Quality to oversee and facilitate a diverse offering of professional development for AfterZone and Hub frontline staff, community partners, and certified teachers ranging from positive youth development to standards-alignment and topics related to formal education. She worked as the Nathan Bishop Site Coordinator for 3 years. Prior to joining PASA, Brittany worked for Cranston Public schools overseeing their 21st CCLC site where she was responsible for planning and organizing a creative and enriching school year, school recesses, and summer programs. Brittany holds a Bachelors of Arts and Writing and a MBA.   Contact

Eric Collins

Human Resources Coordinator

Eric oversees and coordinates human resources for PASA. Prior to PASA, Eric worked as a substitute teacher for K-8th grade at the Gordon School in East Providence. Eric holds an ME in Curriculum Studies from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Contact

 

Graham Maione

Graham Maione

Hub Coordinator

Graham oversees the daily operations of the Hub’s ELOs at Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex (JSEC).  Prior to joining PASA, Graham served a year in AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and subsequently worked as a school counselor at Jason Lee Middle School in Tacoma, WA.  Graham holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island with a specialization Nonviolence and Peace Studies. As a certified Kingian Nonviolence Trainer, Graham has led trainings around the state to bring the practice of nonviolence to a variety of audiences. During his time at URI, Graham led research on the psychological benefits of mindfulness meditation and its direct effect on violent tendencies.  Contact

 

Rebecca Petrarca

Rebecca Petrarca

Operations Coordinator

Rebecca oversees the daily operations of the AfterZone for PASA. Before assuming the role of Operations Coordinator, Rebecca was the Assistant Site Coordinator and then, Site Coordinator, for the AfterZone at DelSesto Middle School. Before joining PASA’s team, she volunteered as the Peer Mentor to RIC’s Scholarships for Service Student Civic Fellows: AmeriCorps Program, working closely with the program leader to mentor ten college students in their completion of volunteer hours and documentation. She received a BA in English from Rhode Island College.  Contact

 

Fairleigh Barnes

Fairleigh Barnes

Site Coordinator at DelSesto Middle School

Fairleigh oversees the daily operations of the AfterZone at Governor Christopher DelSesto Middle School. Before joining PASA, Fairleigh worked as an After School Leader in the Free Library of Philadelphia where she coordinated homework support and academic enrichment activities. Fairleigh received a B.A. in Psychology from Haverford College.  Contact

 

Brian Folan

Brian Folan

Site Coordinator at Nathan Bishop Middle School

Brian Folan is a Providence based artist and performer who is dedicated to positive youth development and its many intersects within the community. Previously, Brian has worked with Highlander Charter School to pilot and establish their Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) program, their high school after school initiative, and has instructed courses in Creative Writing and Theater Arts. He is now part of the AfterZone team, serving as Site-Coordinator at Esek Hopkins Middle School, and is excited to bring his experience, passion, and interest to the PASA community.  Contact

 

 

Brandon Soum

Brandon Soum

Site Coordinator at Esek Hopkins Middle School

Brandon oversees the daily operations of the AfterZone at Gilbert Stuart Middle School. Growing up in Providence, Brandon developed a passion for working with city youth in education settings. Brandon also has a passion for creating art and received a degree in Fine Arts from the Community College of Rhode Island. Before joining PASA, he served as an Americorps members for two years with City Year Providence.  Contact

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Sarah Summers

Site Coordinator at West Broadway Middle School

Sarah oversees the daily operations of the AfterZone at West Broadway Middle School. Before assuming the role of Site Coordinator at West Broadway, Sarah was the AfterZone Summer STEM Camp Coordinator.  Prior to joining PASA, she was the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Nature Conservancy at Goosewing Beach Preserve and worked as an informal educator in the AfterZone program and at other schools in RI. Sarah received a BA in Sociology from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.  Contact


Board of Directors

PASA’s Board of Directors, chaired by Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, is a dynamic group of public officials, private sector leaders, and community partners. Our board members bring with them a diverse array of expertise and passions, and each are deeply committed to the role that after-school and expanded learning programs play in creating positive outcomes for youth.

Jorge Elorza,  Mayor, City of Providence, PASA Board Chair

Alison Eichler,  Co-President, Eichler Realty Company Inc, PASA Board Vice Chair

Julie Andrews,  Political Fundraising Consultant

Julia Bush,  Providence Parent & After School Provider

Rachel Colaiace, Special Events and Communications Coordinator, Amos House

Hugh Clements,  Chief of the Providence Police Department

Joe Devine,  Partner/Owner, Bridge Technical Talent, LLC, PASA Board Business Engagement and Development Committee Chair

Nicholas A. DiLello Jr.,  Financial Services Representative, Barnum Financial Group

Margaret D. Farrell,  Partner, Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP

Robert Goguen,  CPA, Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co.

Carol Grant,  Commissioner of the Office of Energy Resources

Henry C. Hodge Jr.,  President/Owner, HCH Enterprises, LLC

Christopher N. Maher, Superintendent of Providence Public Schools

Ben McGuire, Esq., Associate, Greenberg Traurig, PASA Board Finance Committee Chair

Justin Reid, Director of Digital Program Strategy, CVS Health

Elana Rosenberg, Senior Project Manager, Expanded Learning, United Way of Rhode Island

Noel O. Sanchez, President, Casa Buena Builders, Inc.

Jillian Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Engagement Programs, Bank of America

Toots Zynsky, Glass Artist & RISD Board Member