Our Team

Staff

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

Deputy Director

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

Director of High School Initiatives

Coming Soon 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ciara Parks

Hub Coordinator

Information coming soon.

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Emily George

Special Projects Coordinator

Emily organizes PASA’s network of credit bearing high school courses, part of the Rhode Island Department of Education’s initiative, Advanced Course Network. Prior to joining PASA, Emily worked in the field of environmental education in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts serving multiple populations of youth, ranging from elementary to high school. Emily sits on the board of the Rhode Island Environmental Education Association and holds a BA in Sociology from Quinnipiac University, and a Master of Science in Ecological Teaching and Learning from Lesly University. Contact

Rebecca Petrarca

Rebecca Petrarca

AfterZone Program Manager

Rebecca oversees the daily operations of the AfterZone for PASA, and manages the AfterZone AmeriCorps program supporting 20 AmeriCorps members in their service in the AfterZone program. Rebecca has played many roles within PASA before assuming the role of Program Manager; first as a Program Support Staff in the Summer Scholars Camp at Roger Williams Middle School, the Assistant Site Coordinator then Site Coordinator for the AfterZone at DelSesto Middle School, before taking on the role of Operations Coordinator for the AfterZone program. 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

Susana Ortega

AfterZone Site Coordinator at Nathan Bishop Middle School

Susana oversees the daily operations of the AfterZone at Nathan Bishop Middle School. Susana aspires to help youth achieve their educational goals regardless of their background. Prior to the joining PASA, she was an Americorps member at The Learning Community as an Education Fellow. She has a BA from Brown University and an MA from Regis College. Contact

Brandon Soum

Brandon Soum

AfterZone Site Coordinator at DelSesto Middle School

Brandon oversees the daily operations of the AfterZone at DelSesto 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

 

Brittany Ortiz

AfterZone Site Coordinator Esek Hopkins Middle School

Brittany oversees the daily operations of the AfterZone at Esek Hopkins Middle School. Before assuming the role of Site Coordinator at Esek Hopkins, Brittany was the Educational Coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club of Providence. Brittany gained her passion for youth development while serving as the president for the Mentors Program at Henry Barnard Elementary School. She received her BA in Psychology from Rhode Island College and is currently getting her MA in Child & Adolescent Psychology at Southern New Hampshire University. Contact

Emily Fulginiti

AfterZone Site Coordinator at Roger Williams Middle School/Boys and Girls Clubs of Providence

Emily oversees the daily operations of the AfterZone at Roger Williams Middle School. Prior to working with PASA, Emily was a Site Coordinator for the Old Colony YMCA in MA. Her first position working with youth was her internship with the Walt Disney World Resort Company. Determined to bring magic to students wherever she goes. Emily has a BA in Fine Arts from Salem State University. Contact

Evangelina Lopez

AmeriCorps VISTA

Evangelina Lopez serves as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at the PASA. As the Quality and Assessment VISTA, Evangelina’s paramount role is to manage PASA’s data information systems and assist with the data analysis, assessments, and reports for PASA’s middle and high school initiatives. Prior to serving, Evangelina attended the University of Arizona, where she graduated with degrees in BS Global Studies (Political Economy & Development Emphasis) and BA Psychology with Honors. Evangelina also spent a summer studying abroad in Guatemala working at the Office of Human Rights and received the Outstanding Senior Award from the University of Arizona Hispanic Alumni Association for her commitment to serving the Latinx community. 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

Nicholas A. DiLello Jr., Financial Services Representative, Barnum Financial Group, PASA Board Vice Chair

Julie Andrews, Political Fundraising Consultant

Benjamin Appleyard, Communications Manager, Bank of America

Jessica Brown, Project Manager for Project Development in Licensed Toy Game/Hardgoods, Hasbro Inc.

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 Committee Chair

Alison Eichler, Co-President, Eichler Realty Company Inc, PASA Secretary

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

Carol Grant, Commissioner of the Office of Energy Resources, PASA Nominating Committee Chair

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

Mavis Nimoh, Senior Project Manager, Expanded Learning, Afterschool Leadership Circle Lead

Justin Reid, Director of Digital Program Strategy, CVS Health

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

David Vanech, Senior Director of Investments, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., PASA Board Development Committee Chair