PROVIDENCE – The College Crusade of Rhode Island, a nonprofit based in the city that helps students in low-income communities prepare for college, has elected four new board members to three-year terms.
The new members are:
- Willie Borkai, of Providence, a program coordinator in workforce development at Lifespan Corp.
- Alaina Restivo, of East Greenwich, CEO of Restivo Consulting and former vice president of talent and operations at Upserve Inc.
- Kim Perry, of Providence, a former Fidelity Investments executive who has mentored middle and high school students.
- Jessica Marfeo, of Warwick, the director of product strategy and development for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. She is a College Crusade alumna.
The board also elected Edwin Pacheco, of Warwick, chairman; Meg Geoghegan, of North Kingstown, vice chairwoman; Doug Sherman, of Cranston, vice chairman; Joe Monteiro, of Lincoln, treasurer; and Eric Shorter, of East Providence, secretary.
The College Crusade provides assistance to about 4,000 first-generation, low-income students in middle school, high school and college each year with one-on-one advising and year-round programs that focus on academic enrichment, social and emotional development, career education and postsecondary preparation. The College Crusade has awarded more than $43 million in college scholarships to more than 5,000 Rhode Island students since 2001.
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