Who’s on the Board?

Mission: The mission of the College Crusade of Rhode Island is to increase high school graduation, college and career readiness, and college completion for youth in Rhode Island’s low-income communities.

Year founded: 1989

President and CEO: Andrew Bramson

2017 revenue: $4.6 million

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Edwin R. Pacheco, board chair
Executive director and interim vice president of college advancement, Rhode Island College

Saikon Gbehan, board vice chair
Attorney, Law Office of Saikon Gbehan LLC

Jose V. Monteiro, board treasurer
Vice president of business banking, Webster Bank

Colleen Callahan, board secretary
Director of professional issues, Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals

Andrew Bramson, board ex-officio
President and CEO, The College Crusade of Rhode Island

Robert W. Britto-Oliveira
Academic adviser, talent development program, University of Rhode Island

Mary Chinn
Director of talent and development, United Site Services

Brenda Dann-Messier
Commissioner of postsecondary education, Office of the R.I. Postsecondary Commissioner

Megan Geoghegan
Communications officer, R.I. Department of Education

Adi Goldstein
Senior legal counsel, R.I. Office of the Governor

Stephanie Gonzalez
Associate director of partnerships, Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy

Fla Lewis III
Principal, Weybosset Research and Management LLC

Macky McCleary
Administrator, R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers

Sylvia Natale
Retired, North Providence

Irving Schneider
President emeritus, Johnson & Wales University, Providence campus

Eric Shorter
Director of development, R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp.

James Vincent
Compliance officer, R.I. Public Transit Authority; President, NAACP Providence Branch