Who We Are
Board of Directors
May 2016 – April 2017
Deborah Wray, Chairperson
Mother and grandmother, current President of RI Public Housing Tenant Association. Experienced organizer around housing. Active on Membership Development, Holiday, "Whose Providence?" committees, excellent recruiting skills. Active in church and other organizations.
Joseph Buchanan, Vice-Chairperson
Community activist over 30 years, board member on the Roger Williams Day Care Center, vice-president of the Black Political Action Committee, active on the Behind the Walls Committee.
Cheryl C. Little-Felder, Secretary
Involved with DARE since 2013. Active in church.
Antonette Wallace, Treasurer
Mother and grandmother, experienced in financial and property management. Homeless rights, domestic violence, and women's health activist.
Wayne Woods, Sergeant-at-Arms
Experienced organizer on DARE's campaigns, and on the Steering Committee of the Prairie Avenue Initiative.
Rozina Otero, Member-at-Large
Muslim youth. Graduated from the DARE Leadership Institute. Student at CCRI, persuing a Mental Health Degree. Member of DARE for 4 years. Active in a mosque.
Rafael Colon, Member-at-Large
Member of the Tenant and Homeowner Association. graduate from DLI. Supports political actions, volunteers at Providence Community Action Program. Active in church.
Roline Burgison, Committee Representative
Mother and grandmother, active on the Tenants and Homeowners Association. Exceptional recruitment skills and active in church.
Marco McWilliams, Committee Representative
Educator of Black Studies at DARE. Writer. Active member on Behind the Walls campaign and Sankofa Drummers.
Sheila Wilhelm, Ex Oficio
DARE co-founder and veteran community activist, former board member with extensive skills in organizing and active on the Behind the Walls Committee.
Meet the Staff:
Fred Ordoñez, Executive Director, email@example.com
Elia Lopez, Office Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Prince, Organizer: Behind the Walls Committee, email@example.com
Sophia Wright, Organizer: Behind the Walls Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Rotondo, Organizer: Tenants and Homeowners Association, email@example.com