Jayne was born and raised in New England and has been a R.I. resident for 50 years. Her family has owned and operated Sunnyside Restaurant in Warwick since 1984. She is a woman who proudly stands by her faith and ability to share her spirituality with others.
Carolina Caprio retired from the DOL Workers Comp division after 33 years. During retirement one day, she heard the unimaginable. YOU HAVE A HUGE BRAIN TUMOR - you need a craniotomy within 48 hours. After her recovery from brain surgery she was appointed Fundraising Chair to the RI Brain & Spine Tumor Foundation, raising close to $70K with her "dream team." In July 2019, Carolina became president of the Caroline Caprio Scholarship & Giving Fund board of directors.
Rusty is a proud dad to 2 wonderful daughters and grandfather to 4 boys. Work history includes sales trainer, gemologist, paramedic and currently in banking.
Tina graduated from CCRI in 1985 and has been a nurse for 34 years. Her great enjoyment is using her knowledge to help educate, care for and improve the quality of care and lives of others. She has spent most of her career working in skilled nursing facilities, as well for a brief time, in neurosurgery.
Linda has been a small business owner since 2004, running her own bookkeeping, transcription and typing company. She comes from a large family of 13 and has had the opportunity to land great jobs prior to starting her business. Some of those jobs included; Electric Boat, Hasbro and Moses Brown School. Linda has been on many different boards and is also treasurer for several RI state representatives maintaining their campaign finances.
Carmele retired from Verizon with 30 years of service in the engineering department. A lifelong RI resident now residing in Warwick RI. Fundraising activity for the Rhode Island Brain & Spine Tumor Foundation, and currently serving on the board as secretary of the Caroline Caprio Scholarship & Giving Fund.
Janet has a 25 year career in sales and marketing. Work experience includes, Operations Management, Global Operations, Product management, marketing and sales management and strategic planning. In addition to overseeing the Marketing strategy for the foundation, Janet is a certified Reiki Master, who can provide energy healing for patients and families.
Tommy is the President of Tommy's Pizza and Tommy's Fine Italian Foods for over 30 Years. Active in Community fundraising for local causes; Wounded Warrior Project, Providence and Cranston Youth Sports sponsors and coaching. Former Assistant Scout Master with The Boy Scouts of America. Married 28 years to Kimberly, proudly having two children, Alexandra and Thomas. Tommy is also a 20 year plus Cancer survivor.
Leo graduated from Suffolk School of Law and is involved with many civic organizations. He presently works with the legislative counsel to the RI General Assembly. In addition, Leo has his own private law firm; concentrating in criminal defense and personal injury law.
Olivia is a 2020 graduate of RI College, receiving her Bachelors of Social Work. She has received 3 years of experience in a long term care facility prior to receiving her degree. Olivia interned in long-term care but found her niche in Geriatrics. She is currently the Director of Social Services at Mount Saint Rita Health Centre.
Andrea retired in 2018 after a career in journalism, broadcasting and PR & marketing, including 12 years with CBS Radio, and the last 20 years as communications manager for the Newport Mansions. Her career experience includes social media management, print and digital marketing, and event planning. She and her partner operate R & A Pet Care Services.
Sandi grew up in R.I; although she has lived in Florida for some time, she will always consider R.I. her home. She has over 15 years’ experience in sales and marketing working with national brands Sandi enjoys volunteering for local charities.
Renee founded R&A Pet Care Services in 2018 after leaving corporate and non-profit sector careers. A retired Air Force officer serving in Operation Desert Storm, Renee worked in fundraising & marketing before deciding to pursue her dream - working with animals. Renee has worked as a volunteer with several organizations, including board member for Tails to Teach, a program that uses pets in the Providence classrooms to teach children about kindness and compassion.
Public Relations & Media Chair
A 1985 graduate from RI College, Meri spent 10 years of her career with the Cranston Chamber of Commerce; serving as Executive Director for 2 of those years. Being disabled from a car accident, Meri had to leave her Chamber position and began writing for Beacon Communications - Cranston Herald, Warwick Beacon and the Johnston Sun Rise for the past 24 years. Meri will be inducted this month into the Cranston Hall of Fame for her work and dedication to the community.
Our organization is a nonprofit 501(c)3 and all of the donations we receive are for the support of our patients, as we are a donation-driven organization.