CCRI adds 12 to Alumni Association Board of Directors

The Community College of Rhode Island today announced several new appointments to its Alumni Association Board of Directors.

The CCRI Alumni Association is dedicated to the development of alumni programs designed to encourage and support new students, recent graduates, the alumni, faculty and staff of the Community College of Rhode Island.

When appropriate to do so, the Alumni Association advocates on behalf of the College, its faculty and staff in all forums. The Alumni Association facilitates mutual growth to support and benefit the alumni, the College, its students, and the community in a manner that enriches the lives of our members and the quality of the College.

Those new members added include;

  • Kathleen Charbonneau, Vice President of Community Relations at BankNewport, is a 1983 CCRI graduate and resident of East Providence.
  • Lisa Miranda, Director of Operations and Marketing at PJM Home Inspections, is a 2002 CCRI graduate and resident of Bristol.
  • Jennie Johnson, Executive Director of City Year Providence, is a 1997 CCRI graduate and resident of Warwick.
  • Ezenwayi Amaechi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Johnson & Wales University, is a 2003 CCRI graduate and resident of Providence.
  • Pieter Van Sciver, Director of Program Quality and Delivery for Employment Placement at Year Up, is a 2000 CCRI graduate and resident of Providence.
  • Sandra Cano, Associate Vice President for Community Development at Navigant Credit Union and a Rhode Island State Senator, is a 2004 graduate and resident of Pawtucket.
  • Jeffrey Wright, Jr., Scholar Support Specialist at Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, is a 2008 graduate and resident of Riverside.
  • Kinzel Thomas, Case Manager for Family Service of Rhode Island, is a 2010 graduate and resident of Providence.
  • Jason Doyle, Assistant Vice President and Portfolio Manager for U.S. Trust, is a 2010 graduate and resident of Westerly.
  • David Chy, Associate at Isaacson Miller, is a 2013 CCRI graduate and resident of Boston, MA.
  • Malida Khim, program coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion at IGT, is a 2017 CCRI graduate and resident of Central Falls.
  • Davila Jackley and Andrew Lee, both second-year CCRI students, were also appointed to the Alumni Association Board as student representatives. Jackley is a resident of Providence, and Lee is a resident of Coventry.
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The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest community college, enrolls nearly 20,000 students and an additional 8,500 individuals in workforce development programs and adult education courses annually. CCRI also provides transportation education and certification to 14,000 Rhode Islanders each year. Classes and programs are offered at CCRI’s full-service campuses in Warwick, Lincoln, Providence and Newport, online and in partnership with the Westerly Education Center. For more information, visit