Groden Network Administrative Division

Referrals/Information for All Programs
610 Manton Avenue
Providence, RI 02909
401-274-6310, ext. 1125

President/Chief Executive Officer – Dr. Janice DeFrances
President/Chief Executive Officer
401-274-6310 ext. 1226

Chief Operating Officer – Michael Cancilliere
Chief Operating Officer 401-274-6310 ext. 1292

Grace Toe
Chief Financial Officer
401-274-6310 ext. 1223

Marketing & Development
Toni Lautieri, M.B.A.
Director of Marketing & Development
401-274-6310 ext. 1230

Human Resources
Lori Vadney
Director of Human Resources
401-274-6310 ext. 1220

Compliance & Quality Assurance                                                                                                            Laurie Vinkavich
Director of Compliance & Quality Assurance
401-274-6310 ext. 1211


The Groden Center, Inc.

Groden Center North
Day Program & Family Services
86 Mount Hope Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

Groden Center South
Day Program
2 St. Vincent dePaul Street
Coventry, RI 02918

Early Intervention
203 Concord Street, Suite 335
Pawtucket, RI 02860

The Center for Early Childhood Education (Preschool)
30 Livingston Street
Providence, RI 02904

Day, Residential, & Family Services Programs

Cooper Woodard, Ph.D.
Vice President, Clinical Services & Training/Director of the RITE (Residential Intensive Treatment & Evaluation) Program
401-274-6310 ext. 1036

Robin Ringer
Day Program Director & Family Services Director
401-274-6310 ext. 1026

Neil Mercier
Director of Residential Programs
401-274-6310 ext. 1218

Peggy H. Stocker
Coordinator of Admissions/Interns/Volunteers
401-274-6310 ext. 1125

Early Intervention

Leslie Weidenman, Ph.D.
Clinical Director, Early Intervention Program
401-274-6310 ext. 1006

Carol LaFrance, M.Ed.
Early Intervention Supervisor/Program Manager

The Center for Early Childhood Education (Preschool)

Dr. Janice DeFrances, Ed.D.                                                                                                                        President/Chief Executive Officer
401-274-6310 ext. 1226

Support Programs

Home-Based Therapeutic Services (HBTS)
Rachel Reichert M.Ed., BCBA
Director, Home-Based Services
401-274-6310 ext. 1236

Community Support Services (CSS)
Kelley Harrison Pistacchio, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
CSS Clinical Director
401-274-6310 ext. 1250

Professional Family Living Arrangements (PFLA)
Bruce Ruby, M.S.
Program Director
401-274-6310 ext. 1258

The Cove Center, Inc.

The Cove Center Inc.
610 Manton Avenue
Providence, RI 02909

Patricia Fiske, B.A., R.N.
Cove Program Director
401-751-0459 ext. 24

Mike Smith, M.A.
Director of Vocational Services
401-751-0459 ext. 16

Behavioral Associates of Massachusetts, dba The Halcyon Center, Inc.

The Halcyon Center
20 Townsend Road, Unit A
Attleboro, MA 02703


Sarah Ostrom, LICSW
508-409-0250, ext. 1602