We’re committed to transparency, accountability, and communication. The individuals we serve thrive because of that promise, and our leaders are dedicated to maintaining it. Our "open door" policy ensures we’re always available to answer questions about our services or facilities, provide guidance for family members, and be a shoulder to lean on in times of need.


Michael Pearis, M.B.A.

Chief Executive Officer

(401) 274-6310 x 1211


Grace Toe, B.S.

Chief Financial Officer

(401) 274-6310 x 1223

Cooper Woodard, Ph. D.

Chief Clinical Officer

Jessica Boettger, B.S.

Director of Business Operations

(401) 480-1486

Amy-Lynn Boulay, L.I.C.S.W.

Director, Treatment Foster Care & Specialized Family Support Program

(401) 274-6310 x 1259

Tanya Brodd, M.Ed.

Director of Special Education Services, Groden Center

(401) 274-6310 x 1007

Lynne Brown, B.S.

Director of Human Resources & Privacy Officer

(401) 274-6310 x 1222

Patricia Fiske, B.S.N., R.N., C.D.D.N.

Senior Director of Adult Programs & Director of Nursing

(401) 751-0459 x 1424

Derek Gibson, A.S.

Director of Facilities & Safety Officer

(401) 556-0591

Renee Hanley, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Director, Community and Home Therapeutic Services


Susan Izeman, Ph.D., BCBA-D., LBA

Program Director, Groden Center

(401) 274-6310 x 1011

Ayelet Kantor, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N.

Director of Quality Assurance & Strategic Planning, Compliance Officer, and Risk Management

(401) 274-6310 x 1263

Carol LaFrance, M.Ed.

Senior Director of Children’s Community-Based Programs

(401) 523-1029

Nicole Perry, M.Ed.

Director of Operations and Administration, Groden Center

(401) 274-6310 x 1517

Jill Precopio, M.B.A

Director of Philanthropy and Marketing

(401) 274-6310 x 1230

Stephanie Trabucco, M.S.

Residential Director, Groden

(401) 274-6310 x 1056