Rhode Island Environmental
Education Association

Our Team

Meet our leadership team!

The RIEEA staff and board of directors work to provide strong leadership for the organization and to support and promote environmental education throughout the state. New board members are elected each year at the RIEEA annual meeting and serve a two-year term.

Jeanine Silversmith (she/her),
Executive Director

Georgia Wright

Georgia Wright (she/they),
Communications Manager

Jennifer West (she/her), President 
Coastal Training Program Coordinator, Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Joshua Laplante (he/him), President-Elect
Superintendent-in-Residence, Rhode Island Education Collective

Andrew Broccolo (he/they), Secretary
Energy Manager, Department of Sustainability, City of Providence

Corrie Ignagni (she/her), Treasurer
Manager of Digital Communications,
Roger Williams Park Zoo

Beth Alaimo, (she/her), Board Member Education Program Manager, Ocean Hour Farm

Abby Burrows

Abigail Burrows (she/her), Board Member
Founder, Empirical Nature

Katie Cardamone (she/her), Board Member

Founder and Director, Nuestro Mundo Public Charter School

Gráinne Conley (she/her),
Community Engagement
Education Program Manager, Save The Bay

Stacy Couto (she/her), Fundraising Chair
Nonprofit Consultant

Dean Faiola (he/him), Board Member
Asst. Dir. of Procurement & Resources, Rhode Island College Dining Services

Madison Burke-Hindle

Madison Hindle (she/her),
Board Member

Education and Outreach Manager, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

Lisa Maloney (she/her),
Community Engagement
Community Education Coordinator,
Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Amanda Peavey (she/her), Board Member
Education Director, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council  

Sara Sweetman (she/her), Board Member
Associate Professor, URI Feinstein College of Education

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