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

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

Joshua Laplante (he/him), President-Elect
Head of School, The Greene School

Cynthia Corsair (she/her), Secretary
Fish and Wildlife Biologist,
US Fish and Wildlife Service

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

Molly Allard, RIEEA Board President

Molly Allard (she/her), Past President
District Manager, Northern RI
Conservation District

Andrew Broccolo (he/they), Board Member
Sustainability Analyst & Renewables Project Designer, RISE Engineering

Madison Burke-Hindle

Madison Burke-Hindle (she/her),
Board Member

Education and Outreach Manager, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

Abby Burrows

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

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
Executive Chef,
Rhode Island College Dining Services

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

Ayana Melvan (she/her), Board Member
Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships for Mission Programs, Mystic Aquarium and the Sea Research Foundation

Olubunmi Olatunji (she/her),
Advocacy Chair

DEI Facilitator and Program Director,
Youth In Action

Dante Tavolaro (he/they), Board Member
Rector, St. Thomas Episcopal Church

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