We are #deliveryheroes

Meals on Wheels of RI and the management team continually work towards the Mission of the agency.

Please contact the professionals listed below should you need assistance or have questions about the agency.

Heather Amaral

Executive Director

email: hamaral@rimeals.org

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Diane Brissette

Director of Nutrition Services

email: dbrissette@rimeals.org

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Laurianne Kaplan

Director of Operations

email: lkaplan@rimeals.org

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Patricia Sullivan

Finance & MIS Director

email: psullivan@rimeals.org

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Karen Weavill,CFRE

Director of Development

email: kweavill@rimeals.org

Heather Amaral

Executive Director

email: hamaral@rimeals.org

Ms. Amaral has continuously impressed me with her ability to handle sometimes difficult vendors and employment issues. She has used the correct mix of firmness and delicateness to make improvements without causing distress to employees accustomed to long-standing policies.

Alicia J. Samolis

Board member

Diane Brissette

Director of Nutrition Services

email: dbrissette@rimeals.org

Being a part of the Meals on Wheels of RI team is a very rewarding experience.  Assisting those in need by providing not only a nutritious meal, but also the comfort of a friendly visit makes each and every day fulfilling.

Laurianne Kaplan

Director of Operations

email: lkaplan@rimeals.org

 

For nearly 30 years, Meals on Wheels of RI has been much more to me than a workplace. Here, we’re friends united in our mission to help our state’s seniors stay healthy and independent in their own homes.”

Patricia Sullivan

Finance & MIS Director

email: psullivan@rimeals.org

Executive director of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, applied creative, innovative solutions to problems when she took over the nonprofit in 2010.

When Amaral couldn’t provide raises, she instituted alternative morale boosters, such as organizing a dinner for her volunteers to compensate them for their efforts.

When the program’s regular caterer passed away, she not only found a replacement but saved money by changing the meal delivery system without lowering the quality of the food.

She switched from hot meals to chilled meals in easier-to-use containers after learning seniors don’t always eat their Meals on Wheels entree as soon as it is dropped off.

Replacing an executive director who had been at the agency for 20 years was another challenge.

Karen Weavill,CFRE

Director of Development

email: kweavill@rimeals.org

Meals on Wheels of RI provides a unique and vital service that is improving the health and quality of life for underserved and vulnerable Rhode Islanders, and I am delighted and honored to be part of that.