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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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Pauline Asprinio

Nutrition Director

email: pasprinio@rimeals.org

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Diane Brissette

Program Director

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

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

Pauline Asprinio

Nutrition Director

email: pasprinio@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.

Diane Brissette

Program Director

email: dbrissette@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.

Laurianne Kaplan

Director of Operations

email: lkaplan@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.

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.