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Our Staff

JFSRI staff consists of highly trained professionals with superior credentials. Staff members include licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs), Masters of Social Work (MSW), licensed social workers (LCSW and LICSWs), Registered Nurses (RNs), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs).


Chief Executive Officer │Erin Gisherman Minior, LICSW
Director of Older Adult Resources │Patricia Harwood, LICSW
Major Gifts Associate │Sara Ades Goodwin
Accounting Manager │Ken Peterson
Office Manager │Behiye Oldro

Clinical Programs

Meghan Cavanaugh, LICSW, Clinical Director

The Counseling Center

Grace Dole-Dayian, LICSW
Jessica Fabiano, LICSW
Lori Fogarty, LICSW
Karen Gager, LICSW
Julie Herzlinger, LICSW
Martha Lawton, LICSW
Amy Small, LICSW
Wendy Sousa, LICSW
Kerry Dean, Office Assistant

Adoption Options

Peg Boyle, LICSW, Adoption Coordinator
Shelley Katsh, LICSW

Older Adult Resources

Home Care Solutions

Linda Amore, RN, Director of Nursing
Celina Vogel, RN
Jennifer Modisette, Home Care Program Assistant

Lifeline RI

Julie Thibeau, Program Manager
Joanne Faiola, Lead Installer
Chase Kazounis, Program Assistant
Rachel Thomas, Installer

Kosher Nutrition

Neal Drobnis, Program Coordinator
Steven Tragar, Program Assistant
Elaine Shapiro, Program Assistant

Community Services

Janelle “JC” Roussel, MS, Director of Clinical and Community Services

Kesher Program

Rose Murrin, LICSW, Coordinator
Amy Small, LICSW
Tara Watkins, LICSW

Case Management

Pauline Dwyer, LICSW
Kathy McGuigan, LCSW

Partners In Care

Jessica Murphy, Program Manager

Administrative Staff

Ana Cordeiro, Finance & Administrative Assistant
Amy DePaiva, Secretary
Melissa DeSomma, Secretary
Migdalia Ortiz, Secretary
Linda Zanni, Receptionist/Secretary