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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors provides strong strategic leadership and high level oversight to our organization. In addition, our Board of Directors is committed to doing what is right and best at all times for the patients and families we serve.

The Providence Community Health Centers is governed by a Board of Directors.

More than half the board members are patients of the health centers.

Elena Nicolella, MPH, BA, Board President and Chairperson

Elena Nicolella has been a Board Member and a patient with PCHC since 2015. Elena is Executive Director of the New England States Consortium Systems Organization. Prior, she was Associate Director of the Office of Policy and Innovation, and Associate Director of the Office of Medicaid Program for Rhode Island’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the Boston office of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Elena’s experience in both state and federal government is an asset to PCHC.  Elena was on the board of New England States Consortium Systems Organization for five years, as well as PACE Organization of Rhode Island. She received her BA from New York University and her Master in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health.

"PCHC is not only a primary care provider, it is an integral part of the community and has been revitalizing parts of the city through thoughtful real estate development.   I am honored to be part of PCHC and committed to its continued success in meeting the needs of the people it serves.”

Wendy Thomas, Board Vice President
Cassandra Feeney, Esq., Board Secretary
Carol Hartley, CPA, MBA, Board Treasurer
Kenneth Belcher, BSBA, MBA, FACHE, Board Member
Luisa F. Cala Cala, MD, Board Member
Michael Cancilliere, MA, MBA, Board Member
Patricia Chivers, Board Member
Emilian Egbuche, Board Member
Mary Jean Francis, MS, RN, Board Member
Hugh F. Lena, Ph.D. Board Member
Byron Monge, Senior Business Analyst, Board Member
Lourdes Morales, Board Member
Glenn Rawson, Ph.D, Board Member
Christina Zanfagna, Board Member

Contact Information

2-34 Warren Way | Providence, RI | 02905 | Directions
Phone: 401-444-0400 | Email Us

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