Counselors

Supervisor

Teresa Scaramuzzo-DiMattia
401-787-4439
teresa.dimattia@ors.ri.gov

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

Paula Berard
VRC II
Area: #05
486-0271
Email: paula.berard@ors.ri.gov

    Assignment

    • Providence School System: Classical, Hope, Mount Pleasant, ECS Population at Mount Pleasant High School, Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex, RI Training School, Sargent Center School
    • Providence Intake (as needed)

    Liaison

    • Providence Transition Academy
    • Providence Transition Advisory Committee
    • Project Search Liaison
    • DDU/SSI/SSDI Liaison
    • Rhode Island College Liaison
    • DCYF Liaison

    Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

    Rosemarie Aponte
    VRC I
    Area: #15
    486-0244
    Email: rosemarie.aponte@ors.ri.gov

    Assignment

    • Providence Intake
    • International Institute
    • Hi-Tep
    • Central Falls High School
    • Ace Home Health
    • Spanish RIWorks

    Liaison

    • Providence DHS RIWorks Liaison
    • BEST Team
    • Providence/Cranston NetWORKri

    Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

    Rebecca Dine-Nyeswa
    VRC I
    Area: #19
    871-0130
    Email: rebecca.nyeswa@ors.ri.gov

    Assignment

    • Providence Intake
    • Salvation Army
    • House of Hope
    • Crossroads

    Liaison

    • Providence ATR
    • Providence Re-entry Council Liaison

    Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

    Karen Dougherty
    VRC II
    Area: #23
    871-0551
    Email: karen.dougherty@ors.ri.gov 

    Assignment

    • Providence Intake
    • Providence Alternative Schools (Anchor Learning Academy, Groden Center School, Ocean Tides School, A venture Academy, 360 High School, Providence Center School, LaSalle Academy)
    • Out of District Schools (Eleanor Briggs School, Pathways, Cornerstone School, Spurwink School, Tides Warwick/Pawtucket)

    Liaison

    • Tides Family Services
    • Providence Center School
    • Davinci Center
    • Groden Center,
    • Ocean Tides
    • Meeting Street School
    • Anchor Learning Academy
    • BEST Team

    Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

    Vacant
    VRC I
    Area: #35
    Email:

    Assignment

    • Providence Intake
    • Miriam Hospital
    • RI Hospital
    • Roger Williams Hospital
    • Southeastern NE Rehab Center
    • St. Joseph Hospital
    • Dialysis Center of RI

    Liaison

    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Providence/Cranston netWORKri (backup)

     

    Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

    Charles Wellington
    VRC I
    Area: #60
    318-3213
    Email: charles.wellington@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Providence Intake
      • Dorcas Place
      • MAP Behavioral Health
      • VA Hospital
      • Open Doors

      Liaison

      • Providence College Liaison
      • Providence/Cranston netWORKri

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Diana Siravo-Marcotte
      VRC II
      Area: #68
      787-4490
      Email: diana.marcotte@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Providence Center
      • Anchor Recovery
      • Tanner House
      • Providence referrals (as needed)

      Liaison

      • Providence Center
      • Anchor Recovery

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Sandra Perez
      VRC II
      Area: #70
      787-3094
      Email: sandra.perez@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Providence School System:  Central, Alvarez, The Met School, Bradley, E Cubed School, Paul Cuffee, Providence Career & Technical Academy, C.I.T.E School at Ocean State Academy, Nowell Leadership Academy, Harmony Hill School, Highlander Charter, TAPA School, Times2 Academy, Village Green School (Providence), Charette Center, RI Nursing Institute

      Liaison

      • CCRI – Providence
      • Bradley Hospital
      • Charala Liaison
      • RISEAC Liaison
      • TAC - Providence Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Sheridan Lomax
      VRC I
      Area: #71
      871-1657
      Email: sheridan.lomax@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Providence English RIWorks
      • Rescare Center Agency
      • McHaley House
      • Genesis Center
      • Providence Intake

      Liaison

      • Providence English DHS RIWorks Liaison
      • Genesis Center Liaison
      • GWI Providence

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Gina Albanese
      VRC I
      Area: #03
      259-8081
      Email: gina.albanese@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Providence Intake
      • Any Providence School referrals of students moving to Adult Services (DOJ)
      • ESRI
      • ReFocus
      • Fogarty Center
      • The Groden Center
      • Olean Center (Providence Residence)

      Liaison

      • BHDDH Liaison
      • ESRI (Easter Seal of RI)
      • Whitmarsh (Providence)
      • ReFocus
      • Fogarty Center
      • Groden\/Cove Center
      • Olean Center Liaison (Providence Residence)
      • netWORKri Coverage

      Supervisor

      Vacant

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Laura Allbee
      VRC I
      Area: #06
      486-0215
      Email: laura.allbee@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Cranston High School East
      • Cranston High School West
      • Cranston Private & Parochial Schools
      • Cranston Vocational Tech School
      • West Bay Collaborative Transition Advisory Committee
      • Charter Schools – Cranston
      • Project Search - Cranston

      Liaison

      • CCAP

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Nicole Crossett
      VRC I
      Area: #10
      486-3787
      Email: nicole.crossett@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Bishop Hendricken, Pilgrim & Toll Gate High Schools
      • Warwick Vocational Technical School
      • Warwick Transition Program
      • Central netWORKri
      • Central RI General

      Liaison

      • West Bay Collaborative Liaison
      • West Bay Collaborative Alternative Learning Upper School
      • West Bay Collaborative Opportunities to Learn

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Kristen Livesey
      VRC II
      Area: #66
      871-1628
      Email: kristen.livesey@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Central RI General
      • CCRI – Warwick
      • Scituate & Ponagansett High Schools
      • Scituate Adults
      • Northern RI Transition Advisory Committee
      • BEST Team

      Liaison

      • Skills for RI Liaison
      • Youth PRIDE Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Vacant
      VRC I
      Area: #37
      Email:

      Assignment

      • Gateway Mental Health Services of Cranston, Johnston
      • Cranston, Johnston, and Central RI General
      • Johnston High School

      Liaison

      • House of Hope Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Robert Fox
      VRC I
      Area: #32
      871-1186
      Email: robert.fox@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Central RI/ General Adult
      • Providence netWORKri
      • RI Works - Cranston/Warwick

      Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Emilee O’Connor
      VRC I
      Area: #07
      787-2985
      Email: emilee.oconnor@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Supported Employment
      • Spurwink
      • Avatar
      • Gateways to Change
      • Community Living RI
      • Central RI DOJ

      Liaison

      • Access Point Liasion
      • Trudeau Liaison
      • West Bay Residential Liaison
      • Opportunities Unlimited Liaison
      • Cornerstone School
      • Pathways School

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Valerie Williams
      VRC II
      Area: #40
      258-3782
      Email: valerie.williams@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Warwick General
      • Thrive Behavioral Health
      • Central netWORKri
      • Hillsgrove House

      Liaison

      • Thrive/Hillsgrove House
      • Equus
      • Kent County Hospital Liaison

      Supervisor

      Alicia Peters
      401-486-6525
      alicia.peters@ors.ri.gov

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Nina Lusignan
      VRC I
      Area: #14
      871-1943
      Email: nina.lusignan@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Tolman High School
      • North Providence High School
      • North Providence General
      • Pawtucket General

      Liaison

      • NRIC Co-Liaison
      • St. Mary's Home for Children

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Michael Lombardi
      VRC II
      Area: #33
      871-1674
      Email: MichaelA.Lombardi@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Burrillville General
      • Landmark Hospital
      • Community Care Alliance
      • Woonsocket General
      • Woonsocket YWCA
      • Harrisville/Pascoag General
      • Lincoln General

      Liaison

      • Tri-Hab House Liaison
      • Woonsocket netWORKri Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Tara Buckler
      VRC I
      Area: #36
      (401) 259-8080
      Email: tarabuckler@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Davies High School
      • Lincoln High School
      • JMW School
      • Zambarano Hospital
      • Pawtucket / Central Falls General
      • Lincoln General
      • Cities and Towns in Northern RI General

      Liaison

      • Fresenius Dialysis Center Pawt. Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Elizabeth Champagne
      VRC II
      Area: #45
      486-2360
      Email: elizabeth.champagne@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Cumberland High School
      • Pawtucket Learning Academy
      • Pawtucket General
      • Central Falls General
      • Cumberland General
      • Beacon Charter School
      • Rehabilitation Hospital of RI/Healing Choices

      Liaison

      • Children's Friend Liaison
      • Foundations Academy

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Anaclariza Rivera
      VRC I
      Area: #11

      Email: anaclariza.rivera@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Bishop Keough School
      • Blackstone Valley Prep
      • Woonsocket High School
      • Woonsocket Regional Vocational Tech
      • Woonsocket General
      • Foster General
      • Scituate General

      Liaison

      • LAZO

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Manny Carbuccia
      VRC I
      Area: #59
      486-1491
      Email: manuel.carbuccia@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Cities and towns in Northern RI
      • Blackstone Valley Health Center/Community Action
      • Pawtucket Memorial Hospital - Cardiac Rehabilitation/General Rehabilitation
      • Woonsocket netWORKri

      Liaison

      • Woonsocket, Central Falls, & Pawtucket RIWorks Liaison
      • Progresso Latino Liaison
      • HITEP Liaison
      • Wilson House Liaison
      • Jackson House Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Shayna Cogswell
      VRC I
      Area: #02
      486-2498
      Email: shayna.cogswell@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Burrillville High School
      • St. Raphael’s Academy
      • Shea High School
      • Blackstone Academy, Pawtucket
      • CCRI – Lincoln
      • Mount Saint Charles High School
      • North Smithfield General
      • Pawtucket General
      • North Providence General
      • North Smithfield High School

      Liaison

      • Northern RI Collaborative Co-Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Taylor Batty
      VRC I
      Area: #20
      (401) 859-0592
      Email:  taylor.batty@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • Bradley School
      • Ocean Tides
      • Pawtucket General
      • Gateway Health Care – Pawtucket
      • Smithfield High School
      • Smithfield General
      • CCA/Viola Berard School
      • Primavera School

      Liaison

      • Anchor Recovery Center Liaison
      • Hillside Alternative Liaison
      • Harmony Hill School Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Avis Gunther-Rosenberg
      VRC I
      Area: #04
      Ext.: 871-1236
      Email:  avis.gunther@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • I/DD Cases - Northern RI/Supported Employment
      • Action Based Enterprises
      • Blackstone Valley ARC
      • Community Workplace Solutions
      • Generations
      • Perspectives
      • ProAbility
      • Work Inc
      • Seven Hills

      Liaison

      • Liaison to all Northern I/DD agencies

      Supervisor

      Teresa O'Brien
      401-787-2984
      teresa.obrien@ors.ri.gov

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Natalia Montoya
      VRC II
      Area: #49
      787-1176
      Email: natalia.montoya@ors.ri.gov

      Assignment

      • South Kingstown High School
      • North Kingstown High School
      • South County General Adults 
      • South Shore Mental Health clients
      • Bradley School - South County
      • TAC (Transition Advisory Council)

      Liaison

      • South Kingstown High School
      • North Kingstown High School
      • South County Chamber of Commerce
      • Galilee Mission Liaison
      • College Unbound Liaison
      • URI Liaison
      • South Shore Mental Health

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Vacant
        VRC I
        Area: #12

        Email: 

        Assignment

        • Coventry High School
        • West Warwick High School
        • Phoenix House 
        • Transition Advisory Council (TAC)
        • South County Adults

        Liaison

        • Phoenix House
        • Job Corps
        • West Warwick Youth Center
        • Coventry Dept. of Human Services

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Vacant
        VRC I
        Area: #39
        Email: 

        Assignment

        • Exeter/West Greenwich High School
        • General Adults throughout South County
        • Tribal Assignments in South County
        • RI Work referrals
        • TAC (Transition Advisory Council)

        Liaison

        • East Greenwich High School
        • Exeter/West Greenwich High School
        • South County Re-entry Council
        • Tribal VR Liaison

        Kim Pinksaw
        VRC I
        Area: #48
        787-3556
        Email: kim.pinksaw@ors.ri.gov

        Assignment

        • Westerly High School
        • Chariho High School
        • Adults in South County as needed
        • Olean Center
        • Journey - Westerly
        • TAC (Transition Advisory Council)
        • Westerly TCCA
        • Westerly Education Center
        • Block Island High School & Adults

        Liaison

        • Westerly High School
        • Chariho High School
        • Westerly Hospital
        • Education Exchange
        • Tower Street Community Center
        • Westerly Re-entry Council
        • Holistic Development Center
        • Block Island High School

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Kathleen Jones
        VRC II
        Area: #29
        871-1412
        Email: kathleen.jones@ors.ri.gov

        Assignment

        • South County RI Works
        • Narragansett High School
        • General Adults throughout South County
        • Greene School
        • TAC (Transition Advisory Council)

        Liaison

        • West Warwick netWORKri Liaison
        • South County Hospital
        • Ocean Tides Liaison
        • Narragansett High School
        • Block Island High School
        • Southern RI Transition Center
        • CODAC
        • Greene School
        • Career Construction
        • East Greenwich High School

        Supervisor

        Jessica Warwick-Palumbo
        401-258-3324
        jessica.palumbo@ors.ri.gov

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Ann Marie Folcarelli
        VRC I
        Area: #01
        871-1151
        Email: annmarie.folcarelli@ors.ri.gov

        Assignment

        • Portsmouth School System
        • Met School – Newport
        • Tiverton High School
        • Portsmouth General Adults
        • Tiverton General Adults
        • Little Compton General Adults
        • Regional overflow

        Liaison

        • Newport Boys/Girls Club Liaison
        • CCRI Newport Campus Liaison
        • Maher Center Pre-ETS

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Sharon Thistlewaite-Morra
        VRC II
        Area: #28
        787-4557
        Email: sharon.morra@ors.ri.gov

        Assignment

        • East Providence High School
        • Out of District Students residing in E. Providence
        • Regional overflow

        Liaison

        • Learning Disabilities Liaison
        • Bradley School Liaison

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Alexandra Berenis
        VRC I
        Area: #38
        486-0299
        Email: alexandra.berenis@ors.ri.gov

        Assignment

        • Rogers High School
        • Newport Mental Health Center
        • Newport General Adults
        • Middletown General Adults
        • BEST Team
        • Regional overflow

        Liaison

        • Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center Liaison
        • Newport County Reentry Council Liaison
        • Newport County Community Mental Health Center Liaison
        • Newport Hospital Liaison

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Kayleigh McCarthy
        VRC II
        Area: #58
        871-2170
        Email: kayleigh.mccarthy@ors.ri.gov

        Assignment

        • Barrington General Adults
        • Warren General Adults
        • Barrington High Schools
        • St. Andrews School
        • BEST Team
        • Regional overflow

        Liaison

        • East Bay Educational Collaborative Liaison

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Amanda Marcaccio
        VRC I
        Area: #67
        871-1959
        Email: amanda.marcaccio@ors.ri.gov

        Assignment

        • Mt. Hope High School
        • Middletown High School
        • Bristol General Adults
        • Regional Overflow

        Liaison

        • L.I.F.E. Inc.
        • Autism Project Liaison
        • Looking Upwards - Pre-ETS
        • Autism Specialty lead counselor

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Jeffrey Milette
        VRC II
        Area: #43
        871-2271
        Email: jeffrey.milette@ors.ri.gov

        Assignment

        • East Bay Center
        • East Providence General – Adults
        • Regional Overflow
        • BEST Team
        •  

        Liaison

        • East Bay/ Newport County RIWORKS/ORS Liaison
        • East Bay Center Liaison
        • East Bay CAP Liaison
        • East Providence Re-Entry Council

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Kelley Conti
        VRC I
        Area: #08
        Ext.: 486-2756
        Email: kelley.conti@ors.ri.gov

        Assignment

        • IDD/DD clients from South County-West Warwick, Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich, Wakefield, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Exeter, Jamestown, Charlestown, Hopkinton, Narragansett, Richmond, Westerly
        • IDD/DD clients from East Bay Area - East Providence, Bristol, Warren, Portsmouth, Newport, Tiverton, Middletown, Barrington, Little Compton

        Liaison

        • Project Friends Liaison
        • Bridges Liaison
        • Maher Center Liaison
        • LIFE Inc. Liaison
        • Looking Upwards
        • Neuro Restorative

        Supervisor

        Teresa O'Brien
        401-787-2984
        teresa.obrien@ors.ri.gov

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Jennifer Pires
        VRC I
        Area: #26
        787-3749
        Email: jennifer.pires@ors.ri.gov

        Assignment

        • RI School for the Deaf students
        • Deaf and Hard of Hearing students – Statewide
        • Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults Providence, Warwick, Coventry, West Warwick, Wakefield, North & South Kingstown, Westerly, Cranston, Saunderstown, Hope Valley, Exeter
        • Perspectives clients- Deaf or HOH

        Liaison

        • Perspectives Liaison for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Paul Hughett
        VRCI
        Area: #41
        871-1320
        Email: paul.hughett@ors.ri.gov

        Assignment

        • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults Providence, Pawtucket, East Bay, Woonsocket, North Providence, Burrillville, Lincoln, Cumberland

        Liaison

        • Corliss Center Liaison
        • Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Liaison
        • Gallaudet/NTID College Liaison

        Supervisor

        Jane Cannata
        401-465-0572
        jane.cannata@ors.ri.gov

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Graciela Pires
        VRC II
        Area: #64
        248-4791
        Email: graciela.pires@ors.ri.gov

        Assignment

        • Statewide coverage with concentration in Westerly, Charlestown, South Kingstown, Hopkinton, Richmond, Exeter, West Greenwich, North Kingstown, Narragansett, Middletown, Portsmouth, Bristol, Warren, Barrington, Tiverton, Little Compton, Newport and Jamestown general population and transition students.

        Liaison

        • Sherlock Center's RI Vision Education and Services Program
        • ATAC - RIDE Committee
        • NFB - RI Chapter
        • East Bay TAC
        • Governor's Accessibility Commission
        • TechACCESS Liaison
        • Insight

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Vacant
        VRC I
        Area: #62
        Email:

        Assignment

        • Statewide coverage with concentration in Providence and New Shoreham (Block Island) general population and transition-age students

        Liaison

        • Providence TAC

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Karen Russell
        VRC II
        Area: #63
        787-4340
        Email: karen.russell@ors.ri.gov

        Assignment

        • Statewide coverage with concentration in Smithfield, North Providence, Cranston, Johnston, Warwick, West Warwick, East Greenwich, and Coventry general population and transition students

        Liaison

        • West Bay TAC
        • Carroll Center for the Blind
        • Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Council
        • Ocean State Employer Service Network
        • Veterans Administration

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Vacant
        VRC I
        Area #65
        Email:

        Assignment

        • Statewide with concentration in Woonsocket, North Smithfield, Lincoln, Cumberland, Scituate, Burrillville, Foster, Glocester, Pawtucket, Central Falls, Riverside, East Providence general population and transition-age students

        Liaison

        • Northern RI TAC Liaison
        • Perkins School for the Blind
        • Louisiana Center for the Blind

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Robert Pires
        Rehabilitation Teacher
        258-9320
        Email: robert.pires@ors.ri.gov

        Assignment

        • Statewide Rehabilitation teaching services for SBVI vocational clients
        • Basic Computer Instruction
        • Level I and Level II Braille Instruction
        • Assistive Technology Support and oversees Tech Assessment Center
        • Newsline Coordinator

        Liaison

        • NFB-RI Chapter Liaison

        Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

        Vacant
        Mobility & Orientation Specialist
        Email:

        Assignment

        • Statewide Orientation and Mobility Services for Adults
        • Orientation Services for Transition-Age Students
        • Educate professionals in the community regarding appropriate mobility supports, services, and needs