Counselors

Supervisor

Teresa Scaramuzzo-DiMattia
401-787-4439
[email protected]

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

Paula Berard
VRC II
Area: #05
486-0271
Email: [email protected]

    Assignment

    • Providence School System (including Classical, Hope, Mount Pleasant, Birch,Pais/Health Science/Cooley, Tides School, Training School, Sargent Center School, Harmony Hill School, Spurwink School)
    • Providence Intake (as needed)

    Liaison

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

    Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

    Rosemarie Aponte
    VRC I
    Area: #15
    486-0244
    Email: [email protected]

    Assignment

    • Providence Intake
    • International Institute
    • Hi-Tep
    • Urban League
    • Spanish RIWorks

    Liaison

    • Providence DHS RIWorks Liaison
    • Southeast Asian Liaison
    • Providence/Cranston NetWORKri

    Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

    Rebecca Dine-Nyeswa
    VRC I
    Area: #19
    871-0130
    Email: [email protected]

    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: [email protected] 

    Assignment

    • Providence Intake
    • Amos House
    • Harbor House
    • Butler Hospital

    Liaison

    • The Cookie Place
    • Providence/Cranston netWORKri Liaison

    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)

    Vacant
    VRC I
    Area: #60
    Email: 

      Assignment

      • Providence Intake

      Liaison

      • Providence College Liaison
      • Providence/Cranston netWORKri

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Diana Siravo-Marcotte
      VRC II
      Area: #68
      787-4490
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • Providence Center
      • Dorcas International Institute
      • Tanner House
      • VA
      • Providence referrals (as needed)

      Liaison

      • Veterans Affairs Liaison
      • State Rehabilitation Council Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Sandra Perez
      VRC II
      Area: #70
      787-3094
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • Providence School System (Central, Hanley, Textron/ Chambers, Alvarez, The Met School, High Roads, Bradley, Ocean Tides, Paul Cuffee, E Cubed Academy, Academy for Career Exploration, Providence Career & Technical Academy, C.I.T.E. School, Nowell Leadership Academy, RI Nursing Institute)
      • Providence Intake (as needed)

      Liaison

      • Providence Transition Academy
      • CCRI - Providence
      • Project Work (WBC) Liaison
      • Federal Hill House Liaison
      • TAC - Providence Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Sheridan Lomax
      VRC I
      Area: #71
      871-1657
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • Providence English RIWorks
      • Genesis Center
      • Providence Intake

      Liaison

      • Providence English DHS RIWorks Liaison
      • Genesis Center Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Gina Albanese
      VRC I
      Area: #03
      259-8081
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • Providence Intake
      • Birch School
      • Community Work Services (CWS)
      • ReFocus
      • The Fogarty Center
      • The Groden Center

      Liaison

      • BHDDH Liaison

      Supervisor

      Jennifer Fiske 
      Phone 401-871-1145
      Email: [email protected]

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Laura Allbee
      VRC I
      Area: #06
      486-0215
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • Cranston High School East
      • Cranston High School West
      • Cranston Private & Parochial Schools
      • Cranston Vocational Tech School
      • Providence/Cranston netWORKri
      • NAFI/ACE
      • 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: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • Warwick Schools (including Hendricken High, Pilgrim High, Toll Gate High and Vocational Technical, Warwick Middle (on call)
      • Trudeau Center – Transition
      • Central netWORKri
      • Central RI General

      Liaison

      • West Bay Collaborative Liaison
      • West Bay Collaborative Alternative Learning Project

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Kristen Livesey
      VRC II
      Area: #66
      871-1628
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • Central RI General
      • Scituate Adults
      • Scituate & Ponagansett High Schools
      • Northern RI Transition Advisory Council

      Liaison

      Skills for RI 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

      Liaison

      • Bridemark Liaison (Cranston
      • House of Hope Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Robert Fox
      VRC I
      Area: #32
      871-1186
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

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

      Liaison

      • RIWorks Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Emilee O’Connor
      VRC I
      Area: #07
      787-2985
      Email: [email protected]

      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

      Supervisor

      Alicia Peters
      401-486-6525
      [email protected]

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Nina Lusignan
      VRC I
      Area: #14
      871-1943
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • RI Works - Woonsocket
      • Tolman High School
      • North Providence High School
      • Mount Saint Charles School
      • North Providence General
      • North Smithfield General
      • Woonsocket General
      • Scituate/Foster General
      • Harrisville/Pascoag General

      Liaison

      • NRIC Co-Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Michael Lombardi
      VRC II
      Area: #33
      871-1674
      Email: [email protected]

      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)

      Vacant
      VRC I
      Area: #36

      Email:

      Assignment

      • Central Falls High School
      • Lincoln High School
      • JMW School
      • Zambarano Hospital
      • Pawtucket / Central Falls General

      Liaison

      • Pawtucket RIWorks Liaison
      • Central Falls RIWorks Liaison
      • Fresenius Dialysis Center Pawt. Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Elizabeth Champagne
      VRC II
      Area: #45
      486-2360
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • Woonsocket High School
      • Woonsocket Reg. Voc. Tech.
      • Pawtucket Learning Academy
      • Pawtucket General
      • Central Falls General
      • Rehabilitation Hospital of RI/Healing Choices

      Liaison

      • Children's Friend Liaison
      • St James Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Vacant
      VRC I
      Area: #11

      Email: 

      Assignment

      • Bishop Keough School
      • Blackstone Valley Prep
      • Cumberland High School
      • Cumberland Transitional School
      • Smithfield High School
      • Davies Vocational School
      • Cumberland General
      • Foster General
      • Lincoln General
      • Smithfield General
      • Scituate General

      Liaison

      • Northern RI Collaborative Co-Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Manny Carbuccia
      VRC I
      Area: #59
      486-1491
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

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

      Liaison

      • Progresso Latino Liaison
      • HITEP Liaison
      • Wilson House Liaison
      • Jackson House Liaison
      • Woonsocket RIWorks Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Shayna Cogswell
      VRC I
      Area: #02
      486-2498
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • Burrillville High School
      • St. Raphael's Academy
      • Shea High School
      • North Smithfield High School
      • Blackstone Academy, Pawtucket
      • CCRI - Lincoln
      • Central Falls General
      • Pawtucket General
      • North Providence General

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Vacant
      VRC I
      Area: #20
      Email:

      Assignment

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

      Liaison

      • Blackstone Valley Prep 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:  [email protected]

      Assignment

      • I/DD Cases - Northern RI/Supported Employment
      • Action Based Enterprises
      • Blackstone Valley ARC
      • Community Workplace Solutions
      • Generations
      • Perspectives
      • ProAbility
      • Resources for Human Development (RHD)
      • Seven Hills

      Liaison

      • Liaison to all Northern I/DD agencies

      Supervisor

      Teresa O'Brien
      401-787-2984
      [email protected]

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Kelley Conti
      VRC I
      Area: #08
      Ext.: 486-2756
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • IDD/DD clients from South County - West Warwick, Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich, Wakefield, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Exeter, Jamestown
      • IDD/DD clients from East Bay area - East Providence, Bristol, Warren, Portsmouth, Newport, Tiverton

      Liaison

      • Looking Upwards
      • Bridges
      • Life, Inc.
      • Maher Center
      • Project Friends

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Carolyn Blessing
      VRC I
      Area: #12
      486-1377
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • Coventry High School
      • West Warwick High School
      • Phoenix House 
      • URI Students
      • South County Adults

      Liaison

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

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Vacant
      VRC I
      Area: #39
      Email: 

      Assignment

      • East Greenwich High School
      • 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: [email protected]

      Assignment

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

      Liaison

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

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Kathleen Jones
      VRC II
      Area: #29
      871-1412
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • South County RI Works
      • Narragansett High School
      • Block Island High School and Adults
      • General Adults throughout South County
      • Greene School
      • CODAC - Wakefield
      • 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
      • GreeneSchool

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Natalia Montoya
      VRC II
      Area: #49
      787-1176
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • South Kingstown High School
      • North Kingstown High School
      • South County General Adults 
      • South County Mental Health clients
      • Bradley School - South County

      Liaison

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

      Supervisor

      Jessica Warwick-Palumbo
      401-258-3324
      [email protected]

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Ann Marie Folcarelli
      VRC I
      Area: #01
      871-1151
      Email: [email protected]

      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

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Sharon Thistlewaite-Morra
      VRC II
      Area: #28
      787-4557
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • East Providence High School
      • Regional overflow

      Liaison

      • Learning Disabilities Liaison
      • Bradley School Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Alexandra Berenis
      VRC I
      Area: #38
      486-0299
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • Rogers High School
      • Newport County Community Mental Health Center (CSP and Outpatient)
      • Newport General Adults
      • Middletown General Adults
      • 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: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • Bristol General Adults
      • Barrington General Adults
      • Warren General Adults
      • Barrington High Schools
      • St. Andrews School
      • East Bay Center (Barrington, Bristol, Warren CSP clients only)
      • Regional overflow

      Liaison

      • East Bay Educational Collaborative Liaison
      • Maher Center Co-liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Amanda Marcaccio
      VRC I
      Area: #67
      871-1959
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • Mt. Hope High School
      • Middletown High School
      • East Bay Center (Warren, Barrington, Bristol outpatient clients only)
      • Regional Overflow

      Liaison

      • L.I.F.E. Inc.
      • Maher Center Co-Liaison
      • Autism Project Liaison
      • East Providence Reentry Council Liaison
      • Autism Specialty lead counselor

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Jeffrey Milette
      VRC II
      Area: #43
      871-2271
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • East Bay Center (East Providence Residents only – CSP & outpatient)
      • East Providence General – Adults
      • East Bay/Newport County RIWorks
      • Regional Overflow

      Liaison

      • East Bay/Newport County RIWorks/ORS Liaison
      • East Bay Center Liaison
      • East Bay CAP Liaison
      • RIPTA Liaison

      Supervisor

      Teresa O'Brien
      401-787-2984
      [email protected]

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Jennifer Pires
      VRC I
      Area: #26
      787-3749
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • RI School for the Deaf students
      • Deaf and Hard of Hearing students - Statewide
      • Perspectives Liaison /Deaf and HoH
      • Adult Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Providence, Warwick, Coventry, West Warwick, Wakefield, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Westerly, Cranston, Saunderstown, Hope Valley, Exeter

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Paul Hughett
      VRCI
      Area: #41
      871-1320
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • Adult Deaf and Hard of Hearing - 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
      [email protected]

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Graciela Pires
      VRC II
      Area: #63
      248-4791
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

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

      Liaison

      • West Bay Transition Academy - West Bay TAC
      • Sherlock Center's RI Vision Education and Services Program Liaison
      • Perkins School for the Blind Liaison
      • TechACCESS Liaison
      • Silver Lining Technologies Liaison

      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 school-age students

      Liaison

      • VA Liaison
      • Providence TAC Liaison
      • INSIGHT Liaison

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Karen Russell
      VRC II
      Area: #64
      787-4340
      Email: [email protected]

      Assignment

      • Statewide 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-age students

      Liaison

      • RI Gov. Commission Elections Committee
      • ATAC - RIDE Committee
      • NFB - RI Chapter
      • South County and East Bay TAC Liaison
      • Governor's Advisory Council for the Blind Liaison

      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
      • The Carroll Center Liaison
      • Louisiana Center for the Blind

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

      Robert Pires
      Rehabilitation Teacher
      Area:
      258-9320
      Email: [email protected]

      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