Our Team

Community Health Worker Association of RI

Steering Committee

Rhode Island

Deleimy Castillo

Community Health Worker
Rhode Island Parent Information Network


Gary Chavez

Community Health Worker
Project Lead

Neighborhood Health Plan of RI


Chelsea DePaula

Community Health Worker
Providence Community Health Center

Rhode Island

Judy Fox

Peer Recovery Specialist
Project Manager

Dept of Behavioral Healthcare
Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals

Sarah Lawrence Director, Community Health Worker Association of RI

Sarah Lawrence

Community Health Worker Association of RI


Mike Marosits

Community Health Care Outreach & Engagement Specialist
East Bay Community Action Program

Rhode Island

Deborah Navarro

Community Health Worker

Office Of Health, Central Falls, RI

Rhode Island

Michael Nina

Community Health Worker
Sales/Marketing Associate

Neighborhood Health Plan

Rhode Island

Damaris Rosales

Clinica Esperanza

Rhode Island

Clement Shabani

Community Health Worker
Co-founder & Program Manager

Women's Refugee Care


The Advisory Board brings together a group of people with deep roots in healthcare service, employment, education, funding and policy.

Elizabeth Fortin – Community Health Team Program Director, Care Transformation Collaborative – RI

Deb Garneau – Director, Health Equity Institute; Maternal and Child Health / Special Needs Director, Director’s Office, RI Department of Health

Yvonne Heredia  – Manager, Population Health management and subject matter expert, Neighborhood Health Plan, RI

Laura Jones – Director of Health Initiatives, Rhode Island Parent Information Network

Lisa Conlan Lewis – Executive Director, Parent Support Network – RI

Matthew Roman –  Chief Operating Officer, Thundermist Health Center, RI

Larry Warner – Strategic Initiative Officer, Rhode Island Foundation

Carrie Zaslow – Program Office, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, RI