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Board of Directors  

May 2016 – April 2017


Deborah Wray, Chairperson 

Deborah WrayMother and grandmother, current President of RI Public Housing Tenant Association. Experienced organizer around housing. Active on Membership Development, Holiday, "Whose Providence?" committees, excellent recruiting skills. Active in church and other organizations.







Joseph Buchanan, Vice-Chairperson

joe 1Community activist over 30 years, board member on the Roger Williams Day Care Center, vice-president of the Black Political Action Committee, active on  the Behind the Walls Committee.







Cheryl C. Little-Felder, Secretary

Cheryl Involved with DARE since 2013. Active in church.








Antonette Wallace, Treasurer

Toni Wallace Mother and grandmother, experienced in financial and property management. Homeless rights, domestic violence, and women's  health activist.






Wayne Woods, Sergeant-at-Arms

Wayne WoodsExperienced organizer on DARE's campaigns, and on the Steering Committee of the Prairie Avenue Initiative.







Rozina Otero, Member-at-Large

Rozina Otero Muslim youth. Graduated from the DARE Leadership Institute. Student at CCRI, persuing a Mental Health Degree. Member of DARE for 4 years. Active in a mosque.








Rafael Colon, Member-at-Large

Rafael Colon Member of the Tenant and Homeowner Association. graduate from DLI. Supports political actions, volunteers at Providence Community Action Program. Active in church.







Roline Burgison, Committee Representative 

rolineMother and grandmother, active on the Tenants and Homeowners Association. Exceptional recruitment skills and active in church.










Marco McWilliams, Committee Representative

Marco Educator of Black Studies at DARE. Writer. Active member on Behind the Walls campaign and Sankofa Drummers.








Sheila Wilhelm, Ex Oficio

sheila_1DARE co-founder and veteran community activist, former board member with extensive skills in organizing and active on the Behind the Walls Committee.