Our Board

The board of directors of the Rhode Island Action Coalition represent key constituencies from across Rhode Island's healthcare, business, and policy-making communities.


Maria Ducharme, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer, Senior Vice President for Patient Care - The Miriam Hospital
Immediate Past President - Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Leaders


Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC
Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer - CVS Health


James Rajotte, MS
SIM Health Program Evaluator - Rhode Island Department of Health

Board of Directors

Lynn Blanchette, PhD, RN
Associate Dean, Professor - Rhode Island College School of Nursing

Marie Ghazal, DNP
Chief Executive Officer - Rhode Island Free Clinic

Hilary Jansson, PhD, RN
Interim Dean of Health Sciences - Community College of Rhode Island

Stephanie Mello, MSN, MBA
Vice President for Operations - Optum Health Collaborative

Kathleen Simon, LSW
Clinical Trainer - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island




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