Who We Are

Our Board


Carolyn Dalgliesh


Carolyn Dalgliesh is a professional organizer & space planner working to help children, families, and individuals get organized. She founded Systems for Sensory Kids, LLC, a leading edge organizing model that bridges the gap between clinical support and practical in-home solutions for rigid, anxious, and distracted kids. Carolyn has published numerous articles and presents regularly at conferences for parents, caregivers, and educators. Her book, “The Sensory Child Gets Organized” (Touchstone, 2013), teaches parents and educators how to tap into systems, routines, and visual aids to organize and empower their kids. In addition to her Sensory Organizing work, Carolyn does general organizing work for homes and small businesses as well as custom closet designs and installations as an Independent Representative of The Container Store’s professional in-home organization service, Contained Home. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two children.


Jim Scanlan


Jim is an Independent Financial Advisor with more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Previously he was a Senior Planning Officer with Weston Financial Group, where he specialized in estate and business succession planning as well as, financial planning and asset management for owners of closely held companies, high net worth individuals and other professionals. Jim is a graduate of Stonehill College with a B.S. in Business Administration and is a CFP® practitioner. He has three grown children, and recently moved from North Kingstown, RI to Boston, MA. Other Appointments: Board member, Foundation Fighting Blindness of Massachusetts Board Member, Providence Rotary Charities Foundation Stonehill College Alumni Council – Past Wannamoisett Country Club Board of Governors 2012-2014 Providence Athenaeum – Investment Committee

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Lesley Bogad

Dr. Lesley Bogad is a professor of Educational Studies at Rhode Island College. She received her undergraduate degree in English and Education from Barnard College at Columbia University, and her Master’s and Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education from Syracuse University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in foundations of education, multiculturalism, qualitative research methods, and women’s studies. She also is the co-director of the Youth Development BA Program, and founder of the A.L.L.I.E.D. mentoring initiative. Her research interests include schooling for social justice, critical pedagogy, and using media and digital technologies as educational tools with youth. Lesley tries to work everyday to contribute to a more socially-just world, but sometimes she gets distracted by working in her garden, discovering toddler-centric Rhode Island with her son, surfing Facebook, or watching old episodes of Friday Night Lights on Netflix.

Colleen Coggins

Colleen Coggins has interests in both education and real estate, and has been fortunate enough over her years in Rhode Island to indulge in both. After graduating Harvard she began working at the Boston Five Cent Savings Bank mostly in the mortgage department. She also worked for a law firm assisting with real estate closings. She has also bought, renovated and sold property. Her other passion for education led her to a Masters in Education from Lesley University, and teaching career in the Smithfield public schools. She also served on the board of Volunteers in Providence Schools, now called Inspiring Minds. Colleen was thrilled to indulge her real estate passion again recently when an historic home overlooking Narragansett Bay became available in Edgewood. She and her husband left Rumford after 20 years for this new perspective on our beautiful state. They have a daughter at Skidmore College.

Donna D’Aloia


Donna D’Aloia has been in private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1976. She is the President of Counseling and Psychological Services a multidisciplinary psychotherapy practice in Providence and Bristol RI. Along with her work with couples and families, Donna specializes in treating people with depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, PTSD and medical issues. She is a Fellow in the Academy of Pain Management and a Certified Integrative Health Coach through Duke University’s Program in Integrative Medicine. During the past two years she founded Whole Person Health, a program that partners with individuals and corporations to improve wellness through long-term behavioral changes.


Bill Devereaux


William P. Devereaux is a Partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC and leads the firm’s Criminal Defense and Health Care Teams. Mr. Devereaux represents individuals and corporations in the public, private, not-for-profit and nonprofit sectors, including hospitals, health care systems, clinical facilities and physicians. His experience includes white-collar criminal defense and complex litigation at the state and federal level. A prominent and highly respected member of the legal community, he was honored by his peers and judges with the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating based on both legal ability and ethics. He has also been selected annually by his peers as a Best Lawyers in America®, and is recognized as a Civil Litigation and Criminal Defense Super Lawyer®. Attorney Devereaux earned his J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University. He is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, U.S. District Court, First Circuit and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals for the Armed Forces. He has been a U.S. Navy Reservist since 1979.

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Lisha Gomes

Lisha M. Gomes is Associate Director of Government & Legislative Strategies with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC. As a member of the firm’s Government & Legislative Strategies Team, Lisha assists and supports the government relations advocacy and lobbying efforts on behalf of the firm’s clients before local, state and federal agencies. Prior to joining PLDO, she worked at Rhode Island Foundation managing the planning and execution of all internal and external events and major meetings, and served as a key point person and liaison with customers, partners and vendors. From 2011 to 2016, she worked in the Rhode Island Office of U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline as Director of Scheduling & Special Projects and Senior Field Representative where she managed special projects and scheduling, constituency relations and outreach activities and executed events ranging from policy discussion roundtables to district-wide resource fairs and workshops. Previously, she worked at Textron, Inc. in the Mergers & Acquisition division and is a former director of the Rhode Island Urban Debate League, a Providence-based nonprofit organization that engages high school students in policy debate programs to improve academic outcomes and increase college readiness. Lisha has a B.A. in history from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.


Jennifer Jordan


Jennifer is the Communications Director/Writer for the national headquarters of City Year, a nonprofit fueled by national service that is dedicated to helping schools and students succeed. Jennifer graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has master’s degrees in history and journalism from San Francisco State University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, respectively. She has practiced yoga and mindfulness since 2000.

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Jim Leach

Mr. Leach is a seasoned executive with over thirty years of experience in both public and private global companies. He is currently Senior Managing Director, of National Trust a single-family office which manages the interests of one of Rhode Island's oldest industrial Families. The Family business was originally established in 1905.

The Leach Family was one of Rhode Island's oldest industrial families. In the 1990’s, Mr. Leach pioneered the conversion of Superfund sites for private development with the US EPA. This process became the model for the entire country.

Mr. Leach serves on the board of Kenney Manufacturing Company, a 105- year old manufacturer of household products, and Airborne Wireless Network a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking commercial aircraft in flight. He is the Chairman of the Rhode Island PBS Foundation, and a former Chairman of the Providence City Planning Commission, where he served for twenty years. Mr. Leach was formerly a Board Member of Dinewise, Inc., now HomeBistro a provider of direct-to- consumer in-home, gourmet meal services. He has served as a Trustee of the Providence Public Library and as a Board Governors of Lifespan/Miriam Hospital, a 247-bed teaching hospital affiliated with Brown University Medical School, a Board Member of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. He has also served as the Vice Chairman of the Touro Synagogue Foundation in Newport, Rhode Island, and currently as a Trustee & Treasurer of the Rectory School.  He was also a 2020 Inductee to the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame.

Mr. Leach holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Nasson College, Georgia Institute of Technology Innovation Leadership, and Harvard Business School AC and GNE Program. 

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Jenny Miller

Jenny is the owner/president of Warwick, Rhode Island’s Senior Care Concepts, a geriatric care management company that provides in-depth care assessments and long-term health care planning and transitions for seniors and their families, additionally acting as a liaison between health care professionals, seniors and their families. Jenny is a graduate of the 2008 Leadership Rhode Island program, which has given her the opportunity to grow her knowledge about Rhode Island services and organizations, and was named a Providence Business News "Top 40 Under 40" in 2009. Jenny was recognized as the 2011 Social Worker of the Year in Aging, by the National Association of Social Workers, Rhode Island Chapter. Jenny is a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, and the National and Rhode Island Associations of Social Workers. She is a member and Secretary of the Rotary Club of Metro Providence and currently serving on the Board of Trustees for the East Greenwich Public Library, and Association of Life Care Advocates. Jenny was recently elected to serve on the Board of the Corporators of Wheelock College. She is also a past member of the RI Alzheimer's Association Board and Past President of the Rotary Club of Providence. Jenny is a 1997 graduate of Wheelock College and subsequently received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston University in 1998, and is a Certified Case Manager.

Elke Schaumberg

Dr. Elke Schaumberg has practiced as a physical therapist for over 20 years. She specializes in the rehabilitation of chronic orthopedic conditions and incorporates mindfulness into her treatment approach.  Elke earned her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology with a minor in Religious Studies from University of Colorado in Boulder. She went on to earn her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado-Health Sciences Center. In 2009, Elke earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Physical Therapy at Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas. Her research focus is on the central sensitization of pain in individuals with long-standing orthopedic injuries. Elke has served the School Advisory Board at her children’s school. When not working, Elke enjoys mountain biking, long walks, and spending time with her husband, two teenage children, and her two springer spaniels. 

Witnessing an individual who has suffered from long-standing pain discover peace in spite of their condition, is a powerful reminder of the transformational nature of a mindfulness practice.