About Us

Board of Directors:

McQueenDonald C. McQueen, President

Don McQueen is past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Roger Williams Medical Center. He also served as a Trustee of CharterCARE Health Partners and chaired the Governance and Nominating Committee.  In 2014, upon the sale of CharterCARE Health Partners to Prospect Medical, Don resigned from the Board of Trustees and was appointed President of the CharterCARE Foundation.  Don is a banking executive with 35 years of commercial experience and recently retired  as a Senior Vice President of Bank of America, N.A.   He received an A.B. in Economics from Dartmouth College in 1978, and an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Boston University in 1980.  He formerly served a as a member of the Board of Directors of Phoenix Houses of New England and is Past President of the Dartmouth Alumni Association of Rhode Island. He and his wife Virginia live in Barrington; they have two grown sons.

McGreenPatricia Wegzryn McGreen, Treasurer

Patti holds a BS in Finance from Fairfield University and an MBA from Providence College. She retired in 2012, following a 24-year career at Citizens Financial Group, including positions as Chief Financial Officer for New England and the Midwest Regions, and Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing.  During the past two decades, she has been active in the community in a number of volunteer roles, including Board President of House of Hope CDC, Warwick Country Club, and the RI Alzheimers Association; and board member and advisor for the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, RI Special Olympics, Perishable Theatre and the Warwick Museum of Art, among others.   Since 2009, she has owned and operated Thorpe’s Wines and Spirits in East Greenwich. She and her husband Rob live in Warwick.

Peter F. DeBlasio, Jr., MD, Secretary

Dr. DeBlasio has been Chief of Ophthalmology at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital since 1996; he is also on the medical staffs of Miriam and Rhode Island Hospitals. In addition to his medical studies at the University of Bologna, he was awarded a galucoma fellowship at the Harvard Medical School Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary. A true renaissance man, he is also a professional jazz musician (with a bachelors from the Boston Conservatory of Music and two CDs); an inventor (with three surgical instrument patents); a National Karate Champion and Instructor; and is fluent in Chinese and Italian. He and his wife and daughter live in Providence.


berettaRichard R. Beretta, Jr. Esquire

Richard Beretta, a shareholder and attorney with Adler Pollock & Sheehan, PC, in Providence, has broad experience in insurance, governmental relations and legislative issues. He assists companies in both regulated and deregulated industries including energy and telecommunications, financial services, and health care.  He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2007-2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of governmental relations and administrative law.  A former practicing dentist, Richard lives in East Greenwich with his wife Amy and their two sons.


Ellen McCarty, RN, MS, PhDmcCarty

Ellen is currently a  professor of nursing at Salve Regina University, a past adjunct clinical professor of neurology at Boston University, and a former Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.  She holds a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Salve Regina, a Masters Degree in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Boston University, and a Doctorate in Nursing from Boston College. She also has completed a post graduate fellowship in geriatric mental health at the Harvard University Medical School. She has received many professional honors and awards including the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship for Fulbright Senior Specialists Grant in public global health at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. Her passion is to continue as a clinician, educator and mentor in adult psychiatric mental health – nursing.  Her research focus has addressed caregiving (formal and informal) pertaining to older adults with dementia.

K StilesKevin P. Stiles, Esq.

Kevin serves as a personal and charitable trust advisor for private clients. He has extensive fiduciary and foundation experience as a result of his long career with Fidelity Investments, BankBoston Private Bank, and US Trust.  He is a member of the bar in  RI, Boston,  and the District of Columbia as well as the US Supreme Court; a Captain and JAG Officer, US Air Force.  He has served as a trustee of the McCarthy Family Foundation in Boston; a consultant to the Milford Hospital Association; and Treasurer and Board member of Ft. Adams Trust, Newport. He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the College of the Holy Cross, and a JD from Georgetown University Law School. He and his wife Elaine live in Portsmouth.

angella franklin new photoAngella Franklin

Angella is a Strategic Account Director for CVS Health, and brings over 20 years of healthcare experience as a result. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a bachelors in pharmacy, she began her career as a pharmacy intern, rising through the ranks serving as a pharmacy supervisor, operations manager, regional directory of pharmacy acquisition and regional director of real estate.  In her current role, she works to reduce drug spending, improve member satisfaction and maintain competition plan premiums.  She is a member of the Board of Governors of Leadership Rhode Island, and an alumna from the class of 2013.

Shannon Shallcross, MS

Shannon is co-founder and CEO of BetaXAnalytics, an East Greenwich-based data gathering company that leverages emerging technology to build custom health databases. BetaXAnalytics consults with payers and providers on improvement of health measures including Medicare and HEDIS.  Prior to that, she served as National Vice President for Client Management at Provant Health, and Assistant Vice President of Sales and Cient Services for Amica Insurance. She rose through the ranks to become one of the youngest female corporate officers in Amica’s history. Shannon received a BA from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and a Masters from Boston University.  She currently serves as an appointee to the RI Department of Health’s HIE Advisory Commission and as a member of the RI Philhamonic Orchestra and Music School Board of Directors.  Shannon resides in East Greenwich with her husband.

Carolyn T. Young, MD

The Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the RI Blood Center, Carolyn began her work there in 1995 and led the Histocompatility Laboratory to accreditation. Dr. Young’s research  has resulted in the RI Blood Center being the first in the country to accept donors with tattoos; her criteria become the new AABB standard in the United States.

Dr. Young received her BS from Florida State University, her medical degree from University of Florida, and completed her residency at Brown University, where she is now a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  She is double board certified in Clinical Pathology and in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine.  She residents in Providence with her husband and two children.

Paula Iacono

Paula was named Executive Director of the Foundation at its inception in 2014. She has been in fundraising and friend-raising for most of her career, most recently as Development Officer for CharterCARE Health Partners.  She previously served her alma mater Bryant University as Director of Alumni Relations, and Johnson & Wales University as Regional Alumni Director for All Campuses.  Her community involvement includes the Advisory Council of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Pawtucket; and the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of RI. She has two grown daughters and lives in North Providence.