The Partnership's Leadership 

The Partnership is governed by a Board of Directors elected annually from among the Provider Membership. The daily management of the association is overseen by our Executive Director, Nicholas Oliver. The Board of Directors meets monthly and its committees, which are open to all members of The Partnership, meet regularly to further The Partnership’s strategic mission, goals and objectives. There are twelve members of the Board of Directors with eleven Directors elected by the Provider Membership. The President of the Board of Directors is Michael Bigney, CPA of Home Health and Hospice Care of Nursing Placement.

Officers

President
Michael Bigney, CPA
Chief Executive Officer and Administrator
Home Health and Hospice Care of Nursing Placement
Headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island 

Vice President
Cheryl Levesque
Executive Director of Patient Care Services
HomeCare Advantage
Based in Cranston, Rhode Island

Cheryl has worked for HomeCare Advantage, a family-owned business, for over 20 years. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University. She is a member of The Partnership because of its “teamwork to address issues and offer solutions and that its members have similar public policy concerns in which we advocate as one voice for the industry”.

Secretary-Treasurer 
Ashley Sadlier
Northeast Director of Government Affairs
Bayada Home Health Care
Operates Locally in Warwick, Rhode Island

Ashley joined Bayada Home Health Care in 2012. She was the director of one of the largest nursing offices within the company before transitioning into government affairs. She has a Bachelor of Science in Communication, specializing in Speech and Hearing Science from Rhode Island College. She is a member of The Partnership because of its “resilient advocacy and education of high quality home care services provided by a licensed workforce”.

Immediate Past President
Vincent Ward
President and Chief Executive Officer
Home Care Services of Rhode Island
Based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Vinnie has operated Home Care Services of Rhode Island since its founding in 1999 and had previously worked in the home care industry after retiring as police officer for the Woonsocket Police Department. He has a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement from Bryant College. He is a member of The Partnership because “The Partnership’s members are dedicated advocates that work together to improve the business climate of the industry”.

Directors

Naomi Cotrone
Chief Executive Officer
Right at Home Rhode Island
Based in Cranston, Rhode Island 

Dean DeNuccio, JD, CPA
President and General Manager
A Caring Experience Nursing Services
Based in Cranston, Rhode Island 

Dean has been operating A Caring Experience Nursing Services for almost 25 years and is a member of The Partnership because “its collaboration to improve the industry's business climate”.

Colin Hanrahan
Chief Executive Officer
Independence Health Care Services
Based in Providence, Rhode Island

Colin is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Independence Health Care Services, which he started in 2005 with his business partner Marc Harrison, who is a survivor of the Cambodian Holocaust. The company was started to address the need for quality culturally competent health care among the Cambodian and Southeast Asian Refugee population of Rhode Island. He has a Bachelor of Science in Consumer Affairs from the University of Rhode Island and is a retired Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training Senior Workers Compensation Fraud investigator. He is also an Army Veteran having served as a Military Police officer in the first Gulf War in 1991 in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait. He is a member of The Partnership because of its “dedicated advocacy for both the home care workforce and the patients we serve”.

Dawn Porreca Antaya
Chief Operating Officer for Southern New England
MAS Home Care of Rhode Island
Operates Locally in North Providence, Rhode Island

Dawn has dedicated 24 years to the healthcare industry and serves on the Joint Commission’s Health Care Staffing Advisory Board.  She is a member of The Partnership because “The Partnership's ability to collaborate and speak on behalf of our patients to improve the quality of services that those patients will receive."

Kathleen Peirce, RN, BSN, MS
Vice President of Operations, Executive Director and Chief Nursing Officer
Visiting Nurse Association of Care New England
Based in Warwick, Rhode Island

Kathy was appointed to lead her hospital’s home care and hospice agency in 2016 after a career dedicated to the industry. She has an Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Saint Anselm College and a Master of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Hartford. She is a member of The Partnership because of its “leadership for the industry”.

Irene Qi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
Hope Nursing Home Care
Based in Cranston, Rhode Island

Irene is the owner and administrator of Hope Nursing Home Care since it was established in 2003. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She is a member of The Partnership because of its "commitment and leadership for community care at home".

Bethany Skinner
Administrator 
Health Care Services
Based in Providence, Rhode Island

Bethany has worked at Health Care Services, a family-owned business for over 20 years. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. She is a member of The Partnership because of "the commitment of the members to advocate for the betterment of the industry".

Nicholas Oliver, MPA, CAE
Executive Director
Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care

In February 2013, Nicholas became the fourth Executive Director of The Partnership since its founding in 1990. His career spans over 20 years in government affairs, public relations and nonprofit management. He previously worked for the American Heart Association, Massachusetts Association for 766 Approved Private Schools, Sierra Club, and The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island. He also has experience working in state government on health and environmental policy and has worked on multiple Presidential races and state office election campaigns. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economics with a minor in Public Relations from the University of Hartford and a Master of Public Affairs from the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His master’s thesis examined provider payment models under state Medicaid programs and offered solutions at the time for cost-effective delivery of services while financially sustaining providers of healthcare and education to pediatric patients with exceptional disabilities. He is a Certified Association Executive by the American Society of Association Executives and received the 2013 Rising Star Award from the New England Society of Association Executives. Nicholas is also a Freemason and a Shriner and spends his time volunteering to support Rhode Island's children that need the services of Shriners Hospitals for Children in nearby Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts, as well as Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence.