Debra Tanner - Executive Director
Graduate of Chariho High School and Gibbs College, Deb grew up in Charlestown, RI and after living in Washington State for a short time, returned home to RI and settled in West Kingston with her family. Deb's background took her from legal secretary for partners at two large Providence law firms early in her career, to Assistant Human Resources Director for Cranston General Hospital Osteopathic. After the birth of her daughter, Deb took a leave to raise her three children and returned to the workforce in the late 1990s as the Development Director for South County Community Action. After 3 years of successful event planning, appeals, and grant-writing at the CAP agency, Deb was approached in 2000 about the Executive Director position at Southern Rhode Island Volunteers. SRIV was then known as Seniors Helping Others. On October 1, 2000 Deb began her tenure with SHO as its third Executive Director and fifth Director overall. In the last decade, Deb has led SRIV through many changes, challenges and opportunities and looks forward to the continued work of service, growth, and succession planning that will carry SRIV well into the future.
Lindsay Tanner - Program Volunteer Coordinator
Mary Ann Lord - Wakefield Office Customer Service
Graduated from UConn with a MS in Education. Taught elementary school in the Groton, Connecticut for 36 years. Has lived in RI for 35 years with her family. Has three grown children and one granddaughter. Enjoys cooking, traveling and gardening.
Since July 1st, we've been delighted to have Michele Proulx as our part-time Administrative Assistant in the Charlestown office. After over ten years of banking experience, Michele was looking for a way to be involved with giving back to the community. A Google search brought her to SRIV where she has been a dedicated volunteer for more than three years coordinating medical transport and Jonnycake grocery delivery requests. Michele lives in Coventry with her husband and daughter.
Graduated from Westerly High School in 2014. Was raised in Westerly, RI and is currently taking classes at CCRI. Enjoys video games, computers and math.
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