Our Team

Making food our business since 2014

Administration & Operations

luca

Luca Carnevale
Executive Director of Operations
luca@makefoodyourbusiness.org

waterman

Waterman F. Brown
Director of Business Operations
waterman@makefoodyourbusiness.org

ric

Ric Wild
Member Services Coordinator
ric@makefoodyourbusiness.org

ali

Ali Montagnon
Director of Events & Market Manager
ali@makefoodyourbusiness.org

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Marilyn Mathison
Director of Finance & Grant Administration
marilyn@makefoodyourbusiness.org

Facilities & Kitchens

Jason Doyle: Kitchen & Facilities Manager
Martha O’Hare: Kitchen Staff
Scott O’Hare: Kitchen Staff

Board of Directors

Lisa Raiola, MPH | Founder & President
Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Roger Williams University

Sheila Brush | VICE PRESIDENT
Retired
Former Director of Programs
Grow Smart Rhode Island

Ellen Almeida | TREASURER
Director of Finance
ReFocus Inc.

Kyle Adamonis, SHRM-CP PHR
Vice President
People & Culture at Liberty Construction Services, Braintree, MA

Tamarah Bacon
AVP, Commercial Lending
Pawtucket Credit Union

W. Henry Blade
Planning and Programming Specialist / RI EHS-Net
State of Rhode Island

Rolando Robledo, CEC
Chef, RI Hospital

Joanne B. Dahmer
Foods and Nutrition Teacher
Seekonk High School

Sergio Ferreira
Project Manager
Ferreira Concrete Forms, Inc.
Organizer, Startup Weekend Providence
Cofounder, Subbids

Tony Fonseca
Co-owner/Operator
Packaging & More

Clay Pell
Lieutenant & JAG
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve

Lori Pivarnik, Ph. D
Coordinator, Food Safety
Outreach/Research,
University of RI
Dept. Fisheries Animal and Veterinary Science

Leo Pollock
Principal
The Compost Plant

Nick Rabar
Chef & Owner
Avenue N American Kitchen & The Pantry at Avenue N

Consultants & Contributors

United States Department of Agriculture
Rhode Island Foundation
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation
State of Rhode Island Department of Health
Conservation Law Foundation | Legal Food Hub
Roger Williams University | Legal Clinic
Independence Bank
The Compost Plant
Rhode Island Hospitality Association
East Bay Chamber of Commerce
American Culinary Federation, RI Chapter
Rhode Island Food Dealers Association
John Perez |
Efficiencies Consulting
Charles Giolio | HACCP/Process Consulting
Kenneth Banalewicz | Specialty Food Purchasing Consultant
Caroline Wells | Grant Writing
John Robitaille | Entrepreneurship & Marketing Coach 
Lydea Irwin, ESQ | 
Trademarks and other IP, Business Law
Firebox Creative
Todd Blount
William Bigelow
Fox Tag & Label