Our Board

As a “Mayoral Academy,” Blackstone Valley Prep is governed by a mayor-­led board which is chaired by the mayor of one of our sending communities. Overall, our board supports our mission to prepare every scholar for success in college and the world beyond while taking on four key responsibilities:

  1. Financial support and oversight.
  2. Public relations and advocacy.
  3. Active participation in BVP sponsored events.
  4. Demonstration of good faith in all BVP-related activities.

Meet our Board of Directors:

James Diossa
Board Chair and current Mayor of Central Falls

Joe Almond
Town Administrator for the town of Lincoln

Elaine Dickson
President of Generis Financial Consultants

Joshua Giraldo
Central Falls Chief of Staff

John R. Morton, M.D.
Women’s Healthcare Specialists/Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Michael Gwynn
Vice President of Marketing for the Pawtucket Red Sox

Michael Magee
CEO of Chiefs for Change

Daniel McKee
Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island

William Murray
Mayor of Cumberland, Rhode Island

John Silva
Senior Vice President, Bristol County Savings Bank

Jessica Waters
Dean of Academics at Nowell Leadership Academy

Roxanne A. Vrees, M.D.
Women & Infants Hospital/Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Join Our Board

We are actively seeking candidates for our board. Candidates must either live in or have strong professional ties with one of our sending communities (Cumberland, Lincoln, Central Falls, or Pawtucket). If you are interested in proactively supporting BVP’s mission we invite you to contact us.

Board meetings are open to the public. If you would like to contribute a statement during public comment, please plan to arrive 5­-10 minutes early to sign­-in.

View past meeting minutes on the Secretary of State’s website.

Any public records requests can be made to contact@blackstonevalleyprep.org.