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:

Maria Rivera
Board Chair and Mayor of Central Falls

Joseph Almond
Special Assistant to Governor McKee

James Diossa
Former Mayor of Central Falls

Dioscaris Garcia, PhD
Vice Board Chair, Pharmacologist and Microbiologist, Assistant Professor, Brown University

Michael Magee, PhD
President, Minerva University

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

Jeff Mutter
Mayor of Cumberland

John Silva
Senior Vice President, Bristol County Savings Bank

Joy Souza
Chief Academic Officer, Central Falls School District

Jessica Waters
Executive Director, Nowell Leadership Academy

Join Our Board

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

Meeting Dates

We hope to see you at an upcoming board meeting.

☷ Upcoming Board Meeting Dates

Meeting Information

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 record requests can be made to openrecords@blackstonevalleyprep.org.

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