Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State Announces
New Appointments to Board of Directors
Cranston, RI – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State (BBBSOS) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors, Angela L. Carr and David E. Fontes. BBBSOS Executive Director, Katje Afonseca, states, “Both Angela and David exemplify the essence of community and bring experience and expertise to the table. It is great to have them on Board as we continue to create positive change for youth throughout Rhode Island.”
Angela L. Carr, a partner in Barton Gilman LLP’s Providence office, is an experienced civil litigator, focusing her trial practice on professional liability defense, employment law, and business litigation. Angela regularly provides risk consulting for hospitals and practice groups. In addition to her recent appointment to the BBBSOS Board of Directors, Carr serves on the President’s Council at Providence College, and on the Board of Directors of the Providence College Providence Alumni Club, the Defense Counsel of Rhode Island and the Manton Avenue Project. Angela was selected to be part of The Providence Business News 2014 class of 40 Under Forty and was named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2012, 2013, and 2014, and as a Super Lawyer in 2015. Angela states, “It is a privilege to join the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State and to serve this outstanding organization in its mission to empower Rhode Island’s youth through mentoring.”
David E. Fontes, a principal for Blum Shapiro in Cranston, holds over twelve years of public accounting experience providing tax, assurance and consulting services to clients involved in manufacturing, distribution, gaming/lottery, financial and other services, real estate, jewelry and precious metals industries, many with international operations. David directs and performs specialized engagements for clients such as litigation support, financial projections, forensic analysis and various agreed-upon procedures projects. David serves on the firm’s Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail Delivery Committee as well as on BBBSOS’ Finance Committee. In 2015, David was named a Top 10 Public Accounting Professional Rising Star by The National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals. David is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, a professional accomplishment that denotes proven proficiency in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. David states, “It’s such a great honor to become a Board Member of a great organization that makes such significant differences in so many children’s lives. I’m looking forward to helping BBBSOS in any way that I can help achieve their goal of providing mentor access to all of Rhode Island’s children in need.”
BBBSOS provides mentors to the youth of Rhode Island who will motivate and empower them to make positive decisions, improve academic results, avoid risky behaviors and grow in a way that will positively impact our community. Our Board of Directors are community leaders who are engaged and eager to support our mission and provide mentors to hundreds of children throughout Rhode Island each year. We are proud to say in 2016 we had 100% participation from our Board Members and senior leadership team in fundraising. Each and every member personally donated, or secured donations, to support our mentoring programs for youth in our state. Afonseca states, “It is great to work alongside such a dedicated and energized Board, from fundraising to donating their time and expertise, our Board Members uphold an excellent standard of leadership. We are excited for 2017 and to welcome Angela and David to the Board.”
To learn more about our Board of Directors, the role mentoring plays in our community, or to find volunteer opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-921-2434, Ext. 101.