OUR LEADERSHIP

The Andréa Rizzo Foundation  is able to do the work we do because of our passionate leadership team. We simply could not do what we do without the hard work and dedication of our leadership team!

Board of Directors

President – Organizational Founder
Susan Rizzo Vincent

Vice President
Donald Mollitor

Vice President
Michael Battaglia, Esq.

Secretary
Maureen West

Recording Secretary 
Theresa Schimmel

Treasurer
Claudette Downey

Asst. Treasurer
Faith MacDonald

President
Organizational Founder
Susan Rizzo Vincent

Vice President
Donald Mollitor

Vice President
Michael Battaglia, Esq.

Secretary
Maureen West

Recording Secretary 
Theresa Schimmel

Treasurer
Claudette Downey

Asst. Treasurer
Faith MacDonald

Advisory Board

Dr. Christopher Bentley, O.D.
Marlborough Family Practice
Marlborough, CT

Mary Connolly
Vice Chairperson of the Newport RI City Council
Professional Lecturer in Education
Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Robyn Flaum Cruz, Ph.D., BC-DMT, LPC
Editor-in-Chief Emerita, The Arts in Psychotherapy
Former President, The American Dance Therapy Association
Professor, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Diane Duggan, Ph.D., BC-DMT
Licensed Psychologist / Registered Dance Therapist
New York City Dept. of Education
Adjunct Asst. Professor
Graduate School of Dance Education & Special Education
New York University, NY

Rhee Gold
Publisher, Dance Studio Life Magazine
Owner, DanceLife and Rhee Gold Company

Nina Pickett, M.H.A
Administrator, Dept. of Pediatrics
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY

Christopher Gray
Executive Director, Designate A Driver (D-A-D), RI

Simone Zappa, R.N., M.B.A
Director of Medical Affairs
NY Presbyterian Hospital, NY

Catherine L. Tully
Owner/Editor, www.4dancers.org
Outside Europe Representative
National Dance Teachers Association, UK

Burr Tomlinson
Northern RI Business Relations Marketing Coordinator
Rhode Island Medical Imaging

Pamela Caira
Artistic Director
Step by Step Dance Studio, Waltham, MA

Rachel White Ball
Master Teacher
Rachel White Ballet

Michelle Rogers
Director
Miller Street Dance Academy, NC & SC

On Your Toes Dancewear, Peabody, MA

Diane King
Executive Director
Broadway Dance Center, New York, NY

Dr. Christopher Bentley, O.D.
Marlborough Family Practice
Marlborough, CT

Mary Connolly
Vice Chairperson of the Newport RI City Council
Professional Lecturer in Education
Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Robyn Flaum Cruz, Ph.D., BC-DMT, LPC
Editor-in-Chief Emerita, The Arts in Psychotherapy
Former President, The American Dance Therapy Association
Professor, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Diane Duggan, Ph.D., BC-DMT
Licensed Psychologist / Registered Dance Therapist
New York City Dept. of Education
Adjunct Asst. Professor
Graduate School of Dance Education & Special Education
New York University, NY

Rhee Gold
Publisher, Dance Studio Life Magazine
Owner, DanceLife and Rhee Gold Company

Nina Pickett, M.H.A
Administrator, Dept. of Pediatrics
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY

Christopher Gray
Executive Director, Designate A Driver (D-A-D), RI

Simone Zappa, R.N., M.B.A
Director of Medical Affairs
NY Presbyterian Hospital, NY

Catherine L. Tully
Owner/Editor, www.4dancers.org
Outside Europe Representative
National Dance Teachers Association, UK

Burr Tomlinson
Northern RI Business Relations Marketing Coordinator
Rhode Island Medical Imaging

Pamela Caira
Artistic Director
Step by Step Dance Studio, Waltham, MA

Rachel White Ball
Master Teacher
Rachel White Ballet

Michelle Rogers
Director
Miller Street Dance Academy, NC & SC

On Your Toes Dancewear, Peabody, MA

Diane King
Executive Director
Broadway Dance Center, New York, NY

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality
-Warren Bennis

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