NASPA Rhode Island

Region I

NASPA Region I - Rhode Island welcomes you! We are a group made up of professional student affairs administrators in Rhode Island. We develop annual “hot topic” programs, host casual meet-and-greet gatherings, and keep members informed of professional development opportunities in Rhode Island and elsewhere.  

Advisory Board

Our state board is comprised of a representative from each of our member institutions.


Jess Raffaele

State Director, Rhode Island

Director for Student Events and Orientation Programs
Bryant University


John J. King, Ed.D

SSAO Representative

Vice President of Student Affairs
Roger Williams University


Joe Berardi

University of Rhode Island Representative

Assistant Director, Community Standards


Sharon Hay

Providence College Representative

Director of Student Activities & Cultural Programming


Michael Cunningham

Community College of Rhode Island Representative

Dean of Students


Tara Stanzione
Roger Williams University Representative
Community Director Department of Residence Life & Housing


Cat Metcalfe
Brown University Representative
Assistant Director, Division of Pre-College and Summer Undergraduate Programs


Bralyn Beathea

Rhode Island College Representative

Assistant Director, McNair Scholars Program


Emily Diomandes

Salve Regina University Representative
Assistant Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator


Kevin Forti
Rhode Island School of Design Representative

Director of Residence Life


Phil Oliveira
Rhode Island School of Design Representative
Coordinator of Student Conduct and Compliance


Nev Kraguljevic

Johnson and Wales University Representative

Director, Residential Life


Emily Betterton

University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Representative

Graduate Hall Director, Department of Housing and Residential Life