Our Mission is to meet employer and industry need for skilled workers through the Registered Apprenticeship system while creating family-sustaining career opportunities for low-income diverse residents.


Beth Ashman
Apprenticeship Systems Manager
bashman@bfri.org, x208

Melissa Benoit
Fiscal Manager
mbenoit@bfri.org, x300

Ian Chase
Training Director
ichase@bfri.org, x202

Andrew Cortés
Executive Director

Lisa Dusablon
Program Assistant
ldusablon@bfri.org, x200

Kevin Grattan
Training Manager
kgrattan@bfri.org, x202

Maia Handy
Social Services Coordinator
mhandy@bfri.org, x201
Participant & Alumni Cell Phone: 401-330-7851
Vin Hawkins
Math Instructor

Rita Holahan
Finance and Operations Director
rholahan@bfri.org, x204

Kasey Johnson
Apprenticeship Program Coordinator
kjohnson@bfri.org, x205

Debra Medeiros Overly
Deputy Director
dmedeirosoverly@bfri.org, x209

Rachel Miller
Communications Manager
rmiller@bfri.org, x213

Evan Rosin-Pritchard
Lead Trainer- Youth
erosin-pritchard@bri.org, x203

Brook Swanson
Training Coordinator
bswanson@bfri.org, x202

Jill Treacy, LICSW
Health Initiatives Manager
jtreacy@bfri.org x216

Lori Turchetta
Workforce System-Apprenticeship Liaison
lturchetta@bfri.org,  x215

Board of Directors

Gregory Mancini, Chair of the Board
Executive Director & General Counsel, Build RI

Andrew Cortés, Ex Officio
Executive Director, Building Futures

Scott Duhamel, Secretary
Assistant to the General President, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

Eileen Hayes
President & CEO, Amos House

Bruce Iannuccillo
Vice President, Iannuccillo & Sons

Sandra Powell
Associate Director, Rhode Island Department of Health

Kenneth Richardson, Jr., C.P.A., Treasurer
Richardson, Steere & Associates Certified Public Accountants

Michael Sabitoni
Business Manager, Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council



Apprenticeship Rhode Island, an initiative of Building Futures, works to maximize the use of the highly effective system of workforce development – Registered Apprenticeship – for the benefit of employers, government and residents of the state. Visit the ARI site to learn more.

Apprenticeship Rhode Island