Your officers and staff, at your service

Your local representatives on the NEARI Delegate Assembly elect officers every two years at the annual meeting in May. Any active member is eligible to run for any post, with the exception of the regional vice presidents, each of whom must belong to the membership category or region he/she represents. There are no limits to officer terms.

NEARI Officers 2019-2021

*Officers voted in mid-term serve until the vote at the May delegate assembly. 

Open Positions

Regional Vice Presidents 

  • Region I (teacher locals in Barrington, Bristol-Warren, East Providence)
    Nick Shattuck, EPEA
  • Region II (teacher locals in Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Newport Special Ed., New Shoreham, Portsmouth, Tiverton)
    Joe Cassady, NEA Portsmouth
  • Region III (teacher locals in Chariho, Narragansett, South Kingstown, Westerly)

  • Region IV (teacher locals in Burrillville, Cumberland, Davies Career and Technical High School, RI School for the Deaf, Smithfield, North Smithfield)
    Michael Twohey, NEA Smithfield
  • Region V (teacher locals in East Greenwich, Foster, Glocester, Ponaganset, Exeter-West Greenwich, North Kingstown, Scituate)
    Kevin Dubois, NEA North Kingstown
  • Higher Education (all higher education locals with the exception of ESP)
    Marian (Mimi) Fattore, CCRI PSA
  • Higher Education ESP (all higher education ESP)
    Debra Coty, URI ESP
  • K-12 ESP (all K-12 education support professionals and para-professionals)

  • State, Municipal, Retired Personnel (all locals in these categories)
    Raymond Pouliot, Retired 


The NEARI staff keeps the association running smoothly, and represents your interests at the local and state level.

Assistant Executive Directors/UniServ


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Cranston, RI 02920-2631

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F: 401-463-5337

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