About

Westbay Community Action is a charitable organization serving the people of Kent County. We help with food, utilities, health, safety, and education.

Our mission is to empower and mobilize people through our programs, partnerships, and advocacy to gain greater self-sufficiency.

Individuals and families gain stability through basic needs assistance. They improve their circumstances with education, life-skills training, and case management.

We opened our doors in June 1966, one community organization in the national effort to fight poverty. We are still community-based and guided by our core purpose more than fifty years later. Today, we are the largest provider of basic needs in Kent County and assist nearly 10,000 households per year.

Senior Staff

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Jessica Alexander

Director of Childcare

Westbay Children's Center

jalexander@westbaycap.org

401-463-6620

Melanie LaMountain

Melanie LaMountain

Director

Education/Workforce Development

mlamountain@westbaycap.org

401-468-4064

Joslyn Groves

Joslyn Groves

Director of Social Services

Family Resource Unit

jgroves@westbaycap.org

401-732-4660 x105

Kelly McHugh

Kelly McHugh

Director of Senior and Family Services

Senior Services

kmchugh@westbaycap.org

401-732-4660 x196

Board of Directors

Westbay Community Action has a 15-member Board of Directors. The members come from Warwick, West Warwick and East Greenwich. As required by law,

  • 5 members represent low-income individuals
  • 5 members represent the community at large
  • 5 members represent local government.
Community
West Warwick

Anthony Corrente, Jr.

Chairperson

Government
Warwick

Daniel O'Rourke

1st Vice Chair

Low Income
Warwick

Marcia Slobin

2nd Vice Chair

Low Income
Warwick

Kimberly Wineman

Secretary

Community
Warwick

Jason Bouchard

Treasurer

Government
East Greenwich

Erin McAndrew

Government
Warwick

Susan Baker

Community
East Greenwich

Christine Imbriglio

Low Income
Warwick

Verteal Patterson

Low Income
East Greenwich

Melaine Potrzeba

Community
Warwick

Steven McAllister

Community
Warwick

Christine Wilson

Government
West Warwick

Adam Satchell

Government
Warwick

Laura Tuscani

Low Income
West Warwick

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