I first heard about the Village in 2016. I was intrigued with the opportunity to help other people stay in their homes and above all help people lead fun and fulfilled lives.
In the process, it was a chance to create a social enterprise and work with some delightful people. At the Providence Village, I provide technical support, serve as a driver and help with activities planning. I was elected as the Village Treasurer in 2018.
Currently, I am also actively working to develop the first co-housing in Providence.
In 1972, after military service, I began a career in city planning, first in Boston and then in Lowell, Mass. Then for 30 years, I served as Director of Community Development in Bristol, where I was involved in planning, zoning, grants, conservation, affordable housing, and more economic development. Upon retirement, I was CEO of a startup nonprofit that built affordable housing in South County. I was also involved in economic development in Cumberland.