DHS Office Locations

DHS Contacts

Leadership

Eric J. Beane
Acting Director
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2121
Yvette M. Mendez
Deputy Director
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2121
Charles J. Fogarty
Director, Division of Elderly Affairs
Hazard Building, 2nd Floor
74 West Road
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-3000
Deborah A. Barclay, Esq.
Executive Legal Counsel, State Public Records Contact (FOI)
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2326
Vacant
Associate Director, Division of Community Services
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-6356
Ronald Racine
Associate Director, Office of Rehabilitation Services
Louis Pasteur Building
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 462-7888
Kasim Yarn
Director, RI Office of Veterans Affairs
Louis Pasteur Building
560 Jefferson Boulevard
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 921-2119
Sharon Santilli, Esq.
Associate Director, Office of Child Support
77 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 458-4400
Maureen Wu
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Financial Management
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-0547

Program Administrators

Karen Beese
Race to the Top
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-1390
Karen Beese
Child Care Assistance Program
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-1390
George Bowen
Management Operations
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-6468
Stephanie Terry
Long Term Care Services and Supports
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-1871
Kimberly Merolla-Brito
Family and Adult Services
Office of Policy Analysis, Research and Development
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 401 462-6238
Iwona Ramian
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 1-855-MYRIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
Fred Sneesby
Federal Grant Programs
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-1669
Denise Tatro
Statewide Administrator for Field Offices
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 721-6601
Kimberly Rauch
Acting RI Works/Temporary Aid to Needy Families Program
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-3934

Division of Community Services

Vacant
Associate Director, Division of Community Services
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-6356
Karen Beese
Race to the Top
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-1390
Karen Beese
Child Care Assistance Program
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-1390
Iwona Ramian
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 1-855-MYRIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
Vacant
RI Works/Temporary Aid to Needy Families Program
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-3934

Division of Management Operations

George Bowen
Administrator, Management Operations
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-6468
Denise Tatro
Statewide Administrator for Field Offices
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 721-6601

Division of Elderly Affairs

Charles J. Fogarty
Director, Division of Elderly Affairs
74 West Road
Hazard Building, 2nd Floor
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-3000
Paula Parker
Assistant Director, Division of Elderly Affairs
74 West Road
Hazard Building, 2nd Floor
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-0546
Meghan Connelly
Public Information Officer, Division of Elderly Affairs
74 West Road
Hazard Building, 2nd Floor
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-0509

Division of Veterans Affairs

Office of Veterans Affairs
Associate Director, Kim A. Ripoli
480 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: (401) 253-8000
Rhode Island Veterans Home
Administrator, Rick Baccus
480 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: (401) 253-8000
Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetary
Assistant Administrator, Jonathan Rascoe
301 South County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822
Phone: (401) 268-3088

Office of Rehabilitation Services

Ronald Racine
Associate Director, Office of Rehabilitation Services
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 462-7888

Office of Child Support Services

Sharon Santilli, Esq.
Associate Director, Office of Child Support Services
77 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 458-4400

Public Information

Alisha Pina
Chief Public Affairs Officer
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
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    Includes RIte Care, RI Works, Early Intervention, Children with Special Needs
    Phone: 1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
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    Phone: (855) 398-7605
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