Contact Us

The following is contact information for some of our dedicated staff, including leadership and program administrators. Our Call Center staff can be reached by calling 1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347) Monday through Friday, except holiday, 8:30AM-3PM and should be first called if you have questions about applying, your pending application and/or your current benefits. More information regarding how to apply can be found here.

Celia J. Blue
Interim Director
Deputy Director/Chief Administrative Officer
Louis Pasteur Building
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2121
Marisa Petreccia
Chief of Staff
Louis Pasteur Building
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2121
Kimberly Brito
Deputy Director Policy and Operations
Louis Pasteur Building
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2121
 
Saurabh Gosai
Associate Director, IT Systems
Louis Pasteur Building
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 479-0249
Maria Cimini
Associate Director, Community Services/Policy
Louis Pasteur Building
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2121
Maureen Donnelly
Associate Director, Operations
Louis Pasteur Building
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2121
Frank DiBiase
Associate Director, Office of Child Support Services
77 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 458-4400
 
Ronald Racine
Associate Director, Office of Rehabilitation Services
Louis Pasteur Building
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 462-7888
Deborah A. Barclay, Esq.
Executive Legal Counsel, State Public Records Contact (FOI)
Louis Pasteur Building
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2121
Jennifer Pate
Chief Financial Officer
Financial Management
Louis Pasteur Building
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2121
Alisha Pina
Chief Public Affairs Officer
Louis Pasteur Building
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Email: [email protected] 
Nicole Chiello
Child Care Licensing & Regulations
Louis Pasteur Building
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-3009
Email: [email protected] 
 
Hannah Hansen
Child Care 
Louis Pasteur Building
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-6877
Email: [email protected] 
George Bowen
Management Operations
Louis Pasteur Building
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-6468
Zulma Valenzuela
The Center for Staff Development and Learning
Louis Pasteur Building
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2256
Rose Leandre
Acting Long Term Services and Supports Administrator
Providence Regional Family Center
206 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: (401) 415-8418
Bethany Caputo
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Providence Regional Family Center
206 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: (401) 559-7077

For SNAP Eligibility and Benefit Questions: 1-855-697-4347
Kimberly Rauch
RI Works/Temporary Aid to Needy Families Program
Louis Pasteur Building
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-0138
Fred Sneesby
Federal Grant Programs
Louis Pasteur Building
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-1669
Denise Tatro
Field Office Administrator
249 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: (401) 721-6601
Michelle Szylin
Interim Director, Office of Healthy Aging
Louis Pasteur Building - 2nd Floor
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-0501
Office of Veterans Services
Kasim J. Yarn
Director of Veterans Affairs
560 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 206
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 921-2119
Rhode Island Veterans Resource Center
David Dos Reis, Chief
560 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 206
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 921-0951
Rhode Island Veterans Home
480 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: (401) 253-8000
Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery
301 South County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822
Phone: (401) 268-3088
Ronald Racine
Associate Director, Office of Rehabilitation Services
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 462-7888
Frank DiBiase
Associate Director, Office of Child Support Services
77 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 458-4400
DHS Call Center
Includes RIte Care, RI Works, Early Intervention, Children with Special Needs
Phone: 1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
For Health Coverage
Phone: 1-855-840-4774
DHS Senior Staff Line
Includes Directors and Administrators
Phone: (401) 462-2121
RIte Share
Phone: (401) 462-0311
Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Customer Service
Phone: 1-888-979-9939
Child Support Enforcement
Phone: (401) 458-4400
Earned Income Tax Credit Information
Phone: 1-800-829-1040
Locating Child Care in Your Area
RI Child Care Resource & Referral Center
Phone: (401) 739-6100
Phone: (855) 398-7605
BrightStars
DHS Child Care Licensing
Phone: (401) 462-3009
 
Medicaid Provider Help Desk
Phone: (401) 784-8100 (in-state and long-distance callers)
Phone: 1-800-964-6211 (in-state toll calls and border communities)

Need More Help?

There are many partner agencies who can meet you in your community to help you with applications and forms.

To contact DHS directly, view the "Other Inquiries" section located here.