BOARD OF DIRECTORS
May 2020 – APRIL 2021
Antonette Wallace, Chairperson
Black woman. Mother and grandmother, experienced in finances and property management. Homeless rights, domestic violence, and women’s health activist.
Malchus Mills, Vice-Chairperson
Black man. Experienced organizer on DARE’s campaigns for years. Active member of the Tenants and Homeowners Associations, the Community Safety Act. Also, member of Jobs with Justice.
Tina Scott, Secretary
Black woman. Mother. Grandmother. Tina Scott has been a member of DARE for several years, particularly supporting the Tenant and Homeowner Association (THA). As a tenant herself for many years and now a homeowner in Rhode Island she is a strong advocate who believes that decent and affordable housing is a basic human right. She currently serves as a Clinical Coordinator in the social services field and strives to help improve the quality of life for her clients.
Martha Yager, Treasurer
White woman. Mother and grandmother. Involved in DARE since 2007. Long-time Providence organizer with the American Friend’s Service Committee and lead organizer for the Community Safety Act.
Monika Huertas, Sergeant-at-Arms
Afro Indio Latina. Mother of four. Graduate from The Met HS and RIC (BSW) DARE member for three years. Coordinator for the NO-LNG-IN-PVD campaign. Member of the Behind the Walls campaign. Lifelong resident of Providence.
Pat Walker, Member-at-Large
Black woman, mother, and grandmother; Retired family support worker with Providence Head Start, working with families throughout Providence, and longtime DARE member.
Kohei Ishihara, Member-at-Large
Queer Asian man, former youth organizer for immigrant rights and racial justice and co-founder of Providence Youth Student Movement (PRYSM) now turned farmer focused on empowering leaders and movements through their connection to food and land.
Justice Gaines, Committee Representative
Black member of the Behind the Walls Committee. Ze is a community organizer at Jobs with Justice and a nationally renowned spoken word poet.
Brenda Taylor, Committee Representative
Black Woman. Born and raised in Boston where she was a youth activist during the Civil Rights Movement. Member of the Tenants and Homeowners Association. Stands for love, compassion, and solidarity.
Mark Lewis, Committee Representative
Raised in Roger Williams Projects on the South Side of Providence. Enlisted in the US Army after graduating from Mount Pleasant High School and served one tour in Desert Storm as a mechanic. Soon after returning to Rhode Island, he felt compelled to get actively involved in the community he grew up in. Since joining DARE, Mark has been an active with the Behind the Walls Committee and the Fair Chance Licensing Campaign.
Sheila Wilhelm, Ex Oficio
White woman. DARE co-founder and veteran community activist. Former board member with extensive skills in organizing.
Meet the Staff:
Kiah Bryant, Managing Director, email@example.com
She/her. Growing up in Providence, Kiah knows firsthand what it feels like to be Black and a woman in this city. She is dedicated to strengthening communities of color and placing women and trans folk at the forefront in the fight for justice.
Christopher Rotondo, Director of Organizing, Communications, and Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anusha Alles, Organizer: Behind the Walls Committee, email@example.com
Terri Wright, Organizer: Tenants and Homeowners Association, firstname.lastname@example.org