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    Jennifer Hawkins

    Executive Director

Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer Hawkins is our Executive Director. She has twenty years of experience in the non-profit community development and housing sector, working in several cities including San Francisco, New York City, Boston and Providence. She understands how to organize diverse partners and navigate an environment with unrelenting demand for scarce resources, and to improve the health and equity of communities.

Jennifer has worked in senior management positions with organizations that tackle the most pressing concerns for low-income individuals, including Women’s Development Corporation, Providence Housing Authority, Madison Park Development Corporation and Breaking Ground. Over the years her work has addressed issues of insecure and unaffordable housing; unsafe and physically blighted neighborhoods; and lack of access to parks, healthy foods, and community services. She previously served as the Deputy Executive Director for Olneyville Housing Corporation from 2011 – 2015.

Jennifer received her Masters of Public Administration from New York University and her BA from Connecticut College. She serves on the planning board in Smithfield, RI, where she resides with her husband and daughter.

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    Steve Kearns

    Director of Asset Management and Operations

Steve Kearns

Steve Kearns joined ONE|NB as the Director of Asset Management and Operations. He has over 30 years of experience in affordable housing development and management, most recently serving as the Director of Asset Management for Housing Opportunities Corporation – with its nearly 1000 housing units across Rhode Island. He previously worked for the Armory Revival Company and Slatersville River Properties in construction management and commercial property management. He serves on the finance committee of Community Care Alliance in Woonsocket and is currently on the Town of Lincoln Zoning Board of Appeals. He was also the former Chairman of the Blackstone River Watershed Council. Steve is a graduate of Holy Cross College.

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    Brenda McMahon

    Senior Accountant

Brenda McMahon

Brenda McMahon joined ONE|NB as the Senior Accountant in July 2018. Prior to this position, she worked at The College Crusade of Rhode Island as a Fiscal Officer. Brenda has over 15 years of experience in accounting for non-profit organizations. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Education from Providence College.

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    Allyson Plantz

    Chief of Staff

Allyson Plantz

Allyson Plantz joined ONE|NB as the Program Manager in April 2018 and was promoted to Chief of Staff in October 2018. In this role, she directly supports the Executive Director and performs a range of essential functions from program management to strategic planning and resource development. Prior to working at ONE|NB, Allyson was a Bilingual Youth Support Specialist at a youth center in Woonsocket, RI. Before that, she volunteered as a Health Education Coordinator with the Peace Corps in rural Guatemala (2015-2017). Allyson first became involved with ONE|NB upon returning from the Peace Corps in September 2017 through conducting door-to-door Spanish surveys in support of the work of the Olneyville Health Equity Zone project. She has a BA in Art & Biology from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and over four years of experience working both locally & internationally to improve public health and raise environmental standards. Allyson, although a native Texan, now happily resides with her partner and dog “Esperanza” in Providence.

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    Allegra Scharff

    Community Building Manager

Allegra Scharff

Allegra Scharff manages our Community Building Department, working as the facilitator for both the Olneyville Health Equity Zone and Olneyville Collaborative. She has worked with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections and the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence to intervene on health outcomes of incarcerated women and decrease recidivism upon re-entry. A native to Rhode Island, she has worked for multiple nonprofits throughout the State, serving most recently as the Education Director for Revive the Roots. Prior to this, she worked as a youth program facilitator, creating and running programs for the Pawtucket Prevention Coalition, Southside Community Land Trust, Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living and The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art. She received her BA from Bates College in Environmental Studies and her Masters of Public Health from Brown University.

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    Aurélien Alphe

    Project Manager

Aurélien Alphe

Aurélien Alphe joined ONE|NB as our Real Estate Development Project Manager on January 31st, 2018. Most recently, he worked with the South Middlesex Opportunity Council in Framingham, MA as their Real Estate Development Project Manager and Project Administrator. Beyond his knowledge and expertise in real estate development, Aurélien has a keen understanding of comprehensive community development, with a background in both food access and transportation. He graduated from the Grenoble School of Planning with his Masters of Arts in Urban Planning in 2009. 

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    Delia Rodriguez-Masjoan

    Resident Engagement Project Manager

Delia Rodriguez-Masjoan

Delia Rodriguez-Masjoan joined ONE|NB as the Resident Engagement Project Manager in January 2019. She is a well-known community advocate as well as an immigration and public affairs strategist with a high level of expertise in U.S. immigration law. Delia was raised in Argentina and has utilized her bilingual and multicultural experience in all aspects of community work. She is also an appointed Commissioner of the Board of Licenses for the City of Providence. Delia received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature from Rhode Island College and a Master’s in Public Administration and Non-Profit Management from the University of Rhode Island.

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    Kayla Pimentel

    Program Associate

Kayla Pimentel

Kayla Pimentel joined ONE|NB as the Program Associate in December 2018.   She supports the administrative and marketing needs of the organization, and serves as an executive assistant and office manager.  Prior to joining ONE|NB, Kayla worked as a campaign manager for a marketing & advertisement firm. She has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY.  Kayla is a native Rhode Islander who returned to the state last year to serve her community.  She resides on Providence’s West End with her dog and cat, Basil & Lucy.

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    Yuselly Mendoza

    Community Health Worker

Yuselly Mendoza

Yuselly Mendoza, a long-time, proud Olneyville resident, is ONE|NB’s new part-time Community Health Worker. She has a BA in Youth Development and a certificate in Nonprofit Studies from Rhode Island College. Yuselly has over four years of experience working with nonprofit organizations such as The Boys and Girls Club (Manton Heights), Dorcas International Institute of RI, and the Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center (BVAC). Her work at ONE|NB began in 2015 when she served as the Walking School Bus Captain. Yuselly looks forward to supporting and advocating for neighbors and fellow peers who face health disparities.

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    Tanya Perry

    Receptionist

Tanya Perry

Tanya Perry has been a receptionist at ONE|NB for two years through Maturity Works, an Senior Community Service and Employment Program (SCSEP). Prior to joining ONE|NB, she worked in the hospitably industry for 20 years. She was born and raised in Providence, RI where she currently lives. She is a proud mother of 3, grandmother of 6, and great grandmother of 3.

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    Ashley Garnes

    Receptionist

Ashley Garnes

Ashley Garnes has been a receptionist at ONE|NB for almost a year through Maturity Works. Prior to coming to ONE|NB, he was a Client Aid for the Open Door Program. Ashley was born in Virginia and now lives in Pawtucket, RI.

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    Cynthia Langlykke

    Real Estate Consultant

Cynthia Langlykke

Cynthia is a former employee and long-term real estate development consultant for ONE|NB. She has been in the community development field for twenty years, previously working as a carpenter, architect, urban planner, non-profit executive, mission-oriented real estate developer and educator,

Most of her work has been dedicated to building stronger communities, working with residents in urban neighborhoods to improve the local quality of life by bolstering local economic opportunities and investing in the built environment. Her recent engagement in community development was done in the southside of Providence, where she managed over $20 million of housing and commercial development, much of it combining historic preservation with community-based real estate development. Her first professional acclaim was “the best lady carpenter in the Upper Valley;” the “Upper Valley” referring to the upper valley of the Connecticut River, where, in the late 1970s, there were all of two female carpenters. After the hammer and saw lost their fascination, she pursued her interest in architecture, working on numerous award-winning educational, recreational and cultural projects.

Cynthia received her Bachelors of Architecture from Cornell University and her MURP from University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.

Our Board

President – Jennifer Hawkins

Chairman – Robert F. McMahon

Vice Chair – Xander Marro

Treasurer – Ann Baccari

Secretary – Elmer Stanley

Our Directors

Tinisha Brice

Jordan Durham

Regina Espenshade

Lorraine Lalli

Rochelle Lee

Evelyn Ranone

Roger Suchite