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Board of Directors

In Loving Memory


Mirna Sangiovanni

Multiple Myeloma Survivor, Multiple Myeloma Support Group Leader

It is with great sadness that the Partnership announce the passing of Mirna Betania Sangiovanni on September 10, 2022.

Mirna was a Multiple Myeloma cancer survivor. She devoted her time by giving back to the community as a 
Multiple Myeloma Support Group Leader with the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), volunteer as a first connection to Myeloma patients through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and a member of the Board at the Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island.

Mirna was a passionate and dedicated advocate, and the Partnership cherishes her resilience and support. Mirna's presence will be greatly missed by those of us who knew her.

Executive Committee


Diane Martins, PhD, RN, FAAN


Diane is a standing member of the Board for 6 years. She has spent most of her time

in collaboration with previous Board members on prevention work and our

annual cancer summit. 


Susan DeSanto-Madeya, Ph.D, RN, FAAN


Susan joined the Board of the Partnership in 2020.  She is passionate about and committed to optimizing the quality of life for persons, families, and communities through inclusive and equitable cancer care throughout the health-illness continuum. Susan is excited to work with the Partnership and their community partners to promote knowledge of and the early integration of Palliative Care for all persons and families living with cancer.  


Arthur Everly, CLU, ChFC


Art was invited to the Board to provide financial services expertise to the Partnership. He sits on the Finance Committee, guiding the Partnership through financial development.


Patricia Stout, DNP, APRN-CNP


Pat was invited to the Board by Diane Martins. She has worked previously with the Partnership on a HPV work group, assisted with the 2019 Cancer Summit, and enjoys working as a team.

Board of Directors


Abdul Saied Calvino, MD, MPH, FACS

Surgical Oncologist, Roger Williams Medical Center

Dr. Calvino wishes to bring a clinical perspective to the efforts of the Partnership to improve cancer care in RI.


Arthur M. Plitt

Reiki Master Teacher, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

Arthur is an existing Board member who wishes to promote a fresh, needed energy to the Partnership and fulfill the need he has seen while working at Women & Infants Hospice.

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Jim Willsey

Director of Spiritual Care, Roger Williams Medical Center

Jim has been involved with the Partnership since it was founded 14 years ago, and has been on the Board for 8 years. He cares strongly about survivorship and helping those who are living with cancer.


Jeremy Lawton

Advisor Assistant, Wealth Management Resources

Jeremy joined the Board of Directors in 2021 and provides a fresh, new perspective to help the Partnership grow.


Joseph Dziobek, MSW

Previous Executive Director, PRCRI & Cancer Advocate

Joe serves on the Board of Directors because he is inspired by the organization's mission, vision, values, and the impact that it is having in our state.  He finds it truly an honor to serve with such a passionate and dedicated group of health care professionals, caregivers, and survivors.


Lynn Basilio, MS

Senior Manager, Cancer Control Strategic Partnerships, American Cancer Society

Lynn is excited to work with the Partnership and its many partners to increase access to cancer education, prevention, screening, treatment, and survivorship services to improve the quality of life all Rhode Islanders.


Regina Donald, MBA, BSN, RN

RI Chapter, Oncology Nursing Society Director at Large

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Advisors to the Board

C Kelly Smith, MSW

Program Manager, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

Eric Lamy

Program Manager, Women’s Cancer Screening Program

Matthew Boudreau

Program Manager, Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program 

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