Board of Directors

Like every public school, The UCAP School must adhere to the policies and procedures of the Rhode Island Department of Education. However, as an independent public school and a collaborative, UCAP contracts with three different school districts. The Board of Directors is made up of those cities’ school superintendents who oversee UCAP School Director, Dr. Michael Finley.

The Board meets quarterly to review school policies and curricula, set tuition rates, and evaluate the director. The Board of Superintendents is keenly aware of the long-term savings they achieve with The UCAP School: every student who accelerates spends one less year in the public school system.

An Advisory Board of community and education leaders provides further guidance in these areas.

(The Fund for UCAP, which raises money for all programs not supported by the per-pupil tuition paid by the districts, is a separate organization with its own Board.)


FUND for UCAP 2019-2020 Board of Trustees

The Board determines all fundraising goals and activities of the school. Members meet bi-monthly from September through May.

Princess Bomba
Director Unity & Diversity, Wheeler School 

Gib Conover, Chair
Rallis Conover Family Fund

Dan Corley
Founder and Head of Community Preparatory School   

Court Correia
School Counselor, Roger Williams Middle School   

Jaclyn Leibl-Cote
President, Collette 

Paula DeBlois
Retired, Brown University

Dr. Michael Finley, President
Executive Director, The UCAP School 

Gary Friedmann, Treasurer
Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Rockland Trust

Dr. Frances Gallo
Acting Superintendent, Providence School Department 

Douglas Gray, Secretary
Partner, Locke Lord Edwards 

David Haffenreffer, Vice President
Haffenreffer Family Fund 

Charlotte Bruce Harvey
Harvey Family Fund 

William “Hank” Huling
Assistant Vice President, Amica 

William Jennings
Principal, Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc.

Andrea Joseph
Retired, Fund Development Consultant

Lynda McCoy
Project Manager 

David Salit, Vice President
Managing Director, US Trust

Michael J. Vendetti
Director of Property, Safety and Security

UCAP Board of Directors

Dr. Frances Gallo, Acting Superintendent
Providence School Department 

Dr. Stephanie Downey Toledo, Acting Superintendent 
Central Falls School Department

 Jeannine Nota-Masse, Superintendent 
Cranston School Department


75 Carpenter Street Providence RI   |   401-272-0881

The teachers and staff never gave up on me.

Jesus Nunez, former UCAP student

Freshman at Johnson & Wales University studying business administration