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 Rob DeBlois.

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 2018-19 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
Head of Community Prep

Jaclyn Leibl-Cote
President, Collette

Paula DeBlois, Capital Campaign Co-Chair
Director of Class and Alumni Leadership, Brown University

Robert DeBlois, President
Director, UCAP

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

Frances Gallo
Retired School Superintendent

Douglas Gray, Secretary
Partner, Locke Lord Edwards

David Haffenreffer, Capital Campaign Co-Chair
Haffenreffer Family Fund

Charlotte Bruce Harvey, Community Volunteer

William “Hank” Huling
Assistant Vice President, Amica

William Jennings
Principal, Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc.

Lynda McCoy
Project Manager

David Salit
Managing Director, US Trust

Michael J. Vendetti
Director of Property, Safety and Security

UCAP Board of Directors

Christopher Maher, Superintendent
Providence School Department

Victor Capellan, 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