Our Board of Directors
The UCAP School
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 The UCAP School Executive Director.
The Board meets regularly 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 and increases their graduation rate.
(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.)
The UCAP School Board of Directors
Dr. Javier Montañez,
Providence School Department
Dr. Stephanie Downey Toledo, Superintendent
Central Falls School Department
Jeannine Nota-Masse, Superintendent
Cranston School Department
Fund for UCAP
The Fund for UCAP is a private, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization established by thoughtful, insightful, generous individuals who believe in and support UCAP’s mission. The board is responsible for raising and managing funds to benefit The UCAP School and its students, including funding UCAP’s Beyond U Programs.
The Fund also supports other student programs, capital needs, and special initiatives identified by the Boards of The UCAP School and the Fund for UCAP.
FUND for UCAP Board of Directors
The Board determines all fundraising goals and activities of the school. Members meet bi-monthly from September through May.
Gib Conover, Chair
Rallis Conover Family Fund
Founder and Head of Community Preparatory School
Supervisor, School Counseling Department, Roger Williams Middle School
Retired, Brown University
William “Hank” Huling
Assistant Vice President, Amica
Lynn Prentiss, President
Executive Director, The UCAP School
Gary Friedmann, Treasurer
Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Rockland Trust
Douglas Gray, Secretary
Partner, Locke Lord Edwards
David Haffenreffer, Vice President
Haffenreffer Family Fund
Charlotte Bruce Harvey
Harvey Family Fund
Retired, Fund Development Consultant
Michael J. Vendetti
Director of Property, Safety and Security
Collette Travel Services, Inc.