Nowell Leadership Academy Board of Directors

Nowell Leadership Academy is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board meets regularly and is composed of various community members. The Board leads the school in making decisions regarding school financial, legal, and academic outcomes. The Board assists the school in achieving its pedagogical and organizational goals and ensures that its mission is met.

The Board of Directors is considered a public entity and is governed by open meetings statute in Rhode Island. All meetings are therefore open to the public and the agenda can be found on the Secretary of State website. Minutes for the meetings are recorded and available at any time.

The Nowell Leadership Academy Board will convene working groups, task forces, and subcommittees to advise them on policy changes, strategic planning and important issues related to the school and overall organization. These important groups will involve parents, students, faculty/staff and individuals from the community.

In the 2019-2020 school year the Nowell Leadership Academy Board of Directors will meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.  For more information an upcoming Board meeting, please call the school or visit the Secretary of State website here.


The Sheila C. "Skip" Nowell Leadership Academy Board of Directors: 

Sharon Lee, Chair
Retired Educator

Rilwan Feyisitan, Vice Chair
Executive Director, Community Action Partnership of Providence

Rebecca Dupras, Secretary

Sara Silveria, Co-Treasurer
Deputy Finance Director, City of Providence

Sulina Mohanty, Co-Treasurer
Founder, BrightSpot Leadership

Juan Carter
Director of Streetworker Program, Nonviolence Institute

Maria Carvalho
Director, Dunamis Synergy Initiative

Dr. Patricia Flanagan (Ex-Officio)
Pediatrician, Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Anjel Newman
Youth Director, AS220

Hon. Maria Rivera
President, Central Falls City Council

Dawn Souza
Parent, Nowell Leadership Academy graduate Class of 2019