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 2017, the Nowell Leadership Academy Board of Directors generally meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at our Providence campus. 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

Michelle Cinquegrano
Regional Director, Verizon

Gigi DiBello
Head of School, Sophia Academy

Joseph DiMartino
Founder & President, Center for Secondary School Redesign
Rilwan Feyisitan
Deputy Director, Community Action Partnership of Providence
Dr. Patricia Flanagan
Pediatrician, Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Susan Gershkoff
Sharon Lee, Secretary
Retired Educator

Alejandro Molina
Assistant Chief of Planning, RI Department of Children, Youth & Families
Deidre Norton, Vice Chair
Vice President, WellOne
Toby Simon, Vice Chair
Women’s Center Director, Bryant University
Nancy Wilson, Chair
Vice President, Navigant Credit Union