The PRIDE Leadership Team

Dedicated professionals serving with creativity, compassion and commitment...


Joanne Storrs


Joanne is a URI grad with 25 years of experience in Human Services, overseeing youth and family, residential and day programs for adults and children. Joanne encourages dignity and independence among PRIDE members, while fostering autonomy in work force and residential placements. Self-advocacy, building and maintaining friendships, family relationships, educational enrichment, meaningful employment and the fulfillment of one's dreams are her priorities for PRIDE members.

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Marc Mauricio


Marc has over 15 years of experience in Human Services for children and adults. He has overseen 24-hour residential group home programs, community living programs and day programs. Marc has two bachelor degrees, one in Criminal Justice and the other in Philosophy, with a minor in Political Science. He worked in the Netherlands toward his Master’s degree in Contextual and Cross Cultural Theology. Marc is a spirited advocate for equality and civil liberties, and has dedicated his professional career to serving others.

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Douglas Latham


Doug has been with PRIDE for over 35 years. As Director of Operations, he is responsible for general plant management, the daily operation of the Production Department and the solicitation of contract work. Doug initially served PRIDE as Work Supervisor and was soon promoted to Production Coordinator, and later Plant Manager. His experience in many facets of the organization provides valuable insights into the inner workings of everyday life here. Doug also coordinates PRIDE special events and activities.

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Diane Shannon

Diane Shannon


Diane has been in the business world for more than 30 years. She is a resident of Easton, MA and a graduate of Stonehill College. Prior to coming to PRIDE Diane worked for the Old Colony YMCA. She has been in the non-profit sector for the last 20 years working for agencies similar to PRIDE. Diane is passionate about giving back to the community and enjoys travel, reading and her pets.

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Roberta Ryan

Roberta Ryan, BCBA, LABA


Roberta received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University, Master's Degree from Rhode Island College and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credentials from Florida Institute of Technology. With over 35 years of experience working with children and adults with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, she is spearheading the development of PRIDE’s first children’s program. Her goal is to provide best practices for children in their home, clinic and school. Roberta has been instrumental in developing three additional children’s programs, both in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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Sarah Campbell


Sarah earned a B.A. in Secondary Education and spent two years serving as a paraprofessional working one-on-one with challenging elementary school students. She found working with developmentally disabled students tremendously rewarding, and in 2008 she accepted a job as a Vocational Case Manager at PRIDE. In 2010, Sarah became the Program Manager and was later promoted to Director of the Day Habilitation Program.

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Beth Conaty


Beth creates "families" here at PRIDE. First she qualifies caregivers, screens referrals, and then gets referrals approved to match caregivers with qualified members. She entered the Human Services field in 1990 after earning a B.S. in Social Work from Bridgewater State University. She obtained her state license that same year. Beth has had several years of experience in long-term care as a CNA, served as Case Manager for co-ed adolescents; Program Director of Adult Day Health; and Social Worker at various area institutions.

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Tara Brosnan

Tara Brosnan


Tara's passion is to promote meaningful and enriching lives. She strives to help individuals become independent and successful in their life roles. Tara has worked for non-profit agencies in various capacities for the past seven years. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music and an Associate's Degree in Applied Science. Tara is a certified and licensed occupational therapy assistant.

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Jennifer Perry

Jennifer Perry


As the Director of Community-Based Services and a human rights officer here at PRIDE, Jen is passionate about promoting self-advocacy and equal employment opportunities for all. She is especially enthusiastic about community involvement, specifically in the city of Taunton. Jennifer has worked in human services specializing in disability services for four years, in addition to seven years of experience dedicated to youth services and family advocacy. After obtaining an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Bristol Community College she went on to study Human Services and Women’s Studies at Fisher College in Boston. In 2014 Jen accepted a position as a Case Manager in the CBDS program. She was soon promoted to Program Coordinator and in the fall of 2016 became the Director of Community-Based Services.

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Erica Marcotte

Erica Marcotte, RN


Erica’s passions in nursing include advocacy, wellness, education, and promoting independence. She has been a registered nurse for over six years with experience in various areas including long-term acute care, home health, and in her current role working with adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Erica served as PRIDE’s Healthcare Supervisor for three and a half years prior to her current role as Healthcare Coordinator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, and formerly held positions in research and quality analysis. She has two years of experience as a teacher and more than five years of experience as a private tutor for middle school through university level students.

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