About

Westbay Community Action is a charitable organization serving the people of Kent County. We help with food, utilities, health, safety, and education.

Our mission is to assist economically disadvantaged individuals and families achieve and sustain self-sufficiency.

Individuals and families gain stability through basic needs assistance. They improve their circumstances with education, life-skills training, and case management.

We opened our doors in June 1966, one community organization in the national effort to fight poverty. Fifty years later, we are still community-based and guided by our core purpose. Today, we are the largest provider of basic needs in Kent County and assist nearly 10,000 households per year.

Senior Staff

Melanie LaMountain

Melanie LaMountain

Director

Education/Workforce Development

mlamountain@westbaycap.org

401-468-4064

Cynthia Singleton

Cynthia Singleton

Director of Elder and Family Services

Family Resource Unit

csingleton@westbaycap.org

401-732-4660 x103

Shannon Meinel

Shannon Meinel

School Administrator

Westbay Children's Center

smeinel@westbaycap.org

401-732-4660 x401

Tanisha Simpson

Tanisha Simpson

Associate Director

Community Volunteer Support

tsimpson@westbaycap.org

401-732-4660 x354

Sarah Lopatka

Sarah Lopatka

Associate Director

Case Management Services

slopatka@westbaycap.org

401-732-4660 x124

Board of Directors

 

Board of DirectorsWestbay Community Action has a 15-member Board of Directors. The members come from Warwick, West Warwick and East Greenwich. As required by law,

  • 5 members represent low-income individuals
  • 5 members represent the community at large
  • 5 members represent local government.
Low Income
East Greenwich

Stanley Olszewski

Chair

Low Income
East Greenwich

Jane Lister

1st Vice Chair

Government
West Warwick

Manny Murray

2nd Vice Chair

Community
Warwick

Kevin Carter, CPA

Treasurer

Low Income
West Warwick

Lindagay Palazzo

Secretary

Government
East Greenwich

Erin McAndrew

Community
East Greenwich

Christine Imbriglio

Government
Warwick

Bernadette McDowell

Community
West Warwick

Dan Sylvester

Community
East Greenwich

Kristin Maggiacomo

Community
Warwick

Christine Wilson

Low Income
Warwick

Verteal Patterson

Low Income
West Warwick

Milagros Colon

Government
Warwick

Daniel ORourke

Government
Warwick

Anthony Corrente, Jr.