Board of Directors

President

Lauren Yabut
Term ends 2023

lyabut@charlesgateapts.net

Lauren Yabut

Lauren J Yabut, LICSW, NASW member since 2014 and recipient of the 2017 Social Worker of the Year award in aging, is thrilled to begin her term as president of the NASW-RI chapter. Lauren has served the elderly and disabled populations of RI via the provision of stable housing, social services, assisted living, and long term care since 1999 at Charlesgate in Providence. She has served as the administrator of Charlesgate Nursing Center and currently serves as the administrator of Charlesgate Senior Living Center. She believes that provision of stable housing and quality health care services are the keys to maintaining success in community living for marginalized and under-served populations.

When not working, Lauren enjoys gardening, outdoor living, and spending time with her husband of 24 years and their two teenage children.

Vice President

Nicole O’Brien
Term ends 2023

nlescarbeau@gmail.com

Nicole O'Brien

Nicole O’Brien, LICSW – BSW from Providence College; MSW from Boston College. Clinical Social Worker for Lifespan (Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital) from 2011-2020. Mrs. O’Brien currently serves on the Board of the NASW-RI Chapter as Vice President, and previously served as Secretary and Board-at-Large Member. She was previously chair of the Health Care Settings Committee. Member of NASW since 2011.





Secretary

Scott Bjurman
Term ends 2021

scottdavidbjurman@gmail.com

Board Members


Jamilla Allouane
Term ends 2023

Jamilla Allouane

Jamila Allouane, LICSW, is passionate, committed, and dedicated to social justice including access to care for individuals with marginalized identities, and increasing the training of BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) in the field of social work. She graduated with a master's degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles, a master's degree in Communication Studies from the University of Bordeaux, France, and a bachelor of arts in Communication Studies from the University of Algiers, Algeria.

Jamila is currently a psychotherapist at Counseling and Psychological services at Brown University in Providence, RI. Prior to Brown, Jamila worked in community mental health clinics and hospitals including Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Mental Health Association in Maryland, and Day One, RI. She has an extensive background working with survivors of trauma including sexual assault survivors, intimate partner violence, and refugee and political asylum populations. She has been serving on the NASW-RI board for the past three years. She is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.

Alexandra Hunt
Term ends 2021

ahunt@tidesfs.org

Alexandra Hunt received her BSW and MSW degrees from Rhode Island College. She currently works as the Director of Quality Management and Evidence Based Programs at Tides Family Services and has been a board member for the NASW since September 2017.


Terry Peck
Term ends 2022

service@tpecktherapy.com

Bro. Michael Reis
Term ends 2021

brmichaelreis@gmail.com

Donald Laliberte
Term ends 2023

dlaliberte@gmail.com