Chapter President
Tonya M. Glantz, Ph.D.

Tonya is Director of the Institute for Education in Healthcare. Tonya Glantz received her BA in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island, her MSW from Rhode Island College, and her PhD from the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College’s Joint Ph.D. Program in Education. 

Tonya’s involvement with the Rhode Island Chapter dates back to 1997 and includes participation on the Board as the Secretary and member as well as a number of years on the Nomination and Leadership Committee.

Executive Director
Richard (Rick) Harris, MSW, LICSW

Rick Harris has practiced clinically and administratively in the human service field for over thirty years in a variety of settings including child welfare services, mental health organizations, public schools and has served on numerous commissions, statewide committees and advocacy coalitions. He has been the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Chapter since July of 2002. 

Besides being a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Rick held a Certified Rehabilitation Counseling for a number of years and is a certified vocational evaluator and job placement specialist.

Deputy Director
Angelita (Angie) Almeida

Angie has managed the agency since November of 1991. She has served under two separate executive directors during her tenure. In 2004, Angie received the Gilman-Wells Award on behalf of the Rhode Island Chapter for demonstrated excellence.