Lisa Sussman, president, is the author of over 20 books and countless magazine articles, as well as a writing consultant and coach. She has served on many committees in the community,  including Summer’s End, the Cultural Organization of the Arts, the Friends of East Greenwich Free Library, The Odeum, Movie Nights on Academy Field, and the East Greenwich Arts Festival. 

Greg de Groot, treasurer, was Chairman of the East Greenwich Planning Board for 12 years and has served on the boards of Save the Bay and The Fort Adams Trust. Greg retired from U.S. Trust – Bank of America Private Wealth Management in 2019. He has been active on a variety of boards in Rhode Island. Greg was previously the Treasurer of St. Luke’s Church in East Greenwich for many years and currently is a member of the Audit Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island. He and his wife, Judy, have two adult children, and has lived in East Greenwich since 1984.

Michael Balsamo, C.P.A., is a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a degree in accounting. His accounting firm, Balsamo Accountants, is based in East Greenwich, and is responsible for compliance matters for businesses and their owners. He is a member of the Rhode Island Football Officials Association. He and his wife, Erica, have four children. He enjoys sailing, football, playing guitar, and cooking.

Jody Sceery, J.D., is licensed to practice law in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She is also a notary public in both states. She was appointed as an adjunct professor at New England Technical Institute, teaching Ethics and Technology for the Humanities Department. She has volunteered with the Junior League of Rhode Island, Kent County Hospital Auxiliary, Kent County Hospital Foundation, the East Greenwich Pool Club’s Greenwich Club Executive Board, The Greenwich Odeum, the East Greenwich Education Foundation, the EG Zoning Board of Review, and the PTGs at Frenchtown Elementary School, Eldredge Elementary School and Cole Middle School. She was also the first female president in the history of The Greenwich Club. She is a member of the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce and the Business Network Institute, where she served as Secretary/Treasurer.

Len Iannuccilli has lived, worked and invested in Rhode Island communities for more than 46 years. Len and his wife Claudia have been married for 39 years, with three successful children and two lovely grandchildren. He loves the outdoors and is especially happy fly fishing with his friends and his wife, Claudia. As Co-Owner/Broker of RE/MAX Professionals, a Real Estate brokerage and development firm located in East Greenwich, Len is responsible for new business development, recruiting and team building. He is currently one of the state’s foremost proponents of new urbanism, which promotes the creation and restoration of compact, walkable, and mixed-use cities and towns. Giving back has always been a priority for Len. He is a longtime supporter of initiatives to raise funds for breast cancer research and, through his RE/MAX Professionals brokerage, an ongoing contributor to the Children’s Miracle Network. CMN deepened Len’s appreciation of the mission and work of Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and he now serves the organization as a member of their Board of Governors. In addition, Len is an ambassador for the Greenwich Bay Sailing Association.

Joannie Hinman grew up outside Pittsburgh and is a graduate of New York University, where her broadcasting career began. She was inducted into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame in 2015 following her 20+ year run hosting the “Jones and Joan” morning show.  Like many parents, Joannie’s volunteer activities revolved around her children’s interests, which led to her to serve locally as a Girl Scout leader, softball coach, member of the Warwick Figure Skaters Board of Directors, Frenchtown AfterSchool Program coordinator, and contributing author to The Kid Turned Out Fine. These days, she and her husband Chuck are having a blast with two young grandchildren, revisiting the stomping grounds which brought so much joy the last time they buckled kids into car seats.

Cynthia Blanthorne, Ph.D., is a Professor of Accounting at the University of Rhode (URI). She teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and serves as the Director of the Master of Accountancy (MSA) program for the College of Business at URI. Her academic career is motivated by a passion for education and student development. Cynthia grew up on the west coast and is a graduate of New Mexico State University (Bachelor of Accountancy) and Arizona State University (Master of Taxation and Ph.D. in Accounting). She has published numerous accounting education, academic and professional articles. Her non-profit experience includes service to several higher education committees, academic editorial review boards and non-profit boards of directors.

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