St. Mary’s Leadership Team
Carlene Casciano-McCann, Executive Director
Carlene is a proven leader and advocate for young people dealing with mental health issues and trauma.
Carlene received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Stonehill College and graduate degrees in educational and school psychology from Rhode Island College.
Early in her career, Carlene developed a passion for understanding and treating young people impacted by trauma and advocating on their behalf. Keeping current with industry trends, she maintains a spirit of innovation in addressing unmet needs in the community by developing new programs and services with her team.
Carlene is a consultant for the national Building Bridges Initiative, a member of the East Providence High School Hall of Fame and a recipient of a Woman of Achievement award from the YWCA.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cycling and yoga.
Rosette Martinez, MPA, Chief Operating Officer
With extensive experience leading complex organizations and a proven track record of effectively uniting teams across silos, under Rosette's leadership, organizations experienced tremendous expansion and growth.
As Chief Operating Officer, Rosette Martinez shares her passion for children and families and is accountable for overseeing the daily operations, ensuring that values and guiding principles are carried out in all aspects of service delivery as well as monitor and execute the strategic goals.
Utilizing her well-rounded experience, she strategically impact program and financial growth through the development of process improvement plans and measurement tools to assess goals and outcomes.
Rosette brings over 15 years of leadership experience overseeing non-profit, hospitals and community-based delivery systems in urban settings. Previously, Rosette served as acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Shattuck Hospital, a public health hospital, in Massachusetts where she oversaw a $74 million operations that provided community residential treatment programs and comprehensive outpatient/inpatient medical, surgical and mental health care. Additional senior leadership positions throughout her career include serving as Vice president of Operations/Community Programs, Vice President of Marketing/Community Relations and Vice President of Human Resources at South End Community Health Center in Boston.
Rosette is committed to the community and engaging others to be part of the health improvement and access for those in need. She is a thoughtful and compassionate leader that connects service to the needs of residents.
Rosette is a graduate from Lesley University and holds an advanced degree from Suffolk University in Boston, Ma.
Evangelina (Vangy) Auclair, Development Officer
Vangy is experienced with advancing development programs including charitable giving in annual funds, grants, events, in-kind gifts, holiday giving, major and planned giving, and all aspects of building and stewarding donor relationships.
Vangy was the Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships at San Miguel School of Providence. The school is an independent, LaSallian middle school, providing high-quality holistic education to boys from diverse and challenging backgrounds.
Prior to joining San Miguel School, she was Director of Development, Marketing and Public Relations at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County. The Center follows a national, evidence-based model of providing a coordinated response to disclosures and allegations of child sexual abuse, severe physical abuse and witness to violence.
During her roles at the School and Center, she was responsible for advancing the development programs to include charitable giving in their annual fund, grants, events,
in-kind gifts, holiday giving, major and planned giving and all aspects of building and stewarding donor relationships. She was also responsible for volunteerism, marketing and public relations.
She operated her own home business for 11 years providing development, marketing communications and creative services. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Rhode Island and a board member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Rhode Island.
Vangy graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Providence College in Marketing and is a graduate of Rhode Island School Design holding a Certificate in Advertising and Print Design. She is committed to her community and volunteerism and served as a board member for many non-profit organizations advancing the mission of children, education and the arts.
Vangy is 1 of 8 children and speaks Portuguese. Some of her hobbies include cooking, decorating, gardening and playing tennis. She lives in Rehoboth, Massachusetts with her husband.
Nicole Froment, Director of Nursing
Nicole has been employed at St. Mary’s for 10 years in the Nursing Department.
Nicole’s responsibilities include ensuring that the health care needs of St. Mary’s clients are met, providing training and education to staff, collaborating with members of Administration and the Treatment Team, and participating in the implementation of the new PRTF Program. She currently supervises a team of three Registered Nurses and a Nursing Assistant, and the team is still growing.
Anthony Maglione, Director of Administration
Anthony is steadfast in his dedication to the kids, youth, and clients at St. Mary’s Home for Children.
Anthony has been in the financial field for over 47 years but he is most passionate about his current work in the not-for-profit sector where he has spent the past 30 years.
Eric McDuffee, Director of Technology
Eric is working towards maximizing our technology to increase organizational efficiency.
Having previously worked for the American Lung Association as the Director of Technology and Administration of the Northeast region, Eric brings over 15 years of non-profit technology leadership experience.
Eric is a champion for change with a reputation for leading through ambiguity and maximizing cutting-edge technologies to increase productivity and reducing overhead cost. He has experience in leading digital transformation projects and has the skill to identify and implement technology that facilitates the strategic goals of the organization.
Linda Longo Mobriant, LICSW, Director of Operations
Linda is committed to organizational change and performance quality improvement through a social work lens.
Linda is an independently licensed clinical social worker specializing in performance quality improvement and organizational change through a social work lens.
Linda began working at St. Mary’s Home for Children providing direct care to our youngest residents after graduating from URI where she studied urban social processes. After several years, she committed to earning a Master’s degree from RI College School of Social Work but remained connected to St. Mary’s by running a formal Summer Program for residents and interning at the ‘Shepherd Program’ (now the Outpatient Department, which runs our office based and multiple community based programs). Linda feels lucky to have attended RIC under the instruction of the late social justice advocate Nancy Gewirtz, whose positive influence led her to focus on mezzo social work practice.
Linda is also a waitress/bartender, and very much enjoyed her work in restaurants for 30 years before finally hanging up her apron for good. She is a wanderer at heart, but consistently returns to St. Mary’s where her professional roots were planted. She enjoys living a quiet life with family and friends, and has an affinity for the National GRACE Foundation, Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation, and Holy Family Home for Mothers and Children.
Martha “Marty” J. Morris, Director of Special Education & Program Development – George N. Hunt School
Marty is an experienced special education professional focused on teaching and continuous improvement.
Passionate, mission driven, ensuring community engagement by building productive relationships, having high expectations and delivering improved systems for teaching and learning.
Marty possesses the ability to strategically build a culture of professionalism and learning, with a commitment to improve daily instruction and continually measure progress toward reaching goals. She has strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to multi-task, make quick decisions and adapt well to, and organize change. Marty is known for maintaining the highest degree of empathy, respect and integrity. She is a confident leader, striving for professional growth as an organizational program director.
Marty holds a Master of Science in Education from New York University, and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Gordon College.
Patricia Olney-Murphy, Director of Clinical Services
Patty has more than 25 years of experience in the social work field working with high risk and vulnerable populations
Patty and the Clinical team are dedicated to training future generations of clinicians through collaborations with local and regional colleges and universities. Patty started the St. Mary’s Home for Children Pet Assisted Therapy Program with her beloved 4-legged clinician Rango.
Patty has a BSW degree from Rhode Island College, a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Rhode Island, and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Rhode Island College as well as CEUs in evidenced-based practices.
Robert Picerelli, Education Director – George N. Hunt School
Bob is committed to providing a safe environment and culture for academic and social learning with trauma informed care as a foundation.
Bob is a Rhode Island native and graduated from East Providence High School. He is a graduate from Norwich University with a degree In Physical Education and Health and he received an M.Ed. from Providence College in Education Administration. Bob was Commissioned as a 2Lt in the Medical Service Corps. He served two years active duty in Germany with 10 years in the Army Reserve, attaining the rank of Major. Bob taught for 30 years in the East Providence School System before coming to St. Mary’s Home for Children.
Melissa Santoro, LICSW, Director of the Outpatient Department
Melissa is dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual abuse and is passionate about supporting and educating other professionals in the area of trauma specific treatment.
She has been employed since May 2004 at the St. Mary’s Home for Children’s Shepherd Program, the Outpatient Department, that provides services to children, teens, adults and families impacted by sexual abuse and other trauma. She is currently the Director of the Outpatient Department which employs around 60 staff that support children, adults and families through office, community and home based services. Prior to becoming the Director, Mrs. Santoro was the Enhanced Outpatient Services (EOS) Program Coordinator, provided office based treatment as a Clinician and started her time with The Shepherd Program as a MSW Intern. In her current role, she sits as the Chair of the Continuity of Care Group (CCG), a group of dedicated professionals whose mission is to provide education, advocacy, and interdisciplinary collaboration to promote safety, stability, and well-being for youth and families impacted by sexual abuse while utilizing best practices in treatment and support services.
Prior to her work at The Shepherd Program, Mrs. Santoro supported families formed through adoption, providing education and support to adoptive parents and professionals, and also worked with homeless youth as a part of an independent living program. She has facilitated a number of local and national trainings for parents and professionals regarding sexual abuse specific topics and other child welfare issues. Mrs. Santoro has co-authored several publications, such as the St. Mary’s Home for Children manual, “The Non-Offending Parent Education Curriculum” and “Families Impacted by Sexual Abuse Curriculum” as well as the chapter “Educating Non-Offending Parents” in The Sex Offender, Volume VI , Editor Barbara Schwartz and the chapter “Impact Issues for Non-Offending Parents and Families” in Sexually Abusive Behavior in Youth: A Handbook of Theory, Assessment and Treatment, Editor Barbara Schwartz.