St. Mary's Leadership TeamThe experts leading our agency to meet its mission
Brianna (McShane) Narodowy, LICSW, C.G.S Assistant Clinical Director, Residential Services
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.
Mike works to ensure the safety and healing of residential clients.
Mike has worked for St. Mary’s since 2016. He is responsible for the oversight, planning and coordination of all residential milieu operations of all houses.
Adeana supports students academically and emotionally.
Adeana has been at the agency for 21 years. She is currently a Behavior Specialist in the George N. Hunt Campus School, providing therapeutic support and supporting students academically and emotionally.
Nicole ensures that the health care needs of St. Mary’s clients are met.
In addition to ensuring that the health care needs of St. Mary’s clients are met, Nicole provides training and education to staff, collaborates with members of Administration and the Treatment Team, and participates in the implementation of the PRTF Program. She currently supervises a team of three Registered Nurses and a Nursing Assistant, and the team is still growing. Nicole has been employed by St. Mary’s for more than a decade.
Christina is dedicated to having an impact on children’s lives and the community as a whole.
Christina Jagolinzer will be responsible for the marketing, communication and business development efforts of the agency. In addition to strategic business development efforts, she will direct public and media relations, branding, advertising and website development while managing and overseeing grants, sponsorships, special events and charitable contributions.
With more than 22 years of public service and non-profit work experience having worked for Lieutenant Governor Fogarty (RI), the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association and several Rhode Island nonprofits she is dedicated to having an impact on children’s lives and the community as a whole. Her dedication is directly related to her personal experience with state care and adoption more than 40 years ago and ensuring that all children have a voice and opportunities.
Her creatively themed events have been featured in Bliss Magazine, RI Monthly and on NBC10. Christina is a graduate of Katharine Gibbs School – Boston and Bridgewater State University with degrees in Business and Marketing. Christina is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in RI and the National Association of Professional Women.
Diane is an experienced special education professional.
Diane graduated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Secondary Education in 2009. She worked as a high school English teacher and administrator in public and alternative school settings in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Working closely with students with a range of disabilities and their families, inspired Diane to pursue a Master of Arts in Special Education from Bridgewater State University in 2016.
In 2013, Diane began working in Massachusetts as a Statewide Curriculum & Instructional Coach for special educators and later moved into the role of a Statewide Special Education Director of Professional Development and Curriculum and Instruction working collaboratively with educators to grow and refine their practice to build and foster student success. Diane believes that students are most successful in academics and life beyond when families and communities partner together to support students.
Diane has presented workshops locally for the New England Association for Teachers of English (NEATE) and nationally for the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE). She has taught graduate courses in special education and supervised teacher candidates in their practicum semesters at Fitchburg State University.
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
Linda is a 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 studying urban social processes. She earned a Master’s degree from Rhode Island College School of Social Work, and feels lucky to have attended under the instruction of the late social justice advocate Nancy Gewirtz.
Linda is a wanderer at heart, and enjoys living an adventurous life with family and friends outside the workplace. She has an affinity for the National GRACE Foundation and Holy Family Home for Mothers and Children.
Brianna (McShane) Narodowy, LICSW, C.G.S
Brianna is dedicated to supporting and empowering youth and families impacted by trauma.
Brianna supports youth and families through the use of trauma-informed approaches to treatment on an individual and organizational level. She began her career at St. Mary’s as a master’s level clinical intern in 2016, and then spent five years as a Residential Clinician prior to taking on the role of Assistant Clinical Director. Brianna has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rhode Island College and a C.G.S in Child & Adolescent Trauma. Brianna specializes in trauma-informed approaches to treatment and is certified in evidence-based practices. Brianna works closely with Matilda, one of St. Mary’s favorite 4-legged clinicians.
Patricia Olney-Murphy, LICSW
Patty has more than 30 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.
Michael is dedicated to making sure that St. Mary’s is a safe and inviting environment.
Michael oversees the facilities across St. Mary’s North Providence campus which includes five Residential Services houses, a special education school, and administrative/program buildings, as well as the campus grounds. Safety is always first on his list but he also works to ensure that clients, visitors, and staff have the kind of environment they need to do the hard work of trauma and mental illness recovery.
William Petit, with over two decades of non-profit financial leadership experience, joins St. Mary’s Home for Children as CFO.
Inspired by a career in healthcare, he joined RoxComp in Roxbury, MA, and has worked in healthcare for the past 20 years. He has advocated for the uninsured, underinsured, and voiceless in various states, including MA, FL, and MI, and is now back in MA.
As a CFO for various agencies, he has worked with local, state, and federal agencies to secure funding for services for people who cannot afford them. He has experience with Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial insurance, and has a track record of helping agencies overcome financial challenges.
Melissa Santoro, LICSW
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.