Leadership Team

Denise Greene, MA

Executive Director

Denise is a recognized leader in providing high-quality family care. Prior to joining the agency in 2018, Denise had extensive experience in program development. She is known for both her strategic partnerships and her energetic communication skills. With such a fantastic team, we are confident WECC will be around for generations! 

401-678-6148    execdir@wecc.net 

Jennifer Bandy, MEd

Education Director

Jennifer Bandy joined the agency in 2018. After receiving her master’s degree in education from Providence College, Jen has had a lengthy career working in urban communities. After witnessing first-hand the social inequities that students face, she has developed innovative strategies to stimulate learning and facilitate staff development. She seeks sustainable change by closing the achievement gap in diverse socioeconomic populations. In addition to working at WECC, Jennifer is an Adjunct Professor at Providence College. 


Olivia Martinez

Social Services Director

Olivia Martinez has worked at WECC for over 12 years. Olivia ensures the local community has much needed food, personal care items, and diapers available at the pantry. One of Olivia’s most impactful initiatives has been creating relationships with local senior citizens and distributing over 500 meal boxes monthly. She is instrumental in keeping our food pantry operating smoothly. 

Melissa Pena

Fiscal Director

Everyone connected to WECC meets our administrator, Melissa. She welcomes all the families to Early Learning, enrolls the Youth, greets the clients in the Pantry and handles all of our business-related matters with a smile!!


Jack Lenz

Jack received his bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Beacon College. He started off his career working with youth in the child welfare program. He came to WECC working part-time with our youth but has moved into community networking, grant writing, and furthering initiatives to support WECC’s growth.


State Officials

Dan McKee

Governor of Rhode Island

Governor McKee’s RI Vax Challenge incentive program awarded WECC a grant to support the critical work we have been doing to help our community during the pandemic.

Scott Slater

RI House Representative

RI House Representative Scott Slater has been representing District 10 since 2009. He continues to help build for our communities’ future, and supports WECC’s programming with annual grants that support our operating costs.

Ana B. Quezada

State Senator

For the past five years, State Senator Quezada has represented District 2. She currently sits on the Senate Education Committee. Each year WECC is awarded a grant for consumable classroom supplies.

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