Leadership Team

Denise Greene, MA

Executive Director

A recognized leader in providing high quality family care,  Denise joined the agency in 2018. She has extensive experience in program development. Denise is known for  both her strategic partnerships and her energetic communication skills. With such an amazing team, and we  are confident WECC will be around for generations to come! 

401-678-6148    execdir@wecc.net 

Jennifer Bandy, MEd

Education Director

With a career working in Urban communities, Jennifer has  witnessed first-hand the social inequities that students  face. She has developed innovative strategies to stimulate  student learning and facilitate staff development. It is  her goal to seek sustainable change by closing the achievement gap in diverse socioeconomic populations. 


Olivia Martinez

Social Services Director

For over 12 years, Olivia has worked at WECC ensuring the  local community has the much-needed food, personal care  items and diapers available at the pantry Olivia has developed incredible relationships with the local senior  citizens as she distributes almost 500 meal boxes monthly. 

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!!


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.

Jorge O. Elorza

Mayor of Rhode Island

Mayor Elorza partnered with LISC to launch a facilities improvement grant. WECC was awarded funds to replace all exterior doors ensuring the safety and security of our center.

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.

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.

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