Speaker Date Topic
Douglas Still, City Forester at City of Providence Apr 20, 2021
Tree preservation thoughout the City of Providence in honor of Earth Day
Tree preservation thoughout the City of Providence in honor of Earth Day

Doug as been the City Forester with New York City since June 2005. Previously he was an Urban Forester with the New York City Parks Department. He received his BA in Arts History from Oberlin College and a Masters in Science in Forestry at Penn State University

Kristen Adamo: Prov. Convention & Visitors Bureau Apr 27, 2021

Kristen Adamo is the president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors
Bureau (PWCVB) - a non-profit organization responsible for promoting the cities of Providence
and Warwick to meeting and convention planners, as well as the city of Providence as a top
leisure destination - and its subsidiary the Rhode Island Sports Commission. She oversees all
day-to-day operations at the PWCVB, leading a staff of dedicated destination sales and
marketing professionals.
Adamo joined the PWCVB in 2005 as Director of Communications, became the Vice President
of Marketing and Communications in 2007 and assumed her current role in 2019. During her
tenure with the PWCVB, the organization launched such successful marketing initiatives as
Providence Restaurant Weeks, has seen Providence named “America’s Favorite City” in Travel
+ Leisure magazine, and won an Outstanding Sports Marketing award from the National
Association of Sports Commissions.
Prior to joining the PWCVB, Adamo served as Manager of Public Relations at Advertising
Ventures, a full service ad agency. Adamo has also been the Director of Advancement
Marketing and Communications at Johnson & Wales University, where she received national
awards for her work with corporations such as SYSCO, Coors Brewing Company and Marriott
International to promote major gifts to the University and other partnerships.
Adamo has been named to Providence Business News’ “40 Under 40” list of Rhode Island’s
most successful young businesspeople, was named Hospitality Ambassador of the year by the
RI Hospitality Association in 2014 and received the Producer’s Golden Circle Award from the RI
Film Festival. GoLocal Prov named her “One of the 21 to Watch in 2021.” She is an accredited
public relations practitioner and a former president of the Southeastern New England Chapter of
the Public Relations Society of America. Adamo currently serves on the boards of the Roger
Williams Park Zoo, the Rhode Island Film Festival, and StyleWeek Northeast.
She resides in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Amy Nunn, Professor of Public Health and Medicine May 04, 2021
Rhode Island's first Open Door Health clinic serving the LGBTQ community
Rhode Island's first Open Door Health clinic serving the LGBTQ community

Dr. Amy Nunn is a Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Brown University School of Public Health. She holds a secondary appointment in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Brown University Medical School. She is also the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Public Health Institute (RIPHI). Dr. Nunn conducts applied research on how to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in HIV infection, treatment and care. With colleagues, she oversees two pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) implementation science programs in Providence, Rhode Island and Jackson, Mississippi. She also conducts HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) prevention research about how to best link people living with HCV and HIV to medical care

Dr. Nunn is also Executive Director of the Rhode Island Public Health Institute (RIPHI). RIPHI's mission is to promote community health and to eliminate health disparities in Rhode Island and beyond. RIPHI oversees community service projects, conducts translational and policy research, hosts public health advocacy programs, and trains students and public health practitioners. RIPHI's current portfolio focuses on reducing food insecurity, responding to the nation's HCV epidemic, encouraging active living, engaging clergy in public health programs, and many other issues. See www.riphi.org. In 2020, RIPHI launched Open Door Health, Rhode Island's first LGBTQ clinic. For more information, visit www.odhpvd.org. Open Door Health provides primary and sexual health care to Rhode Island's diverse population. Open Door Health remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic and offers telemedicine services. Open Door Health launched a new COVID-19 screening center and will launch a COVID vaccine program in March 2021. 

Dr. Nunn is also Principal Investigator of an NIH grant focused on training African Americans and Latinx scholars in community and clinical research related to HIV/AIDS, with a focus on training new investigators in the Deep South. 

Dr. Nunn holds masters and doctoral degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health and is a former Fulbright Scholar. She speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese. She is the proud mother of Agustin Velasco (11) and Valentina Velasco (9). 

Dr. Nunn is a proud alumna of Little Rock Central HIgh School in Little Rock, Arkansas and also loves working on racial justice issues. 

 

 

Elizabeth Rosato, Special Agent-Criminal Division May 11, 2021
FBI's Mission focus, the eye being back on inward focus and community focus
FBI's Mission focus, the eye being back on inward focus and community focus

Ms. Rosato was born and raised in Massachusetts.  She received a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University in 1994 and a B.A. in English Literature from Trinity College, Hartford, CT in 1990.  Prior to entering on duty, Ms. Rosato served as a Corporate Security Analyst for the Boston banking industry.

 

Ms. Rosato entered on duty as a Special Agent on September 15, 1996.  From 1997 through 2010, SA Rosato was assigned to New York Division.  SA Rosato began her career working Public Corruption investigations to include the successful prosecution of a bribery scheme involving the multi-million dollar renovation project for the Federal Courthouse and Post Office in Brooklyn, NY.  In 1999, SA Rosato joined the Evidence Response Team (ERT) and participated in numerous domestic and international criminal and terrorism crime scenes, including deploying to Aden in the aftermath of the attack on the USS Cole.  Following the attacks of 9/11, SA Rosato was transferred to a Counterterrorism squad specializing in Weapons of Mass Destruction prevention and detection.  During this time, SA Rosato became an ERT Team Leader and responded to multiple crime scenes including several successful LCN body recoveries.  SA Rosato became a certified Police Instructor and ERT instructor and provided classes on forensic crime scene investigation to hundreds of state, local and foreign law enforcement partners.

 

In 2005, SA Rosato was transferred to the New York Special Operations Division and selected to serve as the Senior Team Leader for the New York ERT, responsible for a 40 person team and dedicated offsite and training facility. During this time, SA Rosato was responsible for the crime scene management of multiple attempted terrorist attacks on New York City as well as team deployments to Jordan, Lebanon, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania and Uganda.

 

In 2010 SA Rosato was promoted to FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. where she worked in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate assigned to its training unit.  SSA Rosato was responsible for the development and implementation of the WMD Coordinators Certification Program.

 

In April, 2013, SSA Rosato was transferred to the Boston Division, Providence, Rhode Island Resident Agency to serve as the Supervisor of both the JTTF and White Collar Crime programs as well as Crisis Management for the State of Rhode Island.  Under SSA Rosato’s supervision, the squad was responsible for the disruption of an ISIL facilitator and well as the successful prosecution of the Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

 

        In 2014, SSA Rosato began serving as an FBI Adjunct Faculty instructor, teaching Counterterrorism at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Budapest, Hungary and San Salvador, El Salvador. 

 

From July 2017 until August 2020 SSA Rosato served as Assistant Legal Attaché in Rome, Italy.  She is currently assigned to the Boston Division of the FBI in the Special Operations squad. 

 

Rotary Wakefield Club May 18, 2021
Speak about Joint District grant Project in Pursat, Cambodia