Child & Family Announces New Board Members

PROVIDENCE, RI – Child & Family has announced the appointment of three new board members.  The Board of Directors of Child & Family is pleased to welcome new members Connie Loveland, Dwayne Keys and Jeff Dionne.  The Board of Directors plays a vital role through the engagement of community leaders to promote and support the many Child & Family programs and services provided to children, teens, families and elders in Newport County, Providence and throughout Rhode Island.

Connie Loveland is a Westerly resident and is currently a Senior Vice President and Director of Financial Planning for BankNewport.  She has worked in banking for almost two decades and has been a volunteer and officer for various nonprofit organizations in her communities.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Warwick where she has recently stepped down from her role as Board President after six years.

Dwayne Keys is a Providence resident.  He currently is an Assistant Branch Manager with Bank Rhode Island in East Providence.  Dwayne also serves on the Board of Directors for the Steven K. Latimer Memorial Foundation and the Vestry for Grace Episcopal Church in Providence.  He has served in various leadership roles for volunteer organizations throughout the state, and with a focus on financial literacy and economic empowerment.

Jeff Dionne is a Portsmouth resident.  He has been a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments for the past eight years.  He is a retired professional sailor and is actively involved in yacht racing.  Jeff is a foster parent and recently adopted a foster child.

About Child & Family

Established in downtown Newport, Child & Family has a 147 year history of serving Rhode Island’s children and families, and a reputation for service innovation and positive community impact.  Child & Family is the largest and most comprehensive social service provider in Newport County, and one of the largest in the State of Rhode Island.  Child & Family is the lead agency for the Rhode Island Care Management Network, which was recently selected by the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families to serve as one of two state-wide Family Care Networks for the State’s newly developed System of Care for children and families.  With state-of-the-art Community Centers in both Middletown and Providence, Child & Family provides important services and programs to thousands of children, teens, families and elders each year through multiple programs and services including Sandpipers Early Learning Center, Behavioral Health Services, Family Support Services, Residential Programs for Children and Teens, Elder Care Services and much more.


31 John Clarke Road                                        1268 Eddy Street

Middletown, RI 02842                                    Providence, RI 02905

401-849-2300                                                     401-781-3669

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