Christine Cunneen Appointed Vice President of the Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State


Christine Cunneen

Christine Cunneen

JOHNSTON, RI- Christine Cunneen, CEO of Hire Image LLC, a nationwide background screening, drug testing and verification services company based in Johnston, was recently appointed vice president of the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State (BBBSOS). Ms. Cunneen has spent the past five years serving as a board member for the Cranston, R.I.-based nonprofit.

Cunneen will serve as the board’s vice president for two years, working with the president and other board members to guide policy, drive strategic initiatives, monitor operations, and support fundraising activities.

“As Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, we celebrate the important mentoring work that has been accomplished and is still being done, and we work to create strategies that will strengthen us for years to come. With her experience on our executive board as well as her education, training and business success, I can’t think of a better person to help lead (remove the) BBBSOS in a forward direction than Christine Cunneen,” says Katje Afonseca, executive director for BBBSOS.

“The reason I am involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters is that I am passionate about being part of a program that helps children discover their potential and gain confidence in the world,” says Ms. Cunneen. “I look forward to using my leadership and financial  management experience to support and strengthen BBBSOS programs and goals.”

Board members serve as ambassadors in the community with a common mission to nurture boys and girls, helping them grow into confident, strong men and women by pairing them with a man or woman who will mentor them. Founded in 1966, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is the only statewide mentoring organization with the specific mission to positively impact the lives of at-risk boys and girls. 

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