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DHS Contacts

Leadership

Courtney E. Hawkins
Director
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2121
Celia Blue
Deputy Director/Chief Administrative Officer
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2121
Kimberly Brito
Deputy Director Policy and Operations
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2121
Yvette M. Mendez
Deputy Director External Affairs
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2121
Sarah Aw
Associate Director, IT Systems
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-1939
Maria Cimini
Associate Director, Community Services/Policy
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2121
Maureen Donnelly
Associate Director, Operations
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2121
Ronald Racine
Associate Director, Office of Rehabilitation Services
Louis Pasteur Building
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 462-7888
Sharon Santilli, Esq.
Associate Director, Office of Child Support
77 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 458-4400
Deborah A. Barclay, Esq.
Executive Legal Counsel, State Public Records Contact (FOI)
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2326
Janice Cataldo
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Financial Management
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2121
Alisha Pina
Chief Public Affairs Officer
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
  • Email
  • Program Administrators

    Karen Beese
    Child Care Program
    Louis Pasteur Building
    57 Howard Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    Phone: (401) 462-1390
    George Bowen
    Management Operations
    Louis Pasteur Building
    57 Howard Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    Phone: (401) 462-6468
    Sarah M. Harrigan
    Long Term Care Services and Supports
    Louis Pasteur Building
    57 Howard Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    Phone: (401) 415-8418
    Iwona Ramian
    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    Providence Regional Family Center
    206 Elmwood Avenue
    Providence, RI 02907
    Phone: 1-855-MYRIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
    Fred Sneesby
    Federal Grant Programs
    Louis Pasteur Building
    57 Howard Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    Phone: (401) 462-1669
    Denise Tatro
    Statewide Administrator for Field Offices
    Louis Pasteur Building
    57 Howard Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    Phone: (401) 721-6601
    Kimberly Rauch
    RI Works/Temporary Aid to Needy Families Program
    Louis Pasteur Building
    57 Howard Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    Phone: (401) 462-0138

    Division of Community Services

    We are currently interviewing for this position.
    Associate Director, Division of Community Services
    Louis Pasteur Building
    57 Howard Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    Karen Beese
    Child Care Program
    Louis Pasteur Building
    57 Howard Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    Phone: (401) 462-1390
    Iwona Ramian
    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    Providence Regional Family Center
    206 Elmwood Avenue
    Providence, RI 02907
    Phone: 1-855-MYRIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
    Kimberly Rauch
    RI Works/Temporary Aid to Needy Families Program
    Louis Pasteur Building
    57 Howard Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    Phone: (401) 462-0138

    Division of Management Operations

    George Bowen
    Administrator, Management Operations
    Louis Pasteur Building
    57 Howard Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    Phone: (401) 462-6468
    Denise Tatro
    Statewide Administrator for Field Offices
    Louis Pasteur Building
    57 Howard Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    Phone: (401) 721-6601

    Division of Elderly Affairs

    Charles J. Fogarty
    Director, Division of Elderly Affairs
    Louis Pasteur Building - 2nd Floor
    57 Howard Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    Phone: (401) 462-3000
    Paula Parker
    Assistant Director, Division of Elderly Affairs
    Louis Pasteur Building - 2nd Floor
    57 Howard Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    Phone: (401) 462-0546
    Meghan Connelly
    Public Information Officer, Division of Elderly Affairs
    Louis Pasteur Building - 2nd Floor
    57 Howard Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    Phone: (401) 462-0509

    Office of Veterans Affairs

    Office of Veterans Affairs
    Kasim J. Yarn
    Director of Veterans Affairs
    560 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 206
    Warwick, RI 02886
    Phone: (401) 921-2119
    Rhode Island Veterans Resource Center
    David Rothermel, Chief
    560 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 206
    Warwick, RI 02886
    Phone: (401) 921-0946
    David Dos Reis, Chief
    560 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 206
    Warwick, RI 02886
    Phone: (401) 921-0951
    Rhode Island Veterans Home
    Administrator, Rick Baccus
    480 Metacom Avenue
    Bristol, RI 02809
    Phone: (401) 253-8000
    Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetary
    Administrator, Cara Condit
    301 South County Trail
    Exeter, RI 02822
    Phone: (401) 268-3088

    Office of Rehabilitation Services

    Ronald Racine
    Associate Director, Office of Rehabilitation Services
    40 Fountain Street
    Providence, RI 02903
    Phone: (401) 462-7888

    Office of Child Support Services

    Sharon Santilli, Esq.
    Associate Director, Office of Child Support Services
    77 Dorrance Street
    Providence, RI 02903
    Phone: (401) 458-4400

    DHS Call Center and Resource Info Lines

    DHS Call Center
    Includes RIte Care, RI Works, Early Intervention, Children with Special Needs
    Phone: 1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
    For Health Coverage
    Phone: 1-855-840-4774
    DHS Senior Staff Line
    Includes Directors and Administrators
    Phone: (401) 462-2121
    RIte Share
    Phone: (401) 462-0311
    Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Customer Service
    Phone: 1-888-979-9939
    Child Support Enforcement
    Phone: (401) 458-4400
    Earned Income Tax Credit Information
    Phone: 1-800-829-1040
    Locating Child Care in Your Area
    RI Child Care Resource & Referral Center
    Phone: (401) 398-7605
    Phone: (855) 398-7605
    BrightStars
    Medicaid Provider Help Desk
    Phone: (401) 784-8100 (in-state and long-distance callers)
    Phone: 1-800-964-6211 (in-state toll calls and border communities)

    What do you want to do today?

    • ✓ Apply for benefits
    • ✓ View your benefits
    • ✓ Report changes
    • ✓ View/print notices
    • ✓ Upload documents

    All can be done by going to HealthyRhode RI and managing your case online.

    • ✓ Get your EBT balance or report a lost/stolen card
    • ✓ Get your SNAP case status
    • ✓ Confirm your DHS appointment
    • ✓ Request a DHS form
    • ✓ Hear office hours and locations

    All can be done by calling 1-855-MY-RIDHS day or night and accessing our self-service options.

    • ✓ Talk to a DHS staff member about my case or get in person assistance.

    You can talk to a DHS representative Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. by calling 1-855-MY-RIDHS.

    Need More Help?

    There are many partner agencies who can meet you in your community to help you with applications and forms.

    If you applied for benefits more than 30 days ago (90 for Long Term Services and Supports- LTSS or 7 days if you believe you were eligible for expedited SNAP) and you have not received an eligibility determination from us, follow the below link to the contact us form.

    If you would like to be contacted by us because you need additional help with your benefits or application, Contact Us.