MEET THE BOARD

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DEVINA THAKUR

President

Devina has been a Rotarian since July 2020. Born and raised in Providence, RI, Devina has been passionate about making her city a better place. Devina received her Master's in Environmental Science and Management from the University of Rhode Island in 2018. Since then, she has been actively pursuing a career in renewable energy to make the world a better place!

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BRADLY J. VANDERSTAD

Vice President

Bradly has been a Rotarian since December of 2019. Originally from Wayne, NJ, he moved to Providence in 2012 and has dedicated himself to the city completely: he also serves as the President of the Downtown Hospitality Group, Board Member of the Summit Neighborhood Association and Managing Editor of Briefly RI. He is also a graduate student at Roger Williams University studying Public Administration, and is the founder and owner of the Providence Tour Company. Bradly is passionate about environmental causes and anything that makes his city of Providence better.

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LYN DALEY

Secretary

Lyn became a Rotarian in 2017 when her amazing husband Bo introduced her to it. She has attended 2 International Conventions in Toronto & Hamburg, and is proud to be a part of a 1.2 million & growing global Rotarian family. Lyn is passionate about her work and celebrates each completed interior design project, owning Authentic-Interiors for 22 years and counting.

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MICHAEL FRIEDMAN

Treasurer

Michael was a Founder of the Metro Providence Rotary and has been a Rotarian since 2014. He is a lifelong Rhode Islander, growing up in Providence and now living with his family in East Greenwich. Michael is Director of Sales and Leasing at Paolino Properties and focuses on commercial and investment properties. He is also Treasurer of Grow Smart RI and sits on the Board of East Greenwich Little League. He is passionate about making Rhode Island a better place for all who live and work here.

 

MEET THE CLUB

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BO DALEY

Bo has been a Rotarian since 2015 and has attended 2 International Conventions. He is a former District 7910 Chair of Rotary Means Business as well as a lifelong member of Surfer's United Rotarian Fellowship. Bo has a passion for serving community and is always willing to guide and mentor new Rotarians. He has maintained a career in the banking industry since 2001 and enjoys educating students in the community on financial literacy.

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SOPHIA BAZIOTIS

Sophia is a double major in Human Development and Educational
Studies with a minor in Psychological Science at Connecticut
College. As local to Rhode Island, Sophia has been actively involved with the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen, the Providence Breadline, the YMCA, Memorial Hospital, and Breakthrough Providence. Sophia knew she always wanted to get involved with the Rotary Club when she learned the motto was "Service Above Self" and is excited to be part of a team that is passionate about serving the community.

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JASON LEA

Jason is the CEO of Brokers’ Service Marketing Group, a Providence-based Life Insurance and Annuity Brokerage General Agency. He is currently a member of the Financial Planning Association of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Estate Planning Council. He is the 2021 NAILBA Chairman of the board and serves on the board of LIBRA as well. A graduate of Davidson College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, Jason has also earned his CFP® designation in 2006, is a licensed insurance agent, and is FINRA registered series 6 and 63. He lives in Barrington, RI with his wife Catherine and four children…and yes, it’s a busy house!!

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KYLE MUELLER

Kyle has been a Rotarian since 2017, and in that time has served as a foundation treasurer, club treasurer, and tech guru in his previous club in Washington DC, and now president-elect of the Rotary Club of Metro Providence. Kyle is very passionate about helping our club grow its presence within the local community through a combination of creating personal connections across Rhode Island, as well as volunteering his time for boots-on-the ground work and technical know-how on the back end.

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AMY MANCHESTER

Amy moved to Providence 5 years ago and has been a Rotarian since 2018. She joined Providence Metro Rotary in December of 2019. She is the Managing Partner of the Flatbread Company on College Hill and is passionate about feeding and educating her community about the importance of sourcing local and organic foods. Through her work she is able to partner with over 50 local and non profit organization each year.