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Financial Documents

Audubon Society of Rhode Island audited financial statements and tax returns are available for download below. Copies of these documents are also available upon request from Kolby Purcell, Senior Director, Finance and Administration. Members should feel free to call 401-949-5454 x3002 with any questions about Audubon Society of Rhode Island's finances.

Board of Directors | 2020-2021

Audubon is governed by a Board of Directors who are responsible for the guidance and fiduciary governance of the institution.


President:  Owen Heleen, Strategy and Grants Officer, The Providence Center        
Vice President:  Terry Meyer, Retired, Cartographer, RIDEM and TNC, MA office
Treasurer:  David T. Riedel, Esq., Attorney, Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
Secretary:  Deborah Linnell, Director Education & Training/Financial Management Associates ​​​​​


David Caldwell, Jr., Vice President of Caldwell & Johnson Custom Builders
Nicholas A. Califano, M.D., co-founder University Gastroenterology
Ivan Colon, Director Of Development, RI Philharmonic Orchestra
Christian Capizzo, Esq, Attorney, Partridge Snow & Hahn
Jameson Chace, Ph.D., Professor, Salve Regina University
Charles Clarkson, Ph.D., Coordinator for the Rhode Island Bird Atlas
Ann-Christine Duhaime, M.D., Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Mass. General Hospital
Meghan Frost, Assistant Dean, Boston University
Donald Heitzmann, retired software engineer and business executive
Laura Landen, Ph.D., retired faculty, Providence College
Thomas Lisi, CPA, Managing Partner, Marcum LLP
Emily Murphy Prior, Esq., Attorney, Morneau & Murphy
Leslie Samayoa, Customer Service Representative for Merrill Edge
Everett Stuart, retired soil scientist, USDA
Patricia Thompson, CPA, Partner, Piccerelli Gilstein & Company, LLP
Carol Lynn Trocki, Independent Conservation Biologist
Julie Vanier, Major Giving and Alumni Engagement Officer, Clark University
Michael Viveiros, Principal at DBVW Architects, Inc.

Council of Advisors

Dickson G. Boenning
Abigail Brooks
Trudy Coxe
Joan R. Gardiner
Christopher R. Greenman
David Gumbley
Samuel H. Hallowell, Jr.
J. William W. Harsch, Esq.
Elizabeth Hazard
Katherine Irving
Max Kohlenberg, Esq.
Keith Killingbeck, Ph.D.
Robert Parker
Suzanne Paton
Candace Powell
Steven E. Reinert
Julia Randall Sharpe
Frederick J. Vincent
Gurdon B. Wattles

  • May 2019 - 2020

  • May 2019 - 2020

  • May 2019 - 2020

  • May 2019 - 2020

  • May 2019 - 2020

  • May 2019 - 2020