Our Wish Kids

On behalf of the Board of Directors we would like to welcome two new Board Members to A Wish Come True.

Paul Dacey is a Consultant in Change Management, Communications and Training for Sierra-Cedar, Inc. He served on the A Wish Come True Board of Directors from 2015-2018. He is very excited to join the AWCT family again and his expertise in strategy and vision will help us to continue to grow. "I have been watching closely this past year and I am very excited about all the exciting changes happening at a Wish Come True. I look forward to contributing to the positive energy."

Ron Volpe is a Senior Mortgage Loan Officer for Shamrock Home Loans, Inc. This is an exciting time to add Ron to the A Wish Come True Board. Ron has been a Wish Granter since 2005 but he is also our FIRST Wish Kid on our Board! Ron received his wish when he was 11 years old! "I am very excited to join this amazing organization that gave my family our Wish. I am honored to be the first of many Wish Kids to be on this Board."

We would also like to congratulate Colleen Duffy for stepping in to the Board Chair position. Colleen is the President of the Meghan Duffy Foundation, is a Board of Trustee for Providence College and has years of experience as an attorney and community leader. We also want to congratulate Victor Santos, Director of Human Resources for the City of East Providence as the new Secretary.

A Special thank you to Candace Sallale for being the interim Board Chair over the last 10 months! Your leadership was instrumental in having a very successful year.

Our Board & Staff



Colleen Duffy, Board Chair and Executive Committee | President of the Meghan K. Duffy Memorial Foundation

Tracy Walsh, Treasurer, Wish Granter | AIPSO Director-Field Operations

Victor Santos, Secretary and Executive Committee | Director HR, City of East Providence/ Owner Galito Restaurant

James Cavanaugh Jr. | Philanthropist, Business Owner, Fall River, MA

Paul Dacey | Change Management & Training Consultant, Sierra-Cedar

Steven Napolillo | Senior Athletic Director, Providence College Friars

Frank L. Ray | President Holiday Travel, Retired Teacher, Musician - Westport, MA

Cynthia Rodrigues | Retired President Southeastern Mass Labor Council

Mark Stephenson | Barnum Financial Group, Finance Advisor

Ron Volpe | Senior Mortgage Loan Originator/Sales Manager, Shamrock Home Loans


Mary-Kate O'Leary, Executive Director

Nicole White, Wish Coordinator

Erminia "Meme" Lindsay, Fund Development Coordinator

Introducing Our New Executive Director, Mary-Kate O'Leary


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