Meet Our Board Members

Board Chair and Executive Committee


President Meghan K. Duffy Memorial Foundation

Colleen Duffy 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. Colleen is excited to join forces with A Wish Come True and be the Chairman of the Board during this exciting time. 

Secretary & Executive Committee


Director HR City of East Providence/Owner Galito Restaurant

Victor C. Santos is currently the human resources director for the city of East Providence.

Santos oversees all personnel matters in the city’s Human Resources Department and is responsible for management training, recruitment, performance evaluation systems as well as contract negotiations. Victor has over 20 years in human resources experience.

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Jimmy Cavanaugh has helped A Wish Come True families for 26 years!  His story began at Walt Disney World when we was standing in line for the bathroom when a man asked him to watch his child for a minute.  The child was on his magical Wish from A Wish Come True.  Once Jimmy learned more, he returned home and started a fundraising effort called the Wish Dance held each year in Swansea MA.  26 years later, the Wish Dance has raised over $1.6 million for children and their families!

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Change Management & Training Consultant, Sierra-Cedar

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."

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Interstate Public Advertising

Roberto Medeiros is the Owner and Founder for Interstate Public Advertising in Fall River MA.  He is also a Chaplain at Continuum Care Hospice where he provides spiritual care and support to patients and families.  Bob reached out to us to get more involved with A Wish Come True.  Having members of the Board represent Rhode Island and Southeastern Ma is great.  Bob plans on having a portion of his sales directly support A Wish Come True.

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Senior Athletic Director

Providence College Friars

Steve Napolillo Senior Associate Athletic Director of Providence College (Rhode Island) Steve is in charge of all fundraising / donations for athletics, and also helps with making sure that all events run smoothly (making the fans happy).  A typical day in the office for Steve consists of meeting / talking to a lot of people face to face. He is obligated to make an appearance at all sporting events for the college. This sometimes means he has to travel with the teams for big tournaments. 

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General Counsel & Director of Human Resources

AGI Construction

Amy Parker has been practicing law for the past 20 years concentrating her practice in construction litigation and employment law.  She is General Counsel and Director of Human Resources for AGI Construction.  She graduated from URI and received her JD from Roger Williams University.  Amy also spearheads and organizes most of the charity fundraising events where she became involved with A Wish Come True.  Each Year, AGI Construction has done a huge employee giving campaign.  We are thrilled to have her as a Board Member.

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Holiday Travel Agency- President

Frank Ray was recruited by Jimmy to help raise funds for A Wish Come True.  As a musician, Frank was very interested in starting a Rock, Rhythm and Blues of Westport event.  25 years later, his event has also raised over $1 million!  Frank and his wife Wendy have been very involved in supporting A Wish Come True.

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Retired President of Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council

Cindy Rodrigues has been standing side by side with Jimmy Cavanaugh for 26 years coordinating the Wish Dance!  She is the retired President of the Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council.  Cindy has been instrumental in getting the Labor Council involved with A Wish Come True.

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Senior Mortgage Loan Originator/Sales Manager, Shamrock Home Loans

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."

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