Board of Directors
The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6, non-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors that is elected by the membership. The group is comprised of dynamic, accomplished and selfless volunteers who share a passion for executing the chamber mission. Their leadership helps promote and advance the economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial, and educational interests of the two-state region we serve.
Future-focused governance and guidance from our Joint Executive & Finance Committee helps ensure that we make the best decisions as an organization to simultaneously accelerate the success of our members, while advancing the impact and strength of The Chamber as a vital community organization.
Chairman of the Board - Maria Allen
Bella Vita Salon
1st Vice Chairman - Beth D'Amato
2nd Vice Chairman - Beth Frenette
The Washington Trust Co.
Secretary - John Layton
Treasurer - Michael Benevides
Benevides & Turano, LLC
Immediate Past Chairman- Jen Brinton
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Jan Chamberlain - First Physical Therapy
Matt Cunningham - First Financial Advisory Services, Inc.
Kerin DaCruz - Westerly Hospital
Colin Donahue - Printing Plus
Paul Donahue - Westerly Paints
Shannon Haeseler - Jewett City Savings Bank
Rudi Hauser - Hauser Chocolatier
Beth Markowski-Roop - ServiceMaster By Mason / Service Master of South County
Michelle Plante - Arrowhead Dental Associates
Frank Ritacco - Ritacco Electric
Angela Thoman - Paddy's Beach Restaurant & Hotel
Joanna Valentini - Professional Planning Group