May 2021

ONE Neighborhood Builders welcomes
4 new members and appoints
new Chair to its Board of Directors
We are proud to welcome four new members to our Board of Directors and announce longtime Board member Xander Marro as our new Chair!
Xander Marro
Chair of the Board of Directors

Xander Marro is co-director of Dirt Palace Public Projects, a feminist artist-run space founded in 2000 in Olneyville Square and with an auxiliary location on Broadway in the Wedding Cake House. 

Xander cut her teeth in community arts management while serving as the Managing Director of Providence’s legendary AS220, which began in 1985 and remains a force within the Rhode Island arts world with a vision for a just world where all people can realize their full creative potential. 

She teaches a class on poster design for the Rhode Island School of Design and serves as Chair of Providence’s Art and City Life Commission. Xander has lived in Olneyville since 1997 and has served on ONE Neighborhood Builders’ Board of Directors since 2004.
Domenic Delmonico
Executive Director, Rhode Island Medicaid at Tufts Health Plan

Domenic leads the development of strategic initiatives to support Tufts Health Plan’s growth in the Rhode Island Medicaid market, focusing on key provider partnerships. He also supports the Rhode Island Medicaid marketing team in pursuing broad-based community engagement initiatives.  

Domenic has extensive knowledge of the Rhode Island marketplace. He previously worked as a Senior Vice President at Care New England, the first Executive Director of Care New England’s Integra Community Care Network, and as an Executive Account Manager at Conduent/Xerox.

He has been designated as a senior research fellow for the Health Education and Research Trust, named an American Hospital Association Transformation Fellow, and received the Founders Medal of Honor from the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He received both his master of business administration and his bachelor of science from Bryant University.
Althea Graves
Retired educator and longtime community activist

Althea Graves began her work as a community activist in 1972, when her mother, the late community activist Mary C. Jones, brought her to her first community event.
Althea has served on numerous boards, committees, and commissions throughout Central Providence, most notably the Providence Community Library Board of Directors, Smith Hill Community Development Corporation, Smith Hill Advocacy and Resource Partnerships (SHARP), and the Chad Brown Health Center.
She is an outspoken supporter of healthy, inclusive, and equitable health services, education, and housing. Her commitment to urban planning is focused on delivering programs that meet the concerns and challenges facing the community and its residents.
Veronica Martinez
Residential Loan Originator, Centreville Bank
Veronica Martinez is passionate about helping others attain their financial goals and reach overall financial wellness. For more than a decade, Veronica has taught homebuyer and financial literacy classes. She has also provided financial coaching and mentoring.
Veronica began her career as a housing counselor at ONE Neighborhood Builders (then-Olneyville Housing Corporation). She has also worked at Providence Housing Authority and Homeownership for NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley in Woonsocket. In her current role as a loan officer, she uses her coaching skills to provide customers with the support and guidance they need to navigate the home-buying process.
Veronica is a graduate of Rhode Island College. She earned a bachelor of arts in social work and psychology.
Elizabeth Roberts
Director, Academic Health Collaborative at the University of Rhode Island

Elizabeth Roberts has spent the last 25 years working on health reform at the state level in Rhode Island. After graduating from Brown University, she earned a master of business administration in health care management from Boston University. 

Elizabeth worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island before entering public service when she was elected to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1996. She served as Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance and Chair of the Senate Committee on Health. She then served two terms as Lieutenant Governor for the State of Rhode Island, where she oversaw the implementation of the Affordable Care Act for Governor Lincoln Chafee. She then worked as Secretary of the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services for Governor Gina Raimondo. 

The Academic Health Collaborative links together the Colleges of Health Sciences, Pharmacy, and Nursing at the University of Rhode Island.
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