BOARD OF DIRECTORS – 2021

Get to know our Board of Directors for 2021 by clicking on a name to view the profile

Virginia (Ginny) Barham, President

President of CVA since 2009.

I retired from the military in 2009 after a 31-year career during which I met my husband, Lonnie. We bought our home in Conimicut in 1993 and love living so close to the water. We have shared our home with many different pets over the years and currently have 2 dogs and one cat. I love to be physically active and read while relaxing at home and am very passionate about our Village and helping it reach its potential. 

Leslie Derrig, Vice President

I’m a Sales and Marketing VP and enjoy keeping everything clean! I am married and have 2 grown daughters and 5 grandchildren. I have lived in Conimicut for 22 years.

Gina Boblett, Secretary

I work as a systems analyst. I have a husband Jamie, son Jacob, and two dogs Jack and Freckles. I have lived in Conimicut for 20 years and I enjoy walking, yoga, cooking, crafting.

Dorrie Carter, Treasurer

I have held the position of CVA’s Treasurer since 2018.  I moved to Conimicut with my husband Brian in 1989 where we raised three sons.  I am the proud grandmother of one.  I graduated from the New England Institute of Technology as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or COTA/L in 2005.  I am currently employed at the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at RIC as a Family Support Specialist.  I am a loyal advocate for rare diseases and individuals with special needs.  I have volunteered over the past 30+ years as a blood/platelet donor with RI Blood Center, at St. Benedict’s Church, as a CCD teacher at St. Peter’s Church, a kindergarten screener for Volunteers of Warwick Schools, as well as CVA.  I am also an avid reader and a beginner quilter.  I enjoy spending time with my family going on walks, sailing, and golfing.  

Barbara Snyzyk Canton, Board Member

I am a RI state pre-K teacher. I have two children, a son, and a daughter, and a grandson. I have lived in Conimicut for 30 years. I am into cooking, painting, kayaking, bike riding, discovering RI’s inner beauty through the many trails we have. 

Elena Counts, Boardmember

I am retired. Married and have 2 sons. We have lived in Conimicut for 42 yrs and I love to read. I am also the Chair of our Welcome Committee.

Lisa Markovich, Board Member

I own and operate my own website and marketing business. I have been a musician and recording artist for over 30 years. I am married with 3 children, 3 grandchildren, 2 cats, and one huge Lab. My husband Mike and I have lived in Conimicut for 8 years and love being part of the Conimicut community. When I have free time, I am recording music, hiking with my husband and dog. We have a small boat so we love to be on the water in the summer. I am also the Chair of our Business Outreach Committee.

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Andrea Mucci, Board Member

I am currently working as a Business Analyst at Brown University and received a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Michigan University.  I am a cat-mom of one cute kitten and have lived in Conimicut for 5 years. I am the President of my own small business, and when I am not working, I enjoy hiking, archery, and participating in my Church community. 

Douglas Ray - Board Member at Large

Douglas Ray, Board Member

I am an Information Technology and Information Technology Contractor professional.  I have lived in Hoxsie most of my life but spent the first 14 years in Conimicut.  My family and I have a long history with Conimicut, from great grandparents, being a part of Woodbury Church, family members serving in the Warwick government, and attending the local schools.  I have been married to Lianne Britcliffe since 1965.  I have two children, Bonnie, and David.  My hobbies are photography and music. I currently belong to four singing groups and Bayside Beat.  I also love to travel, and my job has taken me to every continent except Australia and Antarctica. I have been involved with the CVA Board of Directors, as a past Treasurer.

Programs

Welcome Committee. Over fifty new homeowners and families move to Conimicut each year. The CVA Welcome Committee greets new residents and brings them an information packet about Conimicut, local businesses, and the Association. For more information please contact Elena Counts. elenarhea@cox.net

Business Outreach Committee: With the growth of our community, the Business Outreach Committee strives to bring in new businesses, engage and grow the business community. Any new business can join as a Business Member to receive benefits such as advertising, online presence, and more. For more information about the Business Outreach Committee, please contact the Chairperson, Lisa Markovich. lisamarkovich13@gmail.com

Annual Events & Village Beautification. Each year, the Association hosts the Conimicut Spring Fling, Easter Egg Hunt, Annual Village Wide Yard Sale, Holiday Tree Lighting, and Co-hosts the Halloween Spooktacular. These events are designed to be fun and also to raise funds for summer flower baskets and holiday decorations.

City of Warwick Liaison. Warwick City Council President James Mcelroy represents Ward 4 which includes Conimicut. Councilman Mcelroy regularly attends CVA monthly meetings and provides effective problem-solving. CVA leadership also works with the Executive Office of Mayor Frank Picozzi and a variety of city agencies and departments.

State of Rhode Island Liaisons – Our State Representative are Camille Vella-Wilkinson (District 21) and Senator Mike McCaffrey (District 29) they interact with the Association at State level Government.

Community Police Liaison. Officer Mark Jandreau, Sgt. Jeff Viveiros and Capt. Joel Thomas of the Community Police Division of the Warwick Police Department regularly attend CVA monthly meetings to carry on a dialogue about community safety and related issues. Constructive dialogue also occurs between monthly meetings.

Media Relations. The Association works regularly with the Warwick Beacon and other media outlets to highlight the Conimicut community. You can reach Warwick Beacon by calling (401)732-3100 or email John Howell. johnh@rhodybeat.com

Environmental Stewardship. The Association is a proud member of Save the Bay and works with Save the Bay, the Buckeye Brook Coalition, and the Mill Cove Conservancy to bring about environmental enhancement of the village. For information on how you can help during the Save the Bay events at Conimicut Point Park, please contact John Paul. jpaulri@yahoo.com