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We are excited to introduce you to our new executive director, Tonya Harris!

Check out the short video below to hear from Tonya about her background and why she is passionate about this work.

Meet our new executive director, Tonya Harris
VIDEO: "Talking with Tonya Harris, Our New Executive Director"

Get a feel for who Tonya is and what she brings to the RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV).

Our Director of Prevention and Communications, Lucy Rios, asks six short questions to get the conversation started.

Click here to watch the video interview.


Moving the Mission Forward
Welcome Breakfast
December 5, 2018

Welcome Breakfast 2018 Speakers

We would like to thank all who joined us for our Moving the Mission Forward Networking Breakfast. 
More than 140 people were in attendance to welcome Tonya Harris as the new Executive Director of the RICADV.

RICADV Board President Janet Marcantonio, SOAR member Damaris Roman, and former RICADV Executive Director Deborah DeBare (pictured above from left to right) graciously welcomed Tonya during a short speaking program.

"When we look back at how much has changed since we were founded in 1979 – in our legislation, in holding abusers accountable, and in people’s attitudes towards domestic violence – the collective impact of the people in this room and the people who came before us is clear, it’s powerful, and it’s not finished!" —Janet Marcantonio, RICADV Board President

"I know how important a peaceful, loving home and community are for men, women, and children alike, and for that reason, I am humbled and grateful to be part of the movement to end domestic violence . . . Everyone deserves to feel safe and loved, and I look forward to working with all of you to create a world where this is possible!"—Tonya Harris, RICADV Executive Director

Welcome Breakfast 2018 Attendees

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To learn more about Tonya, read her bio on our Staff page.

Tonya Harris at podium during Welcome Breakfast

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