Rilwan Feyisitan, Jr. is the Executive Director at Community Action Partnership of Providence (CAPP). He graduated from Roger Williams University in 1999 and has since been a prominent advocate for community and youth health.
"I've literally held men as they've broken down in tears reflecting on their role as abusers. They see their sons and grandsons going down the same path they set for them as their role model. I now stand shoulder to shoulder with some of them in answering the call to be more than just well-intentioned men. The Ten Men project allows many of us to give a face and voice to the male response needed to end domestic violence. My hope is that men throughout my state will stand with me to stop intimate partner violence and develop healthy, positive, loving relationships." – Rilwan Feyisitan, Jr.
Jay Gotra is the CEO and Founder of Alliance Security. He lives in Providence, RI. Jay graduated from UMass Dartmouth and was previously CEO of VMS Alarms.
John Youte is the former Director of Outreach, Admissions, and Student Services at Year Up Rhode Island and has over 15 years of experience in career and social services. John is fluent in Haitian-Creole.
"As a father of a six-year-old daughter, I am here to stand beside her to ensure that she will not live in a culture where violence is the norm. We as men must become agents of change to spread the message to men in our state. This cause needs all of our efforts and advocacy to change mindsets of a culture that limits us and promotes violence against those we love dearly." – John Youte
Rafael Zapata is the former Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at the Office of Institutional Diversity at Providence College. He is fluent in Spanish and has been involved in diversity and cultural work at higher education institutions for over a decade.
Not pictured: Rev. Dr. Donnie Anderson
—Reverend Anderson was raised in Cranston, Rhode Island and is Executive Minister at the Rhode Island State Council of Churches.