As a primarily volunteer-based organization, RIBGH relies on members of three distinct committee teams who selflessly donate their time and effort to stay updated on the most recent policies and RIBGH activities that directly affect businesses in the state of Rhode Island. The impact that RIBGH has on the community would not be as strong if it were not for the tireless efforts of these committees.

Health & Productivity Committee

RIBGH's Health and Productivity Committee works to improve the value and effectiveness of your company's health and wellness strategies and programs by leveraging access to best practices and thought leadership. The Health and Productivity Committee's Wellness Cafes and Annual Best Practices Events attract RIBGH membership state-wide. 

Name Organization
Robin Bouvier, Co-Chair Aon Hewitt
Jean Tapley, Co-Chair Amica Mutual Insurance Company
Susan Andrews General Dynamics - Electric Boat
Nancy Buckman Aon Hewitt
Melissa Porricelli Novo Nordisk
John Davia Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI
Dawn Marshall Independent
Kathy Hewes Tufts Health Plan
Kristin Chenevert Citizens
Jennifer Kelley   FM Global
Kate Kennedy USI
Jennifer McKay Brown University
Julie Colangeli Children’s Friend
Tara Zahn Parrillo Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd
Greg Salgueiro Lifespan
Angelo Pezzullo Delta Dental of RI
Kathleen Repoli Simplafyi
Nikki Theroux Virgin Pulse
Ted Larson USI
Susan Sarro American Diabetes Association
Kelsea Tucker Rhode Island Department of Health
Megan Fallon Rhode Island Department of Health

*If you are interested in joining the Health & Productivity Committee, please contact either Robin Bouvier at or Jean Tapley at

Advocacy/Legislative Affairs Committee

An active, informed Advocacy/Legislative Affairs Committee represents the business viewpoint to the RI legislature and regulators on health care issues and policies. As the "voice of RI business" on health care, RIBGH is the only organization in Rhode Island dedicated to creating a proactive dialogue among the business community, insurers, providers and State Government on matters of health care policy. Activities include contacting legislators on important health care issues, tracking and establishing positions on health care legislation, hosting the annual Advocacy/Legislative Affairs Summit, and representing RIBGH on government and carrier advisory groups.

Name Organization
Cathleen Alexander Hilb New England
Patrick Canavan USI New England
Al Charbonneau Executive Director - RIBGH
Kristin DiSanto Washington Trust
Richard Glucksman Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI
Monica Auciello Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI
Ellis Waldman Walco Electric Company
Joe Perroni Delta Dental
Elizabeth McClaine Neighborhood Health Plan
Elizabeth Musgrave Washington Trust
Ashley Johnson Thielsch

*If you are interested in joining the Advocacy/Legislative Affairs Committee, please contact Al Charbonneau at 

Membership, Marketing & Communication Committee

Dedicated to promoting RIBGH activities and events, retaining and recruiting new members to the organization, and developing and maintaining the platform for how RIBGH's positions are communicated.Membership, Marketing & Communication Committee

Name Organization
Scott Boyd, Chair Amica Mutual Insurance Company
Kate Kennedy USI

* If you are interested in joining the Membership, Marketing, & Communication Committee, please contact Scott Boyd at



Health & Productivity Committee
Contact: Robin Bouvier or Jean Tapley

Advocacy/Legislative Affairs Committee
Contact: Al Charbonneau

Membership, Marketing & Communication Committee
Contact: Scott Boyd