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Our People

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ANDREW CORTES
Director. 401.919.5919 x207. acortes@bfri.org
Andrew is the founder of Apprenticeship RI and Building Futures, and oversees all program components, partnership development, strategic planning, and systems change agenda. As a journeyman carpenter, Andrew is a champion and product of the apprenticeship model.
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BETH ASHMAN
Aprenticeship Systems Manager. 401.919.5919 x208. bashman@bfri.org
Beth supports system building, reporting, evaluation, and strategic communications to create a streamlined and high quality apprenticeship system.
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KASEY JOHNSON
Employer Relations Associate. 401.919.5919 x205. kjohnson@bfri.org
Kasey is lead for social media and supports employers in running quality apprenticeship programs.  
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DEB MEDEIROS OVERLY
Deputy Director. 401.919.5919 x209. dmedeirosoverly@bfri.org
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LORI TURCHETTA
Workforce System-Apprenticeship Liaison. 401.919.5919 x215 or 401.462.8739. lori.turchetta@dlt.ri.gov
Lori works to align the resources of the public workforce system around apprenticeship taking the lead on benefit coordination.  Lori is part of the Workforce Partnership of Greater RI as well as Apprenticeship RI.
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AMY WEINSTEIN
Employer Relations Manager. 401.919.5919 x203. aweinstein@bfri.org
Apprenticeship is employer designed and driven and Amy supports employers in all aspects of program design, connections to education, and launching an apprenticeship program. Amy is available to meet with employers to customize program development.
RITA HOLAHAN
Operations Director. 401.919.5919 x204. rholahan@bfri.org
Rita manages operations including budget and contract issues for Apprenticeship RI and Building Futures.
Public Documents: The organization’s IRS Form 990 and IRS Tax Exemption Application (Form 1023) are available by request for visual inspection at the organization’s offices during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.  Contact: Rita Holahan, Finance & Operations Director, 401-919-5919 x 204