Trustees and Officers of the Corporation

Board of Trustees

  • James H. Hance Jr., chair of the board of trustees, Johnson & Wales University; operating executive and director, The Carlyle Group, Washington, D.C.
  • Mim L. Runey, LP.D., chancellor, Johnson & Wales University
  • Maribeth N. Bisienere, senior vice president of resorts, transportation and premium services operations; The Walt Disney Company, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 
  • Maria Ducharme, D.N.P., RN, NEA-BC, president, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Lorena M. Garcia '00, president and chief executive officer, Lorena Garcia Group, Miami, Florida 
  • Lionel E. LaRochelle II, principal, Spring Valley Hospitality Advisors LLC, Washington, D.C. 
  • M. Teresa Paiva Weed, J.D., president, Hospital Association of Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Robert J. Palleschi '86, chief executive officer, G6 Hospitality LLC, Carrollton, Texas
  • Philip S. Renaud II ’73, managing director, Risk International, Columbus, Ohio 
  • Merrill W. Sherman, J.D., principal, Sherman Consulting LLC, Jamestown, Rhode Island
  • Clay A. Snyder '93, vice chair of the board of trustees, Johnson & Wales University; senior director of business development, Hilton Supply Management (HSM), McLean, Virginia
  • Shivan S. Subramaniam, retired chairman and chief executive officer, FM Global, Providence, Rhode Island
  • John E. Taylor Jr., managing director, Faulkner & Howe LLC, Vero Beach, Florida
  • D. Chip Wade ’83, chief executive officer, Union Square Hospitality Group, New York, New York 
  • John Hazen White Jr., executive chairman, Taco Group Holdings Inc., Cranston, Rhode Island
  • David A. Wilson, Ph.D., P’98, Naples, Florida

Officers of the Corporation

  • Mim L. Runey, LP.D., chancellor
  • Joseph J. Greene Jr. ’89, ’98 M.S., CPA, vice chancellor of finance & administration
  • Emily A. Gilcreast ’19 MBA, university secretary
  • Danielle Santamaria ’13 MBA, CPA, vice president of finance

As of June 2022