WILDLIFE CLINIC STAFF
William Morrissette, Ph.D.
Dr. Morrissette has been the Executive Director since October, 2023. He has 25 years - experience in non-profit management and higher education. His extensive expertise in environmental philosophy has driven his commitment to advancing sustainable and ethical practices.
Former Executive Director /
Kristin was Executive Director from 1999 to 2023 and her leadership and commitment greatly contributed to what the organization is today. She holds a level 2-X license and is the lead rehabilitation trainer for the organization.
Dr. Mariah Rayfield Beck, DVM
Dr. Beck graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed two internships at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists. They joined our team in 2021.
Director of Operations
Arianna joined the WRARI team as a technician in 2008. She is a former board member and the current Director of Operations. She holds a Level 2-X license.
After Hours Coordinator
Elisha volunteered at the Wildlife Clinic for two years before accepting the position of After Hours Coordinator. She holds a Level 2-X license.
Olivia joined the team part-time in 2018. She holds a Level 2 license and loves working with all of our wildlife patients.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sandy currently serves as Board Chair and has been a board member since 2017. A retired healthcare executive, she also serves on the boards of the Roger Williams Zoological Society and South County Health.
Kimberly Bernard joined the board in Fall of 2020. She holds a Ph.D. from the Heller School of Social Policy & Management at Brandeis University. Kim has over 20 years of experience working with non-profits to help implement new programs, use data to measure performance, and facilitate organizational planning.
Elaine has been the Board Secretary since 2020. She has a background in IT project management. Volunteer activities include Soup for the Docks for the Galilee fishing community, team leader for the GFWC WCSC, and member of the Matunuck Community Association.
Randelle joined the board after volunteering with one of our home rehabbers – Sheida Soleimani’s “Congress of the Birds.” Randelle is an attorney in the Environmental and Energy Unit at the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General.
Judy is a retired landscape architect living in North Kingstown. She has always loved native animals, plants and has been associated with WRARI for over 10 years. Judy helps with fundraisers and brings the experience and wisdom of an octogenarian to our board! And, she recently became a wildlife rehabilitator!
Cody joined the board in the fall of 2018 and currently serves as Treasurer. He is a Vice President of Wealth Management at UBS and an avid hiker and nature photographer.
Dr. Lucy Spelman, DVM
Chris is Vice President/Partner at RDW Group, Inc. a full service marketing communications agency. From November-March, he moonlights as radio color analyst for the Rhode Island Rams men’s basketball team. Chris joined the board in fall of 2022.