Lisa Piscatelli, Executive Director
Lisa Piscatelli joined the Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative as executive director on March 26, 2018. She is focused on fostering teamwork in the organization’s ongoing efforts to alleviate hunger and inspire interfaith activities. A 14-year nonprofit professional, Piscatelli supports the mission of advancing a healthy, secure and meaningful life for all. She will work together with the board of directors, staff, partners and a core of volunteers in the joint vision of helping others.
Trust, respect and integrity are the noted influences from Piscatelli’s early days at Bishop Feehan High School. In 1991, she received a BS in Marketing from Bentley University. This business perspective meshed with ethical standards became a solid foundation for championing projects relating to gender equality, health and wellness, housing, social justice and youth enrichment.
Piscatelli is an effective communicator. At YWCA Rhode Island, she built greater public awareness of issues affecting minority groups and women. She is especially proud of co-creating She Shines™ Magazine, a YWCA publication celebrating the aspirations and accomplishments of women. It is a 2009 Metcalf Media Award winner, recognizing professional journalists and media that do an exemplary job of showcasing diversity through stories that engage.
On a local level, Piscatelli assists with initiatives in the arts and culture. She is an advocate – recognizing that a rich cultural life plays an essential role in healthy communities, good schools and a strong economy. She is chairperson of the Mansfield Local Cultural Council, in her second term. With active support from its members and positive survey feedback, the council is identifying assets as they explore the concept of a cultural district for the downtown.
A marketing consultant, she has several clients in the arts sector. As a parent of a flutist, she supports opportunities at The Claflin Hill Youth Symphony Orchestra and South Shore Conservatory.
Her roots sprang from Mansfield, Massachusetts – later living, working, volunteering and continuing her faith journey in the Midwest then back to New England – experiencing rural, suburban and urban settings along the way. Piscatelli ultimately returned with her family to, as luck would have it, purchase the home of her childhood.
She is looking forward to meeting with faith-based and human service organizations that serve the Attleboro area – nourishing existing relationships and developing new partnerships. Reach out to her at 508-222-2933, firstname.lastname@example.org or on social media.
Adrianna Clark, Administrative Assistant
Adrianna has joined The Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative to provide the office with administrative support. Adrianna brings her experience volunteering in our North Attleboro Food n’ Friends Kitchen at First Baptist Church and lots of computer and website savvy to help get us up to date! She graduated with honors from St. John’s University, Staten Island, NY with a major in Psychology and comes to us with experience serving children in need on the Red Cloud Reservation, South Dakota.
Pamela Tarallo, Food n’ Friends Program Coordinator
Pamela has been with The Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative for 11 years as the Food ‘n Friends Program Coordinator. She oversees the six free daily kitchens, three Family Cafe’s and the Kids Summer Cafe. Pam is the quiet miracle worker, the behind the scenes gal. But don’t let that quiet exterior fool you – this is the woman who can handle 27 spinning plates in the air at once!! She oversees most of our 500+ volunteers, 12 complete kitchen teams, ordering, special events, distribution, storage, and is currently working closely with Kat to develop a Hunger Education Curriculum for Grades 1 – 5. Her favorite thing to say is, “I spend the money, not make it!” (Thank goodness she is Bargain Shopper Extraordinaire!)
Amie K. McCarthy, Interfaith Chaplain Sturdy Memorial Hospital