Staff & Volunteers

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 16-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.

She welcomes the opportunity to meet 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, or on social media.

Adrianna Clark, Administrative Assistant and Resource Junction Coordinator |

Adrianna Clark joined the Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative to provide the office with administrative support. She graduated with honors from St. John’s University, Staten Island, NY with a major in Psychology and came to us with experience serving children in need on the Red Cloud Reservation, South Dakota. Her first experience with AAIC was as a volunteer at the Food n’ Friends Daily Kitchen, First Baptist Church – North Attleboro.

Pamela Tarallo, Food n’ Friends Program Administrator |

“It’s so much more than a meal. It’s feeding the soul.” Pamela Tarallo has been with the Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative for over 17 years. She oversees 500+ volunteers and 13 meal sites. Tarallo ensures that vulnerable children, families, and older adults in our community have access to a nutritious meal. She was a panelist for this year’s Summer Eats Conference with Project Bread. She also serves as co-chair of the annual CROP Hunger Walk.

Bert Cote, Interfaith Chaplain |

Bert Cote completed his Master of Divinity at Andover Newton Theological School with a certificate in Interfaith Leadership. He is a member in discernment with the United Church of Christ. Cote also completed a unit of clinical pastoral education at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He is very active at his home church in Holliston. Cote has been a senior deacon, youth group director, and confirmand mentor. He has served on the music committee and at times provided meals for his congregation. Currently Cote serves as treasurer at First Congregational Church of Holliston.

Kitchen Site Coordinators

Centenary United Methodist Church, Attleboro: Jean Wright, Matt Haist, and Joanne DiCenzo.

First Baptist Church, North Attleboro: Veronica Clark

La Salette Shrine, Attleboro: Brother Roger Moreau

Memorial Baptist Church, Seekonk: Skip Faulkner

First Baptist Church, Mansfield: Dottie Fowler

First Baptist Church, Attleboro: Kathy Jaaskelainen

Food n’ Friends Nutritionist

Celeste Ethier is a nutritionist who has spent the past 15 years working in community nutrition. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelors degree in Dietetics. She has worked in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island as a nutritionist providing nutrition counseling to pregnant women, postpartum women and their families. She has worked on various nutrition based projects such as assisting with Farmers Market, conducting food demonstrations, and providing nutrition education to children. She has a passion for helping people and believes everyone should have access to nutritious food regardless of their social economic background.