About Us

Providence, RI

Mission Statement

The mission of the Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation (“RIHEBC”) is to assist eligible borrowers to secure funding for capital projects, especially tax-exempt debt financing.  Eligible borrowers include municipalities, public school districts, and public and private nonprofit educational and healthcare organizations.  RIHEBC endeavors proactively to develop cost-effective, efficient, and user-friendly financing programs.  RIHEBC provides borrowers access to high quality professional and technical resources, including staff expertise and assistance.

Board of Directors

Joseph R. Dewhirst- Chairman
Mr. Dewhirst previously served as Treasurer of Citizens Bank in Providence, RI.
Term Expires: June 30, 2021

Scott A. Davis – Vice Chairman
Mr. Davis is President of Fuller Mill Realty LLC.
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Ralph A. Palumbo – Treasurer
Mr. Palumbo is a Managing Member of DiGennaro & Palumbo, LLP-CPAs.
Term Expires: June 30, 2018

Merrill W. Sherman- Boardmember
Ms. Sherman is chair of the RI Infrastructure Bank and a co-founder of Bank Rhode Island.
Term Expires: June 30, 2021

Judith Bentkover, Ph.D. – Boardmember
Dr. Bentkover is the developer of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program at Brown University and Professor of the Practice in Brown’s School of Public Health and Tufts University’s Department of Economics.
Term Expires: June 30, 2022

Corporation Staff

Robert Donovan – Executive Director

Scott O’Malley – Chief Financial Officer

Amy Zarek – Administrative Assistant

Emily Farren – Compliance & Reporting Analyst

Jennifer Almeida – School Building Aid/Funds Manager