Fellowship Personnel

Social Media Fellows

Many individuals make this program possible, from advisors to mentors to guest speakers. The following individuals are all faculty, staff, and alumni involved since the beginning of the Fellowship Program.

The Benjamin Family Social Media Fellowship 2018-19

Manager’s Mentor: Patty Hubbard ’93, Managing Director & Co-Founder at BFWD

Editor’s Mentor: Mary Sadlier ’99G, EVP/Chief Strategy Officer at (add)ventures

Community Manager’s Mentor: Shane Dwyer ’02, Brand Partnerships at Snapchat, Inc.

Analyst’s Mentor: Jane Benson ’92, Vice President, Direct Marketing at The College Board

Brand Journalist’s Mentor: Gina DiSpirito ’96, Owner & Creative Director at GLAD WORKS

Fellowship Mentor: Adam Benjamin ’91

Fellowship Advisor: Leah Koch ’18G

Program Guest Speakers: Adam Benjamin ’91, Dan Demmons, Liz Kay, Brian Lamoureux ’94


The Benjamin Family Social Media Fellowship 2017-18

Chief Content Officer’s Mentor: Leah Koch ’18G, Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications at the Providence College School of Business

Chief Content Officer’s Mentor: Adam Benjamin ’91, Former Facebook Executive

Editor’s Mentor: Vicki-Ann Downing, Assistant Director of Editorial Services at Providence College

Editor’s Mentor: Liz Kay, Associate Director of Editorial Services at Providence College

Editor’s Mentor: Kristen Lainsbury, Senior Director of Marketing and Creative Services at Providence College

Community Manager’s Mentor: Brian Catinella ’13 ’15G, Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing & Promotions at Providence College

Community Manager’s Mentor: Nick Rojas ’16G, Athletic Video Coordinator at Providence College

Community Manager’s Mentor: Jen Rynearson, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations at Providence College

Analyst’s Mentor: Dan Demmons, Director of Web Design, Architecture, and Services at Providence College

Analyst’s Mentor: Carolyn Duane ’14G, Assistant Director for Budget, Operations, and Data Management at the Providence College School of Business

Analyst’s Mentor: Sylvia Maxfield, Dean at the Providence College School of Business

Brand Journalist’s Mentor: Michael Hagan ’15, Communications Specialist at Providence College

Brand Journalist’s Mentor: Dean Welshman, Lead Designer at Providence College

Fellowship Mentor: Adam Benjamin ’91

Fellowship Advisor: Leah Koch ’18G

NYC Company Visit Spring 2018 Presenters: Ryan Olohan ’96 (Google), Chris Riccobono ’01 (UnTuckIT), Katie Stratton (Facebook)

Training Week Guest Speakers: Adam Benjamin ’91, Dan Demmons, Michael Hagan ’15, Chris Judge ’05, Liz Kay, Kristen Lainsbury, Brian Lamoureux ’94, Tess Povar


The Benjamin Family Social Media Fellowship 2016-17

Fellowship Mentor: Adam Benjamin ’91

Fellowship Advisor: Sarah Alhouti, Ph.D.

Fellowship Administrative Advisor: Leah Koch ’18G

NYC Company Visit Spring 2017 Presenters: Adam Benjamin ’91 (Facebook), Bill Masterson ’97 (Twitter), Ryan Olohan ’96 (Google)

Training Week Guest Speakers: Adam Benjamin ’91, Dan Demmons, Cemal Eken, Ph.D., Michael Hagan ’15, Liz Kay, Kristen Lainsbury, Brian Lamoureux ’94