Officers & Directors

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Officers & Directors

Board of Directors

Mark E. Crevier

Mark E. Crevier is a Certified Public Accountant and has served as chairman of the board of directors of Coastway Community Bank since 1998. He also serves on the Executive Committee. Mr. Crevier served as an executive with a number of hospital and health care organizations beginning in 1985. From 2005 to 2008 he served as president and chief executive officer of Kent County Hospital in Warwick, Rhode Island, retiring in 2008. He currently serves as an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Rhode Island. Mr. Crevier’s executive service experience and accounting expertise bring valuable insight to the board of directors.

Francis X. Flaherty

Francis X. Flaherty is an Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and has served in that position since 2003. Prior to his tenure on the court, Justice Flaherty served on the city council of the City of Warwick from 1978 until 1985. He served as the Mayor of Warwick from 1984 until 1991. Prior to his service on the court, he was engaged in the private practice of law in Providence and Warwick, Rhode Island. Justice Flaherty’s broad community service provides the board with a wide range of skills and experience to address the many issues facing a financial institution in today’s complex regulatory and economic environment.

Debra M. Paul

Debra M. Paul is the chief executive officer of Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. in Lincoln, Rhode Island, which provides counseling and support services to people with emotional, mental and behavioral disorders. Prior to her appointment as chief executive officer in July 2013, she served as chief financial officer of the organization from January 2012 until June 2013. From 2006 until October 2011, she served as chief financial officer of Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island. Ms. Paul is also a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Paul’s accounting expertise and executive and financial management experience brings a valuable resource to the board.

William A. White

William A. White has served as president and chief executive officer of Coastway Community Bank and its predecessor Warwick Credit Union since 1994. Mr. White is a present and past board member of a number of community service organizations in Rhode Island, including the Providence Performing Arts Center and the Meeting Street School. Mr. White is a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. White’s service on the board of directors provides the board with first hand information on the bank’s operations and his leadership in the growth of the bank and its conversion to a mutual savings bank in 2009 evidence strong leadership qualities that are an asset to the board.

Dennis M. Murphy

Dennis M. Murphy is a former executive with Gateway Healthcare, Inc., Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where he was involved in sales and customer relations, from which he retired in 2012 after seven years of service. From 1997 to 2004 he served as the president and chief executive officer of the United Way of Rhode Island. He also served as an executive vice president with Fleet Bank from 1972 to 1996 where he managed the small business lending division among other duties. He has been a board member of the Gabelli School of Business at Roger Williams University since 2003. Mr. Murphy’s extensive experience in small business lending provides Coastway Community Bank with valuable expertise in an important business line for the bank.

James P. Fiore

James P. Fiore is the founder and president of Thames Records Management, Inc., a digital scanning and software company located in Stonington, Connecticut. Mr. Fiore founded the company in 2008 after selling AMS Imaging, a scanning and software company that he founded and operated for 40 years. Mr. Fiore has served as corporate secretary of Coastway Community Bank since 2000. Mr. Fiore’s extensive experience in records management and technology provide the board of directors with valuable expertise on similar issues concerning the bank.

Lynda Dickinson

Lynda Dickinson is the founder and chief executive officer of CHILD, Inc., a private non-profit comprehensive child development and family services agency serving children from low-income families from pre-birth to age five through four facilities located in Kent County, Rhode Island. She founded the organization in 1976. Ms. Dickinson is a present and past board member of a number of community service organizations in Rhode Island, including the New England Head Start Association. Ms. Dickinson’s financial and managerial skills bring valuable expertise to the board.

Phillip Kydd

Phillip Kydd serves as vice chairman of the board, a position he has held since 2010. Mr. Kydd has served as the Deputy Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation since 2010. He started his service with the Department of Transportation in 1986 and held the position of Assistant Director of Administration immediately before attaining his current position. Mr. Kydd has oversight of engineering, construction and professional service contracts in excess of $1 billion. Mr. Kydd is a present and past board member of a number of community service and educational organizations, including the Rhode Island Urban League and the New England Institute of Technology. Mr. Kydd’s executive service with the Department of Transportation provides the board with expertise in addressing budgetary planning, administration and contract negotiating.

David P. DiSanto

David P. DiSanto, a Certified Public Accountant, is a partner in the accounting firm of DiSanto, Priest & Co. and has over 30 years experience in public accounting. His accounting practice focuses on privately held businesses and high net worth individuals. Prior to establishing his firm in 2003, Mr. DiSanto was employed by KPMG Peat Marwick and served as a manager in the Private Business Group. Mr. DiSanto’s accounting expertise provides the board of directors with perspective on Coastway Community Bank’s financial and accounting practices as well as its relationship with internal and external auditors.

Malcolm G. Chace Jr.
Malcolm G. Chace Jr. has been an investment professional and portfolio manager for over 20 years. Since 2013, Mr. Chace has been a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at WhaleRock Point Partners. Prior to joining WhaleRock Point Partners, in 2008 Mr. Chace was a managing director and portfolio manager with Oppenheimer and Company and formed the Nulman/Chace Group. Mr. Chace has been responsible for investment policy, asset allocation by way of custom tailoring portfolios, investment process and relationship management during the course of his career. Mr. Chace is present board member of Meeting Street, including participating as chairman of the board from 2006-2010. He is a current member of the Sophia Academy Investment Committee and heads the Advisory Council for Gordon School. He previously served as a board member for Woman and Infants Hospital from 2005-2008 and the Providence Public Library from 2005-2008. He currently also serves as a Director of the Dromoland Castle County Clare Ireland. Mr. Chace brings financial expertise and board experience to our board.
Angelo P. Lopresti II
Angelo P. Lopresti has served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since 2001 for IPG Photonics Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed company in Oxford, Massachusetts, where he is the senior legal and business advisor to its senior management and board of directors. At IPG Photonics, a global manufacturing company with over 3,800 employees, he manages the legal operations and strategy, including compliance, governance, contracting, litigation and securities. Prior to joining IPG Photonics, Mr. Lopresti was a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP in New York, New York, where his legal practice focused on corporate, securities and mergers and acquisition matters. Mr. Lopresti will provide valuable legal, governance, compliance and public company experience to the board.

Senior Management

William A. White
President & Chief Executive Officer

William A. White has served as president and chief executive officer of Coastway Community Bank and its predecessor Warwick Credit Union since 1994. Mr. White is a present and past board member of a number of community service organizations in Rhode Island, including the Providence Performing Arts Center and the Meeting Street School. Mr. White is a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. White’s service on the board of directors provides the board with first hand information on the bank’s operations and his leadership in the growth of the bank and its conversion to a mutual savings bank in 2009 evidence strong leadership qualities that are an asset to the board.

Richard H. Petrarca
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Richard H. Petrarca is executive vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to his appointment in May 2013 he served as the chief financial officer, a position he held since 1993.

Jeanette Fritz
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Jeanette Fritz has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer since May 2013. Prior to joining the bank, she was an audit partner at KPMG LLP where she was employed from 1987 until 2012. Ms. Fritz primarily performed audits of community banks as well as other financial services organizations during her tenure at KPMG. Ms. Fritz is a certified public accountant.

Stephen J. Gibbons
Executive Vice President, Business Lending

Stephen J. Gibbons is executive vice president in charge of business lending, a position he has held since 2008. Prior to joining the bank, he served in various senior lending positions with Bank Rhode Island from 1996 to 2008. Mr. Gibbons has served with a number of community service organizations in the Cranston metropolitan area.

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