School Leadership

Pamela L. McCue
PhD RN, Chief Executive Officer
An experienced leader whose vision is driving a re-invention of nursing education. A Registered Nurse who began her nursing career in RI, she holds a BSN in Nursing, an MS in Nursing Administration, and a a PhD in Nursing, with a research focus on nursing workforce diversity. Prior to her career at RINI-MC, Dr McCue was Director of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education for the State of RI and Executive Director of the RI State Nurses Association.
Colleen Hitchings
BS, M.Ed., Chief Academic Officer
An experienced educator and a founding member of RINI. She has had a previous career in healthcare, and a continual passion for holistic health, education, and improving opportunities for children. Her experience as medical microbiologist and laboratory technologist broadens the knowledge base and perspective of the school leadership team and contributes positively to the mission of and vision for the school. Her passion for working with children led to continued studies, and an advanced degree in education. As a science teacher at Ocean Tides School, she honed her skills working with a diverse and very challenging population of at-risk students. Currently, she is continuing her work in leadership and educational equity with the Principal Residency Network.
Michael J. Abney
CPA, Chief Financial and Human Resource Officer
An experienced financial manager who has worked with charter schools. He obtained his Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration, and a Masters’ of Science degree in Accounting both at the University of Rhode Island. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Rhode Island. Prior to working at the RINI- MC, Mr. Abney was a Staff Accountant at Dittmar, McNeil & Ferolito, CPAs, where he worked with other not-for-profit Charter Schools performing financial management support services and annual audits.