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 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.
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.
Tammy L. Ferland
M.Ed, MSA, Principal
An experienced veteran educator, whose career has been dedicated to educating young minds and ensuring that all high school students reach their fullest potential. Ms. Ferland was a social studies teacher at Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket for over 10 years. In 2010, she became a Master teacher when she graduated from Johnson & Wales University with her Masters Degree in Education. In 2017, she completed her Master of Science in Administration from the University of Scranton. She served as an Assistant Principal at Smithfield High School and then transitioned to Assistant Principal of one of the largest high schools in the state; Cranston High School West in 2020. She is a member of the Rhode Island Association of School Principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and currently serves as a Board Member for the Rhode Island Regional Adult Learning Center.
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Elizabeth Dwyer
Director of Teaching and Learning
An experienced educator and independent contractor committed to excellence in mission-driven curriculum and instruction. Mrs. Dwyer was a Teach for America Amgen Fellow in 2012. She won District Teacher of the Year as a high school math teacher before transitioning to administration. For the past four years, Mrs. Dwyer has worked as an independent contractor with the Rhode Island Department of Education as a PrepareRI Ambassador. Mrs. Dwyer attended Boston College where she earned a Bachelor of Art in Theology and a Bachelor of Science in Management, with a concentration in finance. Mrs. Dwyer earned her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. In addition, Mrs. Dwyer is part of the 2021-2022 cohort in the Principal Residency Network (PRN) program.
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Mimi Tsiane
MA, M.Ed, Director of School Culture and Community
An experienced educator, youth advocate, and diversity consultant; who centers student learning in all her practices. With over 10 years in youth development and community engagement, Ms. Tsiane has dual degrees; a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication and a Master of Education in Urban Teaching from Providence College. She has worked in youth programming with The College Crusade for over 5 years. Ms. Tsiane has also partnered with local schools and agencies in RI in leading communication efforts to build cultural competency, support school systems founded in equitable, inclusive practices that honor and celebrate learning.
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