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
An experienced educator, leader, and a founding member of RINI who is passionate about improving educational experiences for all students. She holds a BS in Microbiology and had a previous career as a medical microbiologist and laboratory technologist. Recognizing her passion for holistic health, education, and improving opportunities for children, families, and community, she earned an MEd and was a science educator for 15 years. She earned school leadership certification and continues to lead and develop the unique and innovative academic program at RINI.
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.
Elizabeth Dwyer
Director of Teaching and Learning
Mimi Tsiane
Director of School Culture and Community