Heather Hole Strout

Executive Director

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Alyson Novick

Director of Development

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Sally Swistak

Director of Education

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Heather Lynch

Development Associate

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Gianna Sollitto

Marketing & Events Coordinator

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Jane McPherson

Office Manager

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Dezarae McMillan

Front Desk Administrator

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Nancy Harten

Director of Hunger Services and Volunteers

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Ed Crowley

Food Pantry Coordinator

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Melanie Saunders

Hunger Services Program Coordinator

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Susan Sikes


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Preschool Staff

Preschool Staff


After School Staff

After School Staff


Jeanine Richardson

Afterschool & Summer Camp Coordinator

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Sydney Harris

Mobile Food Pantry Coordinator/Community Health Worker

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Client testimonial

"There is so much available at the MLK. It's a real asset to have access to all the programs and resources.  People might not know about all the classes, the tax help, the dietitian. I know I didn't before I came here.  I'm so much happier now. I'm losing weight. I'm changing the way I eat." 

If the MLK wasn't here, it would take a big chunk out of my life."

"Walking into the Martin Luther King Center, I feel respected...I feel that we are all respected equally...whoever walks in here, no matter what our color, no matter how we are dressed. The staff are professional and supportive."

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd.

Newport, RI 02840

Phone: 401-846-4828

Fax: 401-848-7360

EIN: 05-0271882


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Recipient of the Bank of America

2017 Neighborhood Builder award