Our Executive Board

Jeanette H. Wiggins, PRESIDENT

Jeanette H. Wiggins

PRESIDENT

SISP Design Integration (SDI) Engineer for the Wintel Server Utility group (WSU) within Bank of America's Network Computing Group (NCG). In this position I engineer system designs for bank applications for projects that deploy Application and File & Print servers to data centers all over the Country. Prior to the Fleet/Bank of America merger, I was the lead Infrastructure Engineer for Fleet, supporting the Desktop and Server Technology in 4 data centers in RI. I have worked for the "Bank" for over 21 years. I have a BS in Computer Systems Management and a Masters degree in the art of Teaching, both from Johnson & Wales University. I have been a member of BDPA-RI since it was chartered in 2002. I have held several Board of Director positions including President-Elect and Director of the High School Computer Training Program. I am currently serving my second year as President of the Organization. I am also the Youth Director for NLCBC, serve as a Sunday School Teacher for the Juniors’class and serve as a Big Sister in the girls Mentorship Program.
Email: pres@bdpari.org

Jeanette H. Wiggins

PRESIDENT-ELECT

SISP Design Integration (SDI) Engineer for the Wintel Server Utility group (WSU) within Bank of America's Network Computing Group (NCG). In this position I engineer system designs for bank applications for projects that deploy Application and File & Print servers to data centers all over the Country. Prior to the Fleet/Bank of America merger, I was the lead Infrastructure Engineer for Fleet, supporting the Desktop and Server Technology in 4 data centers in RI. I have worked for the "Bank" for over 21 years. I have a BS in Computer Systems Management and a Masters degree in the art of Teaching, both from Johnson & Wales University. I have been a member of BDPA-RI since it was chartered in 2002. I have held several Board of Director positions including President-Elect and Director of the High School Computer Training Program. I am currently serving my second year as President of the Organization. I am also the Youth Director for NLCBC, serve as a Sunday School Teacher for the Juniors’class and serve as a Big Sister in the girls Mentorship Program.
Email: vpres@bdpari.org
Paul Jean-Laurent, VP FINANCE

Paul Jean-Laurent

VP FINANCE

Paul Jean-Laurent is an Application Developer at Bank Of America. I have over 15 years of Information Technology experience from working for 4 different companies. I graduated from Rhode Island College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Science. I enjoy discussing IT with other IT professionals. I am a co-founder of BDPA Rhode Island and also director of HSCC (high school computer competition). I enjoy helping people and I dedicated a good portion of my time to do volunteer work in the community.
Email: treasurer@bdpari.org

VP MEMBER SERVICES


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Brenda Wilder

VP MEMBER MANAGEMENT


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Monah Rhodes

SECRETARY


Email: secretary@bdpari.org

Cynthia Phillips-Kaipu

VP OF STRATEGY AND PLANNING


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Judy Venter-Gaines, High School Computer Coordinator

Judy Venter-Gaines

High School Computer Coordinator

Judy M. Venter-Gaines is a recent member of the RI Black Data Processors Association. Judy has accepted the position as the High School Computer Coordinator and has a genuine interest recruiting students who may be interested in exploring Information Technology and hopes to encourage them to seek higher education by sharing her knowledge and experience. She obtained a M. S. in Human Nutrition from the University of New Haven, A.S. degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University and a B.A. in History from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Prior to joining BDPA she worked for the Providence School Lunch program, was a contractor for USDA as a Nutritionist and Research Chief for the US Army. As a volunteer at McCauley Village she developed and implemented a Nutritional/Cooking curriculum for residents. Her mission is to assist students achieve their goals.
Email: jmvg1@aol.com