January 29, 2023

East Bay Community Action Program Appoints New President & CEO

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(East Providence, RI, December 1, 2022) – East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rilwan K. Feyisitan, Jr, of Johnston, RI, as its new President and CEO. Feyisitan has begun working with EBCAP’s outgoing President and CEO, Dennis Roy, on transition plans and will officially join the agency on January 17, 2023.

Feyisitan has more than 20 years of experience in advancing the causes of community engagement, health equity, and socioeconomic enhancements both locally and regionally. He also has wide-ranging experience working with communities of color, low-income families, senior populations, individuals with disabilities, the refugee community, and the LGBTQI community. Over the past 9 years, Feyisitan worked in various leadership positions for Community Action Partnership of Providence County including Director of Operations, Deputy Director, and his most recent position as CAPP’s President and CEO. His vision and resolve were instrumental in enhancing the development of CAPP’s short- and long-term organizational objectives as well as cultivating partnerships with community-based and government leaders to affect change and opportunities for individuals and families in Providence and surrounding communities.

Prior to working for CAPP, Feyisitan was the Chief Administrator for the Rhode Island Department of Health’s Office of Minority Health. In this position, he provided guidance and support to RIDOH’s goal of eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities and advancing economic, education, social and political equity. Feyisitan also supervised and coordinated RIDOH’s Minority Health Promotion Programs, Refugee Health Program, Federal CLAS Mandate Coordination & Language Access, and Emergency Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations.

“Rilwan is no stranger to the mission and vision of community action and that’s why we are very excited to welcome him as our new President and CEO,” states Jim Vincent, Chair of EBCAP’s Board of Directors. “As a proven leader, Rilwan brings a wealth of knowledge and an undeniable commitment to improving the lives and livelihoods of underserved populations in communities throughout Rhode Island. We are all looking forward to his input and guidance as EBCAP moves towards future growth and development,” adds Vincent.

“I am very fortunate to now be associated with two dynamic organizations committed to empowering and strengthening communities,” explains Feyisitan. “As essential resources for individuals in need, both CAPP and EBCAP find their strength from those that serve and care for the most vulnerable in our communities. Committed employees are what make an organization exceptional and that’s what I’ll miss most about those I worked and served with at CAPP over the past 9 years. And, at the same time, it is what I look forward to in my new role at EBCAP. Collaborating, leading, and succeeding alongside a committed staff determined to make a difference in lives of those they serve,” concludes Feyisitan.

East Bay Community Action Program is a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation that provides a wide array of health and human services to the residents of Rhode Island’s East Bay, including the municipalities of East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Little Compton, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, and Jamestown. For more information about the agency or to learn how you can contribute please visit www.ebcap.org

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