Executive Team:


Patricia LaSalle, President

"Patricia E. LaSalle is a Cum Laude graduate from the University of RI with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. Ms. LaSalle is pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration. She also holds a Family Financial Planning and Counseling Certificate (URI) and a Collaborative Leadership Certificate from Rhode Island for Community & Justice. She is currently employed as a Confidential Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of the Providence Public School Department. A driven professional with a passion for community engagement, Ms. LaSalle serves as a commissioner for the Providence City Council Juvenile Hearing Board. In addition, Ms. LaSalle serves as the Mayor’s appointee for the Providence Human Relations Commission as Vice Chair. In October 2018, Patricia LaSalle stepped into her newest role as President for the Community Action Partnership of Providence.

An active mother of three, Ms. LaSalle has a passion for physical fitness – particularly weight lifting. She also appreciates arts, culture, and performance; favoring dance."


Karley Carto, Vice President

Originally from Liberia, Karley has been a Rhode Island resident since migrating to the U.S. at the age of 3. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Marketing from the University of Rhode Island. He is a real estate developer, and also an Insurance and Financial consultant with Bearingstar Insurance Group. His current professional licenses include Investment series 6, 63, 65, Life Insurance and Health Insurance. He currently serves on the board for Hope High Dollars for Scholars, is a former treasurer for the Rhode Island Black Business Association, is also a co-founder of BOND (Brothers On a New Direction). In his spare time, Karley enjoys movies, playing sports, volunteering and spending quality time with his family.



Keith Oliveira, Treasurer

Keith is a well-respected public education official, recognized advocate of urban public education and community servant.

Keith is currently the Executive Director of the Rhode Island League of Charter Schools, a statewide network of 19 independent, community-based charter schools across Rhode Island. From 2011 to 2016, Keith served as President of the Providence School Board, overseeing the largest school district in Rhode Island. Prior to serving on the Providence School Board, Keith served 11 years as a public official within the R.I. Department of Education (RIDE) where he served as a policy advisor to former Education Commissioner Peter McWalters. He also served as the RIDE’s Charter Public Schools program administrator; RIDE’s state-appointed monitor of Hope High School after the state’s intervention in 2003; and RIDE’s legislative liaison to the R.I. General Assembly. In 2011, Keith helped found the R.I. Nurses Institute Middle College Charter School and served as its Chief Operating Officer from 2011 to 2017. Keith was also instrumental in the founding of the Metropolitan Regional Career & Technical Center (The Met School) and has served on its Board of Trustees since 1995. From 20012 to 2016, Keith also served on the Executive Committee of the Council for the Great City Schools, an urban public education policy and advocacy group based in Washington, DC.


Phareth Theul, Treasurer


CAPP Board of Directors:


Adena Marcelino               Ana Maria, JD           

Jackie Jackson, MSW         Jenny Garcia            

Matthew Shumate            Paul MacDonald          

Thomas Dedah, BSW       LeAnn Raposo, MPH