4 elected to RI Community Food Bank board


The Rhode Island Community Food Bank has added four new members to its Board of Directors: Maureen Barishian of Bryant University, Mary Eastman of Fidelity Investments, Kim Keck of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and Peter Marino of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island.

All four officially joined the Board on October 24, at the Food Bank’s Annual Meeting.

“We’re pleased that Maureen, Mary, Kim and Peter have agreed to join us,” said RI Community Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff, “we’re very glad they decided to offer us their time and expertise to help in our work to end hunger in Rhode Island.”

Maureen Barishian is a Senior Accountant/Investment Analyst at Bryant University and has been with the University for more than eight years. She oversees the University’s $185 million Endowment portfolio and their long and short-term investments. Barishian has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Providence College.

Mary Eastman is head of Personal Investing Acceleration for Fidelity Investments. Eastman first joined Fidelity in 2006. Eastman received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a minor in business administration, and her Master of Arts degree in psychology, both from the University of Hartford.

Kim Keck is president and CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, the state’s largest health insurer. Prior to joining BCBSRI in 2016, Ms. Keck enjoyed a 28-year career at Aetna, where she built a reputation as an engaged, incisive leader, unafraid to challenge assumptions and laser-focused on results. She graduated with honors from Boston College with a degree in mathematics and earned a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Connecticut and is a CFA charter holder. 

Peter Marino started his tenure as president and CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island in September 2014. Before joining Neighborhood, he was Director of the Rhode Island Office of Management and Budget. He holds a Bachelor’s in Science degree from James Madison University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.


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