RIAHPERD Executive Board -- 2015
Pam Storme -- President
Pam teaches Elementary Physical Education at Melville Elementary School in Portsmouth, RI. She is a Jump Rope for Heart Coordinator and last year Pam received the 3rd place RI Award for fundraising, as well as 1st place online fundraising for the state!
Kerri Tunnicliffe, D.P.E -- Past President
Dr. Kerri Tunnicliffe is an Associate Professor at Rhode Island College. She specializes in pedagogy, Adapted Physical Education, and adventure education.
Kristen Coutoulakis -- Past president
Kristen Coutoulakis is a Health & Physical Education teacher at East Providence High School. She started working as a Health and PE teacher in Ohio back in the early 1990’s. While working in education, Kristen (affectionately known to many as “Coutie”) has coached high school field hockey and basketball, college basketball and college volleyball. She also can be seen on the softball field umpiring.
During her free time, Kristen enjoys traveling and can never be found at home during the summer. Outdoor activities are also something Kristen enjoys and some of her favorites include tennis, kayaking, volleyball, and biking, and sometimes softball. When the weather is not good for outside activities, she likes spending time with her family, reading, watching movies, and teaching fitness classes.
Kristen loves to engage with fellow professionals in RIAHPERD; offices held include two terms as President and 3 years on the council for conventions.
Karie Orendorff -- VP of Physical Education
Professor Orendorff has taught Physical Education in California, Arizona and Australia at all levels. At URI, her focus is on preparing students to become effective teaching professionals.
In her spare time, Karie coaches the URI women's Rugby Team.
This is Karie's first year on the RIAHPERD executive board.
Risha Pellegrino -- VP of Health
Risha Pellegrino is a Physical Education and Health Teacher at Portsmouth High School. Before PHS, she taught Adapted Physical Education and Health at a school for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or related disorders. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island where she played rugby for three years. While at URI, she was an Eastern District Outstanding Future Professional and also had the opportunity to present at the 2013 National Convention with her professor and peers.
Outside of school, she is the Assistant Varsity and Junior Varsity Coach for the Portsmouth Patriot girl's basketball team. In her free time, Risha also enjoys hiking, cycling, camping, boating, snowboarding, and fitness activities.
This is Risha's first year serving on the RIAHPERD executive board.
Chris Conway -VP of Adapted Physical Education
Christine Conway has over 20 years of experience teaching Adapted Physical Education. She currently teaches Physical Education, Health, and Adapted Physical Education at Central Falls High School. She graduated from Rhode Island College with a B.S in PE/APE/Health and a B.A in Psychology.
When she is not teaching, Christine enjoys reading and hiking.
This is Christine's first year on the RIAHPERD Executive Board.
Kelly Gordon -- Secretary
Kelly has been teaching for 34 years and is currently employed as a health and physical educator at Chariho Middle School. She received her B.S from the University of Rhode Island in 1980 and received her M.S in 1996 from the same institution.
In her spare time she serves on the sports management team and is an alpine skiing coach for Special Olympics RI and enjoys participating in yoga.
RIAHPERD board Secretary since 2013.
N. Gabriella Dadamio-Harrington -- Council for Services EDA
Gabriella is a Physical education and health teacher in Chariho High School and Chariho Middle School. She has been teaching at Chariho since 1996. Gabriella received her BS for PE, Health, and Adapted PE from the University of Rhode Island in 1993, and she received her MS from the same institution in 2003.
In addition to the RIAHPERD board, Gabriella is retired military officer and is on the executive board for a local library. She is also the Unified Volleyball Coach for CHS.
Jenna Paré -- Student Representative
Jenna is Senior at Rhode Island College studying health, physical education with a minor in coaching and a certification in adapted physical education. She has been on the board as a student representative for two years and has helped out with numerous conferences as well as advocating through other events. Her goal is to get a job in Rhode Island where she can make a difference in the health of her students and promote physically active lifestyles!