Our Board of Directors
Sara Stevens Nerone
Founder and President
Sara is the mother of 2 daughters adopted from Vietnam. She has traveled, lived, and volunteered in Vietnam since 1999, and is the founder of Rock-Paper-Scissors CF. Sara's main professions is working for the U.S. National Park Service as the Program Manager for the Northeast Coastal and Barrier Inventory and Monitoring Network, a large ecological monitoring program for National Parks along the North Atlantic Coast. Sara has an MS from the University of Rhode Island in Wildlife Ecology, and six year of training in non-profit management.
Laurette is currently the orchestra and chorus director at Curtis Corner Middle School in South Kingstown, RI, as well as a visiting professor at Providence College. She is a certified Suzuki Violin Instructor and a professional violinist having played with Musica Dolce, Rhode Island Philharmonic Community Orchestra and Quattro Amici. During the summers of 2015 and 2016, Laurette traveled to Vietnam with Rock-Paper-Scissors to volunteer. She is now one of our music program advisors.
For many years Rozanne worked in RI public schools as a music teacher, she retired in 2011. Currently she teaches
cello privately, has been the conductor and director of the South Kingstown Chamber Orchestra for 10 years, is a member of the Westerly Chorus, is a weekly volunteer at Music Works in Providence, RI and now is a music advisor and volunteer for Rock-Paper-Scissors. During the summers, Rozanne travels to Vietnam with Rock-Paper-Scissors to teach music and conduct the summer orchestra.
Patrick has lived and volunteered in Vietnam for the past seven years. He's been an integral part in the development of Rock-Paper-Scissors's Programs. In the U.S. Patrick works as an organic farmer, photographer and writer/journalist. He has a double degree in English and Journalism from the University of Rhode Island. Patrick assists with grant writing for Rock-Paper-Scissors and supporting volunteers.
Cathy is the Director of the Food Bussiness School of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). The CIA is the world’s premier culinary college. The Food Business School is the CIA’s new center for executive and graduate education. Cathy leads administration and operations for FBS, including finance, human resources, marketing, sales, student services, and custom corporate program development. Cathy first became involved with Rock-Paper-Scissors on a volunteer trip to Vietnam with her son Zachary, who is an avid violinists. The two have volunteered for RPS in Vietnam over two summers.
Hannah is the co-owner of Beekman Violins with her family in Wakefield, RI. She also teaches private lessons in violin, and is active in a variety of Rhode Island music initiatives. She has a BA in Music from Rhode Island College (2018) and a BA in English from Boston University (2012). Hannah has traveled and volunteered as a music teacher in Vietnam for Rock-Paper-Scissors, and continues to be involved not only as a music consultant, but an active Board Member.