Board Members

ENRICHri is an inclusive, non-religious community which provides support, friendship, and guidance for homeschooling families in Southern New England and promotes homeschooling within the greater community.

ENRICHri will achieve this purpose through:
Promoting the development of a supportive homeschooling community for parents and children,

Providing opportunities for relevant, affordable, real-world learning and group homeschooling opportunities, and
Advocating for our members in the community. We are a nonprofit 501(C) 3 tax exempt organization.
ENRICHri does not discriminate based on race, gender, age, sexual orientation, faith,
home education philosophy or methodology, physical or other challenges.


THE BOARD
The ENRICHri Board is comprised homeschooling parents within our membership volunteering their time. Each month our President, Vice President Secretary, Treasurer, Cooperative Directors, Special Events Coordinator, and Member at Large, gather to manage the organization.


Amanda Campbell,
President


Contact Amanda at president@enrichri.org

Amanda Campbell, current president has been a part of the behind the scenes magic of ENRICHri in a number of roles for the last few years. Her favorite is being a teacher at co-op. She is wife to Brent, Mama to Willow and Elowyn and their dog Gypsy. Fun fact, everyone in the Campbell household (even Gypsy) is a redhead! Amanda believes that instilling a lifelong love of learning in her girls is her main job. 

AMANDA BURDEN,
Treasurer

Contact Amanda at treasurer@enrichri.org

Amanda joined the board as treasurer in 2017 and is a passionate advocate for gifted education and autism awareness. She lives in Pawtucket, RI with her husband, 2 kids, 3 cats, and an assortment of other pets. Amanda is a published author and an award winning photographer. She attended URI and RISD, and is currently employed as a costume designer and freelance photographer. She enjoys volunteering with animal rescues and mental health charities.
When she finds a free minute, Amanda loves swimming, hiking, running, reading, exploring and traveling with her family!


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MARCIA SIROIS,
Secretary
secretary@enrichri.org
Marcia lives in Riverside, RI with her husband Bryan, her 3 boys, and 2 cats. Marcia works as a Registered Dietitian and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Education.  She grew up in Warren, RI, then after living in Maine for 9 years, moved back to RI to be closer to family. They decided to homeschool and joined ENRICHri in 2014.
One of her children has autism and Marcia is very active with autism awareness and fundraising with the RI Autism Project.
Her parents own Frerichs Farm in Warren, RI and while growing up on a farm,
she has learned the value of hard work and the importance of cooperation.
Marcia enjoys taking trips with her family and watching her boys experience life and new adventures.  She and Bryan have a strong sense of community and are excited to help further promote ENRICHri’s values and mission.

                                              


                                

 

STACEY GORBACHEV,

Cooperative Director: ENRICHri at the Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club

Stacey.Gorbachev@enrichri.org

Stacey Gorbachev is the Program Director at the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket.  Her position is to oversee and Director our programming at the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket. She has had past positions on the ENRICHri Board, plus always volunteers for special events and is a frequent teacher in our cooperative program. Stacey is a small business owner and is currently homeschooling her two children in Pawtucket with her husband, cat, and dog. Her small business knowledge and extensive experience will be an asset to the ENRICHri Board and in her position as the Program Director at the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club. 

 


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EMILY WEILAND,
Program Manager
programs@enrichri.org
Emily is new to the area and to homeschooling, but is excited to tackle these new adventures.  Emily is from Pittsburgh, but has lived in New England for the past 16 years. Her professional background is in training coordination and event planning. But her passion is volunteering, and she’s glad to find a role in ENRICHri that could use her behind-the-scenes application support experience.
She lives in Rehoboth with her husband and her two kids.


Julia Arnold,
Coventry Cooperative Director
coopdirector@enrichri.org

Julia lives in Warwick with her husband, son,  daughter, cats and dogs. She has been homeschooling her children for 4 years and is elated to be a part of the ENRICHri community. Before becoming a mom, Julia attended Marshall University in West Virginia where she studied elementary and special education. Julia has been home with her children for the last 8 years and in the past she co-ran a mom’s group. 
Before taking on her current roll Julia directed Special Events for a year and a half and joined the board in November of 2017.  She enjoys all aspects of homeschooling but has a passion for cooperative programs and is excited to be directing the Coventry Cooperative Program for ENRICHri.

 


 

 

Beth Daley,
Assistant Director of the Coventry Co-Op
bethdaley@enrichri.org

  Beth lives in Greene, Rhode Island with her husband, Mike, and three children.  She joined ENRICHri in June 2016.  Once she had her first son, Beth and Mike knew they would be taking the homeschool road.  ENRICHri has been a great resource for support for Beth and her family.

Beth is a music educator and taught in the public school system until her eldest turned one.  She continues to teach privately, perform with a local community concert band, and continues to maintain her K-12 Rhode Island Music Teacher Certification.  Beth enjoys reading, creating music, attending concerts, evenings at the beach, sampling and brewing craft beer, and making sweet memories with her family.

Honored to be working with the Coventry Co-op as Assistant Director, Beth is looking forward to working with members as the group continues to grow and encourage one another.


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LARA WATKINS,
Member-at-large
memberatlarge@enrichri.org
Lara is a strong advocate of lifelong learning.  She is excited to help to connect ENRICHri members from across the state in family learning opportunities.  In addition to homeschooling her two children, she is on the anthropology faculty at Bridgewater State University.  Lara grew up in RI, attended Providence College for a BA in biology, and then moved to Connecticut to complete her PhD in medical anthropology.  She has a varied work background from tutoring elementary students to surgical research to program evaluation for health and education initiatives.  She returned to RI to be closer to her family and shortly thereafter started a branch of her own!  Now many of her happiest days include learning next to her kids and oftentimes from them!