Project Team

Our project development team includes a roster of highly skilled and experienced professionals in the areas of long-term care, real estate development, healthcare facilities, construction management, civil engineering, surveying, architecture, environmental science, land planning, wetlands, traffic and land-use law.

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St. Clare-Newport
Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence
Christopher Boyle
FJS Associates, Ltd.
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Durkee Brown Viveiros Werenfels Architects
Behan Bros.
Silva, Thomas, Martland, & Offenberg.Ltd.

St. Clare-Newport
Mary Beth Daigneault, Administrator
Linda Peckham, Director of Nursing Services
St. Clare-Newport looks after the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of the elders of our community as a health care agency of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence. Established in 1927, St. Clare Home is a 47-bed skilled nursing home located in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island, offering the highest quality care to our residents.

In addition to 24-hour nursing care, St Clare-Newport provides a variety of recreational activities to suit the physical, social, and emotional needs of our residents, delicious meals prepared by our own chefs, housekeeping and laundry services, medical social services, and dietary and rehabilitative consultations and treatments. St Clare-Newport is a member of CareLink and a not-for-profit, non-sectarian community.

Our mission is rooted in the work of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit and that of St. Clare herself – to improve the quality of life for our family and community through care and service. We are proud of our past and present, and we are committed to being an integral part of the senior care continuum in Newport long into the future

Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence
Very Rev. Msgr. Paul D. Theroux, S.T.B, J.C.L.
Pastor, St. Francis Church; Vicar Forane, Deanery 7, South County
John J. Barry III
Secretary for Catholic Charities & Social Ministry
St. Clare Home is a health care agency of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence. In 2012-13, Diocesan outreach programs served more than 352,297 individuals in Rhode Island in its various hospitals and ministries, providing services, assistance and advocacy to those who need it most.

The Diocese of Providence is a geographic delineation for a community of hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholics who worship in the 143 parishes and shrines. There are 379 priests (271 diocesan priests and 108 religious priests), 90 deacons, 458 religious sisters and 71 brothers serving in the Diocese. More than 14,755 children attend the Diocese’s 44 elementary and high schools. The Diocese itself is comprised of more than 221 individual corporations representing our parishes, offices and agencies.  More.

Christopher Boyle
Chair, St. Clare-Newport Advisory Board
Chris is a lifelong Newport resident and an active and devoted member of the St Clare family. He is a practicing attorney and government relations consultant who received his bachelor’s degree from Providence College and his juris doctor from Suffolk University. Mr. Boyle represented the City of Newport in the Rhode Island General Assembly from 1981 to 1993 and was a member of the House leadership team serving as Majority Whip from 1988 to 1993. He has served on the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education, the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency, the Board of Directors for Rhode Island Labor Studies and Research, the Edward King Senior Center, and People’s Credit Union. Mr. Boyle currently serves on the board of the Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund, the Paul W. Crowley MET School Building Committee and is former president of Sail Newport.

FJS Associates, Ltd.
Frank Spinella,
Development Coordinator
FJS Associates, Ltd is a full service consulting firm specializing in the development of housing. The company began in 1993 and has assisted non-profit housing developers, municipalities, and for profit companies in the creation and preservation of a wide range of housing units.

FJS provides a full range of services including assisting in team selection, project planning, budget preparation, project coordination, securing predevelopment funding, securing permanent funding, construction administration and completion. These services can be specifically tailored to compliment specific project requirements. Developments have included rental apartments, transitional units, condominiums, single-family homes, historic conversions, new construction, rehabilitation of existing buildings and land subdivisions.  More.

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Jonathan Stabach,
Project Manager
VHB provides comprehensive land development and urban redevelopment services to public and private clients. VHB’s unique approach brings together skills in land planning, survey, environmental sciences, site/civil engineering, pavement management services, and landscape architecture. Careful research, assessment, and analysis of a region’s existing natural and infrastructure conditions form the basis for innovative development plans that create opportunities for economic growth, improved lifestyle, and environmental stewardship.

Representative clients include: residential and mixed-use development firms; retailers such as CVS, Stop & Shop, Target, and Kohl’s; and universities such as Wesleyan, MIT, University of Massachusetts, Duke University, University of Florida, Wellesley College, University of Virginia, Harvard University, Northeastern University, and Boston College. Many medical institutions, municipal facilities, parks, and corporate headquarters (Reebok, Staples, Carmax, Capital One, Amerigroup, WGBH) are included among their projects.  More.

Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects
Doug Brown,AIA
Sean Redfern, AIA LEED AP
Associate Principal
Ashley Prester, AIA
Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects (DBVW) is an award-winning full-service architectural firm located in Providence, Rhode Island. Smart growth principles and sustainability are core values at DBVW.  DBVW believes in building strong, livable communities that promote economic growth and preserve cultural and natural resources.  They design inspiring and engaging places for people to live, work and play.

DBVW’s expertise with the adaptive reuse of historic buildings has brought them considerable attention and respect from our building industry colleagues and peers. This is how they built the foundation of our business, but their capabilities don’t stop there.  They are as adept at new construction as they are with historic preservation. Regardless of the building type, they apply their knowledge of technical, business, design and social trends with the programmatic requirements of their clients.

Since the firm’s founding in 1994, DBVW has understood that investing in creativity is a business decision for their clients. From the start, they help clients make informed decisions at a comfortable pace by communicating as simply, clearly and effectively as the buildings they design. They’ve managed a variety of complex commercial and institutional project types and are at ease with economic and technical constraints. More.

Behan Bros.
Mike Behan
Jeff Lipshires
Geoff Hawley
Behan Bros. is a leading builder, general contractor and construction manager of well-crafted exceptional structures throughout Rhode Island and beyond. They pride themselves on paying exact attention to every detail – from meticulous millwork to sturdy and square framing. Not surprisingly, architects and owners alike turn to Behan Bros. time and time again for general contracting and construction management needs.

Since their inception in 1973, Behan Bros. has set a standard of excellence in general contracting and construction management. With past projects ranging from expansive luxury homes to large and technically demanding commercial structures, owners and architects rely on then for quality service and results.

As a family owned business, Behan Bros. manages each project with a specialized team of individuals – meaning they employ, not sub-contract, industry specialists who share their passion for quality. Through this approach, they provide peace of mind by meeting time, budget and technical specification requirements. More.

Silva, Thomas, Martland, & Offenberg, Ltd..
Robert Silva, Esq.
Senior Partner
David Martland, Esq.
Silva, Thomas, Martland & Offenberg, Ltd., is a full service law firm located in Middletown, Rhode Island, serving Newport County, Bristol County and the surrounding areas. They provide legal advice and representation in the areas of land use and zoning, real estate, estate planning, probate, elder law, business and commercial law, administrative law, personal injury, family law, education law, intellectual property and criminal defense. Silva, Thomas, Martland & Offenberg Ltd. assists businesses and individuals with commercial and residential zoning, meetings with zoning and planning boards, evaluating and setting development goals, and proceedings before regulatory agencies. They have experience representing clients in purchase and sale agreements, landlord/tenant law, commercial and residential real estate closings, leases, mortgages, foreclosures and condominium purchases and conversions.

Silva, Thomas, Marltand & Offenberg ltd. believes that clients are best served by attorneys who know them beyond a mere business relationship. Their commitment to personal service, quality legal representation, trust and respect is the foundation of their long-standing relationship with the community. More.