Senior Services Director, Laura Jones

Laura Jones was appointed East Providence's director of senior services in September 2019. Jones, who works under the direction of the city’s recreation director, oversees all programs, services and activities pertaining to the East Providence Senior Center. Jones is also responsible for overseeing the Senior Center facility, managing the Senior Center staff and volunteers and coordinating the multiple Senior Center programs.

Prior to joining the city of East Providence, Jones held a number of positions with the Rhode Island Parent Information Network Inc. (RIPIN), where some of her key functions included providing oversight on programs on everything from funding and grant writing to training and skill building.

Jones was director of Health Initiatives at RIPIN from 2015 until just recently when she left her post at RIPIN to join the city of East Providence. Prior to being named director, Jones held several other titles including director of health and human services programs, resource specialist for the Office of Special Health Care Needs and medical home program supervisor for the Pediatric Practice Enhancement Project.

Jones is a member of the East Providence Health Equity Zone Steerig Committee and holds the office of Recording Secretary for the Rhode Island Senior Center Directors Association.

Jones earned her Bachelor of Sciences in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Rhode Island and has additional training as a certified community health worker.