As director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH), Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott oversees the coordination of a broad range of public health programs and services. Alexander-Scott is board certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and Adult Infectious Diseases and is an assistant professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Brown. From 2009 to early 2015, she served as consultant medical director of RI DOH’s Office of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology. Alexander-Scott received her M.D. from SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse and she holds an M.P.H. from Brown University.
Janine Burke-Wells has worked in the public sector for more than 25 years. She initially worked at U.S. EPA for a decade before moving into local government. In 2008, she began serving in her current capacity as executive director of the City of Warwick (R.I.) Sewer Authority, overseeing operations of a 7.7 million gallons per day wastewater treatment facility as well as 48 pumping stations and nearly 300 miles of collection system infrastructure. Burke-Wells has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Public Administration degree from Northeastern University. She also holds a Rhode Island Grade II wastewater operator’s license.
After a long career in the public sector, Russ Chateauneuf is now senior project manager at the Horsley Witten Group. He manages projects in areas such as stormwater management; water quality impact assessment; wetland, wastewater, and water quality permitting; and public and private water supply development. From 1991 to 2013, he served as chief of groundwater and wetlands protection at Rhode Island DEM. Other previous positions include water department director and director of public works for the City of Warwick, R.I. Chateauneuf is a registered professional engineer in Rhode Island and holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.