Our Board of Directors is made up of a diverse group of people who share the same passion in life, helping children who face medical challenges. They all bring experience and leadership skills that will help formulate a Foundation that makes an impact in these children's lives.
I have always had a passion to help children who face substantial obstacles in life. Since an early age I have worked with different youth organizations that help youth as well as other age groups. I have worked with inner city youth doing Story Hour in the Chad Brown housing authority, served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Rangers program, Youth Leader for Total Impact Youth Ministry and served as a Deacon and Board member for my church. I have spent the last 10 years volunteering for numerous charitable organizations. Some of the agencies I have volunteered with or still work with include Meeting Street, Down Syndrome Society of RI, The Rhode Island Dream Center, Fierce for Shannon Foundation, Find Your Bold and ALYN Hospital in Jerusalem. I currently serve on the executive board for Find your Bold.
My wife and I have been honored as Partner’s in Philanthropy by Meeting Street on two separate occasions.
Precious Warriors Foundation is our way of doing more by catering to the children who need some help attaining needed equipment and specialized care so they can participate in life to the greatest extent possible.
Karen Medeiros is a “Grammie” who loves to spend time with her grandkids, volunteers to help assist in the care of children with limitations and was a financial high risk analyst for the past several years…in that order!
Karen has focused her attention to the needs of children since her early teen years. She has been a Sunday School teacher, Story Hour at Chad Brown helper, Total Impact youth leader, Missionette girl’s group coordinator, private school teacher, mentor (RI Mentoring Partnership) and home school mom. Her focus currently is volunteering with multiple children’s organizations, Meeting Street and ALYN Hospital (Israel), with her husband, Paul. She has also assisted with the Down Syndrome Society of RI Buddy Walk. Meeting Street selected
Karen and Paul twice (2015 and 2019) as their Partners in Philanthropy.
Live life as though it were an adventure and make the most of every minute! It won’t be easy but she’ll be there to cheer you on!! She believes every moment has a divine purpose and nothing happens by chance.
Manuel Jiminez is a man of faith, husband of over 20 years, and father to three amazing daughters.
Manuel currently works as a sales consultant in the construction industry. Manuel has always had a passion for helping others. In 2005 he started volunteering with the Royal Rangers a boy's leadership program. In 2006 he volunteered at his local church, coaching and helped organize a youth basketball league for boys and girls. In 2015 he began working with the Rhode Island Dream Center. Manuel helped pick up donations, participated in community projects that restored two parks in Cranston. In 2017 Manuel became a Board member for the Rhode Island Dream Center, he started programs that provided food and household goods to people in assisted living situations. Along with other volunteers, Manuel worked to submit and ultimately be awarded a sizable grant to support a program intended to help the less fortunate find employment. He was also an intricate part in organizing the first fundraising gala for the Dream Center.
He has a worldview that has its foundation from his faith, and it is “love your neighbor as yourself".
I have been married for 23 years and we have 3 beautiful daughters. We have twins, Isabella and Giana and in 2014 we were blessed with our 3rd daughter, Natalia. Natalia was born with Down syndrome. Before she was born, I knew nothing about Down Syndrome, and I had to educate myself because I was afraid of the unknown. I had a very hard time comprehending the diagnosis at first. But I quickly realized I needed to be an advocate for her and other people living with down syndrome. In 2014, I joined the Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island and shortly after became the President. My goal was to make sure that other parents never felt the way I did; that having a child with Down Syndrome, although it maybe different, its rewarding and they teach you more than you teach them. I ran the non-profit organization until 2018. During my time with the Down syndrome Society of Rhode Island, I helped run and organize our annual Buddy walk; where we would raise money for the organization. I also did speeches and talked about my journey and what I have learned about Down Syndrome. I stepped down in 2018 to concentrate on a business that I started in 2014 called 21 Woodworking; where I build woodworking projects and part of every sale gets donated to the Down Syndrome community.
Marilyn has an extensive teaching background and experience working with teenagers. During her career she has served in many positions that helped mentor both the children she worked with as well as other faculty members.
Marilyn has served at East Providence High School as a Spanish teacher and World Language Department Chair, on the Townie Athletic Board as Class Advisor (fundraising and event planning), Spanish Club Advisor (fundraising and foreign travel for students), Faculty Committee, Sunshine fund and Retirement Committee (event planning and fundraising) , Community and Teachers Federal Credit Union Board of Directors, and Coordinator for Student Exchange Programs. Her passion for working with children has spanned 43 years. During her teaching career she planned and coordinated field trips, student exchange programs, proms, retirement dinners, faculty reception parties, and many fundraisers. She looks forward to helping young people by serving on the board for
Cara's Bio coming soon.
Cheryl is a wife and mother of two beautiful daughters. Her reward in life is giving back to her community as she values this as her relationship with God.
As the Prayer of St. Francis states: “O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”
Cheryl works at a Fortune 500 Corporation, as well as with her loving husband, Ken, who owns a small printing company. Both are very active in their parish, over the last 10 years, they helped with a Sunday Food Ministry that busses inner city people for a Hot Lunch at their parish. They also head a Sunday Sandwich Ministry that delivers lunch to multiple communities.
She enjoys working one on one with the community and has been volunteering with The Holy Family Home for Mothers and Children in Providence for the last 3 years.
Cheryl has worked and volunteered with Paul Medeiros at Meeting Street School where they have done several events including CVS Charity Classic, Meeting Street Telethon and for RI Down Syndrome Society’s annual Buddy Walk.
Janine's Bio coming soon.