Meet Our Team

Sarah Cote, MSW, LCSW

Initiative Director


Sarah joined the OneCranston HEZ in August 2021 as Initiative Director. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Rhode Island College and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has experience in social services and non-profit leadership, community mental health, grant writing, research, and program development. She loves being outside, cooking vegetarian meals, yoga, and spending time with her family and her 17-year-old dachshund, Sophie!

Ivy Swinski, CCHW

Project Manager

(401) 862-3811

Ivy Swinski is a lifelong resident of Cranston. After graduating from Cranston East, she went to Marymount Manhattan College to study Costume Design and Playwriting. After living in New York City for 5 years, Ivy came back to Cranston to work as Project Manager for the OneCranston HEZ. Ivy has enjoyed being back home in Cranston and working to better this amazing community! Beyond her passion for working at the HEZ, Ivy loves nothing more than writing letters to her friends and watching the newest comedies on Netflix.

Meg Donnelly, CCHW

Community Outreach Coordinator

(401) 208-3487

Meg Donnelly has spent the last 15 years working in professional theatre and has transitioned from the non-profit arts world to community health. Meg started as an intern with the OneCranston Health Equity Zone in Spring 2021 and joined the team in June, 2021 as the Community Outreach Coordinator. Meg is pursuing a graduate certificate in Health Equity from St. Michaels College and continues to do  freelance Costume Design work for theatres across Rhode Island. Meg lives in the Auburn neighborhood of Cranston and values working towards a better future for her community.

Victoria Madrid, CPRS, CCHW

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

(401) 208-3456

Prior to starting with the OneCranston HEZ, Victoria spent five years working in Early Childhood Education. As a dual-certified Peer Recovery Specialist and Community Health Worker, Victoria utilizes her lived experience to guide others in their recovery journey and promote holistic health and well-being in the community. She is a current student at the Community College of Rhode Island and is exploring the fields of Behavioral Health and Social Services. Victoria is increasingly interested in the systemic influences on both childhood development and behavioral health.

Monica Phan, CHW

Communications and Outreach Specialist

(401) 222-9222

Monica graduated from U.R.I in 2017 with a major in Health Studies. She has experience working in community health and health promotion. She decided she wanted to gain more hands-on clinical skills so she can work with patients directly. Now she is currently enrolled in the Nursing Program at U.R.I. Her future aspiration is to become a public health nurse and work closely with the Khmer and Southeast Asian populations.