LEADERSHIP

tim_flaniganDr. Timothy Flanigan, Founder, Co-President

Dr. Flanigan is a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital and Professor of Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He developed the HIV Core Program at the State Prison to provide care for HIV infected individuals and link them to community based resources upon release. He is also associate director of The Miriam/Brown Fogarty Program which trains and mentors overseas investigators in HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Flanigan is a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Providence, and serves at both St. Theresa’s and St. Christopher’s Churches in Tiverton, Rhode Island. Dr. Flanigan was the recipient of a community health leadership award from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the development of outstanding primary care for underserved HIV infected individuals. In 2005, he received an honorary doctorate from Salve Regina University for his support of educational opportunities for children of incarcerated parents.

Dr. Flanigan went to Liberia for two months in the fall of 2014, where he was instrumental in helping to get the Catholic health clinics, health centers, and hospital up and running again in Monrovia. His expertise in infectious diseases and his many trainings, assessments, mentoring, and guidance were essential in the fight against the spread of Ebola.

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Ken Moldow, Co-President

Ken Moldow, Co-President of Star Kids Scholarship Program, has been a life-long educator. A teacher and administrator in the NYC School Department and a publisher of Educational Curriculum materials, Ken has been involved with Star Kids from its inception and is proud of the success stories of the many wonderful Stars Kids involved in the program. He has lived by the creed of: “Unless everyone is important, no one is.”  Ken and his wife, Roe O’Brien, live in Newport, RI.

 

 

Star Kids Scholarship Program Board of Directors
Newport/Fall River

Timothy Flanigan, M.D., Founder and Co-President   |   Ken Moldow, Co-President   |    Susie Hill, Treasurer    |    Jane Fleming, Secretary   |    James A. Purviance, Founding Member

 
  • Larry Allen
  • Cindy Babka
  • Catie Benzak
  • Antena David
  • Anne Davidge
  • Crista Durand
  • Lesley Faria
  • Joy Green
  • Kate Greenman
  • William Hall
  • Liz Harris
  • Jennifer Hodges
  • Lori Hogan
  • Maureen Kerrigan
  • Lisa Lewis
  • Heather Lynch
  • Eric Mack
  • John Perreira
  • Sheila Powell
  • Libby Randall
  • Rachael Romanowski
  • Genevieve Rozansky
  • Whitney Rugg
  • Kathy Wattles
 

For upcoming board meeting and program event dates, click here.

 

STAFF

 

Kathy Giblin Stark, Executive Director


Kathy Giblin Stark was appointed Executive Director of the Star Kids Scholarship Program in July 2016.

To reach Kathy, please call 401-848-4187 or email: kstark@starkidsprogram.org

 

 

 

 

Karen Flanagan – Program Director

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As Program Director, Karen Flanagan handles the children’s events, annual soiree and variety of program administration. Prior to joining Star Kids, Karen worked for the Newport Hospitality in event planning, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in fundraising events, and the United Way of RI. Karen’s work as a volunteer in the community and her involvement with local schools, camps, and extra-curricular activities  has helped her create opportunities for the children in our program.