SFMF Board of Directors
GINA RUSSO ~ PRESIDENT
Gina Russo is a Station Fire Survivor, and lost her fiancé, Fred Crisostomi that night. Gina is the proud mother of two sons, Alex and Nicholas, and makes her home in Cranston with them and her husband, Steve Sherman. She has been employed by RI hospital for more than 20 years. She is the author of the book “From the Ashes” and speaks all over the country about her story while educating about fire safety.
VICTORIA POTVIN EAGAN ~ VICE PRESIDENT
Victoria Potvin Eagan is a Station Fire Survivor and is the Past President and co-founder of the Station Family Fund. Victoria has worked for several years in the banking and finance industries and is currently pursuing her dream of becoming a nurse. She enjoys spending time with her husband foraging for antiques for their business and absolutely, positively loves live music. When she isn’t antiquing or reading, she can be found at any number of 80’s hair band concerts. She makes her home with her husband, Ryan and daughter, Allie, in West Warwick.
JESSICA GARVEY ~ SECRETARY
Jessica is a graduate from New England Institute of Technology. She earned two Associate Degrees in Internet Communications and Multimedia and Web Design.She is the single mother of her son, Zachary. Jessica’s sister, Dina Ann DeMaio, lost her life in the Station fire on her 30th birthday. Jessica looks forward to working with all the victims’ families and survivors in the creation of a beautiful and lasting memorial.
SHAWN CORBETT ~ TREASURER
Shawn Corbett has been a plasterer since 1991, and is currently an independent contractor doing both residential and commercial jobs. Shawn considers himself to be one of the best finish plasterers in the state, able to make a plaster finish look like glass and he dislikes hackers from any trade. He lost his brother and partner in Classic Interiors, Edward B. Corbett III in the Station Fire. He currently lives in East Greenwich with his lovely wife, Emily, their son Edward B. Corbett IV and their newest addition, Shawn Jr.
ROBIN PETRARCA ~ DIRECTOR
Robin (Steets) Petrarca is a lifelong resident of Rhode Island as well as a Station Fire Survivor. She has 25+ years of experience in the accounting, management and finance field. In addition to having three grown children, she is an avid hiker, enjoys exploring new locations when vacationing and considers herself to be a music junkie.
CARA DELSESTO KACZMARCZYK ~ DIRECTOR
Cara (DelSesto) Kaczmarczyk, affectionately known as “Kaz”, was born in Providence RI and currently resides in Warwick, RI. She has worked in the international banking industry for more than 8 years. Cara and her husband are Station Nightclub Survivors. She enjoys spending time with her husband Mike and watching him play bass in various bands throughout New England. She is an avid music lover.
LISA DEL SESTO ~ DIRECTOR
Lisa Del Sesto was born in Providence, RI and currently resides in Johnston, RI. She works in the banking industry and has so for eight years. Lisa is also a Station Nightclub Survivor. Her favorite activities are spending time with her adopted greyhound Peanut. She is also an avid music lover.