REI: RENEW Energy Initiative

Our Members


RENEW Energy Initiative prides itself on the strength of the personal relationships that are built through this network. We work together and we bring strength from those relationships. This is a network composed of people who trust one another, both for integrity and competence. Each of us has a story to tell. The links below take you to brief written biographies which tells a little bit about his/her story and why he/she is engaged in this network.

Ross McCurdy Ross McCurdy:


Ross McCurdy is a Science Teacher at Ponaganset High School and a Renewable Energy Project Leader. He takes his passion and teaches it in a way that makes it fun and easy to understand. He has lead multiple projects coast to coast based on renewable fuels and renewable sources of electricity. To hear more about his new bio fuel project visit his website at

Steven Holland Steven Holland:

Steven is currently an Account Executive at Aon Risk Services. He is responsible for team delivering superior service to Middle Market clients throughout the Northeast Region.He has 17 years experience in insurance and risk management with Insurance Carriers in multiple roles from Management, Sales, Underwriting and Loss Control. He hold multiple insurance licenses including; Resident Insurance Broker (RI), Non-Resident Insurance Broker (MA, CT), Claims Adjuster and Appraiser (RI), and Claims Adjuster (CT).

Paul Deroche Paul Deroche:

Paul had been the VP/Govt. Relations for the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce for the last 28 years. He was also the Owner and Manager of Fore Court III Tennis Club from 1978 until 1988.

John Hays John Hays:


Paul J. Fournier Jr. Paul J. Fournier Jr.:

Regional Sales Manager for Auto Alert in Rhode Island and CT Markets.
Currently have 34% of the RI & CT. Markets with Auto Alert
Nationally have over 3000 Dealers Active and getting results
AutoAlert is a provider of data mining and portfolio management solutions to automotive dealers across North America and beyond
AutoAlert identifies opportune times to contact a customer based on advanced statistical analysis. AutoAlert tells us precisely when to create a financial transaction, whether it's to help them into a new car, purchase an extended warranty, or to manage their contract end from a financial implication viewpoint

Matt Histen Matt Histen:

Matt Histen is a self employment and business coach with The Entrepreneur's Source or TES. TES has been in business for over 30 years and has helped tens of thousands of people realize their dream of self sufficiency through business ownership.

Vito Buonomano Vito Buonomano:

My name is Vito Buonomano, owner of Northeast Solar & WindPower, LLC, and my energy management, education and experience dates back to the early 1980’s. I have updated my education with a BPI Analyst certification (Building Performanc...e Institute), NABCEP (National Association of Board Certified Energy Professionals) and BOC certification (Building Operators Certificate) giving you the best advice these organizations have to offer.

Michelle I. Cullion Michelle I. Cullion:

Michelle I. Cullion is a Manager with DiSanto, Priest & Co. and has worked at the firm since graduating college in 2004. She specializes in tax and financial reporting services for privately-held businesses and individuals, managing clients in a number of industries including manufacturing, precious metals, technology, government contracting and service.

Frank F. Previti Frank F. Previti:

Frank manages both domestic and international client audit engagements in a number of industries including manufacturing, retail, precious metals, and technology. He also concentrates in tax and financial reporting services for privately-held businesses and individuals. In addition, Frank is managing the Firm’s Agreed Upon Procedures (AUP) engagements which specifically address client concerns by utilizing a customized suite of procedures designed to meet the needs of individual client situations.

Frank T. Sciuto Frank T. Sciuto :

Frank T. Sciuto is a Partner who draws from greater than 30 years of tax experience and expertise related to tax matters affecting privately-held businesses and high net worth individuals.

Mike J. Mellor Mike J. Mellor:

Mike J. Mellor is a Principal who brings over 20 years of experience serving as a trusted business and financial advisor and auditor to mid-cap, small-cap and Fortune 100 companies. 

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