RISAA 2014
Officers and
Board Of Directors
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Steve Medeiros
Stephen Medeiros: President
One of the founding members, Steve is serving a 17th term as President. In 2011, he was appointed as RISAA's first Executive Director.
He sits on several state boards and fisheries groups, and served on the R.I. Marine Fisheries Council for 12 years until 2011. Steve is the Newsletter Editor, Chairs the N. E. Saltwater Fishing Show and Take-A-Kid Fishing Day committees, and is active on 11 other committees. He was one of the founders of the Galilee Fishing Tournament that began in 2012. E-mail

Rich Hittinger
Capt. Richard Hittinger: 1st Vice President
Rich is now in his 7th term on the Board. He has been a recreational member of the R.I. Marine Fisheries Council since 2008 and is the Council's Vice Chairman. He also represents RISAA on several state fisheries and environmental groups. In addition, Rich serves on the RISAA Artificial Reefs Committee (Chair), the Legislative Committee (Vice Chair), and the Political Action Committee. E-mail


Capt. David Monti
Capt. David Monti: 2nd Vice President
Dave, is now serving his second term on the Board. He is a recreational representative on the R.I. Marine Fisheries Council, and is chairman the RISAA Legislative Committee. Dave is also a member of the Recreational Fisheries Working Group of NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee. He is a charter captain and writes a fishing column for the Providence Journal and several newspapers.
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Roger Tellier

Roger Tellier: Secretary

Roger has been a mmember for 14 years. He was appointed to the Board on October 1, 2011, and moved up to Secretary in 2013.
He also serves on the Legislative Committee.
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Peter O'Biso
Peter O'Biso: Treasurer
Peter was elected to the Board in 2012 as Secretary, and in 2013 was elected as Treasurer. He has been a member since 2004, and currently serves on the Legislative Committee and is chairman of the Charter Trips Committee. He is one of the founders of the Galilee Fishing Tournament that began in 2012.
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Bill Sosnicki
William Sosnicki: Sergeant-At-Arms
Bill is is serving his 13th year on the Board, and became the Sergeant-At-Arms in 2014. He is a member of the Artificial Reefs, Charter Trips, Entertainment, Legislative and Merchandise Committees.
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Travis Barao
Travis Barao: Board Member
Travis is a "Life" member and is serving his first term on the Board, and also serves on the Legislative Committee.
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Capt. Ed Cook
Capt. J. Edwin Cook: Board Member
This is Ed's 7th term on the Board. He was Treasurer for his first 5 years. He chairs the RISAA Menhaden Committee and serves on the Charter Trips, Legislative and PAC committees. Ed is very involved in fisheries management. He is the RI recreational representative to the ASMFC Striped Bass Advisory Panel. He also sits on the RIMFC Fluke, Bluefish, Floating Fish Traps, Menhaden and Striped Bass Advisory Panels. E-mail

Michael Lawing
Michael Lawing: Board Member
This is Mike's first term on the Board. He is chairing of the Fund-Raising Committee and also serves on the Legislative Committee
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Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller: Board Member

Kevin has been a member for nine years and is currently serving his first term on the Board. He chairs the Charities Committee and also serves on the Legislative, Membership and Scholarship Committees.
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Robert Murray

Robert Murray: Board Member

A member for 9 years, this is Bob's first term on the Board. He is a member of the Legislative Committee.
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Capt. Mike Warner

Capt. Michael Warner: Board Member

Mike is now serving his 7th term on the Board. He Chairs the Boat Shows and Foundation Committees and also serves five other Committees.
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