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Inspired by her experiences as an immigrant from Argentina, Paola Fonseca-Fernandez has transformed lives by working in spaces that lift communities and increase access and opportunities for families to prosper. As SVP of community development, Paola developed Centreville Bank’s long-term philanthropic program focused on supporting underserved minority communities, directing multimillion-dollar investments from the bank’s Charitable Foundation throughout Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut. Paola was awarded the ABA Foundation’s 2023 George Bailey Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes a non-CEO bank employee who demonstrates outstanding initiative, commitment to their customers and community, and the ability to inspire others.

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