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Meet Our Team

Our Clinical Team

Dr Vincent Pera

Vincent Pera, MD

Institute Director

Camille Gregorian

Camille Gregorian, MSW

Clinical Social Worker

Theresa Jerominek

Theresa Jerominek, MS, RDN, LDN, CDOE

Registered Dietician

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Jill Sjogren RN, BSN

Registered Nurse

Arianno Centonze

Arianna Centonze

Exercise Physiologist

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Norma Shorr

Medical Assistant

Dr. Bronsky

Shayna Bronsky, Psy.D

Licensed Psychologist


Our Leadership Team

Jim Florio, Jr., MBA

Jim Florio, Jr., MBA

Chief Operating Officer, South County Psychiatry

Jim Florio, Jr. is a native of Rhode Island. He is an alumnus of Providence College where he graduated with a Masters in Business Administration.  He is also an alumnus of Rhode Island College where he completed a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems and he currently is enrolled in the Masters of Healthcare Administration degree program.  

After finishing his bachelors, Jim worked at Lifespan for twenty years.  During that time, Jim worked as a financial analyst, senior financial analyst, contract administrator, director of psychiatry operations and business development and vice president of adult psychiatry and behavioral health.  Jim served as the dyad partner to the chief of psychiatry at Lifespan for over a decade.  

Jim values family culture.  He enjoys spending time with his family, daughters and dogs.  In his spare time, Jim loves to demonstrate his carpentry skills.

Franca Rotella

Franca Rotella

Executive Assistant to Chief Operating Officer

Franca Rotella is a native of Rhode Island.  She has almost 20 years experience in the administration field.  Franca started her career working for the Town of North Providence.  After completing 10 years there, Franca joined Lifespan working closely with the Director of Psychiatry Operations and Business Development. 

In Franca’s spare time she enjoys cooking, traveling, playing the piano and most of all spending time with her family, husband, two daughters, two step-kids and her little furry pup, Enzo. 

Alice Smith

Alice Smith

Assistant Coordinator, Administration

Alice Smith, is a Rhode Island native.  She has been in the administrative field for over 45 years.  Her first work experience was with New England Telephone/Verizon where she worked in the Marketing Department handling the large customer base in Rhode Island.  She retired from Verizon in 1998 and worked in different jobs until she joined Lifespan in 2000 working in an administrative role in the Department of Psychiatry for 22 years. 

Alice enjoys time with her family.  She enjoys traveling with her daughter Jaclyn and the new addition to the family who is a mini goldendoodle named Mollie.

Anthony Sparadeo

Anthony Sparadeo

Director of Revenue Cycle Management

Anthony is a native of Rhode Island. He is an alumnus of the University of Rhode Island where he studied Psychology and Kinesiology. Anthony is an experienced analytical leader with 12+ years of success focused on driving efficiencies and process controls in various healthcare revenue cycle and electronic health record settings. After beginning his career in billing and private practice management, he took on various roles at Lifespan  developing skills and tactics to optimize billing procedures and improve revenue, including roles within Patient Financial Services, Leading a Financial Quality Assurance Team  for Hospital and Professional Billing, and Psychiatry Business Operations.

Anthony is passionate about kindness, collaboration, employee engagement, and overall well-being. Known as the “the ambassador of fun” by colleagues, he has lead several initiatives and committees focused on wellbeing and resiliency. Work-life balance is extremely important and while Anthony is not working his passions and hobbies include road cycling, family time, soccer, golf and graphic design. He emphasizes and lives by the daily mantra; “Be the reason someone smiles today”.

Paul Tavares

Paula Tavares

Business Manager

Paula Tavares is a native Rhode Islander.  Paula graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, summa cum laude.

Paula has been in the accounting/finance field for over 30 years.  She’s worked in the telecommunications, education and the healthcare industry.  She worked for Lifespan for eleven years in the Department of Psychiatry.  She started as a Project Coordinator and was promoted to Business Manager.

Paula enjoys spending time with her friends and her four legged child Emerson.  She enjoys traveling, boating and trying different restaurants in her free time.

Dr Anthony Gallo

Anthony Gallo

Founder, South County Psychiatry

Anthony Gallo, MD is a native of Rhode Island. He is an alumnus of Providence College where he completed the honors program and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. From there, he matriculated directly to Boston University School of Medicine, and stayed there for his residency at Boston Medical Center. Anthony Gallo, MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is double-Boarded in Adult Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

After finishing his residency, Anthony Gallo, MD worked in community hospitals in Massachusetts before returning to Rhode Island. In 2006, he joined the Psychiatry staff of Rhode Island Hospital / Lifespan where he stayed for over decade. During that time, Anthony Gallo, MD worked in various services throughout the department, as well as consulting in different areas of the hospital and promoting numerous quality initiatives.

Anthony Gallo, MD founded South County Psychiatry to meet the need for quality mental health care in Rhode Island. He relaxes with cooking, listening to jazz, clay shooting, and spending time on the water with his wife, boys, and dog.

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