Parks and Recreation Department Staff



Andrew Wade - Parks & Recreation Director (423-7266)

Andrew Wade was hired in December 2015 as the Parks and Recreation Director for the Town of Jamestown.  Andrew graduated from the University of Rhode Island in May 2000, with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.  Andrew came to Jamestown after spending 15 years serving the Town of Lincoln, Rhode Island as the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. 

Molly ConlonTeen Coordinator (423-7261)

Molly Conlon has been a Teen Center Supervisor since October 2010 and was appointed Coordinator in March of 2012. Molly is a graduate of Plymouth State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Education (K-3). Molly has also worked as a camp counselor for the Jamestown Recreation Summer Camp and is a member of the Friends of Jamestown Youth, as well as the Prevention Coalition She sits on the council for iNCASE (Newport County After School Excitement).

Ron Parfitt- Maintenance Supervisor (423-7260)

Ron Parfitt is the Parks & Recreation maintenance supervisor and has worked for the Town for over 17 years. His responsibilities include overseeing all maintenance functions and supervising the summer maintenance staff.

Ellen Vietri - Senior Coordinator (423-2761)

Ellen started her role as Senior Coordinator for Jamestown's Parks and Recreation department in 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications and studied Gerontology at URI's College of Nursing. Most recently, she has been Executive Director for the Friend's of Jamestown Seniors, Inc. Prior, Ellen was Director of the Blue Cross of RI Health & Wellness Division where she was responsible for Health, Wellness and Fitness programming for its local and national services operation.