Our Team

 
Bill Talley, Uselessbay Photography.

Bill Talley, Uselessbay Photography.

Jacquelyn Oppler, LICSW
Pronouns: She/Her
Clinical Director

Jacquelyn Oppler is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University and recently received a graduate certificate in Forensic Criminology from the University of Massachusetts. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Maryland with a major in Women’s Studies and a minor in Public and Community Health. Ms. Oppler is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and also practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Expressive Therapies, and Harm Reduction models. She maintains membership in the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). 

Prior to joining F.R. Pride, Ms. Oppler worked in a range of settings including public schools, residential treatment facilities, youth homeless shelters, outpatient mental health providers, and the public defender’s office. She began her career as an outreach coordinator at the Lesbian Services Program of Whitman Walker Clinic in Washington, D.C., and has been working in underserved communities ever since. While working as a case manager in Los Angeles at a youth homeless shelter, she noticed the high rates of LGBTQ+ youth in her care, and the specific challenges those young people were facing in their daily lives. She has made it her life’s work to zealously advocate for those whose voices often go unheard and strives to empower others. 

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Joe Viera
Pronouns: He/His
IT Administrator

Joe Viera is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Senior Quality Engineer. Mr. Viera is graduate of Bristol Community College and earned his Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Information Technology.

With nearly 15 years of experience in Quality Assurance and Engineering, Mr. Viera demonstrates a high level of expertise and stays abreast of the latest technological trends and developments.

Andie Cardoza
Pronouns: She/They
Clinical Intern

Ms. Cardoza is a Candidate for a Master’s of Social Work with a Psychotherapy focus from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Alyssa Damiano
Pronouns: She/Hers
Clinical Intern

Ms. Damiano is a Candidate for a Bachelor’s of Social Work degree from Bridgewater State University.