Common Fence Point Improvement Association
Officers & Trustees
Conley has lived here since 2009 with her husband Mike and sons, Wake and Wyatt. Conley is a motivational speaker and travels around the world speaking to organizations about building and growing world-class teams. You might recognize her as the “Zumba Lady” in CFP – she runs CFP Zumba which is a
passionate hobby/therapy ☺
Conley also serves on the Board of the Harvard Business School Alumni of Southeastern New England, the Newport County YMCA, and the Aquidneck Land Trust.
Angelica moved back to CFP in 2017 for the 3rd time with her husband, Gary, who’s in the Navy, and children, Sophia and Nate. They fell in love with Aquidneck Island back in 2000 when they bought their first home here in CFP.
Angelica has been on the board since 2018 as secretary. She has been an avid volunteer throughout her children’s many school districts and here.
Angelica is an opera singer and can be heard “tormenting” her children on a daily basis with lip trills and glissandos. She is a voice teacher for all ages and teaches at CCRI.
Heather has served the small business community for over 20 years as an accounting professional, trainer, and industry thought leader.
She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS in Accounting and an MS in Innovation. She is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 1999
Heather has been named a Top 100 QuickBooks ProAdvisor from 2014 – 2019 by Insightful Accountant Magazine and was recently named to the 2019 Top 100 Most Influential People in the Accounting Industry by Accounting Today Magazine. She was also named a Top 50 woman in accounting by Practice Ignition.
Hello, I am Diane Barrette, my husband Paul and I live on Anthony Rd. In fact, I am fortunate that my two daughters Aimee and Alison also live in Common Fence Point with their families.
I have a long family history in CFP dating back to the 1920s when my grandparents built one of the first homes in Common Fence Point. I grew up summering here with my four brothers, sister and many cousins. In 1983 my husband and I built the house that we reside in today and moved here permanently in 2008.
I am a retired teacher and have taught in Fall River, MA; Oxon Hill, Maryland; Brentwood, NY; Holden, MA; Ellsworth, ME and Norton, MA. My five grandsons have all attended Portsmouth schools where I have spent many hours volunteering in the school system.
Many changes have occured in Common Fence Point over the years. This is a very special neighborhood that holds a dear place in my heart. I am very proud to be a member of the CFP board of directors and to be able to continue to work for the betterment of the Common Fence Point community.
Anita grew up in western Canada and landed in Portsmouth, RI in career was in Sales and Business Development, most recently with Hasbro, and in 2019 she transitioned to nonprofit fundraising work at the United Way of Rhode Island. She manages Women United, a group of inspired community leaders and donors from across the state.
Anita has served as a volunteer for many years with animal adoption and rescue organizations, including here in Rl with Always Adopt and the Potter League for Animals. She moved to CFP in the spring of 2017, which was the best decision ever! In her spare time Anita has been upgrading her home, and you can often find her walking the neighborhood with her rescue dog(s).
Member At Large
Although not native Rhode Islanders, they consider Rl home, having raised their 2 children here and having lived here for 27 of the last 31 years (they lived in Phoenix for 4 years prior to moving back to Rl and joining the CFP community).
Jim is a retired naval officer, and has worked as a software program/project manager for the defense industry and for CVS Health for the past 28 years.
Jim has been an active volunteer in Rl over the years serving as a scout leader, little league coach, board member for RI Destination Imagination, judge for RI competitions for First Lego League and RI Academic Decathlon, volunteer at the concession stand for Common Fence Music, and currently as the chairman of the CEP Preparedness Committee.
He is an avid cyclist and you will often see him riding his bicycle thru the community in preparation for various charity rides.
Member At Large
Leonor Lee Silva has been a resident of Common Fence Point for 50 plus years.
Husband Don’s family has summered here since the 1950’s. Lee and husband Don started their newlywed life here in CFP, they both felt they shared a little piece of Shang-ri-la with all their community family and friends. They have raised their three children and 5 grandchildren in this wonderful community.
In the eighties, Lee was the owner of the “Li’l Corner Store & Deli.” Lee served as a past CFP Vice President and spearheaded a CFP teen club.
In her service as ” CFP Teen Club” supervisor, the teens sponsored a weekly” kids movie night,” complete with a refreshment stand. Summertime dances were also sponsored by CFP Teen Club officers. With the help of a team of Teens a Kiddie Day Carnaval and Teddy Bear picnics, provided great family summer fun.
CFP is a community for all ages offering and encouraging outdoor activities. The Silva family feels blessed to live in CFP.