Administrative Staff

Financial Department

Jennifer L. Cox

Financial Controller

Ms. Cox has worked in the administrative and financial services area at PAL since 1989.

She holds a B.S. in Finance from Rhode Island College, and earned her MA in Finance from Johnson & Wales University.

As the Controller at PAL, Ms. Cox is responsible for directing the organization's accounting function, including establishing and maintaining the organization’s accounting principles, practices, and procedures. With the support of a financial coordinator and financial assistant, she oversees all general ledger activities and the preparation of company financial statements. In addition, Ms. Cox is responsible for preparing and reviewing all contract documents.

Brenna Rafferty

Assistant Controller

Miss Rafferty has over 13 years experience in management, administrative and financial services.  She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Johnson & Wales University, graduating with honors in 2009.

As the Assistant Controller at PAL, Miss Rafferty is responsible for assisting the Controller in directing the organization's accounting function, including establishing and maintaining the organization’s accounting principles, practices, and procedures.  With the support of a financial coordinator, she oversees general ledger activities and the preparation of company financial statements.  In addition, Miss Rafferty is responsible for preparing all contract documents.

Cameila Freeman

Financial Assistant

Ms. Freeman began her career with PAL through an internship while studying at Rhode Island College. After the completion of her internship she accepted the position as the Finance Assistant at PAL.

Reporting to the Financial Coordinator, Ms. Freeman is responsible for the recording of timesheets into payroll, the maintenance of accounts payable, and assisting in the generation of complex, multi-page, reimbursable invoices. In addition, she also performs other administrative tasks, as necessary, to maintain the accuracy and efficiency of the Financial Department.

Human Resources Department

Donna Callahan

Human Resources Manager

Ms. Callahan has been affiliated with PAL since 1996, serving in both consultative and in-house HR roles. She is a Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP), holds an MBA from Johnson & Wales University, and a BS in Communications from Fitchburg State University. As the Human Resources Manager at PAL, Ms. Callahan is responsible for workforce planning and employment, compensation and benefits, compliance, employee relations, and staff development. Ms. Callahan supports PAL’s leadership with strategic planning and organizational development initiatives.

Information Systems Department

Madonna L. Grady, Network +

Information Systems Manager

Ms. Grady joined the PAL staff in 1988 as a laboratory assistant. She became the laboratory supervisor in 1989. Ms. Grady continued her education focusing on network and information technology, completing numerous software and networking courses. She has served as PAL’s Information Systems Administrator (ISA) since 1999.

Ms. Grady earned her BA in Anthropology from the University of Rhode Island. She has since earned her MicroComputing Systems and Network Technology Certificate (CMNC) from the Community College of Rhode Island and is a Certified Novell Administrator (CNA). She is also CompTia Network+ certified.

As the Information Systems Manager, she is responsible for the administration and maintenance of PAL’s local area network and all associated hardware, software, and peripherals. Other responsibilities include the purchasing, management, inventory, and diagnostic troubleshooting of all communication and computer equipment, software, and network-related items. Ms. Grady is also responsible for providing technical assistance, troubleshooting, and end-user training for PAL-supported software packages.

Ms. Grady also maintains and supports all company administrative databases and manages the company's internet access, Citrix Remote Access SSL VPN, firewalls, FTP services, e-mail, telephone, voicemail systems and equipment.

Gabriel Cerezo, MCP

Information Technology Specialist

Mr. Cerezo has worked in the computer technology field for several years holding positions with Hasbro Toys and Citadel Broadcasting LLC.

Prior to joining PAL, Mr. Cerezo worked as a subcontractor assisting numerous small businesses, such as doctors’ clinics and law offices, with their information technology infrastructure needs.

Mr. Cerezo held a position with Citadel Broadcasting as their Network Administrator. He was responsible for the day to day operations of the information technology department for the company’s five radio stations and administration offices. While at Hasbro Toys he worked as part of the IT team configuring and managing Mac’s and PC’s.

Mr. Cerezo holds an A.S degree in Computers and Network Servicing Technology from the New England Institute of Technology and is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).

Gail Van Dyke

Production Manager

Ms. Van Dyke has worked in cultural resource management since 1991. Prior to joining the PAL staff in 1993 as a field archaeologist, she worked in a number of locations including Belize and France.

Ms. Van Dyke became a member of the report production staff as a graphic designer and layout specialist in 1999, and became the production manager in 2000. As manager, she was instrumental in the design and development of department procedures. She oversees all aspects of the Production Department and works closely with senior staff and supervisors. Ms. Van Dyke is responsible for the layout and graphic design of PAL reports for private clients, and state and federal agencies. Her knowledge of and experience with a wide variety of design and publishing software programs allow for integrating text and graphics into professional-quality documents.

Ms. Van Dyke received her BA in Anthropology from the University of Rhode Island. Since then, she has received multiple Certificates of Completion from the New England Institute of Technology for ESRI AutoCAD.

Cathy Coffin

Technical Editor

Ms. Coffin has worked as a writer and editor at Dartmouth College and Brown University and held marketing communication positions at several Rhode Island hospitals and a health information technology services organization. She was a communication consultant for 10 years, teaching more than 500 “writing and speaking for excellence” seminars at approximately 150 medical centers throughout the United States and Canada.

Cathy received a B.A. in biology from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and has significant experience in editing manuscripts for publication in academic journals and books. Her other skills include creating print and online educational and marketing materials, preparing research presentations, and coaching presenters on verbal and non-verbal delivery techniques.

As PAL’s technical editor, Ms. Coffin works closely and collaboratively with archaeologists, architectural historians, and production staff to produce high-quality technical reports and other types of products that convey the results of PAL’s investigations to clients and review agencies. She also works with authors to improve their technical writing skills.

Jane Miller

GIS Manager

Ms. Miller is responsible for cartographic production utilizing georeferenced field data delineating PAL’s archaeological and architectural investigations.

Prior to joining PAL in 2008, Ms. Miller worked in the fields of land use planning and environmental conservation, serving as a town planner in Massachusetts and working in private land use and environmental science firms serving southeastern New England.

Ms. Miller graduated with a BA in Geography from Rhode Island College, working with the Geographic and Demographic Data Center at the Rhode Island Division of State Planning to produce geographic inventories of state-owned facilities.

Ms. Miller is a member of the American Planning Association and Association of American Geographers.

Dana M. Richardi

Map Design/Cartography and Archaeological Illustration

Ms. Richardi has worked in cultural resource management since 1990. Prior to joining the PAL staff in 1992 as a field archaeologist/illustrator, she worked at several archaeological sites in Massachusetts with the University of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and PAL.

In 1994, Ms. Richardi began producing PAL’s maps and illustrations by hand. She became a member of the report production team in 1998 and made the transition to AutoCAD that same year. Ms. Richardi was instrumental in setting the standards for the overall design and quality of PAL’s report maps and illustrations. She works closely with senior staff and supervisors to create maps that are accurate and clear, while best illustrating the reports’ overall theme.

Ms. Richardi has a BA in Anthropology and a B.F.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Since then, she has received mulitple Certificates of Completion from the New England Institute of Technology for ESRI AutoCAD.  Ms. Richardi’s artifact and conceptual illustrations adorn a wide variety of PAL publications.