Hope Alzheimer's Center
25 Brayton Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Tel. 401-946-9220


Ellen Grizzetti, BSEllen Grizzetti, BS

Ms. Ellen Grizzetti became President/CEO of Hope Center in April 2014, previously serving assistant director and case manager for 18 years. She assisted with the Center’s building design, opening the facility, hiring of the original staff and welcoming our first participants and their families. Prior to joining the Hope Center, Ms. Grizzetti served as the Director of Cranston Adult Day Care. She received a bachelor’s degree in human science and services with a primary area of interest in gerontology from the University of Rhode Island and holds an Alzheimer’s certification.

Ms. Grizzetti lives in Cranston, Rhode Island. She likes to travel and enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and two sons.

Phone: (401) 946-9220, extension 113


Dorothy Poveromo, BADorothy Poveromo, BA
Case Manager

Ms. Dorothy Poveromo is a case manager at the Hope Center with 30 years social service experience in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In 1995, she joined the Hope Center and soon after established the Hope Family Network. She remains an integral part of the family support group, coordinating its monthly meetings and scheduling guest speakers.

Prior to the Hope Center, she worked with the senior population at Cranston Senior Services. Ms. Poveromo graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in sociology. Her professional achievements include certificates in Alzheimer’s and Interdisciplinary Practice in Geriatrics.

Ms. Poveromo resides in Barrington, Rhode Island. She enjoys traveling, camping with her family in their R.V., and spending time with friends.

Phone: (401) 946-9220, extension 118


Cheryl Cornell, RNCheryl Tetreault, RN
Assistant Director/Nurse Manager

Ms. Cheryl Tetreault has worked at the Hope Center since its doors opened in 1995. She began her nursing career at Day Kimball Hospital in Connecticut after receiving her associate’s degree in science and nursing from the Community College of Rhode Island. Ms. Tetreault’s professional achievements include certificates in Alzheimer’s/dementia care, CPR, and first aid. She is also AED certified.

Ms. Tetreault lives in Dayville, Connecticut. She likes going to the movies, dining out, taking day trip, visiting her daughter in Boston, and spending time with friends.

Phone: (401) 946-9220, extension 114