Term Expires July 2020
Leslie Taito is currently the chief of staff for Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island is a mission-driven organization that partners with the community health centers and others to secure access to high quality, cost-effective health care for individuals, families and small businesses. Using her over 27 years of management and manufacturing experience she is able to address the crucial need for health care insurance for smaller organizations including manufacturers with less than 50 employees. Prior to her current employment, Ms. Taito served as the CEO of Hope Global, a manufacturer of products and engineering of textile solutions and director of regulatory reform for the Rhode Island Office of Management and Budget. She has also held leadership positions as the CEO for the Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Services, Inc., executive director of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association and acting executive director and chief operating officer of the Rhode Island Regional Employment and Training Board. In addition to serving on the MEP Advisory Board, Ms. Taito is a member of the Polaris MEP Advisory Board. She also has served by appointment of the governor on the Rhode Island Manufacturing Advisory Council and the Lean Government Initiative. Actively involved in her community, Ms. Taito has served in executive board leadership positions and as chair of the Northern Rhode Island and North Kingstown Chambers of Commerce.