Steve Medeiros
Stephen Medeiros: President
One of the founding members, Steve is serving a 21st term as President. He is also the Executive Director. Steve is the Newsletter Editor, Chairs the Saltwater Fishing Show and Take-A-Kid Fishing Day committees, and is active on 14 other committees. He was director of the Youth Fishing Camp last June. E-mail

Rich Hittinger
Capt. Richard Hittinger: 1st Vice President
Rich is now in his 11th year on the Board. He is chairman of the RISAA Artificial Reefs Committee, Vice Chair of the Legislative Committee and also serves on the Political Action Committee and Youth Fishing Camp committee. He is the co-chair of the Recreational Fishing Symposium. Rich represents RISAA on several state fisheries and environmental groups. He previously served on the R.I. Marine Fisheries Council for eight years. E-mail

Capt. David Monti
Capt. David Monti: 2nd Vice President
Dave is now serving his 6th term on the Board. He is a recreational representative on the R.I. Marine Fisheries Council, and is chairman the RISAA Legislative Committee. Dave is also co-chair of the Recreational Fishing Symposium committee, and helps run the Youth Fishing Camp. He is a member of the Recreational Fisheries Working Group of NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee. Dave is a licensed charter captain and writes a fishing column for the Providence Journal and several local newspapers. E-mail

Travis Barao
Travis Barao: Secretary
Travis is serving his 4th term on the Board. He is one of the recreational representatives on the R.I. Marine Fisheries Council. He is also a recreational representative to the Atlantic States (ASMFC) Black Sea Bass, Fluke and Scup Advisory Panel. Travis is a "Life" RISAA member and serves on the RISAA Legislative and Saltwater Fishing Show Committees and 2018 Recreational Fishing Symposium committee. E-mail

Peter O'Biso
Peter O'Biso: Treasurer
Peter is serving his 7th year on the Board and 5th year as Treasurer. A very active 14-year RISAA member, he serves on the Charter Trips, By-laws, Fly-Fishing, Legislative and Saltwater Fishing Show, Take-A-Kid Fishing Day and Youth Fishing Camp committees.

Richard Reich
Richard Reich: Sergeant-At-Arms
Richard has been a member for 16 years. He was appointed to the Board in August 2017 and is now serving his first full term as Sergeant-At-Arms. He chairs the Surfcasters Committee and also serves on both the Legislative and Youth Fishing Camp Committees.


Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson: Board Member

This is Gary’s first year on the Board, but he has been a RISAA member for 16 years. He chairs of the Merchandise Committee, serves on the Legislative Committee, and has volunteered for just about every RISAA event for the past 15 years.

Douglas MacPherson

Douglas MacPherson: Board Member

Doug has been a member for 20 years. He served on the board in 2002-2003 as 1st Vice President, but a change in work hours forced him to give it up. Now that he is retired, Doug is ready to devote his time to RISAA. He serves on the Legislative Committee.

Robert Murray

Robert Murray: Board Member

This is Bob's 5th term on the Board. He chairs the Tag & Release Committee, and is an active member of the Legislative Committee.

Roger Tellier

Roger Tellier: Board Member

This is Roger’s 7th term on the Board. A RISAA member for 18 years, he serves on the Legislative Committee and is a very active member helping on nearly every club event.

Diane Valerien

Diane Valerien: Board Member

This is Diane's 3rd year on the Board. An active member, she serves on the Education, Legislative, Tag & Release, Youth Fishing Camp and Saltwater Fishing Show committees.

Greg Vespe

Greg Vespe: Board Member

A six year member, this is Greg’s first year serving on the Board. He is chairman of the Education Committee, which sets up all of our monthly seminars. He is also a member of the Legislative Committee.

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