President and Executive Director
Ian C. Ridlon, Esq.
Trust Policies and Program Offerings, Trust Bylaws, Coverage Questions, Board of Trustees Matters, Legislative Issues and Complaints/Compliments/Ideas
Biography of Ian C. Ridlon, Esq.
Ian C. Ridlon, Esq. was appointed President and Executive Director of the Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust in 2014. He had previously served seven years as The Trust’s General Counsel and Director of Legal Services. Prior to joining The Trust, Ian was in private practice and specialized in insurance defense work, commercial and environmental litigation, and labor and employment work. Although Ian worked at large firms with national practice groups, he made every effort to focus his practice in Rhode Island. He is admitted to all of the state courts in Rhode Island, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. He is also admitted to practice before the First Circuit Court of Appeals where he has argued cases involving municipal entities. Ian is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Vermont Law School. Ian serves on the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council, at the appointment of the Governor, and also as Second Vice Chair of the NLC Mutual Insurance Company Board of Directors. He has been actively involved with United Cerebral Palsy on the state and national level for over 15 years.
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
Heather A. Sheley, ARM
Treasury and Cash Management, Financial Reporting and Budget, Facilities and Information Services Management
Biography of Heather A. Sheley, ARM
Heather joined The Trust as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer in 2011. She possesses nearly 20+ years of progressively responsible financial and accounting skills and brings to The Trust excellent and well-rounded experience as well as a strong insurance accounting and financial management background. Prior to joining The Trust, Heather worked as Manager of Accounting and Budgeting fro Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. She also worked as the Accountant for the Town of Middletown. Heather holds a Masters Degree in Accounting from Salve University.
Andrew J. Murray, Esq.
Trust Corporate Counsel, Liability Exposure Assessment, Claims Issues, General Coverage Questions and Advice and Contract Review
Biography of Andrew J. Murray, Esq.
Andy joined The Trust in 2015 as General Counsel. Andy has over 20 years experience as a practicing attorney, focused on general litigation, insurance defense, pharmacy malpractice, premises liability, product liability and personal injury. Most recently, he was in the Litigation Management Group of Locke Lord, LLP. Andy is admitted to both State and Federal courts in Rhode Island, as well as Massachusetts. Andy is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History for the College of Holy Cross.
Human Resources Consultant
Executive Office Manager
Assistant to the President and Executive Director, Manage Administrative Support Team, Oversee General Office Operations, Trust Conference Center Rental Contact, Member Contact Information Changes.
Biography of Debby Maynard
Debby joined The Trust in 2002 as Executive Assistant to the President & Executive Director and currently serves as The Trust's Executive Office Manager. Prior to her current position, she was employed for more than 15 years in various office management and administrative support capacities. Debby graduated from Community College of Rhode Island with an Associate of Science Degree in Office Administration.
Elizabeth A. Neves
Human Resources, Benefits and Payroll
Biography of Elizabeth A. Neves
Elizabeth a re-joined The Trust in 2014, after a 3 year hiatus, as Administrative Office Assistant . She was promoted to Administrative Specialist in 2017. Elizabeth provides administrative support to The Trust’s Underwriting, Finance, and Human Resources Departments. Elizabeth had served as The Trust’s Office and Member Programs Assistant back in 2010, before leaving to join MetLife where she provided key support to both customers and Financial Service Representatives. Elizabeth has an Associate Degree in Fine Arts from the Community College of Rhode Island.
Reception and Administrative Support
Biography of Betsy Perry
Betsy Perry joined The Trust in 2018 as Administrative Receptionist. Prior to joining The Trust, Betsy was employed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island as a Customer Service Representative and had previously served as Estimating Assistant/Administrative Support for Paramount Restaurant Supply. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Rhode Island.