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R. Feyisitan
Rilwan K. Feyisitan, Jr. | President + CEO

East Bay Community Action Program, President and CEO

East Bay Community Action Program announced the appointment of Rilwan K. Feyisitan, Jr, of Johnston, RI, as its new President and CEO. 

Feyisitan has more than 20 years of experience in advancing the causes of community engagement, health equity, and socioeconomic enhancements both locally and regionally. He also has wide-ranging experience working with communities of color, low-income families, senior populations, individuals with disabilities, the refugee community, and the LGBTQI community. Over the past 9 years, Feyisitan worked in various leadership positions for Community Action Partnership of Providence County including Director of Operations, Deputy Director, and his most recent position as CAPP’s President and CEO. His vision and resolve were instrumental in enhancing the development of CAPP’s short- and long-term organizational objectives as well as cultivating partnerships with community-based and government leaders to affect change and opportunities for individuals and families in Providence and surrounding communities.

Prior to working for CAPP, Feyisitan was the Chief Administrator for the Rhode Island Department of Health’s Office of Minority Health. In this position, he provided guidance and support to RIDOH’s goal of eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities and advancing economic, education, social and political equity. Feyisitan also supervised and coordinated RIDOH’s Minority Health Promotion Programs, Refugee Health Program, Federal CLAS Mandate Coordination & Language Access, and Emergency Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations.

Donna Cramer and Phillip Petree led this search with Angelo Alexander and Tiara Mack.