The Leading Ladies of Providence Media

March 2022


Providence Media is the locally owned publishing company of four award-winning monthly magazines: Providence Monthly, So Rhode Island, The Bay, and Hey Rhody. The free publications reach roughly 100,000 readers every month, bringing the best of food, arts, culture, fashion and much more, in a uniquely Ocean State voice. Additionally there are websites, social media pages, and a podcast, all produced by a small but mighty team of editors, graphic designers, and a seasoned sales force to make it all happen.

Abigail Brown, Senior Editorial Designer, started with Providence Media in 2019. Her talent for design quickly led to taking the lead in laying out every article, cover story, and cover for all four magazines each month. You may also see her name attached to original illustrations, a few of which have been turned into merchandise for  causes available at Frog & Toad, Providence.

Shelley Cavoli, Account Manager for Northern Rhode Island and Providence. Staff and customers were glad when Shelley recently rejoined the sales team after taking time away to assist her parents. “Our creative team publishes the best magazines. Everyday I see enthusiastic clients discover ways to be successful, I’m proud to be part of their success. Happy to be back!”

Louann DiMuccio-Darwich, Account Manager for East Bay and Providence. Louann has been with Providence Media for 14 years. Known for her warm demeanor, she has a long history of developing strong relationships with clients. “I am blessed to work with an amazing team and local business community.”

Ann Gallagher, Account Manager for South County. Ann has been with Providence Media for 14 years serving her seaside beat of South County. “I love that I can shop and support local businesses while also helping them get their message out through our magazines. It’s so gratifying to see small businesses prosper with our help.”

Taylor Gilbert, Senior Graphic Designer. Taylor uses her talents to create ads, rate cards and sell sheets, plus marketing materials for special events and more; additionally she assists with editorial design. “We all work together as one big family, constantly supporting and motivating us all to be a better company.”

Karen Greco, Editor. The newest addition to the team as editor, Karen is a seasoned writer whose career started at Elle Magazine and Ladies’ Home Journal. She enjoys writing about fitness, food, and digging in to write in-depth cover stories and features. Karen is also the novelist of seven books and a novella.

Abbie Lahmers, Managing Editor. In 2021, hardworking Abbie was promoted to managing editor. In addition to taking on newsier stories, she assigns all Food & Drink, Rhody Gems, and Neighborhood News, and has transformed the Hey Rhody newsletter into a mini e-publication filled with magazine highlights, weekend must-do’s, and seasonal roundups.

Elyse Major, Editor-in-Chief. Since landing her dream job in 2018, Elyse’s various duties have included developing cover stories and overseeing the Life  Style and Art & Culture sections. As the face of the company, she often appears on local TV and at events, proudly repping the magazines. Elyse also serves as co-president of the Rhode Island Press Association.

Kristine Mangan Olf, Account Manager for South County & Aquidneck Island. Kristine has been with Providence Media for nine years. With over 25 years of sales experience, Kristine prides herself on helping any sized business grow and prosper via advertising in both print and online. “I love our magazines and what they offer to the local community.” 

Sascha Roberts, Digital Media Manager. While Sascha joined as an account manager, her enthusiasm for community led to her being recast as the company’s first digital media manager. Sascha now coordinates all social media (creator of #heyrhodyphotos), website content, and co-hosts the wildly popular Hey Rhody podcast.

Elizabeth Riel, Account Manager for Providence. Liz has been at Providence Media for over 14 years and has long been known for her dedication to helping businesses in Providence grow and thrive. She works closely with owners to create effective ad campaigns. “I love our little city and seeing all the exciting changes over the years.” 


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