Our Team

Our Team

We believe that if you want homeowners, lenders and real estate agents to have a good experience, we need to hire good people who can deliver on that priority. Our team is made up of hardworking, talented people who share our values and work hard every day to make sure our mission to deliver an excellent experience to everyone at the table is fulfilled.

James K. O'Donnell, Esq. - President

James K. O'Donnell, Esq.

President

Jim's been at the helm for over 20 years. He graduated with a B.A. in English from Rhode Island College and went on to law school at Suffolk University. Before coming on board at Equity, he worked in customer service and sales capacities and spent 8 years in politics and ... Read more...

Kimberly Dusseault - Chief Operating Officer

Kimberly Dusseault

Chief Operating Officer

Kimberly's experiences at George Washington University and Boston University prepared her well for her role here as Chief Operating Officer. As of April 2015, she's been with Equity for nine years. Before coming to us, she served as Executive VP at a startup where she built the production, client service ... Read more...

Timothy Davin - VP Finance and Administration

Timothy Davin

VP Finance and Administration

A graduate of Bridgewater State College with a B.S. in Accounting, Timothy is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He brings us a fantastic breadth of experiences as a public accountant and VP of finance and administration, human resources and disbursements. He's a born leader who is analytical, ... Read more...

Benjamin Pettit, Esq. - VP Corporate and Legal Affairs

Benjamin Pettit, Esq.

VP Corporate and Legal Affairs

Benjamin graduated from UMass Amherst with a B.A and went on to get his law degree from Roger Williams School of Law. He's a member of the MA, RI and OK state bars and he holds title licenses in DC, NY, OK and RI. Benjamin is also a ... Read more...

Jaime Catelli Davin - Director of Operations

Jaime Catelli Davin

Director of Operations

In addition to having completed many customer service courses, Jaime holds a B.S. in Business Management from Rhode Island College.  Her demonstrated mastery of operation standards serves her well in her role here at Equity National Title.

Her responsibilities include monitoring multiple channels of contact ... Read more...

Corey Honnen - Director of Client Services

Corey Honnen

Director of Client Services

Six Sigma Certified with a B.S. in Management and Marketing from The University of Rhode Island, Corey has held several management and customer service positions prior to joining the Equity National Title team. Corey thrives under pressure and makes important decisions that have a positive impact on all ... Read more...

Nikki Gerardi - Account Manager

Nikki Gerardi

Account Manager

With a dual major in Global Business and Spanish Language and Literature from Fordham University, Nikki brings Equity National Title an ideal mix of business savvy and great communication skills. Her career began at a leading corporate real estate law firm in Manhattan where she managed top tier clients ... Read more...

Jessica Correia - Account Manager

Jessica Correia

Account Manager

A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Jessica has been working her way through the ranks here at Equity. She started as a receptionist back in 2009 and grew into the position of Settlement Coordinator and now Account Representative. 

Jessica is responsible for building and maintaining ... Read more...

Ashley LaFerriere - Business Development Coordinator

Ashley LaFerriere

Business Development Coordinator

Ashley got her paralegal degree from the University of Rhode Island. She is a Notary in RI and MA as well as a Rhode Island Continuing Education Instructor. Ashley is outgoing, determined, patient and ambitious, which makes her a perfect fit as our Business Development Coordinator. 

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Ana DaSilva - Purchase Officer

Ana DaSilva

Purchase Officer

Ana has been with us for a long time, and has fulfilled many different roles for us over the years—eventually growing into the position of purchase officer. She always wants to learn more and has enjoyed getting to experience many different aspects of working at Equity. Aside from ... Read more...

David Boyum - EVP National Sales

David Boyum

EVP National Sales

David attended the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse, earning a degree in Finance and Business Administration before becoming a licensed Title Agent and Notary in Florida. These accomplishments, along with his past work experience, paved the way for his position as EVP National Sales Manager with Equity.

Since ... Read more...

Travis Cline - VP National Sales Executive

Travis Cline

VP National Sales Executive

Travis has his B.A. in Business Administration, Economics and Management from Marshall University in West Virginia. He brings to us 15 years of settlement services experience on the mortgage lending side as well as expertise in settlement services. Travis's clients praise him for his honesty, conscientiousness and drive to ... Read more...

Seth Mintz - VP Business Development 

Seth Mintz

VP Business Development 

With a B.A. in marketing and Communications from Bryant College, Seth started his career as a sales manager and loan originator at Bank of America. Friendly, smart, outgoing and always on his game, Seth's a people person who loves relational selling and building strong relationships with his clients.&... Read more...

Lianne Beaulieu - Title Team Leader

Lianne Beaulieu

Title Team Leader

Lianne has a B.S. in Business Administration from Bryant College with a double major in Management and Marketing and a minor in Psychology. If that's not impressive enough, she cut her teeth in business by opening her own restaurant with her husband where she learned how to ... Read more...

Michelle Billington - Disbursement and Recording Team Leader

Michelle Billington

Disbursement and Recording Team Leader

Being at Equity National Title for many years, Michelle has become an indispensible part of the team. She's worked her way up through the ranks from part-time receptionist to loan processor and underwriter before finally becoming our Disbursement and Recording Team Leader. 

Her workday ... Read more...

Chris Merolla - Production Team Leader

Chris Merolla

Production Team Leader

Having worked as a loan officer for years before joining Equity, Chris understood the importance of not just closing loans quickly, but with accuracy. In his four years at Equity, he’s brought both valuable insight and empathy – putting it to work for everyone at the table.

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Linda Juliao - Human Resource Manager

Linda Juliao

Human Resource Manager

Linda graduated from Rowan University in New Jersey with a degree in Elementary Education. Before coming to us, she worked in the Human Resource Benefit Management Division at Hewlett Packard.  She's bilingual, enthusiastic, upbeat and caring—traits that make her an absolutely perfect fit as a Human Resource ... Read more...

Mike Thomas - Associate Systems Engineer

Mike Thomas

Associate Systems Engineer

As if earning his bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the University of Rhode Island wasn't enough, Mike's minors in mathematics and business positioned him to become a perfect fit at Equity National Title. 

Sure enough, without Mike, Equity National Title wouldn't be able to do ... Read more...

Diana Abdalla - Purchase Officer

Diana Abdalla

Purchase Officer

Ambition drives Diana. With a B.A. in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Rhode Island College, Diana has worked her way up the ranks into current her position at Equity. From the mailroom, to post closing, to settlement coordinator, to purchase officer, she’s shown how hard work and ... Read more...

Chris Dion - Database Administrator

Chris Dion

Database Administrator

Chris comes to the table with a Master's degree in Information Systems from the University of Massachusetts. Over the 18 years he's been managing databases, reporting tools and other data technology, he's overseen petabytes of information.  Continually honing his skills and developing his keen eye for detail, ... Read more...

Jessica Nolan - Account Manager

Jessica Nolan

Account Manager

A graduate from the Community College of Rhode Island with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Jessica garnered knowledge and experience through past jobs – all prepping her for her position at Equity.

Her favorite part of the job is hearing from a customer, buyer, seller, or lender ... Read more...

Joe Nolan - Account Manager

Joe Nolan

Account Manager

A graduate from Umass-Dartmouth, Joe brought a decade worth of experience working in foreclosure, bankruptcy, evictions, and closings when he joined the Equity National Title team.

His experience as both a Default Servicing and REO Paralegal have translated well into his work in Equity’s REO ... Read more...

Melissa Avila - Purchase Officer

Melissa Avila

Purchase Officer

Melissa started down her path with a Bachelor of Science in Psychological Studies from the University of Connecticut, following it up by being certified as a paralegal.

Degree in hand, Melissa went to work in various roles over the course of 12 years in the real estate industry ... Read more...

Jon Lambert - Business System Analyst

Jon Lambert

Business System Analyst

Microsoft Certified from Hesser College, and with a decade of management experience in the collection industry, Jon has been a Business System Analyst with Equity for 8 years.

By developing effective processes within Resware, Jon works towards streamlining the interaction between all parties and improving ... Read more...

Kathleen Jefferson - Partner Relation, Scheduling & Quality Control Team Leader

Kathleen Jefferson

Partner Relation, Scheduling & Quality Control Team Leader

A student of Culinary and Business studies at Johnson and Wales University, Kathleen learned how much she enjoyed being a service to others both in her community and beyond.

A member of the Equity family for four years, Kathleen currently leads the Quality Control, Scheduling, and Partner ... Read more...

Scott Aguiar - Post-Closing and Disbursement Team Leader

Scott Aguiar

Post-Closing and Disbursement Team Leader

With a degree in Marketing and Operations Management from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, Scott has the knowledge, experience, and necessary drive to lead a team at Equity.

Scott meets every challenge that arises with the determination to overcome it. He embraces the opportunity to both ... Read more...

Olivia Byron - Staff Attorney

Olivia Byron

Staff Attorney

With a B.A. from Rhode Island College, accompanied by a J.D. from Roger Williams School of Law, Olivia came to Equity with ten years’ worth of knowledge, experience, and confidence in her field.

Olivia first found work as an independent contractor during the refinancing boom, ... Read more...

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