Joyce Pettoruto Butler '73

Currently Director of Ready to Learn Providence, Joyce Pettoruto Butler has spent much of her career in policy analysis and decision making, chairing the Public Policy Committee within the U.S. Association of Child Care, and, with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, designing a national website for child care research.

A past director of Ready to Learn Providence, a citywide initiative aimed at improving early care and education services, she sees important opportunities in the field.

"This is a time when we can influence the infrastructure from within and make changes to better the lives of children and families."