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WNLL 2020 Board Members 

We as a board are here to provide and serve you and your players with the best little league experience possible! Please if you are interested in joining our ranks feel free to contact anyone of us at anytime. 

President

Art Burton 

Phone: (401) 479-6846
Email: [email protected] 
Email: [email protected]

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About: Art Burton: Art has been involved with WNLL going on his 5th year.  He has coached several teams from from AA up to Majors including All Stars and Fall Ball. Art also started our Leagues first Challnger Division. He  has held various positions on the board. Art is dedicated to preserving the history and integrity of WNLL and WALL. He is excited about the future state of the program and wants to push Westerly National Little League to newer heights. He views the league as one Big family both past and present players, coaches, and family members. His new position as president will require him to presides at league meetings, and assumes full responsibility for the operation of the local league. He receives all mail, supplies, and other communications from the Little League International. As president he must see to it that league personnel is properly briefed on all phases of rules, regulations, and policies of Little League. Lastly he is the contact between the local organization and Little League International.   

Vice President

Majors & Fall Ball
Director
 

Mike Hackett 

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Email: [email protected]

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About Mike Hackett:  Mike has been involved with WNLL going on his 5 year.  He has coached several teams from AA up to Majors, All Stars, and Fall Ball. Mike is a stand up guy who is always willing to help when ever needed or asked. Mike's new position on the board requires him to fill in if and when the president is absent.  To work with all the committees and help fill in where needed.  Mike is also the Majors & Fall Ball Director. These two positions require Mike to communiate  with the coaches and parents. He also works with other officers in establishing the draft.   

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Secretary 

Jerelyn Abicca Smestad 

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Email: [email protected]

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About Jerelyn: Jerelyn has been involved with our league now for over 6 years.  She has been an active member of our board and held various different positions.  She is a hard worker and never hesitates when something needs to be done. She is very kind and good hearted person who is always there when someone needs help. As a community and league we are lucky to have Jerelyn.  As the leagues secretary she maintains a register of members and directors; records the minutes of meetings; is responsible for sending out notice of meetings, issues membership cards and maintains a record of league’s activities.                            
 

Treasurer

Heather Reiflinger

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Email: [email protected]

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About Heather Reifilinger: Heather has been involved with our league now going on her 6 th year.  She has held various positions on our board over those years. As she moves into the treasurer position she brings with her an array of experience and knowledge about the inter workings of Little League. Heather is dedicated to the overall success of the our League. Her new role as the league’s Treasurer is a crucial position within its Board of Directors. Heather will be responsible for the financial condition of the local league and providing monthly or periodic updates to fellow board members. She will prepare financial statements and budgets, including the annual financial report to the submitted to the league’s membership. Heather will also handle income and expenses of the league and properly tracks and records them. Heather wants to promote transparency and openness with our leagues finances. Heather is also the director of Concessions.                           

Player Agent

Jen Whitfield

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About Jen she has been involved with Westerly National Little League for over 7 Years. Jen has always volunteer to help when ever needed or asked.  She is a very detailed oriented person and takes her newly elected position sincerely. We as a league are lucky to have such a person in the role of Player Agent to look after the welfare of our players. Her current duties as Player Agent Conduct annual tryouts, and is in charge of player selection assist president in checking with birth records and eligibility of players. She supervises and coordinates the transfer of players to or from the Minors League's according to the provisions under the regulations of Little League. Jen is also part of the concession committee. 

Safety Officer

Ronnie Sposato

Phone: (401) 932-4837
Email: [email protected] 

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About Ronnie: grew up in Westerly and played Little League for Westerly National.  He has held and shared some of his fondest memories of playing for Little League on Watch Hill Garage. Today Ronnie has been a current board member of WNLL for over the past 7 years. He has held various positions with the board. Outside of Little League Ronnie has over 16 Years coaching experience 6 years and still counting as Head Coach of the Westerly High School Baseball Team and 9 years with the Middle School Team. Ronnie bring's a wealth of knowledge and experience to our league. Ronnie's new position as Safety Officer is to ensure safety in player training, and playing conditions. Reports suggestions and preventions of injuries, solicits suggestions for making conditions safer. Reports suggestions to Little League International through the League president and prepares the ASAP plan for submission to Little League International. Ronnie is also Director of our Sponsorship & Fundraising committee.  
 

Information/Communications

Kevin Messier

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Email: [email protected]

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About Kevin Messier:  Kevin has been involved with WNLL going on his 5 th year.  He has has coached several teams from AA up to Majors and Fall Ball.  Kevin has also held various positions on our board.  Kevin is a hard worker and enjoys volunteering and helping our league. His new position as information / communications officer Kevin will set up and manages league’s official website; set up online registration and ensures the league rosters are uploaded to Little League; assigns online administrative rights to other local volunteers; encourages creation of team web sites to managers, coaches, and parents; ensures that league news and scores are updated online on a regular basis; collects, posts, and distributes important information on league activities including direct dissemination of fundraising and sponsor activities to Little League, the district, the public, league members, and the media; serves as primary contact person for Little League and Dick’s Team Sports HQ regarding optimizing use of the Internet for league administration and for distributing information to league members and to Little League International. Provides player, coach, and manager records to Little League International in electronic format. 

Coaching Coordinator

Drew Bishop

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About Drew Bishop: Drew has been with our league going on his 5th year.  He has been an active member on our board now for over 2 years. Drew has a strong work ethic and commitment to the leagues overall success.  His new duty as coaching coordinator will require him to represent coaches/managers in league; presents a coach/ manager training budget to the board; gains the support and funds necessary to implement a league-wide training program; orders and distributes training materials to players, coaches and managers; coordinates mini-clinics as necessary; serves as the contact person for Little League and its manager-coach education. Receives and distributes coaching information from Little League International and distributes to all coaches and managers.                         

Player Development

Craig Eaton

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Email: [email protected] 

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About Craig Eaton: Craig has been a pillar in our community volunteering coaching various different youth sports.   He has been very generous with both with his time and sponsorship with the league.  Craig has been involved with our league now going on his 6th year as a head coach.  Craig's new position on the board will require him to develop new ideas on how to help our players develop the necessary skills to play baseball to the best of their abilities. Also to help to work closely with the coaching coordinator and player agent to implement any new training or practices plans.  


 

Umpire in Chief

Jared Mancini

Phone: 
Email: [email protected]



About Jared: Jared has been involved with WNLL going on his 4 year. He has coached various teams from AAA, Majors and All Stars. Jared is very dedicated to the league and is always willing to step up and help out whenever needed. Jared new role with the board as Umpire in Chief requires him to serves as coordinator of and advises the league President on the league umpire program; responsible for recommending umpires to the league President for appointment to the league umpire roster; recruiting and retaining volunteer umpires; establishing a league umpire training program consistent with Little League® guidelines; coordinating and assisting with conducting umpire clinics at league and district level; communicating rule changes to league umpires; scheduling league umpires for regular season games; evaluating league umpires using established guidelines to maintain program integrity; further continual improvement, and prepare league umpires for advancement to tournament levels; communicating with and providing updates to the District Umpire Consultant on the league umpire program, and attending Umpire Training programs at the District, State, Region, and/or Headquarters level. Jared is also our Maintenance Director 


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