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Janaina DeMelo
Project Coordinator, Caregiver to Caregiver Respite Network, Portuguese

Janaina was born in Cape Verde Islands and raised in Portugal and Providence Rhode Island.

She earned an associate degree in science at Rhode Island and worked for more than ten years at Rhode Island Hospital as a certified nursing assistant and then as a histologist.

Her commitment, love and dedication for her own neuro-divergent child has inspired her to support other parents facing similar challenges. She is grateful for this opportunity to connect, assist and make an impact not only on families but also her community.

Janaina is fluent in English, Portuguese and Portuguese Creole.