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Ronald Barnes

IT Director- Operations

With Nonotuck Since: 2023

Ron Barnes has been with Nonotuck since 2023, previously working with us through a partnership with Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA), where he worked for 21 years.

In addition to his work with HMEA, he has also worked for AAA Southern New England, Trust Insurance Company in Taunton MA, and AIG/ Lexington Insurance in Boston, among others.

Outside of work, Barnes enjoys fishing, as well as serving as a commander of a historic colonial militia unit, The Pawtuxet Rangers - 1774, and is a member of multiple historical genealogy groups. He lives in Johnston, Rhode Island with his mini dachshund Ollie.


Grayson Fleischner

Director of Quality Enhancement, Central and West

With Nonotuck since: 2008

Grayson has been with Nonotuck since 2008. In 2011, hecompleted his associate degree in liberal arts at Holyoke Community College andhis bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts in2014. In addition to his roles as Director of Quality Enhancementand Human Rights Coordinator for Nonotuck, Grayson is a musician. On theside, he pursues his own musical career as a singer/songwriter and iscontracted by several local hospitals in the area providing music therapy forresidents.

Joshua Gustafson

Technical Support Specialist

With Nonotuck Since: 2023

Paul Laprade

IT Director- Administration

With Nonotuck since 2021

Paul has been with Nonotuck since 2021. Paul has extensive experience not only working for Fortune 500 companies, but with non-profits as well. Paul hopes to keep Nonotuck in the forefront of emerging technology as well as assisting the people we serve and helping them lead productive, independent lives.

Joshua Murray

Marketing Coordinator

With Nonotuck Since: 2021


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