Rita was elected President of Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation in 2013.

Having served on the Fresh Start Board in 2012 as VP of Development, Rita is passionate about our mission and is committed to its growth and sustainability. Since 1984, she has been President of Design Services, Ltd., an interior design/ interior architecture firm specializing in residential and commercial interiors. Prior to owning her own business, Rita worked for a design studio in Washington, DC that provided interiors for the United States Supreme Court, national political figures, and high-end residences in the Washington metropolitan area. She is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, attended Rhode Island School of Design and the University of North Carolina.