Joseph J. McGair, Esq. was elected to the Kent Board of Trustees in 2002. He is chair of the Care New England Quality Committee and a member of its Governance and Nominating, and Credentials committees. He is a practicing attorney and president of the law firm Petrarca and McGair in Warwick. He was elected to the state Senate from 1991 to 1995 and served on the Warwick City Council from 1977 to 1984. He has also served as the Warwick city prosecutor and associate city solicitor. In the community, he has served as past president of the Warwick Columbus Corporation and the Warwick Rotary Club, chair of the Warwick Chamber of Commerce, vice chair of the board at Channel One, chair of the Board at Justice Assistance, and a board member with Prevent Blindness, Foster Grandparents, Kent County Visiting Nurses, Warwick Central Geriatric Association, the Warwick Arts Foundation, and Conimicut Village Association. He graduated from Providence College and received a law degree from Suffolk University Law School.