In the chair with Lina Carreiro O’Leary | In the chair

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NAME: Lina Carreiro O’Leary.

AGE: 52.

OCCUPATION: Vice President of Online Services for the Washington Trust Company and Chairman of the Board of Stand Up For Animals.

RESIDENCE: To the west.

BORN, RAISED AND GROWN IN: Born in Westerly and raised in Pawcatuck.

RIGHT NOW, I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF: Collecting peanut butter for the Washington Trust’s Company’s 22nd Annual Peanut Butter Drive, planning Stand Up For Animals’ 18th Annual Pins For Pets Bowlathon, and planning my 35th class reunion…go to SHS Class of 1987!

MY PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT: Help build Stand Up For Animals and the Bruce Ladd Memorial Dog Park to benefit animals and people.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: To visit the nine islands that make up the Azores.

I WEAR/ALWAYS WEAR: My cellphone.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GROW UP: Anything and everything as long as I was helping animals… and of course people too.

MY HEROES ARE: Personally, my parents. Professionally, Larry Hirsch.

FAVORITE AUTHORS: Too many to list. I love reading.

BOOKS ON MY NIGHT TABLE: “Thunder Dog” by Michael Hingson, “Guiding Emily” by Barbara Hinske and “Run Rose Run” by Dolly Parton and James Patterson.

THE THREE BEST SONGS ON MY PLAYLIST: “Most People Are Good” by Luke Bryan, “Saturday In The Park” by Chicago and “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire.

THE LAST THREE SONGS I ASKED ALEXA/PANDORA/SPOTIFY TO PLAY: I’m not asking for a particular song to be played, I’m asking for specific channels or genres.

THREE ALL-TIME FAVORITE FILMS: “Grease”, “Footloose” and “Elf”.

FAVORITE TV SHOWS: “Big Bang Theory”, “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Golden Girls”.

FAVORITE RADIO STATION/SHOWS/PODCAST: 92.3 FM, 102.3 FM and 1230 AM (WBLQ).

TOP COMFORT FOOD: Everything my husband cooks!

SOCIAL MEDIA SITES I MAINLY USE: Facebook and Instagram.

TRAIT I ADMIRE THE MOST: Integrity.

CRAZY ANIMAL: Meanness and delay.

FAVORITE QUOTE: “You have a brain in your head. You have your feet in your shoes. You can head in any direction you want. – Dr. Seuss

MY FAVORITE ON OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: Our proximity to the ocean.

IMPOSSIBLE TO LIVE WITHOUT: God, family and animals…especially canines.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I prefer the company of animals to some people.

THE BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Juiz na cabeca.

THE ADVICE I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE: Juiz na cabeca.

IF I RULE THE WORLD I WOULD BE: Save as many animals as possible.

IF I WIN THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I DO IS: To celebrate! Then I would contact my financial planner and my lawyer.

I DRIVE TO: Subaru Crosstrek 2014 khaki.

I WANT TO DRIVE A: Cherry red 1966 Ford Mustang convertible.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Cheese.

IF I COULD INVITE SOMEONE SPECIAL TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: There are so many, but if I had to choose just one, I think it would be my maternal grandmother. She died when I was too young to remember her.

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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