A lifelong Rhode Islander, Jay has been involved in community service and public policy for most of his life. He was raised in Portsmouth, RI, and attended St. George's School before continuing his education at Northeastern University. As a teen, Jay spent a year in Lyon, France, where he gained fluency in French. He is a proud supporter of the Rhode Island Blood Center and has been recognized as the fifth Rhode Islander to exceed 100 gallons of blood and platelets. He lives in Tiverton with his wife, Donna. They have three children, John, Kelsey, and Mae, son-in-law David Coletta, daughter-in-law Brittany, and grandchildren Amelia, Sloan, and Nora.
Jay joined RIBC's 100 Gallon Club in 2019
Jay pictured with his wife, Donna, children John, Kelsey, and Mae, son-in-law David, daughter-in-law Brittany, and granddaughters Amelia & Sloan in 2021.