Leadership Team

We pride ourselves on our diverse team of local experts, bringing unique perspectives and different experiences. Knowledgable, dedicated to customer service and client satisfaction, this is the group we’ve always been building toward.

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Leadership

Melanie Delman
President/Owner

401-284-4820 melanie.delman@liladelman.com

Melanie is a second generation real estate executive who took over the helm from her mother, Lila, who founded Lila Delman Real Estate International in 1964. Under Melanie’s leadership, the company has grown dramatically, and Lila Delman Real Estate International has expanded to six office locations: Narragansett, Newport, Jamestown, Watch Hill, Providence and Block Island.

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John Hodnett
Principal Broker/Owner

401-284-4800 john.hodnett@liladelman.com

My wife Pamela and I are raising six beautiful children here in Narragansett. I graduated summa cum laude with my BS from Northeastern University and earned my MBA from Columbia University with Beta Gamma Sigma honors.

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Sales Managers

Kristen Jones
Director of Business Development

401-284-4862 Kristen.Jones@LilaDelman.com

Kristen brings more than 16 years of experience as a Rhode Island Real Estate Broker, selling over 100 million in real estate across RI. She has joined Lila Delman Real Estate International after spending the past 6 years as an integral member of the Alex and Ani start-up team.

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Ruth Bellino
Narragansett Sales Manager & Sales Associate

401-741-1577 ruth.bellino@liladelman.com

Ruth, a native Rhode Islander for over 30 years, has been a resident & business owner in Malibu, CA and Scottsdale, AZ, thus bringing a new perspective to the homebuyer in search for a unique quality of life.

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Kendra Toppa
Newport Sales Manager & Sales Associate

401-339-6233 Kendra.Toppa@LilaDelman.com

As Manager of the Newport office and company-wide top-producing sales agent, Kendra has been offering clients a recognizable level of professionalism and dedication for close to ten years. She attributes her multi-million dollar success to her affiliation with the best Rhode Island brokerage firm in Rhode Island, a commitment to unparalleled customer service standards, and a client-centric approach grounded in effective communication.

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Lori Joyal
Watch Hill Sales Manager & Broker

401-742-1225 lori.joyal@liladelman.com

Lori is the Managing Broker of the Lila Delman Real Estate International office in Watch Hill and a licensed Broker in both Rhode Island and Connecticut. She has consistently dominated the market, ranked #1  among for the individual total sales volume in Rhode Island for the past TWO YEARS and recently was named one of the TOP REALTORS in a national study by REAL Trends: “America’s Best Real Estate Agents.

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Bob Bailey
Jamestown Sales Manager & Sales Associate

401-413-6928 Bob.Bailey@LilaDelman.com

Bob is one of the most successful agents in the Jamestown, Newport and South County areas. What sets Bob apart is that Bob’s definition of success is based on his ability to meet the goals of his clients. His thorough research and amazing resources are relied on by his clients and respected by his peers.

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Rosemary Tobin
Block Island Sales Manager & Sales Associate

401-741-1825 Rosemary.Tobin@LilaDelman.com

Block Island has been my home for over 16 years. I love being a year round resident sharing my life with my husband Dave, our son Zane, and the Block Island community. I have been working as an agent for the last 16 years, formally with Ballard Hall Real Estate, joining Lila Delman in 2011.

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Christine Dupuis
Providence Sales Manager & Sales Associate

401-626-1945 christine.dupuis@liladelman.com

Chris is proud of the fact she is a life-long Rhode Islander. She loves her state and intimately knows, not only the stunning coast, but the state’s lesser heralded interior with its beautiful woods, lakes, historic villages and unique history Although Rhode Island is primarily known for its capital city, Providence, and resort town, Newport, she feels that the entire state has something unique to offer.

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Jacob Rochefort
Providence Sales Manager & Sales Associate

(401) 688-3000 Jacob.rochefort@liladelman.com

Jacob is a cosmopolitan Rhode Islander and Providence resident with a penchant for considering new homes for anyone at any time. "Be accessible, it’s a good thing," says Jacob. Going on 13 years experience exclusively in real estate brokerage while pushing 31 is quite a feat.

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Marketing

Catherine Cloney
Director of Marketing & Relocation

401-662-2570 Catherine.cloney@LilaDelman.com

With a strong economic and legal background, Catherine has been appointed Director of Marketing, Relocation and Referral Services at Lila Delman Real Estate.  Before accepting this position Catherine had an eight year history as a broker in the high-end luxury real estate market.  Catherine also serves as our International Fine Properties Liaison accessing our network of global affiliates for referrals, relocation and sales.

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Brandyn Brunelle
Creative Director

860-753-1544 brandyn.brunelle@liladelman.com

Brandyn has built a professional skill set in a variety of roles and leadership positions. He began his journey attending LIM College in Manhattan, obtaining his bachelors degree in marketing with a concentration in upper premium and luxury markets. He started his career working for Ralph Lauren and became well versed with the concept of "lifestyle" marketing and brand development.

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Ryan Elsman
Manager of Marketing & Brand Experience

201-400-4012 Ryan.Elsman@liladelman.com

New York City Resident turned Rhode Islander, Ryan Elsman brings a fresh perspective and energized approach to all things marketing & branding. A graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Ryan began his career at Warby Parker, the billion dollar eyeglasses startup, as a founding member of their Experiential Marketing team.

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Daniel Wodecki
New Media Content Producer

401-207-4447 Daniel.Wodecki@liladelman.com

Daniel Wodecki is a Rhode Island native, currently residing in Coventry. Daniel’s passion for the art of photography began in his early teenage years, leading him to study photojournalism at Rochester Institute of Technology, where we received his BFA. 

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