President & Chairman of the Board
Anthony DeQuattro, a native of Johnston, Rhode Island, is the founder and President of Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI). Formed in 1993, with a mission to provide homeless and at risk veterans a “hand-up not a hand-out,” OSDRI has grown to become the State’s largest provider of supportive services for veterans.
Tony, who served in the United State Marines, is one of the most recognizable veteran advocates in the State. His leadership in 2001 lead to the construction of the State’s first permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans. In 2010 Tony oversaw the completion of the Lance Corporal Holly Charrette Home, Rhode Island’s first and only transitional housing for homeless female veterans.
Over the years, Tony has served on numerous veteran advisory boards including those of Senator Jack Reed and Congressman Patrick Kennedy. He is a past State Commander and State Adjutant of the American Legion. In 2017, Tony was inducted into the Rhode Island Italian American Hall of Fame.
Tony resides with his wife Winnie in Cumberland, Rhode Island and has five children.