The RI Hospitality Education Foundation (RIHEF) announced that Johnston resident, Nicole Mattiello and West Warwick resident, Lauren Perez, have been appointed to its Board of Directors. Mattiello is the Marketing and Development Director at Pranzi Catering. She returned to her family’s business in 2014 after schooling and a career in healthcare industry. Lauren Perez is General Manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites Providence/Warwick-Airport hotel and has many years of hospitality experience, working in some of the state’s most well-known properties. Perez was previously on the RIHA Board of Directors in 2013. With more than 650 foodservice and hospitality members in Rhode Island, the RIHEF has represented the hospitality and tourism industry in the state since 1982.