Meet our Board

We are grateful to have a Board of Directors that is passionate and dedicated to improving the economic well-being of Rhode Island and its residents.

Jill Beckwith
Director of Grants, Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice, Bridgewater State University

Billy Conley
Partner, Law Office of William J. Conley, Jr., Esq

Paola Fernandez
VP, Community Development Officer, Centreville Bank

Robert Ferreira (Treasurer)
Principal, Duxford Capital Advisors, LLC

Eric Hirsch
Professor of Sociology, Providence College

Paula Hodges
Founder, Anchor Strategies

Dwayne Keys
Financial Coaching Manager, Compass Working Capital

Carolyn Mark (Chair)
Chair, Economic Progress Institute

Janette Perez, MSW,CGS
Youth and Adolescent Trauma Consultant

Jessica Holden Sherwood (Vice Chair)
Professor of Sociology, Johnson and Wales University

Shideh Shafie
Assistant Prof. of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert School of Medicine

Alejandro Tirado
Associate Director of Purchasing, City of Providence

Kilah Walters-Clinton
Juvenile Probation Officer, Rhode Island Department of Children Youth & Families (DCYF)

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