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.

EPI board members at the Institute's 2018 board retreat.

Lisa Roth Blackman (Chair) Chief Philanthropy Officer, RI Community Food Bank

Julie DiBari CEO, The Capacity Group

Robert Ferreira Principal, Duxford Capital Advisors, LLC

Joseph Grady (Secretary) Senior Fellow, Pell Center at Salve Regina University and co-founder Topos Partnership

Eric Hirsch Professor of Sociology, Providence College

Tricia Leddy Senior Fellow for State Programs, Center for Health Strategies

Jeff Levy Partner, Levy & Blackman LLP

Carolyn Mark (Vice Chair) Chair, East Greenwich School Committee

Hugh Minor Communications Director, RI Community Food Bank

Quadry Olalekan Lead Business Analyst, Unicom Engineering

Jessica Holden Sherwood Professor of Sociology, Johnson and Wales University

Sue Pearlmutter (Treasurer) Dean, Rhode Island College School of Social Work

Rich Streitfeld Accountant, Aaronson, Lavoie, Streitfeld, Diaz

Matthew Shumate Mayoral Advance and Community Relations, City of Providence

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