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 2019 board retreat.

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

Lisa Roth Blackman
Chief Philanthropy Officer, RI Community Food Bank

Paola Fernandez
VP, Community Development Officer, Centreville Bank

Robert Ferreira
Principal, Duxford Capital Advisors, LLC

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

Eric Hirsch
Professor of Sociology, Providence College

Jeff Levy
Partner, Levy & Blackman LLP

Carolyn Mark (Chair)
Chair, East Greenwich School Committee

Hugh Minor (Secretary)
Communications Director, RI Community Food Bank

Quadry Olalekan
Lead Business Analyst, Unicom Engineering

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

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

Ashley Sanchez
Sr. Business Support Manager for Consumer Client Service, Bank of America

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

Rich Streitfeld
Accountant, Aaronson, Lavoie, Streitfeld, Diaz

Matthew Shumate
Deputy Chief of Staff, City of Providence

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