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.

Colin E. Bailey, Esq.
Chief Transformation and Technology Officer for Hudson’s Bay Company

Geraldine M. Barclay-King
Entrepreneur, Event Consultant, and Small Business Owner

Jill Beckwith (Secretary)
Executive Director, Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice, Bridgewater State University

Anna Cano Morales
Interim Vice President of External Affairs and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Rhode Island College

Paola Fernandez
VP, Community Development Officer, Centreville Bank

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

Paula Hodges
Founder, Anchor Strategies

Dwayne Keys (Vice Chair)
Financial Coaching Manager, Compass Working Capital

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

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

Ana C. Ureña
Director of Human Resources for the City of Central Falls and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Diversity Talks