Meet our Board

Pictured: Board members Joe Grady and Alan Flam, with Linda  Katz and Sally Strachan, past board member.
2016 Board Retreat

EPI board members and staff attend the Institute’s 2016 board retreat.

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.

Mike Araujo
Executive Director, RI Jobs with Justice

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

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