“MOST ARTISTIC: FirstWorks [is] connecting art with
audiences in increasingly bold and exciting ways”

-East Side Monthly

Board of Directors 2018-19

Catherine Terry Taylor
PRESIDENT
Catherine Terry Taylor
Senior Advisor
Ryan Institute for Neuroscience
University of Rhode Island
VICE PRESIDENT
Robert Panoff
Retired Principal
RPM Strategy


SECRETARY
Alison Eichler
Co-President
Eichler Realty Company Inc.


EX OFFICIO
Kathleen Pletcher
Founder & Executive Artistic Director FirstWorks

Trustees

Tomás Ávila
Real Estate Broker
A1 Construction Finishes


Ashley Barrett
Philanthropy Consultant
Ashley Barrett & Associates, LLC


Bolaji Campbell
Professor of African &
African Diaspora Art
Rhode Island School of Design

Christine Canapari
Senior Financial Advisor
StrategicPoint


Elizabeth Debs
Critic
Rhode Island School of Design


Laura Donahue
Vice President, Marketing
Fidelity Investments


Nancy Friese
Artist/Professor
Rhode Island School of Design


Siu-Li Khoe
Executive Director
RI Virtual Reality


Wendy MacGaw
Co-Founder & Vice President
Artpack Services Inc.


Paul Mc Gartoll
Vice President
Strategy/Business Development
Textron Inc.

Jeanette Palmer
Director of Client Services
NAIL Communications


Betsy Santarlasci
Director of Food Initiatives
and Development
Social Enterprise Greenhouse

Karen E. Silva, Ed.D, CHE
Dept. Chairperson
Graduate Business Programs
College of Business
Johnson & Wales University
Sara R. (Sally) Strachan
Strategic Management Consultant



Krystle Tadesse
Litigation Associate
Locke Lord LLP


Honorary Trustees

Jorge Cardenas
Director, Public Relations &
Community Services
Sodexo Education Services

Alan Chille
General Manager
Providence Performing Arts Center