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

-East Side Monthly

Board of Directors 2020-21

Catherine Terry Taylor
PRESIDENT
Catherine Terry Taylor
Executive Director
Age-Friendly RI


VICE PRESIDENT
Robert Panoff
Retired Principal
RPM Strategy


Headshot of Krystle Tadesse
SECRETARY
Krystle Tadesse
Litigation Associate
Locke Lord LLP


EX OFFICIO
Kathleen Pletcher
Founder & Executive Artistic Director FirstWorks

Trustees

Kyle Adamonis
Executive Director
of Human Resources
State of Rhode Island

Tomás Ávila
Real Estate Broker
A1 Construction Finishes


Ashley Barrett
Philanthropy Consultant
Ashley Barrett & Associates, LLC


Bethany Benjamin
Officer and
Relationship Manager
Bank of America

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

Laura Donahue
Vice President, Marketing
Fidelity Investments


Nancy Friese
Artist/Professor
Rhode Island School of Design


Wendy Kagan
Exec. VP, Dir. of Employee &
Community Engagement
BankNewport

Siu-Li Khoe
Executive Director
RI Virtual Reality


H. Jack Martin
Executive Director
Providence Public Library


Jeanette Palmer
Managing Director
NAIL Communications


David Pellegrino
Vice President of Compliance
Navigant Credit Union


J. Richard Ratcliffe, Esq
Partner
Ratcliffe Harten Galamaga LLP


Karen E. Silva, Ed.D, CHE
Dept. Chairperson
Graduate Business Programs
College of Business
Johnson & Wales University
Sydney Skybetter
Public Humanities
Faculty Fellow
Brown University

Grafton “Cap” Willey IV
Managing Director
CBIZ, Inc.


Honorary Trustees

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

Alan Chille
General Manager
Providence Performing Arts Center