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

-East Side Monthly

Board of Directors 2021-22

Catherine Terry Taylor
Catherine Terry Taylor
State Director
AARP Rhode Island

Robert Panoff
Retired Principal
RPM Strategy

Headshot of Krystle Tadesse
Krystle Tadesse
Litigation Associate
Locke Lord LLP

Kathleen Pletcher
Founder & Executive Artistic Director FirstWorks


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

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

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
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

Alan Chille
General Manager
Providence Performing Arts Center