Kokila Mendis

Kokila Mendis comes to Providence from Gainesville, Florida where she worked as Outreach Coordinator in the University of Florida’s Center for European Studies. She is a grant writer, graphic designer, and an outreach and internship coordinator. Koki has an educational background in political science, having completed her doctorate at the University of Florida in 2017…

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Jen Stevens

Life-long Rhode Islander Jen Stevens has decades of community-building experience through organizing advocacy campaigns, training youth leaders, and producing live performances and fundraisers. She coordinated the annual RI PrideFest for ten years, served as editor-in-chief of Options Magazine for three years, and most recently directed the Providence Human Relations Commission. Jen has been a producer…

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Kimberly Twist

Kimberly Twist joins FirstWorks after serving as Office Manager at the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) for six years. Kim has an extensive writing background and has been published in Newport Life, Cape Cod Life and Vogue Magazine. Prior to CLF Kim was the Foundation Relations Manager at Trinity Repertory Company writing grants to support the…

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Jim Corwin

Jim Corwin comes to FirstWorks after 25 years the broadcasting business, including 15 years as VP/General Manager of WHJJ/WHJY/WWBB and WSNE. From 1998 to 2003 Jim established a marketing company in a partnership with Merv Griffin Productions that developed and produced regional and national programs for Wal Mart, SmithKline Beecham and The Rock & Roll…

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Kathleen McAreavey

Kathleen McAreavey received her B.A. in Theatre Arts from Providence College and studied the history and conservation of textiles in the Master’s Program at the University of Rhode Island. For the past twenty years she has worked in both corporate and non-profit management; specializing in cultural humanities, historic preservation education, and curricula development. contact: kathleenm@first-works.org

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Meredith Cutler

Meredith brings to FirstWorks over 15 years of experience in brand marketing, public relations and creative project management within the non-profit, higher education, consumer electronics and entertainment industries. Also a visual artist, Meredith co-founded the 9yds. art collaborative, which produced multimedia arts events and exhibitions throughout greater Boston from 1998-2002. Her collaborative and solo work…

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Isabelle Tadmoury

Isabelle Tadmoury comes to FirstWorks after 15 years in corporate communications. Her most recent role was Director of Communications for Europe, Middle-East and Africa at Nortel, the former Canadian telecommunication giant. Her background spans marketing, branding, PR, employee and customer relations. She spent the last 10 years in Paris, France but she has also worked…

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Kathleen Pletcher

Kathleen Pletcher founded FirstWorks in 2004, transforming the one-night First Night Providence festival into a year-round performing arts and educational organization. With over 25 years experience as an entrepreneur, Kathleen has founded three non-profit arts organizations and formed strategies for organizations across the US. As a presenter, she has developed projects with creative pioneers such…

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