Foundation Staff

Our staff is passionate about Providence's success and seeks smart, creative solutions to our city's broadest challenges. 

The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy (DPPC) is a program of The Providence Foundation, and leads many of its public space initiatives.

Cliff Wood
Executive Director

Kat Boots
Project Manager

Leah Paladino
Program Coordinator, DPPC

Nick Freeman
Assistant Director

Kristin Crane
Digital Marketing Specialist

Linda Pascoa
Executive Assistant

Jen Smith
Program Director, DPPC


Executive Committee

Russell Carey
Executive VP for Planning & Policy, Brown University

Kristin Fraser
Managing Partner, KPMG

Chris Marsella
President, Marsella Development Corporation

Jennifer Bramley
VP Government & Public Affairs at Cox Communications

Roman Bejger
Providence Equity

Frederick Butler
Former Foundation Chair

Arnold Chace, Jr.
Cornish Associates

Ethan Colaiace

Angus Davis

Brad Dimeo
Dimeo Construction Company

Stephen Durkee
Cornish Associates, LP

Joseph Greene
Johnson & Wales University

Janet Hasson
Providence Journal

William F. Hatfield
Bank of America

Richard Lappin
Regency Plaza/Chestnut Hill Realty

Charles Meyers
MetroPark, Ltd.

Joseph R. Paolino, Jr
Paolino Properties

Todd Turcotte
Turcotte Consulting

Melvin Veasley