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


Board of Directors

Russell Carey, Chair
Brown University, Executive VP for Planning & Policy

Kristin Fraser, Vice-chair
KPMG, Managing Partner

Chris Marsella, Treasurer
Marsella Development Corporation, President

Jennifer Bramley, Secretary
Cox Communications, VP Government & Public Affairs

Greg Almieda
Global View Communications

Roman Bejger
Providence Equity

Arnold Chace, Jr.
Cornish Associates

Bethany Costello

Peter Crump
Site Specific

Brad Dimeo
Dimeo Construction Company

Stephen Durkee
Cornish Associates, LP

Joseph Greene
Johnson & Wales University

William F. Hatfield
Bank of America

Richard Lappin
Regency Plaza/Chestnut Hill Realty

Michele Lederberg
Blue Cross/Blue Shield RI

Matthew Marcello
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP

Charles Meyers
MetroPark, Ltd.

Joseph R. Paolino, Jr
Paolino Properties

Frank Sanchez
Rhode Island College

Karen Santilli
Crossroads Rhode Island

Tony Simon
Simon Consulting

John Sinnott
Gilbane Building Company

Melvin Veasley

Michael Voccola
The Procaccianti Group