RIBBA Board of Directors

Gregory Bowman
Dean & Professor of Law – Roger Williams University School of Law

Lindsey Brickle
Director, Workforce & Community Partnerships – URI Research Foundation

Huetran Duong
Senior Americas Field Marketing Professional – PerkinElmer, Inc.

Grant Falconer
Director, Senior Program Lead – RBC Capital Markets

Sara Gilkenson
Diversity Director – Supreme Court of Rhode Island

Kristen Haffenreffer
Director of Development – Rhode Island PBS

Sally MacDonald
Managing Partner – Cameron & Mittleman LLP

Arndres Mason
Vice President of Operations – Avalon Healthcare Solutions

Darrell Moore
State Conservation Engineer – USDA-NRCS

BJ Murray
Executive Vice President – Business Focus Inc.

Michael Oliver
CIO – The Claflin Company

Junior Ortega
District Executive – Centreville Bank

Evelyn Ranone
First Vice President, CRA Officer – BayCoast Bank

Cassandra Speed
Health Center Director – Providence Community Health Centers

Amy Walsh
Executive Director, Commercial Banking – JPMorgan Chase

Cynthia Scott: Board President

Cynthia Scott has been a volunteer and Board Member with RIBBA for many years. She’s supported the organization in a variety of capacities, focusing intensely on ways to support and grow Black businesses. Throughout Cynthia’s adult life, she has been a fierce advocate for issues that affect workers and marginalized individuals and families. Over the next 23 years, Cynthia held professional positions managing, directing and designing employment and training programs at federal, state and local levels including serving as Director of Planning for the U S Virgin Islands Department of Labor. In addition to her very impactful professional career, Cynthia sustained her interest in art and has exhibited solo and in group shows in Chicago, Philadelphia, Richmond and in and around Boston. She is a founder of the New England Women Artists of Color Association (NEWOCA) and has mounted numerous exhibitions of women’s art in the Boston area and several exhibitions in Rhode Island.

In 2002, Cynthia relocated to Rhode Island upon retiring from her position as the Director of Grants at Roxbury Community College. In 2003, she began to work for change in Rhode Island as she’d done for every other place she’d live before this. 

Ilda Washington: Board Treasurer

Ilda Amado-Washington is a Vice President and Senior Audit Manager of Internal Audit at Citizens Bank.  In her current role, she leads a team of auditors responsible for providing independent assessment of the bank’s home lending business control environment. Ilda has over 20 years of experience in the banking/financial services industry, most of which was spent in Internal Audit where she held varying auditing positions.   She has a deep understanding of the inner workings of banking and her expertise includes Risk Management and Internal Audit with a focus on commercial banking, Home Mortgage lending, and risk management functions.  Ilda has diverse skills in commercial lending, credit risk management, compliance, operational risk, model risk, and enterprise risk management in mid to large-scale institutions. Ilda was born and raised in the Cabo Verde Islands and immigrated to the USA in 1991, she currently resides in Cranston, Rhode Island. She holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Rhode Island. In addition, she is a Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) and Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).

Jackie Nunez: Board Secretary

My name is Jackeline Nunez, I am an IT trusted leader with more than 12 years of experience driving success and innovation, with the ability to implement high-profile Information technology programs and business strategies that align with business goals and objectives. I am Collaborator with passion for challenges and creation of innovative solutions for customers. Well-known for understanding business needs, requirements, technology solutions, business processes, and culture. Certified Scrum Master, Licensed Product Owner, and Safe Practitioner.

I am a Product Owner for the Digital Minute Clinic at CVS Health. In my role I help the business with technical solutions looking to enhance the customer experience when they are booking their visit in the digital scheduling for the Minute Clinic.

On the personal side, I came from the Dominican Republic 4 years ago with the dream to achieve great things for my family and my community. I am a Military spouse with three beautiful children seeking to find ways to better the environment my children are growing in so they can feel safe and embrace their heritage with pride.

I am an avid advocate of Diversity and Inclusion across the board, as well as, for Health and Housing Equity. My hobby is to spend quality time with my family and serve in my community as a mentor for young adults and advisor for those looking for empowerment and guidance for their career journey, interest in buying a home, and translation services.

Robin Peterson Gibbs

Robin Peterson Gibbs is a Regional Director of International Advancement at Brown University. Prior to Brown, Robin lived and worked internationally for 17 years holding roles in financial services and fundraising for Goldman Sachs and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, England, Tshikululu Social Investments in Johannesburg, South Africa and as a fundraising consultant in Dubai, UAE. Robin was raised in Rhode Island and holds an AB from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School at Columbia University

Casby Harrison III

Casby Harrison III, is a litigation attorney based in Providence with 38 years-experience speaking to judges and juries about employment discrimination, broken contracts and personal injuries caused by the negligence of others.  He has been a member of Business Networking International, a word of mouth networking organization for 12 years.  Networking is so natural to him, he can be found networking in the grocery store checkout line, at the doctor’s office as well as at business mixers.  Attorney Harrison takes advantage of every opportunity that’s presented to him on a daily basis to provide opportunities for the people in his network.   

Marjorie Delille

Marjorie Delille, is joining RIBBA as our newest board member. Outside of RIBBA Marjorie works as a Clinical Behavioral Health Project Manager with the State of Rhode Island. She also served as a Trauma Care Project Director and Culturally Inclusive Trauma-Informed Vice Chair at Thundermist Health Center. Marjorie transitioned from a career in social work in the health care setting, where she held multiple positions, including a substance abuse counselor, director of social services, rehabilitative counselor and clinical social worker. Outside her professional work experience, Marjorie serves as the Board Vice President for the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless.  Marjorie is a Rhode Island native and enjoys spending her free time outdoors (hiking, running, walking, and aerobics), playing the piano, and making cover songs! She also enjoys cooking and spending time with loved ones.

Etienne Kotey

Etienne Kotey has been the Managing Partner for Effortless Laundry & Dry Cleaning since 2008. He’s also a local real estate investor. Community engagement is one of his passions. Etienne was the Vice president of RI Young Professionals, Mentors through Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education, volunteers on political campaigns among other community involvement. He hopes to help bridge the gap between the business world and his community to be a part of sustainable growth and prosperity.

Grant Falconer

Grant Falconer is a Program Director with Santander Bank. Grant has spent 35+ years in financial services, of which 20 were spent leading major strategic initiatives including the replacement Branch Image Capture Teller Program, divestiture of Charter One Branch (Illinois) and the RBS – Citizens Bank Separation and Rebranding Program. Most recently Grant has led the Work Café (New Branch concept) and the SBA Paycheck Protection Programs at Santander. Prior to moving to the USA 2011, Grant lived in Edinburgh, Scotland where he worked on a number of M&A integration programs for Royal Bank of Scotland include the acquisition of Nat West and Ulster Bank. Grant is excited and honored to be part of the RIBBA Board and committed to helping “Make a Difference’ for Black owned and Minority businesses within Rhode Island.

Darrell A.E. Moore, PE

Jamaican born, Darrell Moore, PE is an Engineering Technical Lead at the US Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. Darrell has over 20 years of experience with the USACE working with construction contractors and A&E firms from start-ups to large corporations. Darrell has overseen numerous engineering, construction and environmental investigations and remedial designs for small to multi-million-dollar projects. Prior to joining to the federal government, Darrell had spent over 15 years as a project manager and environmental consultant in the private sector. Darrell has spent many years as an activist for social justice. Darrell recently joined the RIBBA Board of Directors and is excited about working with RIBBA to help develop contractors, designers, architects, and engineers in becoming successful in competing for contracts with public agencies

Eugenio Fernandez

Eugenio Fernandez Jr. ’13, M.B.A. ’13, Pharm.D. ’13, grew up in Providence, the son of Cuban refugees. After amassing an impressive list of degrees, he went back to the neighborhood he grew up in with a big idea: a pharmacy focused on people, in all their complexity.

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