Equity Leadership Initiative

ELI Steering Committee

The Equity Leadership Initiative Steering Committee is comprised of senior managers, executives and stakeholders who will provide support and guidance for the Equity Leadership Initiative (ELI).

The Steering Committee will contribute to the development of ELI, including planning and strategy; will recommend experts to support ELI; will recommend applicants and review applications; will promote ELI and will play a role in monitoring the success of the initiative.

Committee members

Rele Abiade, Office of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Doris Adesuyi, State of Rhode Island, Office of the Governor
Collin Bailey, The Hudson’s Bay Company
Guillaume Bagal, UNFI
Jeremy Crisp, NAIL Communications
Adriana Dawson, Verizon Technology
Henry Hodge, HCH Enterprises
Carlon Howard, Equity Institute
Melissa Husband, Rhode Island Department of State
Junior Jabbie, Banneker Industries
Womazetta Jones, State of Rhode Island, Executive Office of Health and Human Services
Kim Barker Lee, IGT
Dr. Noni Thomas López, Gordon School
Theresa Moore, T-Time Industries
Anna Cano Morales, Rhode Island College
Vimala Phongsavanh, Congressional Progressive Caucus Center
Jay Placencia, Bank of America
Dionne Poulton, Care New England
Mike Ritz, Leadership Rhode Island
Lorén Spears, Tomaquag Museum