State Boards & Commissions: Search Filing Entities

Our database includes the members of every board and commission's board of directors, the term of their appointment and who made the appointment. For those with a yen for public service, our database can also be used to identify opportunities to serve on a state board or commission.


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Serve Rhode Island
Maximum Members: 25
Authority: PL 1998, Ch. 41
Name Position Engagement Term Expiration Appointed By
Garofalo, Elizabeth 12/04/2013 09/01/2016 Governor Chafee
Boucher,III, Kenneth R. 12/17/2013 09/01/2015 Governor Chafee
Cooke, Jr., Caswell 12/23/2013 09/01/2016 Governor Chafee
Kanelos, Kerri Rep. Elementary & Secondary Education 12/23/2013 09/01/2016 Governor Chafee
Plitt, Arthur 02/01/2017 09/01/2019 Governor Raimondo
Glover Ph.D., Dr. Delbert C. 09/17/2015 09/01/2018 Governor Raimondo
Pollock, Elizabeth C. 01/08/2014 09/01/2016 Governor Chafee
Dawson Esq., Christopher N. Public Member 09/22/2015 09/01/2018 Governor Raimondo
Ruggeri, Elaine J. 09/22/2015 09/01/2018 Governor Raimondo
Baxter, Joseph Youth Member 09/28/2015 09/01/2017 Governor Raimondo
Mirabal, Carmen 09/01/2018 Governor Raimondo
Jackson, Betty 09/23/2015 09/01/2018 Governor Raimondo
Cano, Sandra Community Leader 09/01/2016 Governor Chafee
Flynn, Frank 09/01/2014 Governor Chafee
Belisle, Carolyn Rep. Community Based Organization 02/16/2017 09/01/2019 Governor Raimondo
Baker, Stephen N. 12/23/2013 09/01/2015 Governor Chafee
Wallace, II, Richard T. Rep. Senior Citizens 09/01/2016 Governor Chafee
Ardaya, Ingrid 09/28/2015 09/01/2018 Governor Raimondo
Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Dr. Kenneth Wagner, Ph.D. Statutory
Glass Au.D., Jodi L. 10/21/2015 09/01/2017 Governor Raimondo
Sheehan, Carolyn Rep. Non-Profit Sector 10/07/2013 09/01/2016 Governor Chafee
Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. James E. Purcell, Ph.D. 10/30/2015 Statutory
Stone, Jillian 11/29/2013 09/01/2016 Governor Chafee
Pande, Nina Community Based Organization 06/11/2014 09/01/2016 Governor Chafee

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