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Board of Commissioners

Board of Commissioners

Board of Commissioners

Commissioners Vivian Medina and Rochelle Lee are sworn in by Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza.

The eleven-member Board of Commissioners is responsible for continuing the mission of the organization as well as enhancing and expanding opportunities to all residents.  The Board acts as a decision making body in regards to policies, plans, and the agency’s budget to advance the mission, vision, and work of the PHA.

Composition

The Board of Commissioners is comprised of three (3) residents from the PHA who are appointed by the Mayor from a list of nominees chosen by residents in open elections.  The Mayor also directly appoints six (6) additional members.  All appointees serve five-year staggered terms.

Two (2) Board members are elected by the Providence City Council from among its members. These members serve four-year terms.

Board of Commissioner Members

Nicolas Retsinas
Chairman

Thomas Ryan
Vice Chairman

Roger Giraud
Commissioner

Lawrence D’Alfonso
Commissioner

Vivian Medina
Commissioner

Eddie Peguero
Commissioner

Lonzie Doggett
Commissioner

Rochelle Lee
Commissioner

John Igliozzi
Commissioner

Mary Kay Harris
Commissioner

Jessica Cigna
Commissioner

Resident Advisory Board

In addition to our Board of Commissioners, the PHA Resident Advisory Board (RAB) serve in a leadership capacity. Members are resident volunteers elected by their respective developments who provide feedback and a touch point for our staff and partners regarding life at the PHA.

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