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Carmen Diaz-Jusino named strategic initiative officer for Economic Security
By Chris Barnett / April 16, 2018 /   Loading Disqus...

Carmen Díaz-Jusino has been appointed a strategic initiative officer at the Rhode Island Foundation, where she will be responsible for leading the Foundation’s activities and grantmaking for economic security.

“Carmen’s diverse experience in small business development and job training make her a natural to lead our economic security strategic priority,” said Jessica David, the Foundation’s executive vice president of strategy and community investments. “She understands the role of philanthropy in sparking community change and is committed to improving the economic security of all Rhode Islanders.”

Díaz-Jusino came to the Foundation from the Center for Women & Enterprise, where she served in a variety of roles, most recently as Senior Director of Programs and Service Delivery. In this role, she oversaw implementation of all of CWE’s programs in New England. Previous to joining the Center for Women & Enterprise in 2006, she was a Bilingual Business and Employment Specialist with Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island.

The Providence resident received her undergraduate degree from the Universidad del Caribe, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and received an MS in Organizational Management and Leadership from Springfield College.

The Rhode Island Foundation is the largest and most comprehensive funder of nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island. Working with generous and visionary donors, the Foundation raised $38 million and awarded $43 million in grants to organizations addressing the state’s most pressing issues and needs of diverse communities in 2017. Through leadership, fundraising and grantmaking activities, often in partnership with individuals and organizations, the Foundation is helping Rhode Island reach its true potential.

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