Providence City Council Staff

 


Erlin Rogel, J.D.

Chief of Staff

Serves as staff director and oversees all projects and staff activities. Functions as primary liaison between Councilors, administration and department directors.

Email:  Erogel@providenceri.gov

 

 

 

 



Billy Kepner

Deputy Chief of Staff – Communications

The Deputy Chief of Staff – Communications coordinates communications efforts on behalf of the City Council and its 15 Council members. He also creates and implements strategic communications, and develops marketing and social media strategies to ensure that constituents are informed and engaged in City Council initiatives. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the City Council communications staff.

Email: Bkepner@providenceri.gov 

 

 


Marylee Dixon

Deputy Chief of Staff – Operations

The Deputy Chief of Staff – Operations coordinates and oversees constituent services, financial services, and the clerical operations of the City Council office on behalf of the City Council and its 15 members.

Email: Mdixon@providenceri.gov

 

 

 

 


Constituent Services


Michael Florio

Constituent Services

Fields requests and issues from both constituents and Councilors, and enters those requests into the PVD311 database. Ensures that tasks are assigned to the appropriate department and tracks their progress. He also works with the communications team to help organize community events and meetings and provides staffing support for these events.

Email: Mflorio@providenceri.gov

 

 

 


Patrick Griffin

Constituent Services

Fields requests and issues from both constituents and Councilors, and enters those requests into the PVD311 database. Ensures that tasks are assigned to the appropriate department and tracks their progress. He also works with the communications team to help organize community events and meetings and provides staffing support for these events.

Email: Pgriffin@providenceri.gov

 

 

 


Communications


André Herrera

Communications Associate

Assists the Director of Communications in coordinating communications efforts on behalf of the City Council and its 15 Council members. Helps to create and implement strategic communications and develop marketing and social media strategies to ensure that constituents are informed and engaged in City Council initiatives.

Email: Asherrera@providenceri.gov

 

 

 

 


Stephanie Jourdain

Special Events and Community Meeting Organizer

The Events Coordinator works with her colleagues across departments to organize and implement special events and community meetings from inception to completion.  This includes Councilor community meeting, special holiday events, and other projects as assigned.

Email: Sjourdain@providenceri.gov 

 

 

 

 


Policy and Research


Kunal Vasudev

Assistant Director of Policy & Research

The Assistant Director of Policy & Research is responsible for conducting and completing policy and legislative research, including analyses, proposals, and reports for both neighborhood and citywide projects. They also help to oversee other policy and research staff.

Fields research requests from Councilors on all issues impacting the City of Providence. He works with the Councilors to draft legislation, staffs commission and committee meetings related to policy matters. He also staffs legislative hearings regarding matters of interest to Councilors and staffs individual Councilor meetings as requested.

Email: Kvasudev@providenceri.gov

 


Beshka Kandell

Policy Analyst & Research Coordinator

The Policy Analyst and Research Coordinator is responsible for conducting and completing policy and legislative research, including analyses, proposals, and reports for both neighborhood and citywide projects.

Fields research requests from Councilors on all issues impacting the City of Providence. She works with the Councilors to draft legislation, staffs commission and committee meetings related to policy matters. He also staffs legislative hearings regarding matters of interest to Councilors and staffs individual Councilor meetings as requested.

Email: Bkandell@providenceri.gov

 

 


Office Operations & Financial Affairs


Teresa Boucher

Receptionist

The receptionist greets visitors to the Council office, fields all office and Councilor correspondence, and assists with constituent requests on a daily basis.

Email: Tboucher@providenceri.gov 

 

 

 

 

 


Katia Lugo

Scheduling Supervisor

The Scheduling Supervisor serves as the lead scheduler for the City Council office and the Council President. She manages, schedules, and coordinates the 15-member City Council’s extensive calendar of appointments, meetings, and events.  She also oversees and disseminates Councilor meeting requests to assistant schedulers and monitors the progress and completion of assigned tasks.

Email: Klugo@providenceri.gov

 

 

 


Kyle Delgado

Scheduler

The Scheduler works with the Scheduling Supervisor to manage, schedule and coordinate the calendar of a selection of Council members and their extensive calendar appointments, meetings and events.

He also assists with community meetings, events, and other projects as assigned.

Email: Kdelgado@providenceri.gov 

 

 

 


Olga Coloian

Project Specialist

The Project Specialist coordinates and provides support to all council related Community Block Development Grants and Neighborhood Infrastructure projects so they may be delivered within the established budget and timeline.  She disseminates project information and serves as an active participant in project-related work.  She also administers the Capital Improvement Plan on behalf of the Council and assists with constituent service requests and translation services.

 

 

 

 


Interns


Abigail Appel, University of Rhode Island

Communications Intern

Works with Communications staff on specific projects as assigned: press releases, fact sheets, social media posts, flyer and graphic design.

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