Our Staff

Jan A. Brodie

Executive Director


Jan Brodie is the new Executive Director of the Pawtucket Foundation, having recently served as the Executive Director of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission. In that role with the Commission she was responsible for bringing to market 19 acres reclaimed after the relocation of a portion of 195 in downtown Providence. An accomplished professional who balances development with economics, design and community enrichment, Brodie has over 25 years of experience in managing signature economic development projects throughout the Northeast. Her portfolio includes mixed-use commercial and housing projects with both new development and historic rehabilitation.

Before becoming Executive Director of the I-195 Redevelopment Commission, Jan was the Northeast Regional Director at The Community Builders in Boston. And, prior to her work with TCB, Brodie was Vice President at The Armory Revival Company in Providence. Brodie provided full development services resulting in new construction and historic mill conversions in many neighborhoods in RI. Brodie worked as a development consultant for Northeast cities and prepared redevelopment strategies for downtown and waterfront districts, including downtown New Bedford, the waterfronts of Portland, ME, Gloucester and Provincetown, MA. Brodie was the Vice President at Graham Gund Architects, Inc. in Cambridge Massachusetts. Her projects included commercial buildings in Harvard Square, the Financial District, Charlestown and Faneuil Hall.

She received her MBA in Finance from The Wharton School in Philadelphia, and her Masters in Architecture from the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Jan also holds a M.S. in Administration from University Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and a B.A. from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Christine M. Sullivan

Development Director


Christine Sullivan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Psychology, along with a Certificate in Learning Disabilities, from Curry College. While raising her four children she remained active in many community and educational fundraising efforts along with engaging in several small business ventures. Christine brings to the Pawtucket Foundation over 20 years non-profit experience in development and fundraising.

Most recently she served as Executive Director of the Forbes House Museum where she provided leadership and direction for the organization, established a comprehensive development program, and raised public awareness to insure financial stability. Today, she remains involved in many development efforts at the Brimmer and May School of Chestnut Hill, MA, is a member of Women in Development of Greater Boston and is co-chair of Programs on the Board of the Milton Historical Society.

Christine always enjoys the opportunity to meet new people and she has a professional style that is based on personal communication and collaboration. Though not from Rhode Island, she is very familiar with the area through family members and is thrilled to see the preservation of historic mills and revitalization of the riverfront and downtown areas.

She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and pursuing her interests in Historic Preservation and Decorative Arts.

Rachel Brask Hutchinson

Design/Communication Specialist


Rachel Brask Hutchinson, born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, received her bachelor’s of arts degree in Art from Houghton College in 2006, with concentrations in graphic design and painting. She also minored in Writing, Spanish and Environmental Stewardship. In addition to her studies, she also was involved as the Social Chair and Publicity Coordinator for the Houghton Artists Guild, Design Editor for The Houghton Star newspaper, and volunteered with a youth outreach organization in Allegany County, NY. She participated in an off-campus environmental study program in Star Lake, NY. During several service-learning trips abroad to Honduras and Costa Rica, she assisted as an English-Spanish translator. Rachel continued to work after graduation as Assistant Graphic Designer in the department of Public Relations at Houghton College. Rachel has served with AmeriCorps ABLE (AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education) as a Youth Director placed with a non-profit youth organization, Southern Tier YFC in Wellsville, NY. During her term of service with AmeriCorps, Rachel organized and marketed educational and fundraising events for the organization, in addition to planning and coordinating youth activities. She also served as a youth mentor.

After her time with AmeriCorps was completed, Rachel returned to her native Southeastern Massachusetts/Rhode Island area. She volunteered as a graphic design intern at the Providence Children’s Museum and as a teaching assistant for Providence CityArts for Youth. She began her own visual arts studio, Rachel Brask Artworks. Her private work has included start-up business designs and painting commissions. Rachel is a member of the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Graphic Artists Guild and the AIGA. When she is not designing, she can be found creating oil paintings rich in tone and texture at her studio and seeking ways to inspire youth to express themselves in artistic mediums. In 2009, Rachel accepted a position incorporating her love of working with children as a teacher and director for a before- and after-school program called Champions, where she continues to be involved.

Rachel loves good coffee, conversation and helping others. In April 2011, Rachel married her husband, Peter Hutchinson, an Upstate New York native and graduate of Houghton College, Department of Communications.

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