Jan A. Brodie, Executive Director | Contact Jan
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 | Contact Christine
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 nonprofit 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.