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Board of Commissioners
RIHousing is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners. RIHousing’s Board provides overall policy direction in governing business activities, as well as providing oversight, strong fiscal management and setting long-term goals for meeting Rhode Island’s housing needs. The Board’s commitment of time and energy contributes to an improved quality of life for thousands of Rhode Islanders.
Secretary of Housing, R.I. Department of Housing
Director, Department of Administration (ex officio)
Director, Department of Business Regulation (ex officio)
James A. Diossa
General Treasurer, State of Rhode Island (ex officio)
Vice President, Eastern Region US Chamber of Commerce
Manager, Atlantic American Partners
Community Development Banking National Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
RIHousing Leadership Team
Carol Ventura was named Executive Director of RIHousing in September 2019. She has 30 years of experience in expanding access to housing, building livable communities and leading economic development efforts.
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Carol led the finance group to successfully initiate and complete more than $284M in multi and single-family bonding with social and sustainable designations for the agency and led the agency 5-year strategic plan process, resulting in the creation of innovative programs targeted at controlling costs, increasing production and access, and improving agency and program performance.
Carol is a part of the LISC LAC Board, Commissioner for the Housing Resources Commission (HRC) and she serves on the NCSHA Homeownership Task Force, as well as a Trustee on the Providence Foundation Board. Carol received a Master of Business Administration from Bryant University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Bryant College.
Deputy Executive Director
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Administrative Officer
Assistant Deputy Director
of Loan Servicing
Director of Homeownership
Director of Real
Director of Leased Housing
& Rental Services
Director of Gov. Relations & Policy
Director of Information Technology
Carl “CJ” Rotella
Director of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships
Director of Human Resources
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As a leading employer in our state, RIHousing offers competitive compensation and benefits package designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families.