PCEI’s Innovation Team is comprised of individuals from a diverse array of professional backgrounds and cultural experiences, who collaborate to foster and cultivate the sustainable development of Rhode Island’s emerging Cultural Sector.
PCEI Innovation Team Members include:
Raymond Two Hawks Watson, MCP
Founder/Chief Executive Officer
Raymond Two Hawks Watson is an Artivist, Community Activist, Educator, Cultural Practitioner and Convener with 10 years of experience in nonprofit executive administration. Watson’s skills consist of program development & implementation, grant writing, motivational speaking, leadership & cultural development consulting, community organizing and event planning, supplemented by an extensive background in promoting and supporting cultural equity & development initiatives and programming in the Rhode Island community. Watson is the recipient of the Rhode Island Foundation’s 2016 Innovation Fellowship.
Toccara L. Barrett
Toccara L. Barrett is an Administrative Professional with direct experience managing programs and initiatives in the field of Social Services. Barrett possesses excellent organizational and communication skills, which are enhanced by both her Master’s level educational background in Human Services, with a concentration in Leadership, as well as her passion for advocating for under-served individuals and communities.
Chief Operating Officer
Veronica Cintron is a multi-industry, business executive with strong strategy development and execution skills who possesses a passion for cultural education, awareness and community building. A native of Puerto Rico, Cintron’s track record consists of over 15 years of proven leadership experience with a focus on creating and executing processes, evaluating and tailoring long term goals, overseeing staff duties and encouraging overall growth and stability.
Chief Design Officer
Jeny Hernandez-Watson is a Photojournalistic Documentarian with a passion for capturing life events and authentic cultural expressions. Hernandez-Watson has over 10 years of professional photography experience, employing a range of techniques including portraiture, event, fashion, black & white, urban and travel styles.
Donald W. King
Chief Creative Officer
Donald W. King is a Creative Professional, Educator, Art Director, Festival Producer, Branding/Marketing Specialist and Socio-Musicologist with more than 20 years of notable accomplishments. King has extensive experience and expertise in the fields of the arts, literacy, and education, including developing and producing large scale, multi-stage festivals and events, cultural arts institutions, music venues, and brands in highly competitive markets.
Chief Policy & Advocacy Officer
Jonathan Lewis is a Senior Level Kingian Nonviolence Trainer, and currently the Kingian Nonviolence Coordinator for the National Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). For the past 15 years, Lewis has worked domestically and internationally to empower youth leadership to build the Beloved Community through inspiring a culture of Positive Peace.
Director of Cultural Food Initiatives
Mike Ritz is a Creative Leader with a diverse history that includes military intelligence, public relations, and community outreach. Now an avid supporter, promoter, and convener of the Rhode Island community, Ritz first developed a craving for multicultural cuisine while working for an international language school in Mexico City in the early 90s. Ritz views food as a natural conductor and translator essential to cultural discovery.
Joel Rosario Tapia, Msc
Director of Public Relations
Joel Rosario Tapia is a Media & Marketing Professional with expertise in contextualizing local, regional and national entertainment, political and cultural climates. Tapia’s focus is on analyzing the impact of socio-economic, geopolitical and emerging business markets on the international cultural environment, and assessing how these elements can and may impact, be of benefit to and become better represented in the sustainable development of the cultural sector and economy.
Juan Wilson, Jr.
Director of Fund Development
Juan Wilson, Jr is a Branding, Marketing & Advertising Consultant who works with business principals to identify and develop various sales revenue components. Wilson, Jr is active in all fields of marketing and promotions and has extensive experience and knowledge of grass-roots marketing and design. Wilson, Jr. is skilled in identifying and developing additional revenue streams with the sale of sponsorships, media buying and branding services.
Director of Business Relations
Heidi Garcia is a Client Accounts Manager, Branding Ambassador, Promoter and Event Coordinator, with twenty years of experience in the Wine and Spirits industry. Garcia has coordinated general and ethnic markets in the New England Region, effectively increasing yield, efficiency and productivity for accounts managed by high context customers. Garcia’s well-rounded understanding of the hospitality industry, professional experience & credibility and innovative style make her a dynamic force for the establishment of longstanding, quality business relationships.
Director of Artistic Development
Alexander “June Brone” Moore is an artist, musician, model and jewelry designer with over 15 years of professional artistic and cultural experience. Born in New York City and raised in Providence RI, Moore has operated his own jewelry design company, Zenuj Jewelry, for the past 7 years, with a focus on marrying intricate and fashion forward custom jewelry designs with an urban and sophisticated feel. Moore’s current interests include expanding his brand appeal to include culturally significant elements and traditions, as well as assisting in broader cultural development and cultural place making initiatives and projects.
Cliff Wood is a former Providence City Council member who served as Deputy Majority Leader and Chairman of the Committee on Public Education. A long standing leader in Providence’s efforts to reimagine its downtown district, Wood has previously held positions at Cornish Associates, a New Urbanist development company formed to rebuild Providence’s urban core, and was the founding director of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture and Tourism. Before moving to Providence in 1997, Wood coordinated strategy for the US Climate Action Network to lobby for an effective international treaty on climate change. Wood currently serves as Executive Director of the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy.