PCEI’s Innovation Team is comprised of professionals from a diverse array of backgrounds and cultural experiences, who collaborate to provide innovative and creative solutions to meet your cultural development and cultural equity needs. PCEI Innovation Team Members include:
Raymond Two Hawks Watson, MCP
President/Chief Executive Officer/Founder
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 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
Vice President of Organizational Visioning/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.
Director of Marketing & Sales
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.
Director of the Institute for Social Cohesion
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.
Board Member/Project Advisor
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.