Our People



Deborah McDonough, VP of Marketing, Bradford Soap Works Inc - President

Mark Guarraia, Head of Design, User Experience & Prototypes, Novo Nordisk A/S - Vice President

James Lehouiller, Managing Partner/CEO, DiLeonardo International - Treasurer

Louis Raymond, President, Louis Raymond Design - Secretary

Philip Hawthorne, Creative Director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Kirtley Fisher, Performance Management Executive, Rhode Island Department of Education

Kate Petrie, Co-Founder and Former President, Jamestown Arts Center

Jo Lee, Director of Digital Communications Strategy, Brown University School of Professional Studies

Tom Peterson, Director of Development, Preserve Rhode Island + Director of Marketing, FirstWorks

Keith Ranaldi, Senior Innovation Officer, FabNewport & PVD Young Maker


Lisa Carnevale, Co-Founder, Executive Director, lisa@designxri.com

Catherine Chung (CC), Programs and Events Manager, catherine@designxri.com

Carolina Gazzolo Clark, Operations Manager, carolina@designxri.com

Katherine Magee, Associate, katherine@designxri.com + Design is Rhode Island, diri@designxri.com


Emily Hall, Charrette Venture Group

Libby Slader, Libby Slader Interior Design

Kelly Taylor, Kelly Taylor Interior Design

Christine West, KITE Architects


A Better World by Design

AIA Rhode Island

AIGA Rhode Island

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Bradford Soap Works

City of Providence

Commerce Rhode Island

DownCity Design

IIDA New England

KITE Architects

Orange Square Design

Real Jobs Rhode Island

Rhode Island ASLA

Rhode Island School of Design

RI Foundation

Social Enterprise Greenhouse

Taylor Box Company



Providence Tourism Council

RI Commerce Corporation

RI Department of Labor & Training

Rhode Island Foundation


Designers, design business, design-driven employers, and the community at large