Our Staff

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Caroline Skuncik
Executive Director

Caroline Skuncik (Skoo-nick) is the Executive Director of the I-195 Redevelopment District. She oversees the organization's day-to-day activities including operations of 195 District Park, implements strategic initiatives, and leads all development activities associated with redeveloping 26 acres of former highway land.

Ms. Skuncik joined the District in 2017 and has been the Executive Director since 2019. In her tenure as Executive Director she has structured public-private partnerships resulting in more than 1.4 million square feet of completed, under construction, and planned development including residential, commercial, life science, and hospitality. Most recently she led the effort to forge a private-public partnership and successfully secure federal funds for the new Rhode Island State Health Labs/ PVD Labs. Prior to joining the District, Ms. Skuncik worked at the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation where she led the Corporation's real estate investment activities under the Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credit and Tax Increment Financing programs. Her prior experience includes working for a Boston-area real estate developer managing large real estate projects as well as for planning and public policy consulting firms. Ms. Skuncik currently serves on the board of the Women's Development Corporation. 

Ms. Skuncik holds a Master in City Planning degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA in Sociology and Environmental Studies from the College of William and Mary.

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Peter Erhartic
Director of Real Estate

Peter Erhartic is Director of Real Estate at the I-195 Redevelopment District. In this capacity he works on the organization’s real estate transactions, permitting, design and construction management, and placemaking initiatives.

Prior to joining the District in 2020, he worked at Steiner NYC, where he oversaw various real estate development projects in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. Previously, Peter was a Project Manager at Urban Edge Housing Corporation in Boston where he managed the financing, permitting, design, and construction of affordable housing development projects.

Peter holds a Master’s degree in Real Estate from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, a Bachelor’s degree in History from Connecticut College, and is an AICP certified city planner. He lives in the Fox Point neighborhood of Providence with his wife and two children, just a few blocks from the 195 District.

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Amber Ilcisko
Director of Operations

Amber Ilcisko is the Director of Operations for the I-195 Redevelopment District. Ms. Ilcisko directs all operational and managerial matters for the District including its finances, procurement, property management, and regulatory and contract compliance. In addition, she is responsible for the management of 195 District Park. She also manages many of the District’s infrastructure and planning initiatives.

Prior to joining the District in 2015, she worked for the City of Providence for five years, serving three mayoral administrations. Most recently she worked with the City Planning Department. She held various other positions with the City as well, including roles with the Providence Redevelopment Agency, Department of Arts Culture and Tourism, and Office of Economic Development. 

She has a Master's degree in Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Community Planning from the University of Rhode Island and a Bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University.

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Sarina Conn
Office Manager

Sarina Conn is the Office Manager for the I-195 Redevelopment District. She is responsible for the coordination of operations and management for the District, administering Commission meetings, accounting support, procurement, website support, and contract compliance as well as other departmental duties.  
Prior to joining the District in the Spring of 2022, Ms. Conn worked for several years in office management and operations management. She has a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Johnson & Wales University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Rhode Island College. 

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Jacob Nathan
Park Manager

Jacob Nathan is the Park Manager for 195 District Park, the seven-acre park located in the I-195 Redevelopment District. He is responsible for the day to day operations of the park, including coordinating the park’s use and its various contractors, managing vendors, overseeing the budget, and developing and executing programming.

Prior to joining the District in the Fall of 2020, Mr. Nathan was the Director of Live Arts at AS220 in downtown Providence where he oversaw multiple performance venues and special event production. He was also a Program Coordinator at the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy where he assisted in the production of a summer series of family programs at Burnside Park in Kennedy Plaza.

He has a Master’s Degree in Communications from Clark University where he also obtained his dual major BA in Communications and Music.

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Leah Paladino
Assistant Park Manager


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Lauren Bullock
Lead Park Program Coordinator

Lauren Bullock is the Lead Park Program Coordinator for 195 District Park. She supports the park team with daily operations, maintenance, scheduling, and oversight of the part-time Park Program Coordinators. She supports programming endeavors and curates content for the park’s social media platforms, freestanding signs, and website.

Ms. Bullock’s work experience includes office administration, event planning, social media marketing, and video editing. She holds a digital media production certificate from Emerson College and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Business Administration from Salve Regina University.