Our Staff

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Caroline Skuncik
Executive Director

Caroline Skuncik (Skoo-nick) is the Executive Director of the I-195 Redevelopment District. Ms. Skuncik joined the District in 2017 as Vice President/Senior Project Manager. In this role, she worked on all real estate transactions, reviewing project proposals, negotiating contract documents, coordinating permitting, and overseeing closings.

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. She was responsible for underwriting real estate transactions, negotiating terms and agreements, and managing closings.

Ms. Skuncik worked as a Senior Project Manager for Urban Edge Housing Corporation in Boston where she managed real estate development projects, focusing on affordable housing. She previously held various positions at planning and environmental policy firms.

Caroline has a Master's Degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA in Sociology and Environmental Studies from the College of William & 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. 

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Amber Ilcisko
Director of Operations

Amber Ilcisko is the Director of Operations for the I-195 Redevelopment District. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, Ms. Ilcisko directs all operational and managerial matters for the District including its financial affairs (both revenue and expenses), grants, staffing, overseeing the District's vendor relationships, and administration. In addition, Ms. Ilcisko is responsible for the construction, planning, and management of a seven-acre urban park which will deliver in 2020. She also coordinates all government affairs for the District working closely with various departments of the City of Providence, as well as with all State agencies and other regulatory agencies with the Federal government.

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 roles with the City including roles with the Providence Redevelopment Agency, Arts Culture and Tourism, and 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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Jacob Nathan
Park Manager

Jacob Nathan is the Park Manager for Providence Innovation 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.

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, including assisting with Commission meetings, payroll, bookkeeping, procurement, contract compliance as well as various administrative duties.

Prior to joining the District in the Spring of 2022, Ms. Conn has worked for several years in office management, obtaining a wide array of skills. She is currently finishing up her Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Johnson & Wales University, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Rhode Island College.

Devanshi Ved
Park Coordinator

Devanshi Ved (she/her) is the Program Coordinator for Providence Innovation District Park. Reporting to the Park Manager, Devanshi supports day-to-day operations in the park, including coordinating use of the park and its various contractors, developing and executing programming, and social media and marketing.

Prior to joining the District in the Summer of 2022, Devanshi was a Special Events Assistant at WaterFire Providence, where she developed and executed programming for the WaterFire Arts Center, including ArtMart, a weekly Art Market in the summer, and TroopTop, and weekly rooftop event. She additionally supported various operations for WaterFire, and the Downtown WaterFire Event.

Devanshi has a bachelor’s degree from Johnson & Wales University in Sport, Entertainment, and Event Management. She was also in the College Leadership Rhode Island class of 2022. Devanshi has a passion for arts, culture, and community building, and works with many community organizations in the city, including She Community and Que Dulce.