Caroline Skuncik Acting Executive Director
Caroline Skuncik (Skoo-nick) is the Acting Executive Director of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission. Ms. Skuncik joined the Commission 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 Commission, 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 positions in planning and environmental policy firms. Caroline has 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 & Mary.
Amber Ilcisko Director of Operations
Amber Ilcisko is the Director of Operations for the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, Ms. Ilcisko directs all operational and managerial matters for the Commission including its financial affairs (both revenue and expenses), grants, staffing, overseeing the Commission'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 2019. She also coordinates all government affairs for the Commission 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.
Ms. Ilcisko chairs the Commission's Operating Committee, which is a team that convenes monthly to execute the Commission's administrative and operational functions. Supporting the Executive Director, she also has primary responsibility for several of the Commission's key contractor relationships such as civil and environmental engineering, communications, urban planning/design, and outside counsel. In this role, she negotiates fees as well as the contracts and is directly accountable for services and deliverables by these firms. Ms. Ilcisko also manages the Commission's website which she designed.
Prior to joining the Commission 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. Ms. Ilcisko earned her Master's while working full time.