Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is made up of Community leaders who represent and advocate for The Rhode Island Data Sharing Project. The Advisory Council leads the Project to investigate topics that are meaningful to our state and promote the findings to affect better policy making to improve outcomes for all Rhode Islanders.

The role of the Advisory Council according to their charter is to:


Advisory Council Members

Jim Berson
YMCA of Greater Providence

Elizabeth Burke Bryant
Rhode Island Kids Count

Louis DiPalma
RI State Senator

John Killoy III
Rhode Island AFL-CIO

Sidney “Macky” McCleary
RI Department of Business Regulations

Joseph McNamara
RI State Representative

Anna Cano Morales
Latino Policy Institute

Abby Swienton
RI Department of Children, Youth & Families


Research Questions

Skills Gap


Efficiencies and Effectiveness

Integrated Perspectives