Emily Mae Boucher, Secretary
Emily is an artist and an educator. She keeps Womxn Project activists inspired and ready for action with her optimism, energy, and sense of humor. Emily is motivated by learning, imaginative problem solving, and human interaction. As “The Attention Fairy” during the 2019 session, Emily helped to produce educational videos at the State House to help keep people updated and encourage them to get engaged to help pass the RPA. She is excited to keep up that infectious spirit as we continue to move a bold agenda for change.
Tammy Brown, Vice Chair
Tammy is a life-long Rhode Islander dedicated to making the state a better and more just place to live. She is a theatre-maker whose work runs the gamut from activist social justice-oriented art pieces to Shakespeare productions and human statues. Tammy helps to lead The Womxn Project’s ARTivist efforts to utilize the power of art to shift conversations.
Cristina M. DiChiera, Director
Cristina received her BFA from Eastern Michigan University with a concentration in Photography and her Masters Degree in Women’s Studies from the Ohio State University with a concentration in visual representation. She served as Director of Artists Programs from 2004-20017 and Director of Rhode Island’s statewide Public Art program from 2004-2008 for the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. She honed her management skills as Manager of the Visual Arts Department at Brown University before launching her independent consulting business, through which she shares her expertise in public art, placemaking, community engagement, grant writing and organizational development. She worked as a consultant for The Womxn Project Education Fund for two years and served on the board before taking on the role of Director. She brings to her position over two decades of professional experience in arts administration, her creative practice as an artist, and her deep commitment to social justice.
Jocelyn Foye, Board Chair
Jocelyn is a Connecticut native who brings her artistic training and experience as a contemporary feminist sculptor and design professor to the movement. Jocelyn is presently the Marketing and Design Lead for the Oakland-based software company, Crow Canyon Software, working out of the Wakefield office. She is a recipient of the 2014 NEA and City of Long Beach, CA Arts Grant and the prestigious Emerging Visual Artist fellow with the California Community Foundation having lived there for thirteen years before coming back to New England.
Daria-Lyric Montaquila, Treasurer
Daria was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island where she still is an avid activist and community organizer. Her chief responsibility is coordinating community outreach for the Rhode Island People’s History Museum and The Collective, based in Peacedale, RI. She first began engagement with The Womxn Project during her senior year at the University Rhode Island and has since been an active supporter. Graduating in 2018 with a BFA in acting, when she is not advocating for policy change, she spends her time performing with local theater companies and her goal is to combine community outreach with the arts.
Cristina DiChiera - Director
Alicia Monnes - Accountant
Morgan Meneses-Sheets - Strategy & Communication