Chief Innovation and Performance Officer
Maria was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She came to Rhode Island when she was 5 years old and has not looked back. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese as well as English. After a career in human resources, she has worked in various capacities with the city including Workforce, Licensing, and Purchasing. She brings a true love for Providence and City Hall as well as a love for technology and innovation to the department. As a Performance Analyst in the Department of Innovation, she supports the development and management of the City’s performance management initiative in addition to the department’s more general process improvement projects. She lives with her sons and husband and enjoys movies and music.
Innovation Project Associate
Alex was raised in Rhode Island. After getting a public relations and journalism degree from Utica College of Syracuse University in upstate New York, she remained in New York for several years. During this time, she continued to build a very varied set of skills as a copy editor and page designer for a newspaper, as a role player/role player coordinating assistant with the New York State Preparedness Training Center, and as a volunteer with her alma mater’s theatre department. Bringing her skillset (and cat) back to Rhode Island in order to serve the people of Providence is a privilege Alex does not take lightly. Alex’s favorite part of her role is helping to build capacity in other City departments to improve customer experience.
City Hall, 1st Floor, Suite 108
25 Dorrance St.
Providence, RI 02906