Dr. Silas Otniel Rodrigues Pinto – Dr. Pinto’s career spans roles in activism and education, including serving as director of the School Psychology Program, co-director of Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Program and faculty in the Department of Education at Tufts University. He directed a martial arts and cultural center focusing on wellness and impacts of intergenerational trauma in Rhode Island for 22 years. He received his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of RI and completed his post-doctorate work at the Met High School as a school psychologist and at Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies as a treatment provider and research analyst.
Olayinka Y. Oredugba, Esq. – Ms. Oredugba is a licensed attorney, who previously served the City of Providence as an Assistant City Solicitor before overseeing the Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority and Women-Owned Business Compliance programs. Prior to joining the City, Ms. Oredugba worked as an Associate in a private law practice where she handled municipal, family and contract law matters. She discovered her passion for equity advocacy while serving as a Fair Housing Attorney with Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc.