Richardson Ogidan, MS, MBA                                                                                               Executive Director (

Richardson Ogidan currently serves as Executive Director of Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island. He has managed the daily operations and strategic developments of Trinity Restoration Inc. (now dba SCCRI) since 2007. He has over 30 years experience in general business operations, information technologies, manufacturing and special expertise in integrating "green" technologies in non-profit real estate development and management. Among his community and other affiliations, Mr. Ogidan serves as a member of the Head Council and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Community Preparatory School, member and past Chairman of the Board of OIC (Opportunities Industrialization Center) of Rhode Island, member and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of SWAP (Stop Wasting Abandoned Property), and a trustee of Eko Club of Rhode Island.

Betty Q.J. Clinton, BA, MBA
Finance and Administration Manager (

Betty Q. Clinton serves as Finance and Administration Manager for Southside Cultural Center. Betty has extensive experience working for non-profit, international relief and development organizations both in the United States and West Africa where she was responsible for coordinating and monitoring of the organization’s annual budget; providing financial management capacity training for partners overseas. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting from Johnson and Wales University, and a certificate in Human Resource Management from the Bryant University Executive Development Center.

Taylor Jackson, BA, MA
Program Director (

Taylor Jackson is the Program Director at Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island. As Program Director, Taylor works to spread the word about SCCRI, manage all bookings and rentals, and develop and maintain SCCRI programming. She is a recent graduate of the Public Humanities Master’s Program at Brown University. Taylor also holds a BA in History from Rhodes College located in Memphis, TN. Her other professional interests include exploration of black artistic culture and the ways in which music, dance, theater and other creative expressions reflect and respond to the heritage and history of peoples within the African Diaspora. 

2018 Interns:

Ryan Kang, Graphic Designer, Rhode Island School of Design ‘21

Tyrone Sanders, Finance, Johnson and Wales University ’18

Brian Solomon, Programming, Brown University ‘19