Staff

Richardson Ogidan, MS, MBA                                                                                               Executive Director (richardson@sccri.org)

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 Quie Jarbo Clinton, BBA, MBA                                                                       
Bookkeeper (betty@sccri.org)   

Betty Q.J. Clinton serves as part-time Bookkeeper for Southside Cultural Center. She is also a consultant with Robert Half Company. Betty worked with Rhode Island Division of Taxation as Revenue Officer, and for Providence CityArts for Youth as Office Manager, where her duties included office management, general accounting, and payroll and benefit administration. Prior to working for CityArts, she worked as Finance Manager/Budget Analyst with Genesis Center in Providence where she was responsible for budgeting, accounting and human resource administration. Betty has extensive experience working for international relief and development organizations both in the United States and West Africa where she was responsible for coordinating and monitoring of the organization annual budget; providing financial management capacity training for partners overseas. Betty volunteers at various local community organizations, including the Liberian Community Association of Rhode Island (LCARI) where she served as Financial Secretary and later as Treasurer. She currently serves as member of the board of trustee and finance committees of her church. Betty holds a Master of Business Administration degree with concentration in Accounting from Johnson and Wales University, Bachelors Degree (cum laude) in Accounting from the University of Liberia (West Africa) and a certificate in Human Resource Management from the Bryant University Executive Development Center.

Zoë Mitchell
Interim Program Director

Zoë Mitchell is the Interim Program Director at Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island. As Interim Program Director, Zoë works to spread the word about SCCRI, manage all bookings and rentals, and develop and maintain SCCRI programming. She is also a graduate student at the University of Rhode Island studying International Relations. Zoë holds a BA in Political Science and Arabic from the University of Rhode Island and studied graphic communications at Diman Regional Vocational Technical School.

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