Staff

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.

yon Tande, BFA, MFA                                                                                                         Program Director

yon Tande (né Whitney V. Hunter) is the Program Director of Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island. He is a nationally and internationally travelled artist/culture worker and BLACK SEED Native committed to “culture as catalyst.” His artistic work centers around cultivating the individual and communal spirit through performance, education and curation. He has performed and worked as Dance Program Manager at AS220 where he also co-curated the “Modern Movements Dance Festival” (2017). Additionally, he has worked with world renowned companies and artists: Martha Graham Dance Company, Rod Rodgers Dance Company, Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, Ralph Lemon, Martha Clarke, Fiona Templeton, Kankouran West African Dance Company and others, His own artistic work has been presented at chashama, Defibrillator, Kumble Theater, La Mama, Grace Exhibition Space, Panoply Performance Laboratory, in the streets of NYC, Chicago and Detroit, and as a Movement Research Artist in Residence (2013-15). yon Tande is Ph.D. Driskell Fellow at Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.

Betty Quie Jarbo Clinton, BBA, MBA                                                                                         Bookkeeper

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.