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Welcome to the sched tool for choosing the panel sessions that you would like to attend. Please note there are two panel sessions at 9:30 am and two panel sessions at 10:30 am. Kindly choose the panels you prefer in each of these two time slots. Please email Betsy Santarlasci at betsy@ripartners.org if you have questions.
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Betsy Santarlasci

Partnership for Greater Providence
Executive Director
Betsy Santarlasci is the Executive Director of Partnership for Greater Providence. The public/private Partnership for Greater Providence promotes sustainable economic growth while providing positive social impacts to vulnerable populations. They bring together talent and expertise to catalyze and link projects that leverage existing sector strengths. They collaborate with a diverse array of local stakeholders including businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions, and community groups, as well as innovators and investors from outside the City and State.

Previously Betsy served as Interim Executive Director of Hope & Main culinary incubator in Warren, RI. She transitioned from the Board of Directors to this leadership Staff position three days after Hope & Main opened its doors to aspiring food entrepreneurs in October 2014. During her tenure she onboarded more than 50 businesses and created a dynamic network of technical assistance resources for the members.

Betsy has 20 years of nonprofit management experience in Washington, DC where she served as Chairman of the Board of FRESHFARM Markets and Chairman of the Women's Committee of the Washington National Opera. In 1996 she founded the nonprofit Friends of Mitchell Park and executed the $2 million renovation of this park on the National Register of Historic Places in her Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood. She currently serves on the Development Committee of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Board of FirstWorks.

She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College and holds a master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. As a Fulbright Scholar, she taught English in the French public schools.