RIGIS Executive Committee

The Rhode Island Geographic Information System (RIGIS) Executive Committee provides policy guidance, oversight, and coordination of the collective efforts of organizations in Rhode Island using GIS technology. It seeks to coordinate data development, adopt technical standards, set distribution policy for GIS products, promote the use of GIS, and provide information and assistance to users. The Committee does not have authority over RIGIS participants but reaches decisions by consensus. Quarterly meetings are held.


The RIGIS Coordinator at the Rhode Island Department of Administration, Division of Planning provides staff support and acts as liaison for RIGIS within the state, the northeast region, and nationally. Member and partner organizations also contribute, particularly by working conjunction with individual RIGIS.

RIGIS Committee Members

  • Jessica Cigna, Chair, RI Department of State – Office of the Secretary of State
  • Lynn Carlson, GISP, Vice Chair, Compass Cartographic
  • Christina Delage Baza, GISP, Secretary, RIDOA – Division of Statewide Planning
  • Garth Hoxsie-Quinn, RIGIS Coordinator, RIDOA – Division of Statewide Planning
  • Antonio Ambrosio, GISP, Quonset Development Corporation – Technical Support Services
  • Adam Benthem, USDOI – US Geological Survey
  • Heidi Blank, GISP, Stantec
  • Fabian Carmona Ortega, USDA – Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • Christopher Celeste, Town of Smithfield – Tax Assessor
  • Michael Crittenden, City of Newport – Information Technology
  • Frank Donnelly, Brown University – Library
  • David dosReis, GISP, City of Providence – Information Technology
  • Nancy Duffy, RI E911 Uniform Emergency Telephone System – Mapping
  • Maria Giarrusso, City of Cranston – Information Technology
  • Michele Giorgianni, GISP, PMP, The Sanborn Map Company, Inc. 
  • Sean Grandy, Aquidneck Land Trust – Stewardship Management
  • Paul Jordan, RI Department of Environmental Management – Planning & Development
  • Aimee Mandeville, GISP, University of Rhode Island – Environmental Data Center
  • Caterina Massidda, RI Emergency Management Agency – Communication
  • Kristin Meseck, Providence Water Supply Board
  • Jay Metzger, RI Department of Health – Center for Health Data and Analysis 
  • Jared Mitchell, RI Department of Transportation – Asset Information System
  • Edward O'Brien, P.L.S.,  Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors
  • Olivia Read, Rhode Island Commerce Corporation
  • Brett Sinica, The Beta Group – GIS/Asset Management
  • Shelby Southworth, Kent County Water Authority – GIS Department
  • Peter Stetson, Education Mapping Service - K-12

For more information about the RIGIS Executive Committee, including meeting schedule, agendas and minutes, please visit the Rhode Island Secretary of State's website.

Delage Baza , Christina 
Data Analyst I

Phone: (401) 222-6481
Email: christina.delagebaza@doa.ri.gov