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

Michele Giorgianni, GISP, PMP, Chair, Applied Geographics, Inc.
Lynn Carlson, GISP, Vice Chair, Compass Cartographic
Christina Delage Baza, GISP, Secretary, RI Division of Statewide Planning
Antonio Ambrosio, GISP, Quonset Development Corporation - Technical Support Services
Heidi Blank, GISP, Hilltop Northeast Enterprises, LLC
Christopher Celeste, Town of Smithfield – Tax Assessor
Jessica Cigna, RI Department of State – Office of the Secretary of State
Michael Crittenden, City of Newport – Department of Information & Technology
Frank Donnelly, Brown University – GIS & Data Library
David dosReis, GISP, City of Providence – Planning & Development
Jenna Ducharme, RPS Group Inc. (Formerly ASA)
Nancy Duffy, RI E911 Uniform Emergency Telephone System – Mapping
Maria Giarrusso, City of Cranston – Information Technology
Sean Grandy, Aquidneck Land Trust – Stewardship Management
Thomas Guthlein, RI Emergency Management Agency – Communication
Laura Harrington, USDOI – US Geological Survey
Garth Hoxsie-Quinn, RI Division of Statewide Planning
Paul Jordan, RI Department of Environmental Management – Planning & Development
Aimee Mandeville, GISP, University of Rhode Island – Environmental Data Center
Kristin Meseck, Providence Water Supply Board
Jay Metzger, RI Department of Health –    Center for Health Data and Analysis
Edward O'Brien, P.L.S., Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors (RISPLS)
Steven Sawyer, RI Department of Transportation – Asset Information System
Brett Sinica, The Beta Group – GIS/Asset Management
Shelby Southworth, Kent County Water Authority – GIS Department
Peter Stetson, Education Mapping Service - K-12
James Turenne, USDA – Natural Resource Conservation Service

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