board members

Peter Crump | board director

When Peter Crump founded Site Specific in 2004, it was the culmination of a life spent building and making things.

Raised in Connecticut by parents who were artists and designers, he studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York City and received a BFA in painting and sculpture from the school’s Paris campus in 1990. Working as an assistant to world-renowned artists, Peter designed and built installations in museums and galleries in New York and abroad.

In 1997, he turned his attention to high-end residential and boutique commercial construction for clients from New York’s art and publishing worlds. Combining his creative vision with his love of building, these projects laid the foundation for the construction company he brought to Providence a few years later.

Today, Peter focus’s his time on developing Site Specific’s business and growth strategies while continuing to oversee the companies design build work. Ever the designer and builder, he relishes the challenges that inevitably arise on every construction project.

Margot McIlwain Nishimura | Board Director, Secretary

Margot McIlwain Nishimura is the Dean of Libraries at the Rhode Island School of Design and a PCFF co-founder. Trained as a historian of medieval art, she started her career as an academic, teaching at the University of Cape Town, Smith College, Mt. Holyoke College, Brown University and RISD, and working on exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Getty Museum. She has served in other administrative roles at RISD, the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, and the Newport Restoration Foundation. Underlying all of this work has been an enduring belief in the inspirational and transformative powers of art, design, and the study of their histories. She has a terrible crush on Buster Keaton, and her favorite childhood movie was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Tina Rizack | board director

Tina Rizack is a hematologist and oncologist in Fall River and a clinical associate professor of medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Tina is on the advisory board for MomDocFamily at Brown University, an organization with the mission of providing mentorship and support for women physicians facing the challenges and rewards of combining a medical career with motherhood and serves on the Harvard Art Museums Ilse and Leo Mildenberg Memorial Lecture committee. She grew up in New Jersey, went to college (majoring in art history) and medical school in Atlanta, and did residency in Chicago. She moved to Providence in 2002 where she met her husband, Christopher Langlois, and later completed her fellowship. She is a now retired military spouse and the current wife of a commercial pilot. She is the mother of 2 very active school age boys.

Karina Veras | Board Director

Karina Veras is a Youth Services Librarian at Mt. Pleasant Community Library. She has worked in academic and public libraries, in different capacities, for over ten years. She believes public libraries are integral community hubs that cultivate an inclusive and safe space for everyone, where people can access knowledge and develop and expand their imagination and creativity. Karina also credits libraries for helping her become a lifelong reader and movie lover.

Charlene Williams | board director

Charlene Williams is a librarian at the Wheeler School in Providence, RI.  Prior to joining the Wheeler community she worked for the YMCA: Youth Services After School Organization and the Providence Community Library.  Charlene has a strong passion for children and literacy and she holds to the belief that literacy is not just the words on a page, but literacy can be visual, auditory and sensory.  In addition to being an educator, Charlene is also a wife, mother of three children and an avid reader.

Kimberly Wright | Board Director

Senior Producer, GBH Kids

As Senior Producer for the new PBS preschool series, Work it Out Wombats! (premiering in February
2023) Kimberly works in close collaboration with the Executive Producers and Creative Producers to
develop all key creative ingredients of the production: scripts, talent, animation, designs, music, and all
other elements affecting the format, substance, and style of the series. She acts as a liaison with the
series’ animation partner during all production phases: design, casting, storyboards, audio records,
rough cuts, fine cuts and mixes. Kimberly also helps lead initiatives for culture and inclusion, including
identifying prospective writers and advisors with the goal of diversifying the team.

Prior to joining the GBH family, Kimberly was the Film Producer at Sesame Workshop for 11 years.
While in that role she commissioned live action, animated, and mixed media short films for Sesame
Street. Kimberly worked closely with filmmakers and animators to guide them through the creative
process in order to shape the films to best meet the show’s specific letter and thematic needs, while also
staying within the films’ budget. She oversaw all aspects of creative development of the short films and
animations, from conception and deal-making, to production and delivery. As a means of finding new
content creators to partner with, Kimberly attended various children’s film festivals and media
conferences throughout the US and abroad, including Canada, Germany, Trinidad, Jamaica, Australia,
and New Zealand where she participated as a keynotes speaker, panelist and juror. She made it her
mission to not only diversify the pool of filmmakers and animators creating content for Sesame Street,
but to also provide opportunities for young, up and coming BIPOC content creators.

Before getting her start in the children’s television world, Kimberly had been daytime television producer
for 12 years, working for Telepictures, NBC, and Paramount Pictures, and producing several national
daytime talk shows, including The Queen Latifah Show, The John Walsh Show and The Montel Williams
Show. In 2006, as Montel’s Senior Producer, she had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change lives
by traveling all the way to the Persian Gulf to help Montel surprise the troops for the holidays with
messages from their loved ones, and give them the opportunity to share their personal stories. It was an
experience Kimberly says she will never forget, and it definitely helped shape her career.

Kimberly has a BA in Radio/Television from The George Washington University. She lives in northern
New Jersey with her husband and two children. She is a self-proclaimed “foodie” who loves to try new
restaurants and travel, and says when she isn’t busy working, she can often be found on a soccer field
with one of her kids.

Daytime Emmy-Award winner – Sesame Street (2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021) (Outstanding
Preschool Series)

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