Carolyn Mark is a non-profit professional who has worked to advance economic and social justice at the national, state, and local levels. She is a trained mediator and experienced facilitator with a commitment to empowering individuals and groups to meaningfully participate in decision-making on matters that impact them. Carolyn sees power in perspective-taking, and believes that the best decisions are made when those most impacted have a meaningful role in determining the outcome. She has served as a labor organizer and educator for AFSCME, a program and executive director of several economic development non-profits, and president of the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Organization for Women. Carolyn also served for eight years as an elected member of the East Greenwich School Committee. As chair for six years, she led strategic planning, labor negotiations, mental health and wellness initiatives, and the annual budget process. She currently chairs the board of the Economic Progress Institute. Carolyn received a Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies and Industrial Relations from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a focus on community economic development. Carolyn lives in Providence with her husband Bill Stone and their dog Maizey, and is the proud parent of two adult children. She enjoys skiing, hiking, reading, baking, and weightlifting.