Following a national search, the board and staff of the Nonviolence Institute are pleased to announce that Mr. Cedric Huntley has accepted the position of Executive Director.
Mr. Huntley is a lifelong resident of Providence and has been a board member and volunteer leader of the Nonviolence Institute since its founding in 2001. His nonviolence practice, passion, commitment and dedication to our community make him the right leader in this challenging time.
Mr. Huntley worked as a Director of Student Support Services and Safety and the Metropolitan Technical Regional High School from 2002-2019 and as Director of Providence's Southside Recreation Center from 1999-2019. He served as Interim Executive Director of the Nonviolence Institute from August 2020 until his appointment to Executive Director in March.
In accepting the position, Mr. Huntley looked to the future. "There is no doubt that the challenges we face are substantial," Huntley said. "I have seen, over and over again, the power of the nonviolence philosophy in preventing firearm injuries and deaths. I am confident, moving forward, that we are well positioned to fulfill our mission tirelessly and passionately with an extraordinary dedicated staff and the support of an engaged board. It is my promise, on my watch, to make a positive difference in the lives we touch throughout Rhode Island."