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Taino Palermo

Program Director, Community Development

Area of Expertise Community Development, Urban education reform, Urban economic development, Community development corporations/housing, Nonprofit management & strategic planning, Public health disparities and policy analysis, Community-based research and analysis
“ If what you do doesn’t make a difference, what difference does it make what you do? ”

My Story

Dr. Taino J. Palermo has worked as an educator and nonprofit director for over 10 years working in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island focusing on urban public education, community development and urban sociology. He is the President of Palermo Consulting & Nonprofit Solutions and has launched, managed and/or directed nonprofit organizations specializing in the arts, education, social services, community development and economic development. Dr. Palermo has a history, personally and professionally, of advocating for underrepresented communities and urban youth. He has received numerous state and national-level awards for his professional accomplishments as well as his role as a community activist. He currently sits on the board for several nonprofit organizations, is a commission member for the Rhode Island Commission for Health Advocacy and Equity and is an appointed member of the Rhode Island Governor’s Overdose Task Force.