Who’s on the Board?

Mission: Women’s Fund of Rhode Island invests in women and girls through research, advocacy, grant-making and strategic partnerships designed to advance gender equity through systemic change.

Year founded: 2001

Executive director: Kelly Nevins

2018 revenue: $253,250

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BOARD MEMBERS:
Beverly J. Wiley, board chair
Compliance officer, Community College of Rhode Island

Elaine Blais, board secretary and grants chair
Owner, Elaine Blais Coaching

Diane Crosby, board treasurer
Loan officer, People’s Credit Union

Joanne M. Daly, fund development chair
First vice president, wealth management, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC

Kathy S. Gagne, program committee chair
OwnerKathy S. Gagne Consulting

Emily J. Sack, governance committee chair
Law professor, Roger Williams University School of Law

Jessica Shelton, communications chair
Law clerk, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Zankhana Bateman
Vice president, private client manager, U.S. Trust

Maryellen Butke
President, Namaste Consulting

Christina Castle
Community relations specialist, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Claire Carrabba
Associate, Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP

Diya Das
Chair, management department, Bryant University

Kelly Kincaid
Litigation associate, Adler Pollock & Sheehan PC

Aronda Kirby
Technology consultant, Frontier Systems Inc.

Sandra Victorino
Associate director, The Providence Center