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Kelly Nevins

Kelly Nevins

Rhode Island

Executive Director
Women’s Fund of Rhode Island


Kelly Nevins has been a leader in the RI nonprofit sector since 1990, with expertise in strategic development, motivating teams and individuals, workplace equity and community relations tools, program development and public speaking. She holds a Master's degree in Education, as well as in Leadership. The Executive Director of the Women's Fund of Rhode Island since 2016, Nevins often speaks about the status of women and girls, why investing in women pays off, and using a gender lens to create systems change. She has presented at the WomenFunded International Conference, the Bryant University Women’s Summit, Lifting the Voices of Women in Science & Medicine Conference and frequently is featured on local programming such as GoLocalProv and as a speaker to local community groups. Nevins serves on the Board of Directors for RI Public Broadcasting Service, the Association of Fundraising Professionals- RI Chapter, the Providence Mayor’s Equal Pay Task Force, and as the RI Delegate to Vision 2020. She also chairs the AFP-RI Government Relations and Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Committees.