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 CEO of 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 and as a speaker to local community groups. She was honored in 2020 as Social Sector Industry Leader by Providence Business News and received the Secretary of State's Medallion Award. In 2021, she was named as a fellow of Women Leaders of the World.
Nevins serves on the Providence Mayor's Equal Pay Task Force. She is the Vice Chair for the RI Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, a member of United Way of Rhode Island's Community Advisory Board and a board member of the Women's Funding Network.