Committees

The Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association currently has the following committees:

Events Committee:  The Events Committee is chaired by the President of the RIWBA.  This Committee is designed to coordinate networking events and other events showcasing the RIWBA and its membership, including events sponsored by each of the RIWBA’s committees.  Please contact Meredith if you have any questions or would like to become involved in planning RIWBA events.

photo-2Membership Committee: RIWBA’s Membership Committee is chaired by Kristen Whittle. The Committee is responsible for recruiting new members, as well as maintaining and developing our current members’ involvement within the organization. If you have any questions regarding joining the RIWBA or your current membership, please  contact .

Social Media and Website Committee: RIWBA’s Social Media and Website Committee is chaired by Nicole Verdi. The Committee is responsible for posting and updating information on the Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association website and RIWBA social media outlets with regard to the organization and issues affecting its membership. To submit an article or link for the website, to notify the Women’s Bar Association of an upcoming or past event relevant to RIWBA’s mission, or to submit comments or suggestions about the website, please contact Nicole.

News and Events Committee: The chair of the News and Events Committee is Kelly Kincaid.  This Committee will strive to keep RIWBA’s members informed about interesting developments, news, resources, and events of interest to women in the law through regular connections with our membership.  For more information, contact .

Community Engagement Committee: The Community Engagement is chaired by Kelly McGee.  This Committee will focus on building and strengthening connections with charities and other programs in our communities with similar missions.  For more information or to submit comments or suggestions about this Committee, please contact Kelly.

Emeritus Committee: The Emeritus Committee is a brand new committee for 2017!  The Emeritus Committee is chaired by the Ex-Officio, Meredith Renner and past-president Jessica Shelton.  The Committee is a way to involve past presidents, judges and other distinguished, experienced members of the bar in the RIWBA.  The Committee will serve as an advisory board and a source of institutional knowledge about past events and projects sponsored by the RIWBA, and also will explore ideas for reaching groups that generally are under-represented in the RIWBA.  Last but not least, the Emeritus Committee will coordinate and sponsor events under the RIWBA umbrella.  Please contact Meredith if you have any questions about this Committee