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Who We Are

Our members come from communities all over the state of Rhode Island.


Our Steering Committee is all volunteer; all of the funds our members contribute go directly to the nonprofit that members vote upon at our quarterly meetings.

Elizabeth Zimmermann

Elizabeth Zimmermann, Chair

"Zim" leads bottlerocket design group, a strategic graphic design firm based in Providence. In addition to her volunteer work with 100 Women, Zim serves as Vice Chair of the board of Rectory School in Pomfret, CT and serves on their Development Committee and Academics, Admissions, and Marketing Committee. 

Kirsten DiChiaparri, 100 Women Who Care RI Steering Committee

Kirsten DiChiaparri

Kirsten heads Customer Success and Software Adoption at vCom Solutions. She lives in Bristol with her family and in addition to her work with100 Women, serves on McAuley Ministries’ Board of Trustees.

Kristy DuBois, 100 Women Who Care RI Steering Committee

Kristy DuBois

Kristy, a retired ballerina, resides in Pawtucket with her husband and young child and is the Executive Director of Rhode Island Women's Choreography Project. In her free time, she enjoys coaching the next generation of ballet dancers with a strong focus on creating a positive, nurturing, and safe environment for students to reach their fullest potential.

Brenda Shannon

Brenda Shannon

Brenda serves as an events and strategy consultant to non profit organizations. She was instrumental in the revitalization of Brown Street Park on the East Side of Providence, and the founder of the Providence Children's Film Festival.

Mary Small

Mary Small

Mary leads us in our member nominations and non profit vetting.

Sierra Barter Terry

Sierra Barter Terry

Sierra is currently the Social Media Manager at AAA Northeast and former founder and CEO of The Lady Project. In addition to 100 Women, she serves on Congressman Cicilline's Women's Task Force, The Collaborative board of directors and Sojourner House Communications Committee.

Melissa Wong, 100 Women Who Care RI Steering Committee

Mellissa Wong

Melissa, Grantmaking Program Coordinator at Rhode Island Humanities, passionately supports public humanities projects in the community. With a background in dance and a B.A. in Chemistry, she brings a unique blend of skills and values, including a growing interest in trust-based philanthropy. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys tennis, baking, and showcasing her strategic prowess as a Ravenclaw in the board game "Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle."

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