PROVIDENCE, R.I. (December 30, 2019) — The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island (WFRI) is pleased to welcome Kevin Matta to its Board of Directors. Matta will bring unique insights as a Board member through his vast experience as a diversity and inclusion practitioner who has helped improve workplaces across Rhode Island. His appointment to the Board of Directors is effective, Jan. 1, 2020.

“Kevin has demonstrated a keen awareness of equity issues by helping create positive, inclusive, and fair workplace environments,” said Kelly Nevins, Executive Director of the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island. “We are thrilled to welcome Kevin to the Board, and we look forward to working with him to increase the Women’s Fund’s impact in Rhode Island.”

Matta, who serves as the Director of Client Engagement & Inclusion at Advancing Workplace Excellence (AWE), has over 15 years of experience in the non-profit, healthcare, and financial sectors. Through his work, he helps organizations become more productive by helping employees recognize their full potential.

“The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island has a tremendous impact in advancing gender equity issues across the state t

hrough their research, grant making, and advocacy. I am honored to be part of a highly regarded organization in the state of Rhode Island,” Matta said.

Matta has also served on the Board of Directors at the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, and as a co-chair for the 2019 American Heart Association ‘Go Red for Women Handbag’ auction, among other volunteer experiences.

When he is not supporting local non-profits, Matta could be found walking his rescue dog in the West Side neighborhood of Providence. Matta is a life-long resident of Rhode Island.

About Women’s Fund of Rhode Island
The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island is a non-profit organization located in Providence, Rhode Island.  The mission of the WFRI is to invest in women and girls in our community through research, advocacy, grant making and strategic partnerships designed to advance gender equity through systemic change.  For more information, visit