Congratulations to the “Wild Women of Bristol County” who were recognized at a luncheon in their honor on June 22, 2017 at the Rhode Island Country Club for being inspiring role models. These ladies are active and involved in business, civic and community organizations throughout Rhode Island and have a powerful influence on those around them.
Emcee for the event was Joan Johnson-Freese. Sara Cabral as keynote speaker told an emotional and powerful story of her domestic violence experience before a rapt audience.
Pictured from left to right: Maria Ursini, executive director, Bristol Senior Center, Bristol and Coordinator, Bristol Substance Abuse Coalition; Suzanne Harrington-Steppen, Associate Director of Pro Bono Programs, Roger Williams University School of Law; Cecily Ziegler, staff attorney, Immigrant Victims’ Rights Project, Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island; Maureen Taylor, historic photo researcher and family historian; Barbara Stamp, realtor, Residential Properties, Ltd.; Diane Medeiros, vice chairwoman, Rhode Island State Board of Elections; Audrey Field, (Retired) former director of Volunteer Services, including Senior Corps, Foster Grandparents and Americorps at East Bay Community Action Program; Victoria Almeida, Esq., shareholder at Adler Pollock & Sheehan