The 2018 winner of the Champion Award is the Rhode Island Department of Health in recognition of their support of the Newport Health Equity Zones (HEZ) project and in championing the WRC ’s cause. Rhode Island Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH accepted the award on behalf of the HEZ initiative.
Recipient of the Community Partnership award, presented to the organization that works closest with the Women’s Resource Center throughout the year, was the Aquidneck Community Table. Executive Director Bevan Linsley Newport was present to accept the award.
The Empowerment Award, presented to the individual that helps the Women’s Resource Center better serve and empower its clients, was awarded to Kimberly Raunch, Director of RIWorks, Rhode Island Department of Human Services. Ms. Raunch is a resident of Hope Valley, R.I.