Nellie has deep roots in Rhode Island. Her commitment to serving our community can be seen in the wide number of organizations she has helped lead including: United Way of Rhode Island, the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, Salve Regina University, Providence Chamber of Commerce – Innovation Providence Committee, RI Free Clinic, Gateway Healthcare, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, and the Rhode Island Latino Political Action Committee. She is the Founding President of the Rhode Island Latino Civic Fund. Nellie’s leadership has been recognized by many, including the Providence Business News which named her 2009 Woman to Watch in Government, Social Services and Education. In 2013 she received the César Estrada Chávez Award Committee as well as the Latino Public Radio Community Excellence Award.
We've included below a sampling of articles on Nellie or by Nellie that refer to her work in Rhode Island for more than two decades: