• Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce to host Women in Business Event with Keynote Speaker Joan Kwiatk

    For immediate release
    October 13th, 2021

    Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce to host Women in Business Event with Keynote Speaker Joan Kwiatkowski, PACE Organization of RI

    Newport, RI- The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce will host its annual fall Women in Business After Hours event on Thursday, October 28th at Rosecliff Mansion. The event is sponsored by Bank of America, The Preservation Society of Newport County and Greenvale Vineyards with media sponsors, Newport This Week, 1540 WADK and MIXX 99.3.
    Guests will hear from Joan Kwiatkowski as she presents The Healthcare Workforce: Current Challenges, Future Opportunities.  Joan has worked as a healthcare administrator since the early 1980’s in hospital settings and community mental health clinics, and currently serves as CEO of PACE Organization of Rhode Island. She has been at PACE-RI since its inception in 2005. 
    Joan has a degree in psychology and philosophy from Boston College, a Master’s of Social Work from Boston University, and a certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Nonprofit Administration from Stanford University School of Business. From 2013-2016 Joan served as the Chair of the Board of the National PACE Association, and currently serves as the board’s treasurer.
    “Joan’s insights into the current long-term health care continuum’s strengths and weaknesses will provide an in-depth understanding of the important issues that need to be addressed and discussions that need to take place.  Our women in business leaders will prove to gain invaluable information at this event as they continue to make important health care decisions for their children, their aging parents, and to guide health care policy discussions with state leadership,” said Greater Newport Chamber executive director, Erin Donovan-Boyle.
    Those who wish to attend this event can register at www.newportchamber.com/events. Questions can be emailed to Kate@newportchamber.com.
    The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce is one of the state’s largest business advocacy organizations, whose mission is to connect, innovate, enhance and advocate for the businesses of Greater Newport. As a trusted and reliable institution for nearly 100 years, the Greater Newport Chamber is a vibrant collective body of the greater Newport business community with nearly 1,100 members representing over 50,000 employees. We work to create valuable strategic partnerships, promote strong economic growth, diversity, and prosperity to serve its members and the Greater Newport region.  

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