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Roger Williams Park Zoo Welcomes New Board Member

(Updated February 6)

Board member headshot - Claire Carrabba

PROVIDENCE, RI (December 8, 2022) Roger Williams Park Zoo is pleased to announce that Claire Carrabba has joined the Rhode Island Zoological Society Board of Directors. The Zoo’s Board of Directors works diligently to ensure the continued success of the Zoo and meaningfully further its efforts in conservation, education, and community outreach.

Claire is an associate attorney at Day Pitney LLC in Providence, Rhode Island. She has nearly a decade of experience working in trusts and estates, specializing in planning for high-net-worth individuals.

Before working at Day Pitney, Claire spent several years at Hinckley Allen in Providence after starting her career at a small firm in Massachusetts. She spends time with her husband and two sons when she is not at work. Claire also serves on the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island Board of Directors. 

“The Roger Williams Park Zoo is an incredible asset to Rhode Island, and I am thrilled to join the Board of Directors,” said Claire. “A fun fact about me is that my favorite animals at the zoo are the otters, but my 3 ½ year old son would probably want me to say that the giraffes are my favorites”.

The 2022 Rhode Island Zoological Society Board of Directors now includes: Patrick T. Lebeau, Chair; Nancy Allen, Vice Chair; Sandra L. Coletta, Vice Chair; Margaret Ferguson, Secretary; Kristen Adamo, Treasurer; Claire Carrabba; Martha Bower; Douglas Caniglia; Cheryl Cohen; Barbara S. Cottam; Sarah Denby; Dr. Marta Gomez-Chiarri; Pamela W. Heffernan; Kimberley M. Little; Liz Rollins Mauran; Dr. Jeffrey Mello; Howard Merten; John J. Palumbo; Steven M. Parente; Dr. Karen E. Silva; Maribeth Q. Williamson.

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Roger Williams Park Zoo is Rhode Island’s number one outdoor family and tourist attraction, and a leader in conservation efforts undertaken by a zoo of its size. As leaders in conservation and animal care – we create engaging experiences that empower guests to join us in conserving wildlife and wild places. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and is owned by the City of Providence.

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