Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Providence, RI

Officer (Secretary), 2006-2016

Director, 2004-2016

Member of Investment and Federal Affairs subcommittees


Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School, East Providence, RI

Officer, 2007-present (President, 2009-2012; Past President, 2012-2014), General Counsel, 2014-present

Director, 2000-present


The Music School, Inc., Providence, RI

Co-Founder, Officer (various offices including president), and Director,1986-2000


The Sloop Providence

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School

Father Brian Shanley (center), president of Providence College, with administration and members of the Providence College President’s Council (Karen Pelczarski, right).

St. Andrew's School

St. Andrew’s School, Barrington, RI

Board of Directors, 2012-present

Member of Board Resources Committee


Sophia Academy, Providence, RI

Trustee 2013 - present


Providence College, Providence, RI

President’s Council, 2009 - 2017


Providence Maritime Heritage Foundation, Providence, RI

President, 2003, Board of Directors, 1999-2003


CityArts for Youth, Inc., Providence,RI

Board of Directors, 1994-1997


 Rhode Island Wellesley College Club

   Member, 1985- present

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