Women’s History Month stories

March is Women’s History Month, a time to honor and celebrate the contributions of women in society.
Block Island is benefited every day by the work of a diverse and hard-working group of women: the majority of high-level island positions are held by women. The Block Island Times will be honoring the contributions of these women with a month-long series. This week’s edition will be focused on women in the wellness and health departments.
We asked the following questions: 1) What brought you to the island? 2) What is your background? 3) What does it mean to be a woman on Block Island? 4) What has been your proudest achievement? 5) What words of encouragement would you give to other women?
Alison Warfel: Operations Chief and Director of the Wellness and Risk Reduction Program at the Medical Center
I suppose my parents are to blame for that. They moved here in the early ‘80s so that my dad could take the shop teacher position. My brother and I both grew up here and graduated from the Block Island School. I made the decision to move back

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