Robert G. Flanders Jr. (Supreme Court Justice Ret.) was elected to the Women & Infants Board of Trustees in 1997 and served as vice chair of the Community Relations and Advocacy Committee, as well as a member of the Governance and Nominating and Planning committees. He now leads the Care New England Governance and Nominating Committee, and also serves on the Strategic Planning Committee. A former Supreme Court justice, he is a business litigation partner with the law firm of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, and chairs the firm’s Municipal Restructuring Practice Group. He has served as chair of the Rhode Island Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education, chair of the Greater Providence YMCA Board of Trustees, chair of the Voter Initiative Alliance, director of the Rhode Island Historical Society, and a member of the Rhode Island Commodores and the Brown University Leadership Council. He is a trustee of the Providence Public Library and the Rhode Island Bar Foundation, as well as a director of the Providence Performing Arts Center, the Veterans Memorial Foundation, and Research Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and earned his law degree from Harvard University.