J.D., Leadership Scholarship Recipient, Roger Williams University School of Law (2007)
B.A., Psychology (magna cum laude), Rhode Island College (2002)
Weayonnoh Nelson-Davies worked at Central West Justice Center as a Benefits and Medical-Legal Partnership attorney prior to joining Community Legal Aid in 2015. Currently, she oversees the day-to-day operations of Community Legal Aid’s medical legal partnership with UMass Memorial Health Care that addresses the unmet health-harming legal needs of low-income families through a new pro bono initiative. Her areas of practice include public benefits, housing and family law. As a former Bart Gordon Fellow with South Coastal Counties Legal Services, she focused on promoting diversity and breaking down barriers created by structural racism. Weayonnoh has also co-facilitated a Health Systems and Policy Course at Brown University Medical School and taught a civic engagement law based course as an adjunct professor at the Community College of Rhode Island. She is a proud AmeriCorps alumna.