Women. Power. Peace.

Georgia WAND Board of Directors

17155253_10154103998231572_1934826957977313651_nDianne Valentin, Board President

Co-founder and Executive Director of the Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Inc. Represents Georgia WAND as Vice Chair on the national WAND Inc Board. Board President of Feminist Women’s Health Center.



Betsy Rivard, Treasurer

Director of the United Nations Association Atlanta Chapter; serves on the Boards of the Chattooga Conservancy, Georgians for Gun Safety, and Nuclear Watch South. Also represents Georgia WAND on the National WAND Board.


11113740_10102962435527304_8486379265736211015_oBen Spears, Acting Secretary

Program Director for Ultimate Peace in the Middle East, building bridges of friendship and understanding through sports and youth leadership development. Formerly served as Chair of the Board for the Kyle Pease Foundation.


Cee’ Cee’ Anderson

Board Member of Fast Parole Juvenile Justice and CASA, Steering Committee member of the Coalition for the People's Agenda, Chairwoman of WIN (Women in NAACP), and CEO of Women Changing the World, One Woman, One Child at a Time.


Clara Dalbert

Resident of Shell Bluff, Georgia, living in the shadow of Plant Vogtle. Ms. Clara retired from the California Department of Education. She organizes community members and make SRS Annual Reports more accessible.

DSC_5398.NEFMaddy Frey

Aluma Farm, Georgia Tech, Outbreak Ultimate, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Home Defenders League. She has pursued racial justice work and exploration, as well as local food security. She is an elite athlete who has fought for women in sports and in the boardrooms of America.

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Stephanie Guilloud is a co-director at Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide, based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a queer, white Southerner and has organized for racial, economic and gender justice for 19 years. As part of her work with Project South, she is an organizer with the Southern Movement Assembly, connecting multiple front lines and community-based organizations across the US South.

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American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia. She is from Jesup, southeastern Georgia. Her family and friends are affected by the closure of rural hospitals, school to prison pipeline, closure of voting precincts, debtor's prisons, and the disposal of Coal Ash long the creek where 6 generation of her family have been baptized.

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State Secretary for the Georgia NAACP, her reach covers 121 of the 159 Georgia counties via email and phone databases. President of Columbus, GA NAACP.


13308276_465291813676062_1211622276746102781_oCarol J Tveit

Has served on the boards of Dekalb County League of Women Voters, Georgians for Gun Safety, the Academy Theater and the NDPC After School Program; Church Elder and Peace and Justice Committee member of her church, North Decatur Presbyterian; volunteer at the Dekalb County Rape Crisis Center.

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Co-founder of Peoplestown Revitalization Corporation, Columbus Ward currently serves as President of the Board of Directors. Mr. Ward is Founder and Director of the Community Care Program, served as the President of NPU-V for 5 years, and has served on the Boards of Habitat for Humanity, Georgia Alliance for Children, and more.

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Georgia Women's Action for New Directions

250 Georgia Avenue
Suite 202
Atlanta, GA 30312

404-524-5999 - phone
404-524-7593 - fax


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