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Georgia WAND Celebrates Bobbie Paul as she retires from her position, but not the mission

bobbie captureAfter 10 years of fierce advocacy for peace and environmental justice, Georgia WAND's ever energetic Executive Director, Bobbie Paul, will be leaving her position on May 1. Bobbie will spend her time pursuing other activist and creative pursuits for justice. 

Under Bobbie’s guidance, Atlanta WAND, now Georgia WAND’s reach expanded greatly as she helped make major leaps in organizational structure, advanced our mission and focus areas, and connected diverse communities across the state. Her vision and creativity helped Georgia WAND grow into the dynamic organization it is today. Bobbie, always striving to be a bridge builder and peace maker in the community, remains committed to the core values of Georgia WAND.

She is “leaving the position, but not the mission” of Georgia WAND, she tells us!

Click here to write a message of thanks to Bobbie or to share your favorite memories.

We are thrilled to announce that Becky Rafter will join our team as Executive Director. After graduating from Agnes Scott College, Rafter served in a number of management roles in nonprofits before moving to attend New York University for a Masters of Public Administration. Before joining WAND, Rafter served as Director of Stakeholder Engagement at The Funding Exchange  Rafter’s experience, education, and Georgia roots promise to serve Georgia WAND well.

Becky plans to work with Bobbie through a transitional period. Bobbie can never be “replaced,” but we are confident that Becky's leadership and vision will help Georgia WAND move forward. Our future is in good hands. We are thankful that while Paul leaves the “position” she continues to embrace the “mission”. 

Planning for additional events to honor Ms. Paul and her contributions are underway.

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