Women. Power. Peace.

Our Staff

Becky Rafter, Executive Director

Becky Rafter

Throughout her career, Becky Rafter has advanced sustainable, collective and community-led social justice by transforming the traditional fields of management and fundraising. Prior to becoming Executive Director Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions, she served as Director of Stakeholder Engagement for Funding Exchange, Development Director and Program Manager for Fund for Southern Communities and Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia. She currently serves on the program committee of Grantmakers for Southern Progress and the board of the Calamus Foundation, where she focuses on narrowing the gap between philanthropy and grassroots communities. Most recently, Becky joined the Accountability, Resource and Action Teams for Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of white activists identifying and creating models for organizing white people to address structural racism.

In 2011, Becky received an MPA in International Policy and Nonprofit Management from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. As a student, she ran the Social Change Leadership Network for the Research Center for Leadership in Action and worked on a participatory action research project in five countries with the Institute for International Education. She also co-founded and co-chaired the Stonewall Policy Alliance, an LGBTQ student group, which won two NYU-wide student organization awards during her tenure. While in New York, she served on the Research Board of the NYC Participatory Budgeting Campaign, the leadership team of the inaugural New York Social Justice PAC, facilitation teams for Resource Generation’s Making Money Make Change retreat and the Vestry of historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, Brooklyn.

Before moving to NYC, Becky served on the boards of Georgians for Choice (now SPARK! Reproductive Justice NOW), Feminist Women’s Health Center, Georgia Shares and the Little Five Points Community Center. She also supported the local host fundraising committee for the 2007 United States Social Forum in Atlanta. She is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta’s L.E.A.D. program, class of 2006 and Project South’s 2006 Building a Movement Institute.

Becky graduated from Agnes Scott College in 1997, with a BA in International Relations and Spanish.

To contact Becky email: becky[at]georgiawand.org

Lindsay Harper, Program & Communications Manager

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Lindsay Harper is a native of Atlanta, GA, and a second-generation graduate of Howard University. She holds degrees from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and Georgia State University/the Paris-Sorbonne University (dual). Lindsay will be leveraging her talents in radio, production, and public relations to further Georgia WAND's mission. She's worked with In the Public Eye, Inc, WVEE V-103 in Atlanta, and Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters and been nominated for an Emmy®.
Lindsay has been serving on the Georgia WAND board of directors since 2014, helping shape our three-year strategic plan and supporting specific pieces of our work. This year, she designed two voter pledge cards for the WeCount! program, each containing civic engagement information as well as critical voter education about issues identified in the community. For example, voters in Atlanta's NPU-V (Neighborhood Planning Unit V) received a postcard with a graphic comparison of how much federal funding goes to the military versus housing, education, and the environment. Thousands of similar voter education postcards were sent to communities across the state. Lindsay is deeply committed to the intersections of environmental health, racial justice, and peace and she uses her talents in service of the planet. And in 2013, she launched her flagship global initiative, the GreenGoingForward platform.

In addition to GreenGoingForward, Lindsay has worked for several years to implement sustainability projects and programs that generate positive images of communities of color and empower the global community through education. She finds that there is a need to engage diverse communities through new media, small business collaborations, and nonprofit volunteering. One of the most successful outcomes of her leadership was a Go 4 Green Sustainability Tour held at Atlanta Metropolitan State College in 2014, (at which Becky Rafter spoke on behalf of Georgia WAND). Lindsay believes that economic empowerment through business education and community development is the strongest weapon to promote peace and combat the systematic damage war causes all of us.

To contact Lindsay email: lindsay[at]georgiawand.org

Natalie W. Herrington, Community Organizer

Natalie HerringtonNatalie Q. Herrington is a native of Burke County.  As a youth, she has been involved in political campaigns, grassroots efforts & community outreach.  As a result of these experiences, Natalie attained a B.S. in Public Relations and a Master of Science in Public Administration from Georgia Southern University.  Whether it's providing resume writing assistance, assistance applying for employment, assistance locating resources, etc., she can be found serving her community in a number of ways on any given day.  Some of the annual community outreach events she's involved with included: The Last Day of School Block Party, The Back to School Block Party and a Thanksgiving Outreach.  She believes she has been created to serve as a voice for those who feel they don't have a voice.

To contact Natalie email: Natalie[at]georgiawand.org

Janie Hill-Scott, Community Organizer

Janie Hill Scott HeadshotJanie Hill-Scott is a lifelong resident of Waynesboro, Burke County Georgia. She received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing from Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia. She has been employed in the medical and legal fields throughout her career. She prides herself on being dedicated to community service.  She is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. along with several other community organizations in an effort to uplift the community.

To contact Janie email: janie[at]georgiawand.org

 

Contact Us

Georgia WAND Education Fund, Inc.

250 Georgia Avenue SE
Suite 202
Atlanta, GA 30312

404-524-5999 - phone

info@georgiawand.org

Georgia WAND is funded by:

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southern partners fund