Women. Power. Peace.

Board Of Directors



Dianne ValentinBoard 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 RivardTreasurer

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.




Ben SpearsActing 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.




Maddy 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.




Steph Guilloud

Steph 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.




Meagan Leggett

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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Tonza Thomas

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.






Carol 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.




Columbus Ward

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.



The Georgia WAND family is saddened to share that one of our board members, Ms. Clara Dalbert, passed away on June 16th at her home in Shell Bluff, GA. She had a recurrence of breast cancer (3rd time), which spread to her brain, lungs, and bones. She also chose not to share with anyone that she was sick again. She was 73 years old and spent most of her time taking care of her husband, Edmon, who is also ill. Ms Clara has been on the Georgia WAND Education Fund, Inc board since 2014. She attended and spoke out at several Savannah River Site (SRS) Citizen Advisory Board (CAB), Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, and other public meetings supported or facilitated by Georgia WAND. She provided powerful testimony at 2013 SRS CAB meetings when we were fighting for a CAB recommendation to reinstate funding by the Department of Energy for radiological environmental monitoring in Georgia, which ultimately led to the Radionuclide Education Monitoring and Outreach Program (REMOP) program, which is launching under University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Lab on July 24, 2017.
Ms Clara She was devoted to her family, her community, and her faith. She was a connector, and she facilitated relationships between Georgia WAND and the Burke County management office as well as other community members. She was very close with Annie Laura Howard Stephens, a long-time Shell Bluff community leader with GA WAND. They frequently prayed together for the health of the Shell Bluff community. Ms Clara and lived right up under Plant Vogtle. Once she shared that she often hears a loud sound at the plant, and then hears rushing water deep beneath her home, which is not on Georgia Power property. She lived off of well water. And despite having an Internet tower across the road from her home, she was not able to access the Internet. Ms Clara informed Georgia WAND's work, supported our team, and always spoke up in public despite historic fears of backlash in the community. She was a true warrior.
We stopped by and greeted her family on June 19th and attended her memorial service on June 22nd at Botsford Baptist Church in Shell Bluff. Flowers were also sent to the church on behalf of the Georgia WAND family.

Contact Us

Georgia WAND Education Fund, Inc.

250 Georgia Avenue SE
Suite 202
Atlanta, GA 30312

404-524-5999 - phone


Georgia WAND is funded by:

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