Newsletter Editor-in-Chief Served from June 2011-Present
Gina is a Marketing Coordinator for a large corporation in Greenville, SC and also the Editor for the W.E.L.L. newsletter. She is a divorced mother of two grown children. She is also a published author and an advocate for women who are incarcerated. Due to situations that have occured in her own life she understands how we as humans can fail and falter, but also how we can rise above those things and move on to have success in life and be happy. Gina is very outgoing and loves to meet new people. She loves Blues music and hard rock and likes to catch live shows whenever she can. She loves reading and is probably the biggest True Blood fan you will ever meet! She loves to travel and does so as often as possible. Gina was drawn to W.E.L.L. because she felt that this group would be supportive of her efforts in helping women that society has forgotten. If Gina could go anywhere she would like to go to Belize. It is her dream vacation spot. She says: "To be able to enjoy the tranquility and natural beauty of the beaches and the relaxation....that would be WONDERFUL! Its kind of off the beaten path and just absolutely beautiful!"
Breast Cancer Event Director Served from Nov 2011-Present
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Grant Writing Director V-Day Event Director Clothesline Event Director Stitch-A-Thon Event Director Online Media Team Director Served from Nov 2010-Present
Brittany started W.E.L.L. in the Fall of 2010, the same semester she graduated from the University of New Orleans with her BA in English. Brittany had been talking about starting a "revolution" for a year or two beforehand, and this is the result of those dreams. She loves to learn new things, usually via books. Her first love is herself, second is New Orleans, and third is a toss up between Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream and the cheesecake from Bravos. Brittany is an expert tap dancer, bubble blower, gerbil mom; an avid Calvin and Hobbes fan; and a less-than-wonderful-but-still-willing chess player. She loves to meet new people and explore new places. If she could do anything, she wold go scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, and hopefully see a Great White Shark.
Director of V-Day 2012's Theatrical Production "A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, A Prayer" Served from Nov. 2011- Present
Angela Jo Strohm moved from Chicago, IL in October of 2011. She left a budding career, a city she loves, and a family of friends to begin a new life in a city she believes in. She joined W.E.L.L. shortly after arriving in New Orleans. Although she has only been a member for a few short months she hopes to help grow and grow with W.E.L.L. When asked “If you could do anything, what would you do?” Angela Jo’s response is “It’s not a matter of ‘if’ it’s a matter of ‘when’”. That being said, she will one day open an establishment in New Orleans which is completely dedicated to all art.
Fundraising Director Served from Dec 2011-June 2012
Sylvie is a former teacher having taught for three years in the Greater New Orleans area. She is a DC native and a University of New Mexico alumna. Starting in high school, she made it her goal to work with Women’s Rights Groups especially those dealing with victim rights and education for girls and women around the world. This is her first year working on the leadership team and she is excited for the opportunity. Previously, she volunteered for PAVE (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment) as a research assistant. She looks forward to working with her fundraising team and supporting W.E.L.L.’s groups, campaigns, and initiatives! In the future, she aspires to attend graduate school for Non-profit Management and if she could do anything, she would travel the world and visit each and every country.