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Board of Directors

Board Chair Katharine Perekslis-Schmitt, BA, has a bachelor's degree in French and women & gender studies from Middlebury College. She works as Vice President, eDiscovery at TransPerfect Legal Solutions. She is a founding member of Ladies in Legal, supporting women working in the legal industry, and a participant of TransPerfect Advocate, fostering an affirming environment for LGBTQIA+ professionals and allies. Katie enjoys playing with her dogs, hiking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, swimming, and biking. 

Board Secretary Rekha Rajagopal, MPH, has a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and a master’s degree in international public health from New York University. She has worked with AmeriCorps serving homeless youth and as a healthcare assistant for Planned Parenthood. She currently instructs STEM camps with a special focus on empowering girls.

Board Treasurer Julie Potter, BA, BS, has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Puget Sound and a bachelor's degree in graphic design and media from Southern New Hampshire University. She currently manages radiology scheduling at a local hospital. On her hobby farm in Montana, she cares for four dogs, six cats, chickens, and quail. She is working to turn a portion of her farm into a free-food garden. 

Naomi Andrews, Esq., has a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Middlebury College and a law degree from the University of Richmond. Naomi worked as a longtime chief of staff and campaign manager to a member of Congress. She now has her own political consulting firm. Naomi is an avid marathoner and hiker.


Nedra Hoffman, MPH, has a bachelor's degree in broadcast management from the University of Florida, a master's degree in global public health from New York University, and a certificate in corporate sustainability from NYU Stern. She works as a pharmaceutical representative in New York City. Nedra is also on the board of The Worker Circle, a Jewish social justice organization. She is joyous about her kiddo in Uganda, who is graduating from Makerere University, and practicing social activism, photography, and yoga (especially when those things combine).

Diana McKune, BA, has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Seattle University, where she earned a full scholarship through the Fostering Scholars program for foster care alumni. During her undergraduate program, she volunteered at a juvenile detention center. She currently helps run Lil' Threads & Things, a children's consignment store. Diana also volunteers with TreeHouse, a nonprofit supporting foster children. 


Anne-Marie Phillips, BA, has a bachelor's degree in social science from the University of Michigan. She is the senior director of retail sales for the plant-based meat company, Rebellyous Foods. She has dedicated her professional career to mission-based food companies furthering social and environmental responsibility. Among the first generation to benefit from Title IX, Anne-Marie's love of soccer manifested as an athlete and a coach. She competed in the 1994 and 1998 Gay Games. She lives in Seattle with her wife and pets, and enjoys running, traveling, and playing music with her French swing jazz band, Zoot Alors.


Charla Weatherby, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Boston University and a master's degree in dance/movement therapy & counseling from Columbia College Chicago. She currently works as a licensed counselor in a mental health clinic within a large hospital system. She has extensive work experience with homeless women and survivors of domestic and sexual violence in a variety of settings including inpatient, residential, and shelters. Charla enjoys spending time with family, traveling, reading, doing yoga, and relaxing at home with her dog.

Gillian Wood, MPH, CADC candidate, has a bachelor's degree in psychology and women & gender studies from Middlebury College, a master's degree in international public health from New York University, and is pursuing drug and alcohol counseling certification through the University of California San Diego. She has extensive professional experience in child welfare. She is the founding director of Resilience Rising.

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