Category: Instructor

Ashley Crary Lidow

Oct 29, 2016

Ashley is the Director of Policy & Government Relations at WREN, leading research and policy objectives with the SC General Assembly primarily in the areas of economic policies, public health, and their related impact. Her experience encompasses legislative advancement from direct lobbying, developing highly productive and functional coalitions, and facilitating valuable research and analysis for

Kate Mayer

Feb 4, 2020

Kate Mayer serves as WREN’s Director of Development, implementing the organization’s fundraising strategies. Kate has more than a decade of experience in development, supporting nonprofits throughout the Upstate and Midlands of South Carolina. Holding leadership positions with Association of Fundraising Professionals in the Midlands and Together SC’s Development Peer Network, she is dedicated to building

Melissa Moore

Aug 30, 2019

Melissa helps deepen connections with stakeholders and expand WREN’s formidable network of gender justice advocates. Through their role as Director of Organizing, they help galvanize the network to engage in immediate action, as well as develop our capacity for long-term movement building. They have advanced the rights of LGBTQ+ South Carolinians through positions at Alliance

Brandi Parrish Ellison

Oct 30, 2016

Brandi is the Chief Operating Officer at the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN). In this role, Brandi is a key contributor to the thought leadership of WREN, leads the development and execution of WREN’s policy and programmatic strategies, and provides strategic direction and leadership to the organization.  Brandi brings over 16 years’ experience in