Category: Staff

Brandi Parrish Ellison

Oct 30, 2016

Brandi is the Interim CEO and 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

Ashley Crary Lidow

Oct 29, 2016

Ashley is the Senior 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

Mel Moore

Aug 30, 2019

Mel 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

Demetria Mosley

Jul 11, 2022

Demetria is the Communications Specialist supporting WREN’s Policy and Programs Team. As a storyteller, Demetria has worked with communities, newsrooms, and organizations to amplify their voice through creative content. They hold a B.A. in Journalism from South Carolina State University and a M.A. in Digital Storytelling from DePaul University. Demetria is a native of Columbia 

Kelli Parker

Jul 31, 2023

Kelli Parker serves as WREN’s Director of Communications & Marketing, overseeing media and public relations strategies that advance our mission, policy agenda, and programs. With more than 20 years of experience, Kelli’s dedication to excellence has earned her significant recognition. Her work was honored as a 2022 Pulitzer Prize finalist and she received both First Place and

Katelyn Brewer

Sep 18, 2023

High energy, entrepreneurial executive, Katelyn Brewer, is passionate about empowering people, organizations, and communities to enhance the impact of social movements. A professional facilitator and experienced non-profit executive, Katelyn builds inclusive work cultures and supports underfunded non-profits to build their revenue streams. Her expertise in transforming organizational cultures, achieving programmatic scale, and implementing behavior change communication will be an