Category: Staff

Amalia Luxardo

Feb 29, 2024

With over 20 years of service in the public sector, including roles in government, non-profit, and philanthropy, Dr. Amalia Luxardo brings a wealth of experience to WREN. As a bilingual, bicultural daughter of immigrants, Dr. Luxardo’s professional and academic careers have been dedicated to elevating and empowering communities that have been historically underrepresented and underserved.

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 of experience

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

Glory Mayreis

Dec 11, 2023

Glory Mayreis serves as the Policy Associate at WREN, supporting the Policy Team’s current policy, advocacy, and justice initiatives. They strengthen this work by facilitating and engaging with coalitions, sustaining connections with partners and members, and providing intersectional research and perspectives. Their experience in policy and advocacy has expanded throughout their education and was primarily

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

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,

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

Katherine Gutteridge

Dec 15, 2023

Serving as the Development Associate Katherine is responsible for managing operations that strengthen fundraising activities and outcomes. She gained a BA in business management (economics) from the Open University and gained experience in pipeline and data management during 15 years in the shipping and logistics industry. Katherine enjoys traveling and spends her free time advocating