Women. Power. Peace.

WAND Staff


WAND Interim Executive Director:

Nancy Parrish

Nancy joined WAND in September 2017 bringing her vast experience working as an Executive Director for non-profit organizations and associations. She has been particularly focused on building collaborative relationships, navigating organizational transition and growth, strengthening relationships, growing revenue, and creating enduring partnerships.





WAND Staff (in Alphabetical Order):

Anne Armstrong
Operations Coordinator

Anne provides project coordination support to both WAND and WiLL projects to promote the education of women legislators the engagement of activists about key peace and security policy issues. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Security Policy Studies from George Washington University.




Samantha Blake
WiLL Program Manager

Samantha works with WAND to organize the programming, strategy, and communications for the Women Legislators' Lobby (WiLL). She works with WiLL's State Directors and other women legislators to educate and advocate on WiLL's key issues. Prior to joining WAND, Samantha worked in policy, development, and membership at the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, the Women's Media Center, and EMILY's List. Samantha holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from George Washington University.


Hayley Furmaniuk
Development and Fundraising Manager

Hayley Furmaniuk is WAND's Fundraising and Development Manager. Previously, Hayley was an associate at Molly Allen Associates where she raised PAC and DC individual donations and organized events for Democratic congressional candidates including Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Rep. Bill Keating (MA-09). Prior to that, Hayley interned at Emily’s List and Tammy Duckworth’s Senate campaign. Hayley has a Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Northwestern University and calls Belmont, MA her hometown!



Linda Genser
WAND D.C. Intern







Corey Greer
Communications Manager

Corey's leadership and creativity helped make the 2017 WiLL/WAND National Conference a huge success. She has remained with WAND to direct communications operations. Corey previously worked as a Project Assistant in the Gender, Women, and Democracy Program at the National Democratic Institute and spent six months in Istanbul working as the Gender Equality Team Assistant for UNDP before joining WAND. Corey holds a Master's degree in International Human Rights with a focus on Women's Rights and Security from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.



Phyllis Moreland-Richardson
WiLL Program Associate

Phyllis assists the WiLL President, Senator Nan Grogan Orrock, and the WiLL team with fundraising, legislator and legislative activities, as well as conference and event planning to further promote WiLL's messages of women's leadership and peace.




Sen. Nan Grogan Orrock | @SenNanOrrock
WiLL President

Sen. Nan Grogan Orrock is responsible for the overall coordination of WiLL: recruitment, communication with members, material development and production, issue identification, and coordination with WAND. A veteran of the civil rights and women’s movements, Nan served ten terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and is serving her fourth term in the Georgia Senate.

Click here for Sen. Orrock's full bio.



Sen. Sandy Pappas | @SenatorPappas
WiLL Vice President

Sen. Pappas' focus is engaging legislators in media work and active messaging in state & national media outlets. Sandy brings to WAND her experience as a lifelong progressive and supporter of women.





Kristina Romines
WAND Field Director

Kristina is responsible for creating the strategy, systems, and structures for WAND to strategically grow and engage its grasstops and grassroots base in political action for peace and security policy. By organizing campaigns, she helps engage and build WAND's network of activists. Before joining WAND, Kristina was the State Policy and Outreach Coordinator at the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). Kristina holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Women's Studies from Christopher Newport University.


Cassandra Varanka
Nuclear Weapons Policy Coordinator

Cassandra works to help connect WAND and its work with the larger nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation community and key policy makers. Prior to joining WAND, Cassandra served as a Legislative Assistant to Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, advising on foreign policy, defense, judiciary and other issues. Cassandra holds a Bachelor's degree from Saint Michael's College.








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