Nancy Parrish

Executive Director

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.

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Board development and management

Millennial workforce growth & development

Nonprofit & association management

​State & local government relations


September 11, 2019

18 Years Later, 9/11 Still Shapes Our Lives

My clearest memory of 9/11 is running home from my six-year-old son’s school, clutching his little hand in mine, while a series of huge BOOMs shook the ground and everything around us. 

February 18, 2018

President's Day Sale: Half off the Constitution

Ever since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the peace movement has seemed moribund. But in the wake of the US–North Korean summit, there are glimmers of hope that something new is stirring, with a focus on the ultimate threat to humankind: the use of nuclear weapons.

November 01, 2018

Women Need to March on for Peace

The 2017 Women’s March was a worldwide phenomena of women coming together to express our collective outrage over the surge in misogynist, xenophobic and hate-filled patriarchal political movements around the globe. “Enough is enough!” was the sentiment, and it felt new and invigorating and empowering to come together as women and allies to women and raise our collective voices in support of each other and the values we hold dear.

August 31, 2018

Time to Disarm the Patriarchy

We live in a time where the threat of nuclear war is a normal household conversation. Many live in a nation led by a man who cannot control his urge to press ‘tweet’ on every unhinged thought he dreams up each morning. And yet, he alone has the authority – the sole authority – to push the launch button on a preemptive nuclear attack, should the mood strike him.

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Women’s political leadership

Coalition building

Executive leadership

Organizational transition, change, and growth management


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