Building covenantal relationships among Unitarian Universalist women that equip us all to be better co-conspirators and allies in the movement for collective liberation.

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Board of Trustees

Member-at-Large
Rev. Isabel Call

(she/her)
Manhattan, KS

  • I'm a minister serving the UU Fellowship of Manhattan, Kansas. I'm originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, but I've also lived in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, California, and Indonesia.
  • I carry a PhD in development economics in my back pocket, and I'm always in search of ways to strength relationships among people with shared values. This is the root of true, sustainable economic development. I believe covenantal communities like UU congregations can be the hub of a renewed economy as we show up with our gifts, learn how to interact in love, and regularly rededicate ourselves to sharing with the larger world.
  • I'm excited that I get to explore what it means to be a woman, what it means to be UU, and how to sink fully into these identities while reaching out into the world to obliterate patriarchy. The UUWF board is the coolest group I know, and I love that we're spreading our love into new relationships with people in other spaces.
Vice President – Funding Programs
Rev. Nancy Reid-McKee
(she/her)
Kirkland, WA
  • I am deeply committed to the work of justice and fairness in the world.
  • I have known about UUWF for years, and when I found time in my life to dedicate to the work I applied to become a Board member. I have been part of changing our perspective to be more expansive and inclusive, moving UUWF into innovative practices. I'm excited about the possibility for radical change that we are currently engaged in -- sociocracy, equity, gender expansiveness. All these challenge us to new ways of being a progressive organization.
  • When I get overwhelmed or depressed I find that spending time with another person helps get me out of my own head. I find the words and actions of others inspiring and motivating.
Member-at-Large
Elizabeth Cogliati
(she/her)
Idaho Falls, ID

  • I was mostly raised UU and have been working in UU congregations since my teens. I grew up in New Mexico and went to college in Montana. I love to garden, and I can often be found volunteering at our local organic urban farm that raises food for our local food bank.
  • I am on my local school board, overseeing a public school district with 10,000 students in 18 schools.
  • I'm eager to be part of the UUWF, where people are asking interesting questions about gender and sexuality. I am excited to be in a place where we can explore these questions and what it means to be part of an organization explicitly intended for women.
President
Rev. Mandy Goheen
(she/her)

Chattanooga, TN

  • I have deep curiosity about the places where gender, race and class intersect and what it means to counter oppression in those spaces.
  • My this week Sheroe is Ursula Goodenough, who graduated with her Phd in Biology from Harvard in 1969. She is the author of "The Sacred Depths of Nature" and past president of Institute on Religion in an Age of Science. She continues to be one of the leading voices in religious naturalism today at the age of 79.
  • I am an adoptive mother of six and am  rooted in my identity as an Appalachian woman. When the world gets me down, I am re-energized by nature, music, car rides, my spouse, and my backyard chickens.






Treasurer
Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson
(she/her)
East Hampton, NY

  • I first learned of the UUWF when I applied for the Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley scholarship for women of color pursuing credentialed UU Leadership. I’m excited about inviting a new generation of women into the work of the UUWF as we grow in our understanding go what it means to be a ‘women’s’ organization in the 21st century.
  • One of my sheroes is Ella Baker, an organizer and an activist who worked with people to understand and use their power. She especially worked with young people to develop their leadership. Her work was largely uncelebrated at the time; she worked hard and faithfully without a lot of fanfare.
  • Two Truths and a Lie:  I’m very shy. I can really cut a rug. I can’t ride a bike.
Member-at-Large
Elnora Williams
(she/her)
Powell, TN

  • My daughter, Elandria was always my sheroe. My daughter was always a survivor even in Intensive Care as an infant for two weeks. My sheroe inspired me to travel the world, have fun without working so hard for others, relax and pamper my body for relaxation and beauty.
  • I am passionate about working in community service and having family time. When the world gets me down, I pray. I walk, exercise daily in gym and home, and make time for flower gardening and cooking. People might be surprised to learn that I love riding bicycles and motorcycles.
  • I got involved with the UUWF because the organization demonstrates support for women of all ages. I noticed that they work to make a difference and serve their constituents so positively.
Member-at-Large
Rev. Denise L. Graves
(she/her)
New Orleans, LA

  • I am a womanist committed to the shalom/peace in self, with others, and with the universe utilizing Peace Ministry LLC & Institute as a medium. I am a community pastor, culture bearer, educator, healer, author, consultant, parent and friend.
  • My sheroes include Paula Giddings, bell hooks, presidential candidate Shirley Chisolm, Rep. Barbara Jordon, Dr. Gloria Scott, and Pixie Lighthorse.
  • I love culture exploration and immersion, roller skating, preaching, and playing board games. At one point in life I wanted to sing like Diana Ross.


Staff

National Organizer
Candace Hasan
(she/her)

Atlanta, GA

  • I was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. Seafood and Southern politics are very dear to my identity!
  • When the world gets me down, music is my way to pick up. Music is great when I feel the need to get away from my current reality while reclaiming the energy needed for an extra boost!
  • What excites me most about UUWF's work is the space it creates to connect and resonate with such a large group of diverse and dynamic women. I am a ferocious feminist writer and will do anything in support of women, reproductive freedom, and gender equality. Being involved with the UUWF provides great opportunities to reflect on the intersectionalities of our identities and foster a stronger sense of community amongst each other.


Administrator
Dana Kader Robb
(she/her)
Milwaukee, WI

  • I've worked with the UUWF in one capacity or another since 2002. While I'm not a UU personally, I find that I'm often very connected to the UU women I've met and how they walk through life. Their passion -- and compassion -- touch me deeply and have affected my own beliefs and actions time and again.
  • Golda Meir is one of my sheroes. Family legend has it that she was friends with my grandmother when they were both little girls in Milwaukee. Her strength and hope, and her commitment to her people and public service, have always been meaningful to me.
  • I'm a sailor and find my greatest peace on the water. I'm invigorated by teaching others to sail, especially women over 50. I will never stop being delighted by their faces at the visceral "ohhhhh, now I get it" moment.

National Organizer
Antoinette Scully
(she/her/they/them)

Los Angeles, CA


  • I love to collaborate. It's such a joy to work with people and build something from everyone's ideas. I think that's what led me to liberation work because of how collaborative it is -- we have to work together to get to where we are going. This is my dream job, and I still can't believe I get to create programming that centers women and femmes. The direction we're going excites me, and I'm incredibly thankful every day to get up and do this work in a space that lets me bring my religious values with me.
  • My biggest shero is probably Angela Davis. Her writings on abolition work and dismantling the prison-industrial system is a big part of how I see the world and live my own life from day to day.
  • MOne thing that helps me center myself again is music and dancing. Moving my body or singing a song helps me to find the joy in life.
Director
Ann Wiesner
(she/her)

Minnetonka, MN

  • I started working with the UUWF in 2021 after a friend sent me a job posting and said she thought the position sounded like me. It turns out she was right. The work of the UUWF excites me because it's all about womena and liberation. 
  • For a while, I worked as a bartender in Las Vegas, and I loved it! I am social and love people, but I am not a small talk enthusiast. I prefer authenticity and connection over chit-chat. When the world gets me down, I turn to Gilligan's Island reruns, a phone call with my best friend, or reading beautiful writing.
  • My mom is one of my sheroes. At the age of 87 she bought an Apple Watch and at the age of 88 she snorkled in the Sea of Cortez. She never stops learning, exploring, and growing. 


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