YWCA National Capital Area Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

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YWCA National Capital Area Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

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Washington, DC–The YWCA National Capital Area is proud to welcome five new members to its Board of Directors. Each were approved unanimously by existing board members at the November meeting. These new members include: 

  • Brittany Johnson is a Senior Executive Producer and Digital Lead at Podcast Village, a premier podcast and multimedia production company based in Georgetown D.C.  She is also the Co-Host of “The Oh My Goff Show” alongside Fox 5 DC’s Angie Goff and powered by Podcast Village. She is also very involved with Broccoli City, which is a leading social enterprise organization committed to educating, equipping and mobilizing millennials to build thriving urban communities that sustain future generations.  Johnson hosts “Broccoli Talk,” a think talk series at D.C.’s Broccoli City Bar. Moderates several panels at the annual Broccoli City Conference and also hosted Broccoli City Festival 2019 at FedEx Field with more than 30,000 attendees. Before joining Podcast Village in 2019, Brittany was the lead Social Media Editor and an On-Air Contributor for five years for NBC4 in Washington, D.C.
  • Margaret Lidstone is Vice President of Global Affairs for IAVI, a nonprofit scientific research organization dedicated to addressing urgent, unmet global health challenges including HIV and TB, and brings over 20 years global experience leading fundraising, advocacy, and multi-stakeholder initiatives for non-profits, federal government agencies and multi-lateral organizations. At IAVI she is responsible for the design and implementation of IAVI’s fundraising and advocacy strategies, helping drive outreach and relationships with donors, philanthropists, and key policymakers globally. Before joining IAVI, Lidstone was director of multilateral diplomacy for the State Department’s Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
  • Teresa Moran Schwartz is a retired faculty member of the George Washington University Law School where she was the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law.  During her 25 years on the law faculty, she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and taught and published in the areas of consumer protection, administrative law, and products liability.  During her tenure on the faculty, she took leaves of absence to serve as a White House Fellow and Deputy Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Sandy Won is a Senior Vice President at GMMB and brings nearly 20 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations in strategic communications planning, message research and development, advocacy, web and social media strategy.  At GMMB, Won specializes in issue communications around health, working with nonprofit organizations, foundations and government agencies including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Prior to GMMB, she directed strategic communications for the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), a global development institute focused on ending global poverty among women and girls.
  • Amie Wright is the Senior Vice President of Internal Audit at AGNC Investment Corp., a publicly traded mortgage REIT.   Wright has 20+ years of progressive finance and accounting experience within the financial services and the global asset management industries.  Wright is currently responsible for directing internal control reviews in the areas of financial statements, compliance, operations and information systems.  Prior to joining AGNC Investment Corp., Wright was the Senior Vice President of Internal Audit at American Capital, Ltd before its sale to Ares Capital in 2016.

Full bios are available below.

“We are excited to welcome these members to the YWCA National Capital Area’s Board of Directors. At the YWCA National Capital Area, our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women drives what we do every day,” said Monica Gray, CEO of YWCA National Capital Area. “ As such, we value and seek out leadership from women that are committed racial, social, and gender justice in both their professional and personal lives to help guide our organization. With the support of these women, we are all committed to the work of justice and will do the work until injustice is rooted out, institutions are transformed, and until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable. .”

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About YWCA NCA: YWCA National Capital Area is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen our community. YWCA NCA is part of an international movement serving over 2 million in the United States and 25 million worldwide. To learn more about our work, visit www.ywcanca.org.

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Full bios:

Brittany Johnson

From creating her own entertainment blog in college, to working with companies such as Sirius XM, Viacom, TMZ, Radio One, NBCUniversal to now becoming a host and Senior Executive Producer + Digital Lead at a premier podcast and multimedia production company in D.C., Brittany Johnson has her pulse on the now and future of digital media.

Right after graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park, she landed a six- week position with NBC Washington. Through her work ethic and passion she was able to turn the role into being a full-time Social Media Producer and On-Air Contributor. Her duties during her five years with the company included managing NBC Washington’s social media platforms, facilitating branding/marketing strategies, curating original content by way of her millennial based blog B On Top, curated original events/partnerships and reported trending news in the D.C. area on News4 broadcasts.

After five years with NBC4, she is now a Senior Executive Producer and Digital Lead at Podcast Village, a premier podcast and multimedia production company based in Georgetown D.C. Clients include former Redskins player Santana Moss, The Mike O’Meara Show, YWCA, the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library, ESPN, and a number of other prominent clients. Johnson is also the Co-Host of “The Oh My Goff Show” alongside Fox 5 DC’s Angie Goff and powered by Podcast Village. You can listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher and more. To watch the show subscribe to “Oh My Goff” on YouTube.

Johnson is also very involved with Broccoli City, which is a leading social enterprise organization committed to educating, equipping and mobilizing millennials to build thriving urban communities that sustain future generations. She hosts “Broccoli Talk,” a think talk series at D.C.’s Broccoli City Bar. Moderates several panels at the annual Broccoli City Conference and also hosted Broccoli City Festival 2019 at FedEx Field with more than 30,000 attendees.

All in all, she is passionate about making the change we wish to see in this world and within digital content creation.

Margaret Lidstone

Margaret Lidstone is Vice President of Global Affairs for IAVI, a nonprofit scientific research organization dedicated to addressing urgent, unmet global health challenges including HIV and TB, and brings over 20 years global experience leading fundraising, advocacy, and multi-stakeholder initiatives for non-profits, federal government agencies and multi-lateral organizations. At IAVI she is responsible for the design and implementation of IAVI’s fundraising and advocacy strategies, helping drive outreach and relationships with donors, philanthropists, and key policymakers globally.

Before joining IAVI, Lidstone was director of multilateral diplomacy for the State Department’s Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Prior to that, while at the Department of Health and Human Services, she represented the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services in his capacity as chair of the board of directors for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Previously, Lidstone supported the international health practice at Booz Allen Hamilton and was an associate at Covington & Burling LLP.

She holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.

Teresa Moran Schwartz

Teresa Moran Schwartz is a retired faculty member of the George Washington University Law School where she was the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law.  During her 25 years on the law faculty, she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and taught and published in the areas of consumer protection, administrative law, and products liability.  During her tenure on the faculty, she took leaves of absence to serve as a White House Fellow and Deputy Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission.

In addition to her service on the Board of Trustees of Studio Theatre, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention.  In the past she has served on the boards of Consumer Reports, the White House Fellows Association. the YWCA of the National Capital Area, the DC Bar, the Food and Drug Law Institute, and the Administrative Law Review.  She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. 

Schwartz earned her B.A. from Stanford University and her J.D. from the George Washington University.  She is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia. 

She is married to Dan Schwartz, also a graduate of Stanford and George Washington University Law School, who is Senior Counsel with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.

Sandy Won

Sandy Won is a Senior Vice President at GMMB and brings nearly 20 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations in strategic communications planning, message research and development, advocacy, web and social media strategy. At GMMB, Won specializes in issue communications around health, working with nonprofit organizations, foundations and government agencies including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

 Prior to GMMB, she directed strategic communications for the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), a global development institute focused on ending global poverty among women and girls. Previously, she worked for the Alliance for Retired Americans, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, where she helped position the organization’s communications and advocacy efforts around Medicare and Social Security. She also worked for the Children’s Defense Fund, managing communications activities to support the group’s policy advocacy and outreach to grassroots organizations.

Amie Wright

Amie Wright has served as the Senior Vice President of Internal Audit at AGNC Investment Corp., a publicly trade mortgage REIT, since July 2016.  Ms. Wright has 20+ years of progressive finance and accounting experience within the financial services and the global asset management industries. 

 Prior to joining AGNC Investment Corp., Wright was the Senior Vice President of Internal Audit at American Capital, Ltd. where she was responsible for directing internal control reviews in the areas of financial statements, compliance, operations and information systems. During Wright’s tenure at American Capital she also served as a senior member of their Financial Analysis & Compliance Team, performing financial transaction due diligence, investment valuations and portfolio investment monitoring. Prior to joining American Capital, Wright held accounting, audit and risk management positions with PG&E Energy Trading and Arthur Andersen LLP.

 Wright received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, with a minor in Economics, from The College of William and Mary. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and is also Certified in Risk Management Assurance.

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