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GFDW Executive Committee

Dedication.  Committment.  Vision.

June Krise

June Krise, RN, is a resident of White County. She has practiced over 30 years in the healthcare field as a Registered Professional Nurse. After 12 years in regulatory services and community care Medicaid policy, June opened her own small consulting firm -- Quality of Life Enterprises, Inc., where she helps people start up small healthcare in-home and personal care home businesses. June continues to work under agreement with a state-wide Medicaid agency assisting elderly and disabled adults locate personal care homes. She assists eligible recipients qualify for the Medicaid Waiver programs so they can stay as independent as possible in their community setting. In addition to her consultation work, June is an advocate for intellectually and / or developmentally delayed adults. June has worked in grassroots politics for years. She received the Speaker Thomas B. Murphy Lifetime Achievement Award from the Democratic Party of Georgia in 2014. She was appointed a State Committee Member by two Chairs of the DPG. She was recently elected President of the Georgia Federation of Democratic Woman. She was also elected to a term as Chair of the 9th Congressional District of the Democratic Party of Georgia (which encompasses 13 North Georgia Counties and a small, northern part of Gwinnett) and serves on the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of Georgia. June is a member of the Credentials and County Affairs Committees. Under her leadership in the 9th Congressional District, a record 37 candidates qualified and ran for office in 2020 and 16 candidates in 2022. June was one of them -- running for the Georgia Senate from the 51st District in 2020; after redistricting occurred, she ran for House District 8 in 2022. She and her campaign teams --along with the County Committees in the 9th CD -- worked tirelessly to help get the vote out and helped to ensure Biden/Harris, Warnock, and Ossoff victories in 2020 and to re-elect Senator Warnock to a 6-year term in 2022. June is a long-standing member of GFDW. She was a founding member and President of a new chapter in North Georgia called the 9th DDWN (Ninth District Democratic Women’s Network). She was the 2nd Vice President of GFDW for two terms and then the 1st Vice President for a two -year term. In addition, June has attended three National Conventions of the NFDW: Georgia, the Virtual convention and the 2023 convention in New Orleans. At this year’s national convention, June was Chair of the Awards Committee and presided over the presentation of the awards at the Saturday Luncheon’s awards program. June continues to carry out her delegated duties from the Democratic Party of Georgia and, in addition, get every Democratic vote possible in the 9th Congressional District by helping recruit candidates, assist County Committees to carry the Democrat’s message to the public, and to contribute as much as possible to our statewide candidate victories!

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Carlotta Harrell

First Vice President

Carlotta Harrell was elected countywide in 2020 as Chairwoman of the Henry County Board of Commissioners. As a true public servant, Harrell grew up in an environment where giving back to the community was a daily activity, and she carried those values of service into her adult life. Born the daughter of a Pastor and Freedom Fighter, Harrell grew up watching her parents march and fight for equality alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Congressman John Lewis. Her experiences at a very young age led her to a life of service which helped shape her into the leader she is today. She received her degrees in Public Administration and Criminal Justice from Brenau University, in Gainesville, and had a successful career in law enforcement for more than 20 years. She has served on various executive Boards and in civic organizations, and in 2012, she was appointed to the Henry County Water Authority (HCWA) Board of Directors. She previously provided consulting services as a Project Director for the Georgia Conference of African American Mayors. Carlotta is the Managing Partner of The Harrell Group, a multi-functional Women Owed Small Business (WOSB) consulting firm with a combined 30 years of experience that provides organizational change management assistance, strategy development and operational improvement services to public and private entities. Ms. Harrell has been instrumental in moving Henry County forward by building key relationships with State and Federal partners. She was able to get bi-partisan support with the passage of the first ever T-SPLOST for Henry County, expected to generate over $250 million, the opening of the Public Safety Real Time Crime Center, securing $32 million in Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds, and the list goes on. She is a 2022 graduate of Leader Henry and is a Certified County Commissioner of Georgia from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. Carlotta was recognized for the third year, by Engineering Georgia as one of the “Top 100 Influential Women in Georgia”, by Atlanta Business League as one of the “Top 100 Women of Influence”, by Southern Crescent Women in Business as one of the “Top 50 Women of Influence”, recipient of the “Profile In Courage Award” during Black History Month and numerous other awards and recognitions.

Betty Reece

2nd Vice President

Betty and her family relocated to Augusta from the Bay Area, Northern California. She is a recent widow and loves her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She also loves building and cultivating new relationships with others. Public Service Involvment: *President and primary organizer of Georgia Federation Democratic Women of CSRA. *Richmond County Board of Elections Democratic Appointee. *Secretary-Richmond County Democratic Party. *State Committee member-Democratic Party of Georgia. *Member of National Action Network-helping to raise funds for annual Poetry & Essay Contest. *Past President-League of Women Voters of CSRA, working to get the chapter recharted in 2015. Betty loves working in the community and was a former candidate for Augusta Richmond County Commission in 2018 and 2022, proudly raising over $20,000 for her campaigns. She has worked with Black Voters Matter as a Field Organizer in the 2020 Senate Run Off and is a current community partner. Betty is an entrepreneur and retired Medical Imager specializing in Mammography with more than 30 years in the health care arena. She is the founder of a nonprofit breast health service where she provided low income and underserved women with access to healthcare. Betty was an active member of the political organization, Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) and a founding member of Links, Inc. of Oakland, California. Community Involvement: *Past President of the Neighborhood Associations Alliance Incorporated. *Past President of the Pinnacle Place Community Association. *Former member of the Augusta Public Transit Citizens Advisory Board. *Member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Augusta where she teaches vacation Bible school, Children's Church, and is a choir member, as well as Coordinator of the Cancer Care Ministry. *Substitute teacher at Hillcrest Baptist School in Augusta. Education: *Peninsula Hospital School of Radiology in Burlingame California-1992 to 1994. Degree Received: Certified Radiologic Technologist. *Augusta University Medical Center: Community Cancer Train the Trainer. *National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc. Clinical Breast Examiner. *Studied Business Management at Chabot Community College in Hayward, CA. *Attended Cal State East Bay for nonprofit management certificate program. Betty's hobbies include traveling, singing, and serving in the community and her motto is, "Dream Big."

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Dr. Beulah Nash-Teachey

Third Vice President

Dr. Nash-Teachey served with the 452nd General Hospital US Army Reserve for five years before joining Active Duty Service. As an US Army Officer, Dr. Nash-Teachey traveled across the country including served two years in Korea. She has received many awards/certificates and ribbons while serving in the military over 27yrs. Below are a few of the many assignments Dr. Nash-Teachey has held over her twenty seven plus years as an Army Nurse Corps Officer: •Chief Administrator, Evening & Night Duty Tours, Fort Gordon, GA •Inspector General, Fort Gordon, GA •Assistant Chief Nurse, 344th Combat Support Hospital, Ft Hamilton, NY •Nursing Education and Staff Development Coordinator at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. •Case Manager and Chief Nurse at the 121St General Hospital, Seoul, Korea. •Assistant Chief, Nursing Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Since Dr. Nash-Teachey retired from the US Army in 2009, she has given even more of her time to community endeavors. These endeavors include: •Serving as an advocate for patients and family members of the Augusta, GA Sickle Cell Foundation. •Organizing an Annual Sickle Cell Disease fundraising walk in Augusta, GA and the surrounding Central Savannah Area Community. •Assisting with Community Health Fairs especially those related to HIV awareness and Breast Cancer awareness. •Serves as a liaison for students applying and beginning to enter into the profession of nursing. Dr. Nash-Teachey has published in National Black Nurses, Inc. ‘Nursing Leadership in the Military” and the National Minority Magazine, “Preceptor-ship”. She recently served as a co-investor with an American Nurse Grant which conducted a research project on “Preceptorship”, (2015).

Annetta Fisher

Annetta Lorraine Fisher relocated to Fairburn (now City of South Fulton), Georgia from South Euclid, Ohio in March 2016, upon retirement as the first African American woman to serve as Clerk of Court for the city of South Euclid. Annetta was the 2019 recipient of the Georgia Federation of Democratic Women's Burlene Morrow Leadership Award and was recently elected as Post Seat Holder for Fulton County's District 5. She is a memer of the League of Women Voters, The People's Agenda, and the Citizen's Review Panel for the Fulton County Juvenile Court. Annetta holds and Associate Degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies, and a Masters in Public Adminstration. Ms. Fisher is single and the proud mother of one daughter, Eliese Fisher.

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Patricia Fuqua-Lovett

Recording Secretary

*Church Membership and Involvement: Word of Faith Love Center, Ben Hill Road, East Point,  (Choir, Community Mission, Greeter Leadership Emeritus, and church’s beautification group) *City of East Point, Planning & Community Board Member *Connect with East Point residents and business owners by attending City-sponsored events and scheduled meetings.  *Democratic Party: Post Seat Holder, State Voting Member for Fulton County, South Metro Democratic group, East Point Democratic Leader, Georgia Federation of Democratic Women (Secretary), and South Metro Democratic Council (Education Focal and former Vice President). *Retired Technology Support Professional - 35 years - IBM Corporation. *Hobbies: Blogging, fiction writing, participating in writing classes and writers’ groups, sightseeing in neighboring towns/communities, and book club membership  *Family: Husband (Dr. Colbert L. Lovett). Children: Son, Nigel G. Alford (Daughter-In-Law, Renalda); Grandchildren: Olivia Grace, Nathaniel Cole, and Bailey Elizabeth. Step Daughter: Lauren L. Lovett

Chandra Wright

Corresponding Secretary

Chandra is a seasoned professional and community leader. She is currently President of Fayette Democratic Women and a Post Seat Holder on the Fayette County Democratic Committee, serving District 3. Chandra lived in the Chicagoland area of Illinois for more than 25 years where she held various corporate management positions at AT&T/Lucent Technologies and partnered with her husband to launch a software development firm. Since arriving in Georgia in 2016, she has been actively involved in leading Fayette County Democratic activism and has worked on local and statewide candidate campaigns. Chandra is married and mom to four adult children. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she has been very active in social activism and community engagement. Chandra earned a Master of Science in Computer Science and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Policy.

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Dr. Phyllis Hatcher

Phyllis Hatcher was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She has been married to Caesar Hatcher for over 25 years and has two daughters, Angeline Hatcher and Kemmah Moore along with one grandson, Jason Moore. She has a Degree in Religious Studies from Beulah Heights University and an Honorary Doctrine Degree in Theology/Divinity. She is a past member of the Henry County Ministerial Alliance, Vice President of the Boys and Girls Club, Past Worthy Matron (Peace Chapter 140) Locust Grove Georgia and Formal President of the 4th Congressional Federation of Democratic Women. And a present member of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), NCNW (National Council of Negro Women), President of GADW (Georgia Association of Diverse Women) and the Diabetic Foundation. Dr. Phyllis Hatcher put her name of the ballot as candidate for the House of Representatives District 10 which cover 18 counties. Overall, Phyllis' life mission has been to search out and provide support for anyone unable to provide for themselves. This noble cause has become a calling for her for 25 years. Such a cause is so much larger than any one individual. However, Phyllis is not overwhelmed by the magnanimity of the mission. Her leadership qualities and skills have enabled her to form coalitions designed to achieve the desired objectives. Dr. Hatcher is an ordained Pastor and founder of Phyllis Hatcher Ministries Inc – a coalition of benevolent care agencies originally operating in Rockdale County but has since then expanded. Some of those agencies are United Way, ACFB (Atlanta Community Food Bank), We Care Ministries, and McDonough Housing Authority. Beyond that, Phyllis Hatcher simply gets things done. A few of her accomplishments includes, An Honorary Doctrine Degree in Master of Divinity, Life achievement award from President Joseph Biden, 10 years of the Summer Food Program, Annual Back to School Supply Drive, Annual Turkey Giveaway, and Annual Toy Drive also Phyllis gives away food weekly through her food pantry to families who are in need. She was the owner of Everything Lemons Gourmet Lemonade located in Conyers, Georgia until she was affected by COVID. Phyllis represents hope and positive change. She believes that we must partner with each other to get things done. Bridging the Gap is essential. Phyllis continues to work hard and build the value of our neighborhoods and communities.

Chinita Allen

Immediate Past President

Bio Coming Soon!

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GFDW Board of directors

Members of the Board include: GFDW President, First through Third Vice Presidents, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer,

two immediate Past Presidents, and members from GA's Congressional Districts.

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1st District

Sabrina Newby

Morgan Pikaard

1st District Counties include Appling, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Ware, Wayne, and a portion of Effingham.

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    2nd District

    2nd District Counties include Baker,  Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Crawford, Decatur, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Macon, Marion, Miller, Mitchell, Peach, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Terrell, Webster, and a portion of Bibb, Houston, and Muscogee.

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      3rd District

      3rd District Counties include Carroll, Coweta, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Lamar, Meriwether, Muscogee, Pike, Spalding, Troup, Upson, and a portion of Douglas, Fayette, and Henry.

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        4th District

        Jo Handy-Sewell

        Susan Todd-Raque

        4th District Counties include Rockdale and a portion of Dekalb and Newton.

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          5th District

          Vonda Miles

          5th District Counties include a portion of Fulton, Dekalb, and Clayton.

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            6th District

            6th District Counties include Dawson, Forsyth, and a portion of Cobb, Cherokee, Fulton, and Gwinnett. 

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              7th District

              Dr. Tracey Fisher

              7th District Counties include a portion of Gwinnett and Fulton.

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                8th District

                8th District Counties include Atkinson, Baldwin, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bleckley, Brooks, Clinch, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Dodge, Echols, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Jones, Lanier, Lowndes, Monroe, Pulaski, Telfair, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Twiggs, Wilcox, Wilkinson, Worth, and a portion of Bibb and Houston.

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                  9th District

                  Susan DeMoura

                  Kim Larkin-Floria

                  9th District Counties include Banks, Fannin, Franklin, Gilmer, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, White, and a portion of Gwinnett.

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                    10th District

                    10th District Counties include Barrow, Butts, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Hancock, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Taliaferro, Walton, and a portion of Henry and Wilkes.

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                      11th District

                      Kayla Hollifield

                      Andrea Priester

                      11th District Counties include Bartow, Cobb, Pickens, and a portion of Cherokee.

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                        12th District Counties include Bulloch, Burke, Candler, Columbia, Emanuel, Evans, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, Lincoln, McDuffie, Montgomery, Richmond, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, Warren, Washington, Wheeler, and a portion of Effingham and Wilkes.

                          12th District

                          Sarah Moody

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                          13th District

                          Kathy Adams

                          Eliese Fisher

                          13th District Counties include portions of Clayton, Cobb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, and Henry.

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                            14th District

                            14th District Counties include Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Paulding, Polk, Walker, Whitfield, and a portion of Cobb.

                              Hover over the district for a list of assigned counties.

                              GFDW EX officio board members

                              Per GFDW Bylaws, the Georgia women serving on the Democratic National Committee, women Congressional district chairs, and Democratic Congresswomen from Georgia shall be ex-officio members.

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