FFRF Action Fund Board

Brandi Alexander

Brandi Alexander  has been with Compassion & Choices since 2004 and is now its is Chief Engagement Officer. In 2012, she opened the Compassion & Choices Washington, D.C., office, while serving as the organization’s national field coordinator. In 2016, she moved to Colorado to serve as the Coalition Director for Yes! on Colorado End of Life Options voter initiative campaign which won by 65 percent.  Brandi has worked on end-of-life campaigns across the country in Vermont, Montana, and Washington, D.C. She graduated from Middlebury College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a minor in French and women’s studies. She holds certificates in Fundamentals in Gerontology, as well as Health and Wellness in an Aging Society. She has completed several Wellstone Advocacy Training units, including Direct Mail & Voter Guides, Endorsements & Outreach, and Direct Voter Contact. She also completed the Management Center’s People of Color & Indigenous Cohorts training. She serves as a director at large.

Annie Laurie Gaylor

Annie Laurie Gaylor has served as FFRF co-president with Dan Barker since 2004, and has overseen or been a plaintiff in multiple state/church lawsuits.

As a college student in 1976, she  co-founded the Freedom From Religion Foundation with her mother Anne Gaylor. Her books, published by FFRF, include: Woe to the Women: The Bible Tells Me So, in 1981, Betrayal of Trust: Clergy Abuse of Children (1988) and the 1997 anthology, Women Without Superstition: ‘No Gods, No Masters.’ She is a 1980 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Journalism School. She founded, edited and published the Feminist Connection, a monthly advocacy newspaper, from 1980–1985. She joined the FFRF staff in 1985 and was editor of its newspaper from 1985 to 2009.

Meagan Hatcher Mays

Meagan Hatcher Mays co-hosts a comedy NPR podcast, “Text Me Back.” She led the Unrig the Courts program at Indivisible, as the Director of Democracy Policy. Meagan previously served in the office of Congressional Freethought Caucus Member, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, as a counsel for the judicial advocacy group Demand Justice. She received her JD from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. She has also appeared on MSNBC (“All In” with Chris Hayes, “American Voices” with Alicia Menendez, “Velshi”), Peacock (“The Mehdi Hasan Show,” “Zerlina”) and BNC (“Prime with Charles Blow”); and has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, CBS News, Vox, and more, as an expert on the courts and democracy. She serves as a director at large.

Sean Meloy

Sean Meloy is vice president of political programs at LGBTQ Victory Fund, where he’s led the effort to double the number of LGBTQ people elected in the United States to over 1,000 over the last 5 years. Sean has long been a state, local, and national organizer, having worked for Pennsylvania Congr. Mike Doyle and on multiple campaigns. A nationally-recognized advocate for LGBTQ equality, Meloy was appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, served as director of LGBTQ Engagement at the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and is the current chair of the PA Democratic Party’s LGBTQ Caucus. He also has a professional background as a policy advocate for broadband expansion, consumer protection, and holding corporations and special interests accountable.

Lisa Strand

Lisa Strand, who is serving as FFRF Action Fund treasurer, has been director of operations of FFRF since 2013. Her extensive experience in nonprofit organizations includes 15 years as executive director of the Wisconsin Library Association and previously, executive director of a local real estate trade association. She has served as board president of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives and the Community Action Coalition For South Central Wisconsin, and as a director and volunteer at several other local organizations. She has a B.A. from the University of Minnesota.

Jocelyn Williamson

Jocelyn Williamson, a Lifetime FFRF Member, is a proud third generation freethinker. She co-founded and is a director of the Central Florida Freethought Community, the Florida chapter of the FFRF. She also founded the Science League for Kids, a Central Florida secular alternative to the Boy Scouts for boys and girls, ages 6 to 13. Jocelyn serves as the President of the Florida Humanist Association and moderates several online freethought groups. She has given many invocations in different locations since the Greece v. Galloway decision.