FFRF Action Fund Board

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. 

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.