The Women’s Initiative is an international, intergenerational and survivor-centered approach to addressing direct violence, structural violence and cultural violence that affect the women and girls of Birmingham. This initiative will be led by Birmingham women appointed by Mayor Randall Woodfin.

These women will work to solve issues through research, policy/advisory and community engagement. By focusing on women, the Office of Peace and Policy aims to interrupt the pipeline of violence at its inception to support intergenerational change. We believe that when a woman’s agency is impeded, the lives of their children, their families, and their communities are negatively affected, which in turn impacts the overall well-being of society. We are committed to creating pathways and enhancing the quality of life and justice for all women and girls. The involvement of men and non-binary folx is vital to this work as they are essential to naming and addressing the harms that impact this cross-section of our community.

Women’s Initiative Core Members

  1. Emily Herring
  2. Amber Sutton
  3. Nancy Sailer
  4. Connie Hill
  5. Kristie Marie Williams, PhD
  6. Miya Angele Moore
  7. Kelly Klehm
  8. Adrianne Marbury
  9. Lonnie Finley Pressley
  10. Alexandria Cobb
  11. Nan Wagner
  12. Kimberly Hannon
  13. Dalia Abrams
  14. Kristin E. Garrett
  15. Tynice Shavon Smiley
  16. Mandy Parente
  17. Debra Pettit Bruns
  18. Tawanna Morton
  19. Jacqueline Joyce Cockrell
  20. Jacquline Perry
  21. Toni Leeth
  22. Morgan Johnson
  23. Averie L. Armstead, Esq.
  24. Bridget Rudolph Roscoe
  25. La’Toya Lee
  26. Leila Lewis
  27. Alexandria Means
  28. Sarah Estopinal
  29. Yvette Burt
  30. Sarah Hale
  31. Cynthia Moore

Though applications to join the Core have closed, there is still an opportunity to have a role in the Women’s Initiative.  If you have any questions, please email us at

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