On behalf of the entire Astraea Board of Directors and staff, it is with great excitement that we introduce you to Astraea’s four newest board members!
Astraea is in a pivotal moment as we build towards our vision for the organization’s future—one that is anti-racist and takes an intersectional feminist lens; centers transformative and distributive leadership; continues to push the boundaries of philanthropy; and of course, keeps resourcing the work of powerful grassroots LBTQI movements around the world.
Our newest board members reflect those very values and commitments through their own work, lived experiences, and leadership. We are so pleased to welcome Ana Conner, Naa Hammond, Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, and Alison Riley to the Astraea board, and we look forward to adding their voices and perspectives.
Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Astraea’s newest board members! We look forward to working and building with them in the months and years to come.
With warm regards,
Iimay Ho and Eboné Bishop
Co-Chairs, Astraea Board of Directors
Meet our newest board members!
is the Co-Executive Director of Third Wave Fund, an activist fund led by and for women of color, intersex, queer, and trans folks under the age of 35 in the US. Before Third Wave Fund, they were at Borealis Philanthropy, supporting the Transforming Movements Fund and Black-led Movement Fund, and Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, working on the Development Team. [Read more]
is a Black, African, immigrant, queer femme, and a Senior Program Officer with Groundswell Fund, a public foundation that strengthens U.S. movements for reproductive and social justice. Over the last decade, Naa has worked in development and grassroots fundraising with several U.S. organizations committed to gender, racial and economic justice, including FIERCE, Third Wave Fund, Queers for Economic Justice, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. [Read more]
is a deeply committed human rights advocate. After practicing labor and human rights law in Canada, she spent eight years at the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) on human rights and as the CEDAW Advisor at HQ. In 2003, Ilana co-founded and served for 17 years as the Executive Director of The Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) – an organization established to support community-based organizations that were – and continue to be – at the heart of the response to the AIDS pandemic. [Read more]
is a veteran creative director specializing in creative leadership. She has over twenty years experience building and leading large, diverse teams and providing creative strategy, relevant storytelling, and integrated advertising for global businesses. She currently consults with artists and brands on defining their mission, strategic development, and creative expression. She works most tirelessly to ensure the creative integrity and equitable representation of independent creative clients. [Read more]