WIN List welcomes another new board member, Janet Kishbaugh. 

Janet is a native of Georgia.  After graduating cum laude from Yale University, and New York University School of Law, Janet worked for 10 years in several large law firms in New York and Atlanta.  She retired from practice to raise the two children that she and her partner adopted from China.  While home with her children, Janet has been elected to a number of leadership positions in the PTAs of her children’s schools, and served on local parent councils and in church leadership positions.

Janet managed the successful political campaign for her Atlanta City Councilmember and then became a Legislative Aide for that Council Office.  She has been involved in the campaigns of various candidates for City Office.

 

House Minority Leader, WIN-endorsed, Stacey Abrams has been named as one of the Governor’s liasons to the Atlanta School Board as it struggles with accredidation issues. 

Georgia Public Broad cast has published a conversation with Leader Abrams regarding this important issue.  Take a minute and  listen to what Stacey  had to say to WABE’s Denis O’Hayer.

 

BREAKING NEWS – Governor Deal has proposed cutting ALL state funds for domestic violence—leaving the Department of Health Services’ Family Violence Division entirely dependent on Federal TANF and grant funds.  The details are here in the DHS’s budget presentation.

Bottom line, Nathan Deal zeroed out all 4 million-plus dollars the state spends on protecting women and children.  Gone.  Poof.  Nada.  And he wants it gone immediately—both for the FY2011 amended budget and the FY2012 budget.   Of course this is just the “proposal” and it will all be reviewed in committee.  Regardless, this move is shocking and very dangerous.

While other divisions took cuts, for sure, the only one other zeoroed out program was the Support for Needy Families Work Assistance Program.  What does this say for Governor Deal?  It says that he does not find these issues to be a priority and if we want women and children to be safe, well, the Federal government better come through with the funding, because Nathan Deal is not going to do a darn thing.

God forbid we look for alternate revenue sources, much less hold off on that corporate tax break.  It’s only hundreds of women and children dying preventable deaths every year.

 

This is the first in our series of posts highlighting our newest board members.  Today we are featuring La’Keitha Jonise Daniels.

La’Keitha is Corporate Counsel for Concessions International, LLC, a family and minority-owned company and a leading airport concessionaire, with operations in Atlanta, Detroit, Denver, Miami, Columbia, Seattle, Portland, and St. Thomas.  She also has followed her passion for baking and  is Owner of “Sweet Justice”, a bakery serving traditional and gourmet cakes and cupcakes.  

La’Keitha served as President for the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys for 2010  and currently sits on the Board of the Red Clay Democrats and the American Constitutional Society.  She was recently named to the Atlanta Business League’s 2010 list of “Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence”  “Power 50″ List of Atlanta’s top 50 industry leaders and has been recognized as one of Georgia Trend’s Top 40 Under Forty for 2008 and named Community Champion by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for 2009.   She received her Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law and completed her undergraduate degree in Mass Media Arts/Public Relations at Clark Atlanta University.

One of the founders of Young Lawyers for Obama and directors for Generation Obama in Georgia, La’Keitha has been involved in politics since she was 5 years old and participated in her first canvassing effort for a County Commission race in Miami.  Since then she has worked on grassroots and high level campaigns in Florida and Georgia on the local, state and federal level including coordinating the voter protection efforts for Congressman John Lewis and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. 

WIN List knows that both her political and work experience will make her a valuable addition to our Board of Directors.