Our Staff

Katie Sawyer, Executive Director

Katie Sawyer believes strongly that a network of determined, committed women can reach nearly any goal. Katie’s background includes extensive experience in philanthropy, community engagement and nonprofit management.

Katie holds a BA in Spanish and Business from The Ohio State University and an MA in Latin American Literature from Tulane University. She is a graduate of LEAD San Diego’s Influence and Impact programs, a member of San Diego Rotary Club 33, and a volunteer coach with Girls on the Run at Monarch School. She lives in North Park with her husband, Erik.

Stephanie Cook, Manager, Programs and Member Engagement

Stephanie is a native San Diegan with a background in intersectional feminist research and a passion for nonprofit work. She has extensive event coordination and member engagement experience, and considers herself a vocal advocate for social justice.

Stephanie received her BA in Women’s Studies from San Diego State University, and her MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago where she studied changing notions of community and empowerment in Cuban women’s movements throughout the 20th century.

Gabby Herencia, Coordinator, Membership and Operations

Gabby is passionate about assisting nonprofit organizations reach their full potential by serving others through awareness, increasing equity and advocating for agents of change. Her background includes member recruitment, special events and social justice programming.

Gabby holds a BA in Critical Gender Studies from the University of California, San Diego.