About WIT

WIT enjoys a rich legacy of talented women who have grown and developed the organization to the level of success it enjoys today. In addition to their regular full-time jobs, these women devote their spare time, and with the consent and support of their employers, some of their normal working hours to manage and grow WIT. The dedication and support of all these women is what makes WIT what it is today.

Executive Director

Sandy D. Welfare

Executive Director - WIT

Sandy D. Welfare is the Executive Director of Women In Technology (WIT). Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of Cool Girls Inc, an award-winning early intervention after-school program dedicated to the empowerment of girls (2009-2015).

Sandy’s career began in 1989 in Greenwich, Connecticut where she joined Rand Insurance as the Controller. Six years later, she accepted a position with Lucent Technologies, an international telecommunications leader, holding a number of positions including serving as Accounting and Treasury Manager in Singapore (1999-2000) and then as Senior Manager in Australia and New Zealand (2000-2002). Sandy returned to Atlanta in 2002 as Senior Manager of Global Financial Services.

In 2003, Sandy accepted a position as Director of Operations for Xchanging, a business processing outsourcing company. In 2006, her career took her to London, England as Managing Director for professional services, where she managed global business processing services for bank financial transactions, insurance and retail.

Sandy received her undergraduate degree from St. John’s University in New York, and a Master of Business Administration from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. She serves on the board of several non-profits, including Kiwanis Club of Atlanta. Sandy resides in Marietta, Georgia with her husband, Cliff and son, Soloman.

WIT Staff

Pat Hurston

Resource Development

Christina Beyer

Director of Programs and Events

Junia Joseph

Marketing & Communications

WIT Incorporated Board of Directors

Jacqueline Plair-Rushin

WIT Inc. President

Jackie Breiter

WIT Inc. Vice President

Christina Critzer

WIT Inc. Secretary

Bonnie L. Herron

WIT Inc. Treasurer

Kitty Chaney Reed

Board Member

Julia Fare

Board Member

Mary Ellen Marcilliat-Falkner

Board Member

WIT Foundation Board of Directors

Vicki Wright Hamilton

WIT Foundation President

Danielle Joiner-McPherson

WIT Foundation Vice President

Christina Critzer

WIT Foundation Secretary

Henrietta Barnes

WIT Foundation Treasurer

Ann G. Fort

Board Member

Sulaekha Kolloru Barger

Board Member

Denise Reese

Immediate Past President

Program Directors

Jennifer Falk

WIT Careers

Lindsay Hawkins

WIT Connect

Maribel Herrera

WIT Campus

Carrisa Jones

WIT Girls

Kanyatta Walker

Forums & Socials

Erica Wright

WIT Awards

Advisory Board

Jay Ferro

CIO - American Cancer Society

Monica Moore

SVP Distributed Systems Development - Elavon, Inc

Greg Morrison

SVP & CIO - Cox Enterprise, Inc.

Betsy Robinson

President - Robinson Key

Terry Trout

Technology Consultant

Judi Vitale

President - Vitale CFO

Nigel Zelcer

Partner & Co-Founder - Jabian Consulting