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.

Interim Executive Director

Sandy D. Welfare

Executive Director - WIT

Sandy D. Welfare was recently appointed as the Interim Executive Director for Women In Technology (WIT), a non-profit organization that supports women at every stage of their STEM careers, from the classroom to the boardroom. Prior to joining WIT, she was the Executive Director of Cool Girls Inc, an award-winning early intervention after school program dedicated to the empowerment of low-income girls.

Sandy’s career began in 1989 in Greenwich, Connecticut where she joined Rand Insurance as the operations controller. Six years later, she accepted a position with Lucent Technologies, an international telecommunications leader, holding a number of positions including from 1999-2000 serving as accounting and treasury manager in Singapore and then from 2000-2002 as senior operations manager in Australia and New Zealand. Sandy returned to Atlanta in 2002 as senior manager 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. Two years later, Sandy returned to the Atlanta area and was asked to chair the Cool Girls’ Board of Directors. In 2009, Sandy was offered the Executive Director position which she accepted and led the organization until stepping down in October 2014.

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. 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

Morgan Skwira

Programs & Volunteer Manger

WIT INC. Board of Directors

Denise Billups

WIT Director

Jackie Breiter

WIT Director

Kitty Chaney Reed


Tricia Dempsey

WIT Director

Julia Fare

WIT Director

Bonnie L. Herron

WIT Treasurer

Shannon Johnston

WIT Director

Danielle Joiner-McPherson

WIT Director

Cheryl King

WIT Board Chair

Jacqueline Plair-Rushin

WIT Vice President

Jennifer Sobocinski

WIT President

WIT Foundation Board of Directors

Henrietta Barnes

WIT Foundation Treasurer

Denise Billups

WIT Foundation Director

Christina Critzer

WIT Foundation Director

Cigdem Delano

WIT Foundation Director

Ann G. Fort

WIT Foundation Director

Vicki Hamilton

WIT Foundation Vice President

Cheryl King

WIT Foundation Board Chair

Sulaekha Kolloru Barger

WIT Foundation

Marie Mouchet

WIT Foundation Secretary

Denise Reese

WIT Foundation President

Lori Turbé

WIT Foundation Director

Program Directors

Maree Brown

Girls Get IT (Pre-Career Programs)

Maribel Herrera

WIT on Campus

Melanie Jobin

WIT Connect

Kenyatta Walker

Forums & Socials

Erica Wright

Women of the Year in Technology Awards

Advisory Board

Jay Ferro

CIO - American Cancer Society

Monica Moore

SVP, Americas Delivery Management - FleetCor

Greg Morrison

SVP & CIO - Cox Enterprise, Inc.

Betsy Robinson

President - Robinson Key

Terry Trout

VP, Customer Experience - Cbeyond

Judi Vitale

President - Vitale CFO

Nigel Zelcer

Partner & Co-Founder - Jabian Consulting