Executive Director - Lisa Rocklin
Lisa Rocklin (she/her) found her way to a Women Writing Saturday Sampler in 2006. From that first circle, it was wonderfully obvious that her writing voice had found a home. She is a 2015 graduate of the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy and became a SoulCollage® facilitator in 2020. Lisa has a BA in English and an MA in Secondary Education from Northern Kentucky University, as well as a BA in International Affairs from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to joining the staff of Women Writing for (a) Change, Lisa spent 21 years as a high school English teacher. She credits her sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Patsy Cash Cole, with recognizing and encouraging her poetic tendencies. Helping young people cultivate their authentic selves through writing is a passion she pursues as a facilitator of teens' and young women’s classes. She lives in Mt. Healthy with her husband Tony and dogs Daisy and Hazel.
Development Manager - Brittany Ballard
Brittany Ballard (she/her) met Kathy Wade through the Ohio Writing Project in 1996 and followed her to Women Writing for (a) Change for the Monday night class at the Madison Road location. In the nooks and crannies of that small second floor, she met some of her favorite people and fell in love with Women Writing for (a) Change.
She became a volunteer in 2006, eventually serving on the board from 2011-2013. If you look closely on the Make a Gift page of the WWf(a)C website, you can see Brittany eating an apple in the banner photo. Maybe it was a sign that she was destined to help bring lots of gifts to the organization? Brittany is hopeful, and she brings 15 years of experience and knowledge as a development professional to make it happen, having served as the Development Director at Cincinnati Union Bethel and the Resource Development Manager at Pro Seniors.
She still loves apples, but they are typically cut into pieces now for her 8-year-old twins, who think it’s funny to eat her apple after finishing their own.
If you’d like to send good wishes to Brittany, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registrations Manager - Sally Schneider
Sally is a passionate teacher of the practices of Women Writing for (a) Change, a role she has relished since 2006. She has the privilege of facilitating the “Marvelous Monday Nighters” and the “Terrific Tuesday Writers,” and has led sampler and outreach classes for the Campbell County Library, Wise Temple Sisterhood, and The Women’s Connection. Sally discovered the magic of Women Writing for (a) Change in 2002, and has been a proud member of the community ever since. Her transformative journey, which began as a Saturday Sampler participant, led her through seven semester classes to the Feminist Leadership Academy, from which she graduated in 2006. She continues to hone her leadership skills by participating in WWf(a)C sponsored workshops and retreats, and by exchanging ideas with other “sister” facilitators around the country.
Sally credits, with gratitude, her teachers and mentors in the Women Writing for (a) Change community (Kathy Wade, Mary Pierce Brosmer, and Mary Ann Jansen), for her growth as a woman, a writer, and a conscious leader. Sally continues to draw on their wisdom as she facilitates her own circles, and finds great joy in spreading the magic of Women Writing for (a) Change to others.
Media Coordinator - Marilyn Nolan
Marilyn Nolan has over thirty years’ experience as administrative and accounting support for a wide variety of organizations, including University of Cincinnati, Frontgate Catalog and WNKU-FM at Northern Kentucky University. She and her husband, Shawn, spent three years in Chicago where she worked for a firm that manages private art collections. She is extremely happy to work with an incredible group of supportive, strong and wise women. She and Shawn reside in Cincinnati with their dog, Lily.