2019 Executive Board & Committee Members

FDW Executive Board

Provides FDW with strategic direction and organizational oversight so that the organization’s vision, mission, and goals are implemented.  The board is comprised of the FDW Officers and Standing Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs.

Executive Board

Pearline Booth Greene

1st Vice President
Susan Samson

2nd Vice President
Enid Pigors

Sara Cookson

Assistant Secretary
Heidi Danis

Carolyn Edwards

Assistant Treasurer
Beverly Thomas

Program and Activities Committee
Dawn Oparah

Fundraising Committee
Karen Rands

Marketing Committee
Marcia Dunscomb & Larris Marks

Elections, Voting, and Appointments Committee
Derryll Anderson

Bylaws Committee
Anne Hertzog

Political Action Committee
Sheryl Corke



Recruits new members to the organization and maintains a database of all current members

Programs and Activities

Plans engaging programming for the monthly meetings, including securing dynamic speakers


Plans, organizes, and executes fundraising events which allow the organization to make contributions to candidates and local charities


Keeps the organization in compliance with local, state and national Democratic policies and procedures.


Connects the organization to the community via media and social media, maintains the website and communicates the organizations’ events to the members in a weekly e-blast.

Elections, Voting, and Appointments

Leads voter education and registration efforts, recruits candidates for local positions, staffs polls during elections

Political Action

Works diligently to identify issues impacting women, children, and families. Provides information to members on the proposed and current state and national legislation, performs all facets of candidate support, monitors local government, lobbies legislators, protests issues.


We were recognized by the Georgia Federation of Democratic Women as the Outstanding Chapter of the Year in 2015

Provided approximately $10,000 in financial support to Democratic candidates in Georgia in the 2018 election cycle.

Our 2018 annual fundraising luncheon raised almost $20,000 to support candidates and local charities

In conjunction with the Fayette County Democratic Committee, FDW delivered over 24,000 votes for Stacey Abrams for Governor, turning Fayette County from a red to a solidly purple county.

FDW’s ROAR project (Read On & Rise), a literacy project promoting reading through the donation of children’s books is a huge community success. FDW provided books to children at the Fayetteville Back to School Expo as well as to the Promise Place nonprofit. In December 2018, FDW distributed over seventy books to children being supported by the Grandparents and Kin Raising Children organization.

We have provided service to local organizations including the Midwest Food Bank, Promise Place, Real Life Center, Grandparents and Kin Raising Children, Fayette Samaritans, and Discovering Soldiers Potential/Waypoint.