Staff & Board

Dr. Krystal Redman (they, she)
Executive Director

Dr. Krystal Redman bio

Board Statement: SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW! Announces New Executive Director

Agbo Ikor (she, her, hers)
Policy and Advocacy Director

Agbo is a womanist from Stockbridge, GA. Though always interested in civil rights and feminism, Agbo did not become more fully involved in activism and social justice until she attended Vanderbilt University, receiving a Bachelor’s in Women and Gender Studies, Psychology, and Philosophy. Agbo has worked with Atlanta Women for Equality to fight sexual discrimination at school and work, and hopes to extend her passions into a career in social work and the law. Agbo hopes to work with SPARK to bring holistic reproductive change in the state she loves and the rest of the deep south.

Erin Gloster (she, her, hers)
Communications Manager

Erin is an Ohio native who moved to Atlanta to attend Spelman College. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Spelman, Erin went on to obtain her Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Georgia State University. She has always been involved in building up her community through advocating for the homeless and inner-city youth, as well as various community services projects both personally and through school organizations. Though after graduating, Erin worked in the production industry, she is excited to alter her career path with her position at SPARK. Erin loves to spend time outdoors and uses both painting and writing to express herself creatively.

Kelli Goode (she, her, hers)
Lead Organizer

Kelli Goode is a writer, interdisciplinary artist, and Spark Reproductive Justice NOW’s Trans Leadership Coordinator. Kelli is a New Jersey native who moved to Atlanta to further her education and build community in QTPOC spaces. She found her passion for activism during her time navigating her undergraduate career at Georgia Gwinnett College where she battled with sexism, racism, misogynoir and transphobia.

Her work with Spark Reproductive Justice NOW is strengthening the Black Trans and GNC community while also being able to bring access and essentials to said community.

Carter (she, they)
Operations Coordinator

Carter is an unapologetic, intersectional Black feminist. While she was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Atlanta raised her. Most of Carter’s involvement in the realm of activism has consisted of the pursuit of racial justice and queer issues, particularly bisexual politics. She is incredibly passionate about expanding the ways in which we navigate and deconstruct the gender binary, both in our work and our personal lives.

She is very excited to support SPARK’s vision and to help expand awareness of current events related to reproductive justice in the South and beyond.

Asha Bradin-Starks (she/her)
Community Organizer

Asha is an Atlanta transplant from Southern California by way of Miami, FL. Asha’s involvement in community began with organizing around racial justice in Miami where she worked with Dream Defenders to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, Urban GreenWorks to ensure food security, and Southern Birth Justice Network to support teens in their right to be informed parents.  Locally, she is a member of Atlanta Doula Collective where she provides care to families most at risk of harm by the medical industrial complex.  Asha is a full spectrum doula, lactation support specialist, childbirth educator, and self taught herbalist and forager committed to supporting her community to the utmost capacity.

Alex Moody (they/them)
If/When/How Reproductive Justice Fellow

Although originally from Massachusetts, Alex found their home and political passion for the Reproductive Justice movement in the South while working in grassroots abortion funding in New Orleans. They attended law school at the University of Michigan as a way to expand their utility in movement work, specifically at the intersection of Queer and Trans liberation and Reproductive Justice. Alex is excited to rejoin SPARK as a second year If/When/How Fellow and continue working to shift the balances of power and create structural change in Georgia and across the South .

Mercédes Loving-Manley (she/her/hers)
Communications Associate

Mercédes is an artist and community curator born and raised in Dorchester, MA. She utilizes her creative writing and and organizing skills to manage PrideXtended, Inc., a nonprofit she founded in 2020 that centers the wellbeing and security of Black trans and Black nonbinary people.  

Elias Fox Bova-Schmidt (he/him/his)
If/When/How Reproductive Justice Fellow

Elias is an anti-colonialist and anti-fascist from Buffalo, New York, and a proud Rust Belt-er. He is a descendant of the Seneca Nation of Indians, with family roots along the Ohi:yo’. He graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Law and the University at Buffalo School of Social Work with dual JD and MSW degrees. Elias is passionate about using his skillsets and education to support grassroots movements and community activism, particularly those led by Black, Indigenous, disabled, and trans communities. He is personally interested in the use of RJ frameworks and movements to address the needs of transmasculine communities and to support Indigenous people across the globe.

Trinity Mi’shelle (she/her)
LITE Fellow

Trinity Mi’shelle is a Black Trans Activist & Artist from the sandy shores of Daytona Beach, Florida. She was introduced to social justice & organizing in 2015 & worked with The Dream Defenders to help support black and brown youth in the fight for justice and freedom. Trinity relocated to Atlanta in 2019 in hopes of finding community, resources for her transition/survival and opportunities to organize & share her art. While on her journey, she is sharing her story & personal resources in hopes that her story will inspire other QTPOC to unapologetically live in their truth & help them gain access to care and resources they may need for a healthy, happy, full life. 

V Starks (they/them)
LITE Fellow

V Starks (they/them) is a film producer, writer, and community organizer whose work is rooted in their experiences as a Black, Queer, fat southern artist. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, V recently moved to Atlanta to pursue film opportunities, build community with fellow artists organizing toward a more liberated South, and live closer to extended family. V is interested in the use of film as a tool for disrupting dominant narratives, documenting community histories, and exploring the relationships between race, class, gender, and sexuality. Their directing and producing work primarily center the lives and experiences of Black women and QTBIPOC communities. V is excited to engage in reproductive justice organizing, and they look forward to building relationships with fellow Black trans folks across Georgia.

SPARK Board of Directors

Jessica Pinckney (she/her)

Preston Mitchum, Esq., LL.M. (he/him/his)

Cazembe Jackson (he/him)

Sabrina Rewald, JD (she/ her)
Board Member

Dr. Didine Saint Louis (she/ her)
Board Member

Nia Martin-Robinson (she/ her)
Board Member

Candace Bond-Theriault, Esq., LL.M.
Board Member

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