Who’s Involved


Ann Manning

Ann Manning is known as a passionate advocate for justice. She leads SEHN’s project, the Women’s Congress for Future Generations, which will hold its third Congress November 2-5, 2017 in Minneapolis. Combining her longtime interest in economic justice with an...   Continue

Carolyn Raffensperger

Carolyn was raised in the central Midwest and largely influenced by the tall grass prairie and the large river systems that define that landscape. Her education—indeed her life—is driven by questions posed by the circumstances of the day. An archaeologist...   Continue

Sherri Seidmon

Sherri joined the Science & Environmental Health Network in January 2005 as Finance Director and has played an integral role in all of the Women’s Congress for Future Generations events. As a virtual organization and with staff residing in 4...   Continue

Jacqueline Brooks

    Jacqueline Brooks joins the Women’s Congress For Future Generations team as the Communications and Operations Coordinator. Holding a B.A. in Anthropology from Grinnell College, she brings experience in non-profit management, programming, evaluation, and technology. Chicago born and raised,...   Continue

Team Members

  • Lisa Venable

    Lisa Venable is a professional speaker, writer and spiritual activist focusing on collaborative dialogue and the “politics of possibilities.” She is a faculty member of the Adler Graduate School of Counseling, a former Public Policy Associate for the United Way and a...   Continue

  • Trudy Dunham

    Trudy has stepped up to volunteer for the Women’s Congress in a very significant way, partnering with Ann on the Gratitude Dinner last October, the Guardian workshop in February, working with the Study Group on the WC Companion for Political...   Continue