Cathy Woolard named AID Atlanta’s interim executive director
Former Atlanta City Council president Cathy Woolard is now serving as interim executive director of AID Atlanta.
“I’m very excited to work with the board and the management team of AID Atlanta during this pivotal time of transition for the agency,” said Woolard in a prepared statement.
She became Georgia’s first openly gay elected official when she won the District 6 seat on the Atlanta City Council in 1997; four years later, she was elected as the first woman and first openly gay person to serve as City Council president. She ran for Congress in 2004, losing to Cynthia McKinney.
Woolard has served in numerous nonprofit leadership roles for such organizations as the Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood of Georgia, CARE and the Atlanta Beltline.
Woolard has also served as lobbyist for Georgia Equality, the statewide LGBT group.
AID Atlanta continues its search for a fulltime director since Tracy Elliott resigned as executive director in June.
Cathy Woolard (courtesy photo)