Ayo Atterberry joined the board of directors in 2020. She believes that voting is the cornerstone of democracy and wants to support efforts to ensure that there is equitable access to voting nationwide. Ayo was raised in a family that believed in the power of voting and political activism. Her elders taught her about the history of voting in this country and shared their own experiences with voter suppression.
Professionally, Ayo is a Senior Associate in the Evidence-Based Practice Group at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In this role, she leads equity and inclusion efforts focused on identifying, implementing, and promoting the most effective strategies to ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for vulnerable children, families, and communities of color. She has served on numerous local boards and holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in public health with a specialization in health behavior and health education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. She resides in the D.C. metro area with her husband and two children.