Martha White-Warren, VISIONS' beloved board member, passed away on March 31, 2021.
Martha has been a VISIONS Board member since January 2018; after being involved in the work for decades. Martha was a champion of DEI all of her life, but it was even more apparent as she started efforts for Procter and Gamble in New Orleans that spread across the entire company. By word of mouth individuals heard about her special New Orleans sessions and wanted to not only attend but be in the warmth of what she was doing to change the company. She represented truly what the word Champion meant when it came to DEI. Working in the corporate sector at the time, her willingness to trust a woman of color-run non-profit like VISIONS was especially meaningful. She was a compassionate yet thoughtful big picture thinker, always positive and uplifting. Even as time became a precious commodity for her, she still had time for all the things that were important to her, family, friends and VISIONS. She will be sorely missed.
April 19, 1951 – January 24, 2017
We mourn the loss of a wonderful member of the VISIONS family, Renae Gray.
Ms. Gray is the former Director of the Boston Women’s Fund. As an educator and community activist, she provided training and consultation on issues of race, class, and gender and is committed to social and economic justice, including eliminating violence against women and empowerment of African-American women.
Jo Bowens Lewis, Psy.D.
August 27,1943 – July 9, 2014
It is with great sadness to announce the life transition of our Senior Associate, Sister and Friend.
Dr. Lewis was a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who conducted multicultural psychotherapy and organizational development consulting since 1976. Dr. Lewis supported individuals and groups in creating social justice at four interlocking levels—the personal, interpersonal, institutional and cultural. As the mother of two daughters and two grandchildren, Dr. Lewis had a special interest in the health and empowerment of women and girls.
The Memorial Service was held on Friday, July 18, 2014 in Atlanta, GA.
Read Obituary in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Read Memories & Musings by VISIONS community, colleagues, and clients.
Make Donation to the Jo Bowens Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund.