board of directors

2016 Board of Directors

Haley Zapal, Co-Chair

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Haley’s passion for female representation  and empowerment in music began in college, where her love of Sleater-Kinney spurred her to host Odd Man Out on WUOG 90.5FM at the University of Georgia. She began volunteering for Girls Rock Camp ATL in the summer of 2012, handling photography and social media duties. Haley later taught several workshops on the history of women in music, and joined the board in 2014. When she’s not at rock camp, she is a lawyer-turned-copywriter and spends most of her time on the quest for the perfect taco and buying more books she doesn’t need.

Amy Durrence, Co-Chair

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Amy is an associate attorney at the Atlanta law firm Fellows LaBriola LLP.  She became involved in GRC ATL when fellow board member Haley Zapal insisted that she check out one of the GRC ATL showcases–and it was love at first sight. Amy still tears up whenever a camper tells her, “Don’t be sorry, YOU ROCK!” Amy is dedicated to GRC ATL, its mission and vision and is excited to see what the future holds for the organization!

Sita Ranchod-Nilsson, Treasurer

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Sita directs the Institute for Developing Nations, a collaboration between Emory University and The Carter Center.  She is dedicated to helping women and girls find their voices in support of human rights and social justice around the world.  Becoming part of the GRC community inspired Sita to begin playing guitar.

Tristin Chipman, Secretary

Tristin began working in the music business in Canada during her last year of university and ultimately spent 12 years on the road as a Tour Manager with artists such as The Tragically Hip, Beck, Prince, and the Indigo Girls.  She moved to Atlanta when she married a local musician, and they welcomed a daughter named Cleo in 2012.  Tristin will graduate from UGA with an MSW degree in May 2017 and is interested in working in adolescent and family mental health.