together we rise

Board of Directors



Kim Krapf

Kim Krapf grew up in Carroll County, MD and moved to the Mountain State in 2007. She holds a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and her professional background lies in Behavioral Psychology. She has been married for twelve years. At present, she is a stay at home parent, a Girl Scout Leader, and serves in a number of other volunteer capacities within her community. She believes that the most important issue facing Women's March and society as a whole is its ability to reach people, and believes we must always strive to bridge the artificial barriers that divide us. Only together can we move forward.



Barbara Garnett

Barbara Garnett is a single mother and grandmother raising her youngest grandchild and her teenage son. She has lived in West Virginia for the past 27 years and has decided to make it her home. She became an activist on November 9, 2016 after pulling herself up out of a dismal haze following the election results. She realized she had a choice. Either spend the next four years in that haze or get out and do something about it. Being a part of the Women's March has been one of the most inspiring and motivating experiences of her life. She hopes to continue that spirit of activism for many years to come and then to pass it down to the next generation of "nasty women."




Jessie East Ward

Jessie grew up in Lancaster, PA and moved to Shepherdstown, WV in 2001 to attend Shepherd College, where she received a degree in History and Historic Preservation.  She and her husband of eleven years have a six-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter. After the 2016 election, she realized that there was much work to be done.  She was inspired by her experience at the Women’s March in DC and has never looked back.  She is dedicated to doing her part to making the world a better place for her children and the other members of her community.