Meet the Board

President: Currently vacant

Vice President: Carol Gantt is a manager of programming and production at AIB Network. She is an experienced media professional with over 20 years in broadcast journalism, legal news, research, writing, interviewing, field production, guest booking, publicity, copy writing and new media. She was the 2018 president of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists.

Term: 2019, president in 2020

Immediate Past President: Haisten Willis is a freelance journalist whose coverage ranges from college football to business and real estate for outlets including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report and Atlanta Magazine. Haisten holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia Southern University and a master’s degree in mass communication and journalism from California State University, Fresno.

Term: 2019, served as president in 2018

Treasurer: Pamela Dorsett, Ph.D. is a freelance journalist and licensed psychologist in practice at the Behavioral Institute of Atlanta, where she is a partner. As a clinician of 30 years, her areas of specialization are anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder throughout the lifespan. Prior to joining BIA, Dr. Dorsett held positions in university and medical school settings. She says she loves her work as a psychologist, but her first love was journalism.

Term: 2018 & 2019

Secretary: KC Wildmoon has been a journalist for more than 20 years, 15 of those with CNN, covering local, state, regional, national and international news. She describes herself as a new media geek, a true news junkie with a constant curiosity and particular expertise at social media verification, breaking news and weather.

Term: 2019 & 2020

Student Representative: Charlotte Norsworthy is a senior at the University of Georgia with a demonstrated history and interest in multimedia storytelling and giving voices to under-covered communities. She is also an academic researcher and teaching assistant within the Grady College of Journalism and the School of Public and International Affairs. Last but not least, Norsworthy is a self-described dog lover and (UGA) Dawg lover.

Term: 2019 & 2020

Board members at large

David Armstrong is the director of The Georgia News Lab, an award-winning investigative reporting collaborative. The News Lab is a partnership between several of the top college journalism programs in Georgia, along with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV. Armstrong was formerly the director of The News Enterprise, an investigative reporting project at Emory University. Armstrong is a veteran investigative reporter and editor. He served as bureau chief of the National Security News Service in Washington, D.C. and earlier as editor of the Texas Observer.

He is the principal author of the book, “America and the Islamic Bomb: the deadly compromise,” an investigation of global nuclear trafficking networks.

Term: 2018 & 2019

Stell Simonton is a freelance journalist specializing in clear, engaging writing that lets readers see, feel and hear the story. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Simonton has written for the Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among many other outlets. She is a regular contributor to Youth Today magazine, and in a previous life was a digital editor/producer for the AJC. She will co-chair SPJ Georgia’s high-flying freelance committee in 2019 along with Dr. Pamela Dorsett.

Term: 2019 & 2020

Brenda Goodman, MA, is a staff writer for WebMD. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Scientific American, Psychology Today, The Boston Globe, Self, Shape, Parade, U.S. News and World Report, and Atlanta Magazine. She has a master’s degree in science and environmental reporting from New York University.

Term: 2019 & 2020