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SPARK Staff 2024



Dr. Krystal Redman (they/she)
Executive Director

Antoinette Bryant (she/her)
Jr. Deputy Director

Agbo Ikor (she/her)
Policy and Advocacy Director


Erin Gloster (she/her)
Communications Director

Kae Goode (she/her)
Organizing Director

Carter Aldavé (they/them)
Admin, People, & Culture Manager


Leaux Blackwell (she/her)
Community Organizer

Rachel Utz, J.D. (she/her)
If/When/How RJ Fellow

S’haleam Bandy (he/him/they/them)
Communications Associate


Chisom Ukoha (he/him)
Digital Organizing Associate




SPARK Board of Directors

Jessica Pinckney (she/her)

Preston Mitchum, Esq., LL.M. (he/him/his)

Cazembe Jackson (he/him)

Sabrina Rewald, JD (she/ her)
Board Member

Dr. Didine Saint Louis (she/ her)
Board Member

Nia Martin-Robinson (she/ her)
Board Member

Candace Bond-Theriault, Esq., LL.M.
Board Member

Chelsea Infinity Gonzalez (she/they)
Board Member

Tyeone Barner (they/he)
Board Member

Staff & Board

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Executive Director

Dr. Krystal Redman


Dr. Krystal Redman is a self-published Author, and a frequent speaker throughout public health and reproductive health, and justice industries. Her latest book is entitled “I am Amyracle….and i was born early.” Dr. Redman brings over 13 years of experience in managing health promotion and disease prevention initiatives, as well as public health access and community-based youth development programs.

Prior to her current tenure as Executive Director of SPARK Reproductive Justice Now, Dr. Redman served as the Family Planning Director, Maternal and Child Health, at the Georgia Department of Public Health, where she worked on creating greater healthcare access for Georgians. She has worked in Chief leadership roles for organizations serving under resourced youth and womxn; and as a Chief of Operations and Clinical Director for a California based system of 24-ambulatory care mental health and addiction treatment and prevention programs.

Dr. Redman is also an Adjunct Professor at Emory School of Public Health and a leader of a breast cancer organization. Dr. Redman received her Bachelors of Science in Sociology from University of California, Riverside and a Masters of Health Administration from University of Southern California, Los Angeles. She received her Doctorates of Public Health from Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California.

Board Statement: SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW! Announces New Executive Director

RJ is… not just about our prerogative to survive, but to thrive. RJ is Black and Queer liberation. RJ is freedom. RJ is being able to be free from violence, oppression, systemic inequities, and anything else that prohibits us from being free. RJ amplifies bodily autonomy and self determination.

As someone who centers their work in RJ, public health and Black liberation — I have come to realize the intersections of RJ and public health. It is about ensuring that WE (those navigating multiple oppressions) have sustainable resources, equitable access to housing, employment/benefits/pay, culturally humble treatment and care, education (without debt), and much more — for ourselves, families and communities. It is “US” being able to navigate life without fear and barriers/policies/systems etc. that are put in place because of the identities that we hold. RJ is the dismantling of oppressive systems rooted in white supremacy — that were built intentionally against us. RJ is — Black, brown, womxn, Queer, Trans, non-binary, indigenous, those with disabilities — RJ is US.

Communications Director

Erin Gloster


Erin is an Ohio native who moved to Atlanta to attend Spelman College. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Spelman, Erin went on to obtain her Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Georgia State University. She has always been involved in building up her community through advocating for the homeless and inner-city youth, as well as various community services projects both personally and through school organizations. Though after graduating, Erin worked in the production industry, she is excited to alter her career path with her position at SPARK. Erin loves to spend time outdoors and uses both painting and writing to express herself creatively.

RJ Is… the movement that advocates for both individuals and communities to have the power to make educated decisions about their own bodies, gender and sexualities. Reproductive Justice is fighting for the preservation of self.

Community Organizer

Leaux Blackwell


Leaux is a trans activist and artist from Atlanta. She advocates for the safety and inclusion of Black Queer and Trans individuals. She led a successful campaign for trans rights at Georgia Gwinnett College and believes in building safe spaces for QTPOC. Her advocacy inspires many, and she is determined to make a positive difference in the world by amplifying the voices of her community.

RJ Is… showing up for women and marginalized groups of people such as trans, queer, and gender non-conforming POC to protect bodily autonomy and help gain access to health care on a global level.

Digital Organizing Associate

Chisom Ukoha


Chisom (he/him) is an interdisciplinary artist who arrived in the Atlanta area in the spring of 2023. With a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media Production, minors in Film Studies and Sociology, and a background in documentary filmmaking, he has a passion for bridging social consciousness and the perspectives of marginalized voices with creative documentation. He hopes to expand that passion through his work with SPARK RJ, while developing an understanding of organizing methods, sharpening skills around digital communications, and becoming acquainted with the local political landscape during his time as a fellow.

RJ Is…honoring the right that all people have to self-determine. In doing so, RJ is also about fostering stronger communities through the rejection of ciscentric, patriarchal ideas about how different bodies should exist in the world.

Jr. Deputy Director

Antoinette Bryant


Antoinette is a Southern California native who’s made the metro-Atlanta area her home. Her interest in working in the medical field shifted when she started working in the Reproductive Justice field as a Patient Service Representative and Front Office Supervisor at the Feminist Women’s Health Center in Atlanta, Georgia. With her bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from the University of California-Riverside and master’s degree in Public Health from Mercer University, Antoinette’s passion for helping others and advocating for reproductive rights can be seen in her work. Antoinette looks forward to making contributions and uplifting SPARK’s values in Georgia and beyond.

RJ Is… a movement that centers on fighting for the rights of the marginalized people to make decisions on their bodily autonomy and well-being. Reproductive Justice strives for liberation and freedom for BIPOC women, transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folx.

Organizing Director

Kae Goode


Kelli Goode is a writer, interdisciplinary artist, and Spark Reproductive Justice NOW’s Trans Leadership Coordinator. Kelli is a New Jersey native who moved to Atlanta to further her education and build community in QTPOC spaces. She found her passion for activism during her time navigating her undergraduate career at Georgia Gwinnett College where she battled with sexism, racism, misogynoir and transphobia.

Her work with Spark Reproductive Justice NOW is strengthening the Black Trans and GNC community while also being able to bring access and essentials to said community.

RJ Is… freedom for women and QTPOC to have access to do as they please with their bodies and the ability to move freely without judgement.

If/When/How RJ Fellow

Rachel Utz, J.D.


Rachel just moved to Atlanta from Kentucky where she graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelors of Science in communication in 2019 and then from the University’s Brandeis School of Law in 2023.

During law school, Rachel worked on issues relating to climate justice and environmental racism, taught classes to high schoolers relating to their constitutional rights, and served on the Executive board of the Black Law Student Association and as the Community Engagement Chair of the Student Bar Association. Rachel interned with the ACLU of Kentucky where she began working more closely with reproductive rights and justice, while researching possible criminality in a post-Roe world. She is most passionate about the criminal system and the ways in which it interacts with reproductive justice.

In her free time, Rachel enjoys taking care of her houseplants, crocheting, spending time with friends, or helping her mom at her flower farm.

RJ Is… a movement that was designed to uplift underserved communities and empower individuals to make informed and healthy decisions they need to make for themselves. Reproductive Justice acts as an overarching umbrella, fighting against many social justice issues all while trying to ensure bodily autonomy, at its core.

Policy and Advocacy Director

Agbo Ikor


Agbo is a womanist from Stockbridge, GA. Though always interested in civil rights and feminism, Agbo did not become more fully involved in activism and social justice until she attended Vanderbilt University, receiving a Bachelor’s in Women and Gender Studies, Psychology, and Philosophy. Agbo has worked with Atlanta Women for Equality to fight sexual discrimination at school and work, and hopes to extend her passions into a career in social work and the law. Agbo hopes to work with SPARK to bring holistic reproductive change in the state she loves and the rest of the deep south.

RJ Is… a movement that fights to give the most marginalized identities, bodily autonomy and access to reproductive health services. It is the unique marriage of social justice and reproductive rights and is one of the most — if not the most — important movement to a truly just society.

Admin, People, & Culture Manager

Carter Aldave


Carter was born in North Carolina but raised in Georgia. They have been involved in activism, organizing, and social justice since 2015. Their journey started with a focus on racial justice and has since grown to include queer and trans liberation, disability justice, environmental justice, and of course reproductive justice. Carter is passionate about the ways that learning more comprehensive interpersonal communication and care can lead to liberation for us all. The focus of their work at SPARK is on supporting their team in having everything they need to get the work done, including opportunities to explore how the relationships with one another inform the work that we do and how we show up in the world.

In their free time, Carter enjoys a good party, reading, and traveling as much as possible.

RJ Is… undeniable right of people of any gender or circumstance to have access to whatever means necessary to thrive.

Communications Associate

S’haleam Bandy


S’haleam is a black trans multi-disciplined artist from the South. he studied playwriting and poetry, and as a performance poet and producer learned marketing and communication skills such as graphic design and SEO. They worked as a Theater and Poetry teaching artist, where thy received training in Restorative Justice, and the transformative processes of conflict resolution. Recently, he has been studying Python to further my communications studies, and continue to advocate for trans and queer folx, at large, using technological mediums as mental and medical health resources/beacons. They are so excited to work with Spark RJ and to call somewhere like it home.

RJ Is… an active commitment to adhering to and challenging, amending policy, socio-issues directly correlated with generational trauma that adversely affect women, non-binary and trans identities.