Sharon Ravert – Executive Director Peachtree NORML
Sharon is a wife, mother, caregiver, business owner and life long resident of Georgia. Her eyes were opened when her family was traumatized by the “War on Drugs”, she uses her ears to listen to other victims and her voice to tell their stories and educate others on the direct and indirect harms of prohibition and how it affects us all.
Sharon has been a guest on numerous radio stations across the country as well as local and regional TV news affiliates. As well as LadyBud Magazine, HighTimes Magazine and Main Street. She was recently nominated by Mass/Cann NORML for National Female Activist of the Year. Sharon has traveled the country speaking on various topics including drug policy, activism, southern strategies and harm reduction. She produces a segment on 420radio.com highlighting the stories and work of other women in the fight to end marijuana prohibition.
Dean Sines – Deputy Director
A long time activist for gay rights, and in 1997 after a diagnosis of cancer and becoming a medical marijuana user, he saw a need for safe access for patients. So began his road as cannabis activist fighting for a persons right to choose how they medicate. Dean currently sits on the board of directors for Peachtree NORML, and is a lobbyist for Marijuana Reform in Georgia. He can be seen around town at rallies and events in his cannabis gear educating people wherever he goes on the wonders of the cannabis plant.
Kimberly Smith – Secretary
Kimberly Smith came to Peachtree NORML from Tennessee NORML in 2013. She has worked as a cannabis activist for several years, and is also a patient who uses cannabis to treat her migraines and chronic pain. As a victim of domestic violence involving alcohol as a child and an adult, she fights for a safer option to alcohol for responsible adults.
Kelley Hammock – Outreach Coordinator
Kelley is a lifelong resident of the state of Georgia and a veteran of the United States Army.
With 22 years in corporate transportation, Kelley became an advocate for cannabis reform after realizing that it could help his mother who suffered from Alzheimer’s. In addition to his work with Peachtree NORML, Kelley is also a photographer and member of the International Freelance Photographers Organization and the American Image Press.
Brittany Leeds- Treasurer
Brittany, a Georgia native, is a victim of our failed drug war policies. At age 19 she was awakened by a drug task force with guns pointing at her as she was pulled out of bed at 4:00 a.m. Overnight she became an activist while she continued her education, graduating from the College of Environment + Design at the University of Georgia with a degree in Landscape Architecture. For ten years she has been traveling the country educating, interviewing and documenting the war on drugs. Working with Peachtree NORML she has played an integral part in planning conferences, vigils, protests and events across the nation.