Board of Directors

Board President and Co-Founder Tom Willard is Vice President for Artificial Intelligence and Analytics at CapGemini Consulting. His career spans 30+ years in data technology, management and international communications. He has served on the Verista board since the organization’s inception. He supports initiatives and organizations that advance free and open communication of ideas.

Board Vice President/ Treasurer and Co-Founder Lisa Schnellinger is a glass artist and owner of Fused Light Studio LLC, based in Atlanta. She previously worked in media for more than 35 years, as a photographer, editor, trainer, project manager and program designer, and has worked in 21 countries. Her lifelong volunteer work in the United States has focused on the arts, education and technology.

Board Secretary Nell Ruby is Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA.  Her professional skills include multiple and mixed media, printmaking, photography, and graphic design, and she was also a woodworker and cabinet maker. She founded the Center for Digital and Visual Literacy at Agnes Scott.