Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors provide wisdom and accountability through quarterly meetings where they go over our financial reports, discuss the direction of the organization, and make the decisions that only a board of directors can make.

David Conley

Certified Public Accountant

David Conley is a member of Equal Rights Institute's Board of Directors. He is a CPA and is an owner and co-founder of Smith, Conley & Associates, PC. David and his wife Gayla reside in Peachtree City, Georgia. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center as well as Treasurer for the Center. He's the current President of the Fayette chapter of Georgia … Read More

Brien Downie

Logistics Executive

Brien Downie is a member of Equal Rights Institute‚Äôs Board of Directors. After spending a decade working in advertising in Los Angeles, Brien now serves as Vice President for Holman Distribution, a 153-year-old Third Party Logistics firm that has been owned by his family since the 1930's. Brien has a BA in Mass Communication ('03) from Biola University, and an MBA ('12) from the Anderson … Read More

Nathan Hitchen


Nathan Hitchen is a member of Equal Rights Institute's Board of Directors. He completed his M.A. at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Prior to Johns Hopkins, Nathan participated in the John Jay Institute fellowship, a program in theology and political philosophy, and then worked at a number of domestic and foreign policy think tanks in Washington, D.C. … Read More