Meet our Co-Presidents
Courtney Harker Brown and Pamela Mudd
Courtney was born and raised in Houston, TX. She received her Bachelor’s in Global Studies from UCLA and her Master’s in Sociology of Crime, Control, and Globalization from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has always been passionate about causes fighting gender-based violence, human trafficking, and other human rights abuses. After graduate school, she returned to Houston and worked for Tahirih Justice Center, and organization supporting women and girls fleeing violence. She moved to San Diego in 2012, joining Women Give shortly thereafter, and worked for the American Heart Association as a Community Health Director. In 2015, she transitioned into a Director of Development role at Casa Cornelia Law Center, a former Women Give grantee organization that provides humanitarian protection for immigrant victims of human and civil rights violations, including survivors of domestic violence. Courtney lives in Solana Beach with her husband, Zac, and a fiercely independent cat named Cricket. She enjoys making cocktails, cooking, dancing, and hiking in her free time.
Pamela Mudd received her Business degree from UC Berkeley, after which she worked in finance and operations. In 1997, she and her husband started Musicmatch, a digital music software company, which they sold to Yahoo! in 2004. She is the director of the Mudd Charitable Foundation, which addresses social inequities in the areas of food insecurity and women’s issues. She has worked on various boards of local non-profit organizations, most recently as the treasurer before becoming co-president of WGSD. She and her husband created and run the Smart Food Foundation, whose mission is to help end the interconnected epidemic of hunger, obesity and diabetes in low income communities by providing healthy food distributions with a focus on nutrition education. She lives in Poway with her husband, Dennis, and has three grown sons. Her free time is spent on the trails – either running or mountain biking – with Dennis and their 2 Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.