Meet the IAWJ Staff!

Christie R. Jones, ABD, Executive Director

Ms. Jones is a scholar, subject matter expert, and senior non-profit professional in the fields of human security and gender and racial equity. In January 2021, she was selected as Executive Director of the International Association of Women Judges in support of its ongoing mission to create and empower a robust network of influential leaders united by their commitment to equal justice and the rule of law. Prior to joining the IAWJ, Ms. Jones served as the Interim Executive Director for the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security at George Mason University; prior to this appointment she was the Center’s Director of Education. She has led and administered large-scale programs and grants for the National Commission for the Structure of the Air Force; the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction; the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine; and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, among others. In addition, Ms. Jones is a doctoral candidate at the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution. Her research and teaching focuses on gender-based and racialized violence; peacebuilding in marginalized communities; and the role of minoritized civil society groups in peacemaking; her innovative work in diversity, equity, and inclusion resulted in her being named James H. Laue Memorial Endowed Scholar in 2018. Ms. Jones also holds a Master of Science degree in Peace Operations Policy and is an alumna of Bennett College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. The daughter of an American diplomat, she was raised in Latin America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe and is proficient in Spanish.

Anne Tierney Goldstein, Esq., Director of Human Rights Education

Ms. Goldstein has been the Human Rights Education Director of the International Association of Women Judges since 1994. She designed the IAWJ’s Jurisprudence of Equality Program (JEP) and has led JEP training programs in Central and Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Ms. Goldstein spent three years as an attorney with the United States Department of Justice and two years at the Washington, D.C. office of Hogan and Hartson before entering the non-profit world. An expert on international law and women’s rights, she has taught undergraduate and law school courses on women and the law, transnational family law, and comparative and international law of women’s rights at Georgetown University and George Washington University in Washington, DC, and at the joint Oxford-George Washington summer program in human rights in Oxford, UK. Harvard Law School selected her as a Wasserstein Fellow for the 2011-12 year; the Wasserstein Public Interest Fellows Program brings outstanding public interest attorneys to Harvard Law School to counsel students about public service. The Program recognizes exemplary lawyers who have distinguished themselves in public interest work and who can assist students who are considering similar career paths. Ms. Goldstein is a native English speaker with a proficiency in French and Spanish.

Nancy Hendry, Esq., Senior Advisor

Ms. Hendry has served as the Senior Advisor for the International Association of Women Judges since June 2010. During that time, she has worked to implement programs on judicial leadership in the MENA region, West Africa, and South Asia, and has led the IAWJ’s work to address a sexualized form of corruption that the IAWJ has termed “sextortion”, managing the implementation of a program on “Naming, Shaming, and Ending Sextortion” in the Philippines, Tanzania, and Bosnia-Herzegovina; developing a Sextortion Toolkit; working with pro bono partners on a comparative study of laws available to prosecute sextortion in nine jurisdictions; and speaking about sextortion at the International Anti-Corruption Conference and other international fora. Furthermore, Ms. Hendry played a vital role in the implementation and success of IAWJ’s Global Leadership of Women (GLOW) program. A graduate of Harvard University (cum laude) and Stanford Law School, she has broad experience in government and the non-profit sector, including as General Counsel of the Peace Corps (1996-2001) and Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of the Public Broadcasting Service (1981-1996). Her previous experience also includes legal work with the Children’s Law Center, the U.S. Department of Education, and the law firm of Wald, Harkrader and Ross, teaching as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in St. Louis Senegal. Ms. Hendry is proficient in French.

Jane Charles-Voltaire, Esq., Senior Program Officer 

Ms. Charles-Voltaire is the Senior Program Officer for the International Association of Women Judges and manages programs in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. In Haiti, she has been working with the Haitian Association of Women Judges to promote Haiti’s new Anti-Trafficking Legislation, through training, outreach, and coordination activities. In the Dominican Republic, she is working directly with the National Judicial Training School and representatives from the Supreme Court Gender Commission to improve access to justice for victims of Gender-Based Violence. Prior to joining the IAWJ, Ms. Charles-Voltaire worked in Haiti for four years as local counsel, with a Haitian law firm, for the United States Agency for International Development in Haiti (USAID). In her role as local counsel, she collaborated with Haitian government officials and representatives from international organizations in order to accomplish joint projects in social housing, environmental management, public finance management, and port development. In addition, she has extensive on the ground experience through her work in the nonprofit sector, she worked for two years with Viva Rio,  an innovative Brazilian non-profit organization, based in Port-au-Prince and implementing projects in the health, community security, education, and environment sectors. Ms. Charles-Voltaire earned her B.A. in Romance Languages and Literature from Wesleyan University and her J.D. from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. She is a member of the New York Bar. Ms. Charles-Voltaire is fluent in French, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.

Audrey Cavaness, Communications and Program Associate

Ms. Cavaness is the Communications and Program Associate for the International Association of Women Judges. She is responsible for managing all internal and external communications and oversees programs in Botswana and Costa Rica. Prior to joining the IAWJ team, Ms. Cavaness was an intern at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from ISIT Paris. Ms. Cavaness is a native English and French speaker with a proficiency in Spanish.


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