|Type:||former OTW Board member (2011-2014)|
|Fandoms:||Buffy the Vampire Slayer, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Harry Potter, et al.|
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Nikisha Sanders is a former member of the board of the Organization for Transformative Works, having served as the Treasurer from 2012 until she was fired in September 2015. She was elected to the Board in the 2011 Board election and served one term, ending in 2014.
Before becoming a member of the Board, Sanders had served on OTW's Finance Committee since 2008. She was chair of the Finance Committee in 2012 and co-chair with Cat Meier in 2013 and 2014. After her Board term, she was on the Development & Membership committee until September 2015.
Nikisha Sanders holds a BA in sociology and anthropology from Earlham College, where she authored a senior thesis on gender representation among queer women. She has worked as an activist for AIDS awareness and education, lobbied for LGBT rights at the local and state level as staff for the Fairness Campaign, and served as member of the board of the Kentucky coalition of Jobs with Justice. She brings experience in non-profit management and accounting to the board, and has a personal interest in outreach to fannish communities of color. She is relatively new to online fandom, joining in 2000 as an avid reader of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanfic; and has been writing in various television and film fandoms, including NCIS, Criminal Minds, and Harry Potter, since 2006.
- 2011 Candidate Profile: Nikisha Sanders: OTW Elections, Archived version
- anonymous gossip at Fail_Fandomanon: 2015-09-16 and 2015-09-24
- Announcement from OTW Board about 2015 Ballot: 2015 OTW Elections: Removal of Nikisha Sanders from the ballot, Archived version
- Announcement from OTW Board of Directors, Archived version, posted 16 September 2015.
- In a September 24 Dreamwidth post, she describes noticing that her OTW logins no longer worked about six hours before receiving an email from the Board in which "I was being asked to resign as Treasurer because the relationship was no longer working out for either party." She also reports that she was a member of the DevMem committee, but was summarily dismissed from that position (counter to org rules) as well on the theory that it was part of her role as Treasurer.
- Who We Are. Organization for Transformative Works website. (Accessed 2 December 2012)