Rhoda Howard

Named as a coordinator of Brooklyn Heights WFP in a December 5, 1962, policy paper, Howard asked for a change too WSP’s structure in light of the group’s response to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Brooklyn Heights WFP observed that the need for quick decisions and action was not met by WSP’s loose coordination and non-hierarchical approach. Howard, along with fellow coordinators Sally Longhi and Joan Davison, instead proposed a temporary steering committee headed by Dagmar Wilson and two representatives from the Mid West and West Coast. The committee would “give direction to the nationwide efforts of WSP, coordinate activities and act as spokesman for the whole organisation.”