Sheri Mann Stewart is the co-founder and President of Forward Georgia, and is a native Georgian (Atlantan) with roots in Oconee, Clarke, Fulton, and Dekalb Counties. She is a recent graduate of the DFA Campaign Academy and was also a co-founder of NOFA (Neighbors Organized for Action) and of the Facebook Group, Meet a Muslim. Mrs. Stewart's education includes a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology.

In 2009, Mrs. Stewart created, produced, and served as a cohost for "the progressive voice of Atlanta TV," All The Latest ATL, on People TV and Blip.tv. A professional actor and director, having played roles in films by Tyler Perry, "My Fellow Americans" with Jack Lemmon and James Garner, and countless other stage, TV, and screen productions, she has also served on the faculties of Emory University, The Goizueta School at Emory, Baruch College, The Art Institute of Atlanta, and The Alliance Theater.

A strong union supporter and longtime member, Mrs. Stewart currently serves on the Board and Council of Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA, and is a member of Actors Equity and served on the Atlanta Pride Board for 3 years. Mrs. Stewart currently resides with her life partner and husband Barry Stewart Mann and her two sons, Tendal and Royce.