Elizabeth Shields is a member of the LWV Fresno, where she has served as Membership Chair and Vice President for Voter Services since 2005. She also coordinated the LWV Fresno’s Initiative Study.
Elizabeth worked on a project funded by the US State Department, New Independent States, in which she evaluated business curriculum and worked with faculty members at Yerevan State University, Armenia. In 2002, she received a grant from the National Endowment for Financial Education to develop a series of classes in personal finance for people in drug rehabilitation.
Janis Hirohama is a past President of the League of Women Voters of California and a former First Vice President of the League of Women Voters of the United States. She is a member of the State Bar of California’s Commission on Access to Justice and is Equal Rights Director for the LWV California. She has served on the California Common Cause Board of Directors, the EdSource Board of Directors, the California Judicial Council’s Commission on Impartial Courts, and the Fair Political Practices Commission’s Task Force on the Political Reform Act. An attorney, Ms. Hirohama has an A.B.
Jenny (nicknamed "JDub") strongly believes in the League’s core values. She is grateful for the opportunities the League offers. The greatest value for her has been the mentors she has found and their encouragement to mentor others through the League.
Kate is a sixth generation Californian from Sacramento. She is married, has one daughter, and has lived in Alameda for thirty-five years. She has been a member of the League of Women Voters for over thirty years.
She served her first presidency of the Alameda League of Women Voters in 1981, and another two terms recently. She served as the Communications Director on the LWVC board from 2005-2007. She has done State workshop and Convention training in the areas of Communications and Change Management.
Robbie has been a League member since 1975 and a member of the Pasadena Area League since 1989. She has served in a number of positions at the local level, including president. From 2003 to 2007, she served on the LWVC board as chair of the Education Fund. From 2008 to 2010, she chaired the LWVUS Nominating Committee.
Sarah Funes is a member of the LWV North and Central San Mateo County. Her interest and work has been in Voter Service and voting rights.
Sarah has been a student at CSM and Skyline College, and will be attenindg UC Berkeley. For the past two years she has been on two separate work groups of the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges with the charge to rewrite Title V. She has testified before the Assembly and Senate subcommittee on higher education in regard to increasing funding for Disabled Students Programs and Services.