Our Off-Board Leaders

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Position: 
Program Director
Position: 
Higher Education Study Committee
Local League(s): 

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.

Position: 
Southern CA Liaison
Local League(s): 
Janis R. Hirohama, Senate Debate Panelist
Position: 
Senate Debate Panelist
Local League(s): 

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.

Jennifer Waggoner Head Shot: white woman in her 40s with medium red hair
Position: 
Volunteer
Local League(s): 

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.

Current Roles

Jenny currently serves on the Advancement Committee.

Position: 
Off-Board Leader
Local League(s): 

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.

Kristin Chu, smiling with blonde hair in a dark blue blouse with a striking necklace
Position: 
Bylaws Committee Member
Local League(s): 

Kristin served as the Treasurer for the LWV San Francisco for 8 years. She is currently involved in city government through the Citizen’s G.O. Bond Oversight Committee.  In her professional life, Kristin has over 15 years of technology and leadership experience focused on product management and solutions architecture.

Robbie Davis smiling
Position: 
Nominating Committee Member
Local League(s): 

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.

Position: 
Higher Education Study 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.

Position: 
Nominating Committee
Local League(s): 

Susan Morris Wilson joined the League of Women Voters of the Redding Area in 1995 after someone suggested it was a group “perfect” for her. She has served in leadership roles at local, state, and national levels. As a member of the LWV Redding Area, she served as president, vice president, and voter service chair at various times. She and other members have worked closely with the Wintu Tribe in their effort to achieve federal recognition and facilitate elections for homeowner associations.