A member of the League for 25 years, Carol has served at both the local and state levels. For the past four years she served as Voter Service Director for LWVC. In addition to overseeing production of LWVC’s standard voter service materials, she curated and wrote content for Voter’s Edge, coordinated League’s part in the televised U.S. Senatorial candidate forum and coordinated League’s involvement in the California Channel Free Airtime Project in 2018. Carol served as program director for LWVC in the reproductive choices portfolio for three years prior to joining the state board.
Aisha Piracha-Zakariya is a Director for the League of Women Voters of California. She served the Palo Alto League as their board President from 2018-19, and as First Vice President (2017-18), after she joined the League in December 2016. Aisha continues to serve on their communications, advocacy and board development teams, and is also chairing the Census 2020 efforts with her local League.
Amanda Berg is a Director of the League of Women Voters of California and the Voter Service Director for the League of Women Voters San Diego and has been working with LWVSD since October 2014. She became Director of Voter Service for LWVSD in January 2015 and then transitioned to serve as the Director of Marketing and Outreach in July 2018. Amanda spearheaded a series of local League events titled “Sips & Civility.” These quarterly events are targeted towards a young professional audience and offer free drinks and civil political discussion.
Carolina is a retired educator, who joined the Los Angeles League in the fall of 2013 and has been active on their Youth Outreach and Human Trafficking Committees. She is currently Co-Chair of the LWVC Criminal Justice Reform Committee and represents LWVLA in a coalition for Los Angeles Campaign Finance Reform. Her father was an immigrant from the Philippines in the 1920s. He met her mother in the Philippines during World War II while she was working for an Armed Forces Auxiliary. Her mother was devoted to community service and certainly was a model for Carolina.
At the state level, Caroline currently serves as Secretary, and is a member of the Executive and Personnel Committees. She is also the Southern Coordinator of the LWVC Management Training Advisor Program (MTAs), and the MTA for several local Leagues. She chaired the 2013-2015 LWVC Nominating Committee, and served on the Board of Directors from 2009-2013. Caroline has enjoyed continuous LWV membership in various California Leagues since initially joining the LWV of Tulare County in 1968.
Christina Dragonetti is a Director of the League of Women Voters of California. Christina Dragonetti has been a member of the League since 2012 and a Director of the state board since 2015. As a volunteer, Christina served on the LWVC Voter Service Committee, has conducted trainings for League members, and is a resource for nonprofit governance issues. Christina is the Outreach and Communications Director for the California Association of Nonprofits, an advocacy organization based in San Francisco.
Debbie Fagen is a Director for the League of Women Voters of California. Debbie joined the League in January 2017 and serves as the co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area. She championed her chapter’s efforts for the Schools and Communities First campaign, gathering signatures to help qualify the measure for the November 2020 ballot, and has been influential in elevating the LWVPA’s presence at political rallies and marches.
Gloria is First Second Vice President for Advocacy/Program of the League of Women Voters Board, and chair of the LWVC Diversity Equity Task Force, and serves on the state Legislation Committee, and is the board liaison to the Climate Change Task Force. Prior to joining the state board, Gloria served a two-year term as the chair of the LWV Santa Clara County Council, and was a director on the LWV Bay Area ILO board of directors, and was president of LWV San Jose/Santa Clara for three years.
Helen Hutchison is serving as the Interim Executive Director and is the most recent Past President of the League of Women Voters of California, having joined the board first as the Government Director and then as the Second Vice President for Advocacy and Program in 2008. While serving the state League, she has been active in strategic planning, initiative and referendum reform, human resources, training, legislation, ballot measures, and redistricting.
Jacquie is the First Vice President for the League of Women Voters of California. She has been a member of the League for over 26 years and has held several positions at the both the state and local level with more emphasis in voter service projects and League studies. At the state level, she served two terms as Treasurer and two terms as Voter Service Director.
Lori Thiel is a Director of the League of Women Voters of California. Lori discovered the League about five years ago after she moved to San Diego and wanted to get involved in her new community. She was quite impressed by the League. At a San Diego League luncheon on higher education, Jeanne Brown gave her a membership card and she was hooked.
Maxine is a Director for the League of Women Voters of California. Maxine came to the San Francisco League through her political activity during the 2004 election. Her political involvement began in anger, which led to partisan activism, and then to the League where she was recruited to Voter Service work. She has served on the San Francisco League board and as chair of their Advocacy and Action Committee. She also currently serves on the state Criminal Justice Reform Committee.
Pat Coulter is a relative newcomer to California and to the League of Women Voters. She is currently president-elect of the Pasadena Area League. She also chairs their Immigration Committee, and serves on the Development Committee. Pat retired from the Urban League of Philadelphia as president and CEO in 2014. Her 50-year work history spans roles in education, and in corporate and nonprofit sectors.
Tracey Edwards is a Director of the League of Women Voters of California.Tracey joined the League of Women Voters of Cupertino-Sunnyvale in 1998 but didn’t become active until she joined the board in 2016 following her retirement. She currently serves as Vice President and County Council representative for her local League. Tracey works on affordable housing, pre-registration of high school students, and local development issues. She has also been appointed to two Santa Clara County Commissions; one on affordable housing and one on Women’s leadership.