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Position: 
Administrative Assistant

Welcome to Amaris Lebron, our NEW Administrative Assistant. Amaris graduated from Sacramento City College in December of 2014 with her Associate’s Degree in communications and is currently enrolled at CSUS pursuing her Bachelor’s degree. She is very excited to be working with the League to utilize what she has learned so far in her college career and gain experience for the future.

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Position: 
Senior Director, Civic Engagement
Local League(s): 

Dora Rose serves as Senior Director, Civic Engagement for the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund.  Dora has been a civil rights litigator, policy advocate, and voting rights activist for over twenty years. Her experience includes holding leadership positions with the Voting Rights Institute, the Center for Election Integrity at Cleveland State University, and as General Counsel and Director of Voter Protection for the Ohio Democratic Party.

Position: 
Communications Manager

Elizabeth joined the staff as the first Communications Manager for
the League in 2007. Ms. Leslie is responsible for a variety of tasks
including: setting communications strategy, writing online content,
editing newsletters, fundraising, advocacy, partnership outreach, Web
site management, and training. Ms. Leslie also manages multiple social
media channels and media relations.

Position: 
Development Coordinator
Local League(s): 

Jenny Burger is the Development Coordinator for the League of Women Voters of California. She earned a bachelor's degree in English at Western Washington University before returning to her native California to pursue graduate study at UC Davis, where she taught composition and literature. She has held positions as a public information assistant at Kitsap County in Washington state, as an editorial assistant with the academic journal Eighteenth-Century Studies, and most recently as a program assistant with Academic Talent Search, an educational nonprofit organization.

Position: 
Executive Director

Melissa Breach joined our staff as the Executive Director in July of 2011. She has over 15 years of service in nonprofit leadership brings significant experience as a nonprofit strategist. She is a skilled consultant and trainer on the issues of governance, organizational sustainability, and change facilitation.

Position: 
Membership and Technology Manager
Local League(s): 

Sharon Stone is the Membership and Technology Manager at the League of Women Voters of California. With over ten years of experience working with nonprofits, Sharon’s passion has been to continuously serve out the mission of each organization she’s worked at—making her an invaluable asset to the League. As the backbone of the state League, Sharon oversees all the day-to-day activities and services that support the local Leagues. She also provides leadership on the development of new systems, data management, and event coordination.

Position: 
Accountant
Position: 
Senior Director for Program

Trudy Schafer is the Senior Director for Program of the League of Women Voters of California and works on a broad spectrum of projects both in community education and in advocacy. Her focus is on advocacy on League priorities at the state Capitol as well as on a number of ballot measure campaigns, including redistricting, money in politics, and budget reform measures. After the passage of Proposition 11 in 2008, she worked to ensure effective selection and functioning of the new Citizens Redistricting Commission.