Our Staff

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Stephanie Doute LWVC ED
Position: 
Executive Director
Local League(s): 

Stephanie Doute was hired as the new Execitive Direcor in November. Formerly the Executive Director of the International Association of Business Communicators, Stephanie managed a vibrant global membership association with thousands of members from around the world. Named to the prestigious Association Forum's Forty Under 40 list of association and non-profit professionals and with more than 15 years experience working in the non-profit sector, Stephanie is an accomplished executive with a passion for advocacy and elevating women’s voices.

Position: 
Operations & Projects Coordinator
Local League(s): 

Amaris is the Operations & Projects Coordinator at the League of Women Voters of California. Amaris is the front line operator in the office and assists the Project Manager for My League Online, a web site platform for local Leagues of Women Voters across the nation. Amaris joined the staff in 2015 as the Administrative Assistant after graduating from CSU Sacramento with her Bachelor’s degree in Communications.

Andrew Muse-Fisher
Position: 
Civic Engagement Coordinator

Andrew is the Civic Engagement Coordinator for the League of Women Voters of California. Under the supervision of our Deputy Director, Andrew is responsible for project coordination, outreach, materials development, and high-level administrative support for the 2020 election season. His duties include outreach to and engagement of local affiliates, community partners, candidates, volunteers and elections officials in priority projects including Voter’s Choice California, Voter’s Edge California, youth voter registration, civic engagement initiatives, and ballot measure campaigns.

Position: 
Deputy Director
Local League(s): 

Dora Rose serves as Deputy Director for the League of Women Voters of California.  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.

Dustin Alexander
Position: 
Development Manager

Dustin Alexander is the Development Manager at the League of Women Voters of California. For the last 11 years, Dustin has served with several non-profits building or strengthening their Development programs and now brings those talents to the League of Women Voters of California. He plans to surpass all fundraising goals to grow a program that will help guarantee long term growth for the League.

Dustin not only has a passion for fundraising but also for animal welfare. In his spare time you might find him taking pictures or working on his podcast for Fantastic Worlds Podcast.

Elizabeth Leslie
Position: 
Communications Manager

Elizabeth joined the staff as the first Communications Manager in 2007. Ms. Leslie is responsible for all things communications including strategy and content for voter education, fundraising, and advocacy. Ms. Leslie is also the manager of partnerships for the organization as well as the project manager for My League Online, a web site platform for local Leagues of Women Voters across the nation. Ms. Leslie is also in charge of media relations including all eight League social media platforms.

Karen Jones, LWVC, Advocacy, fellowship, Trudy Schafer, grassroots, California
Position: 
Inaugural Trudy Schafer Public Policy Fellow
Local League(s): 

Meet our first Trudy Schafer Public Policy Fellow, Karen Jones! After completing her undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University, Karen received her doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Missouri. She continued to research autism spectrum disorders at the University of California at Davis before transitioning to the world of policymaking at the Capitol Office of State Senator Dr. Richard Pan.

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