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.
Andrew is our new Program Associate 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 2018 election season. His duties will 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, and ballot measure campaigns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet our Advocacy Manager, Uzma Rahman! Uzma comes equipped with a Masters in International Relations and a Juris Doctorate. She has studied all over the world: Nashville, London, Shanghai, Beirut, San Francisco, and San Diego and has prior experience as a grant writer, journalist, writer, and editor. Her legal experience spans the private, non-profit, and government sectors. She hopes to use all of these tools to be an effective Advocacy Manager for the League of Women Voters of California. She is determined her career effects positive change in the world.