League of Women Voters of Oakland
436 14th Street, Suite 1213
Oakland, CA 94612-2723

Telephone: 510-834-7640


Title Name Email
President * Deborah Shefler
Voter Service, VP * Peggy Graybill
Speaker Series, VP * Ernestine Nettles
Administration, VP * Bonnie Hamlin
Action, VP * Gail Wallace
Secretary Helen Sundergill
Treasurer * Amy Lyons
Communications Kathleen Cha
LWV Bay Area Inter League Rep Louise Anderson
Webmaster Eleni Hub
Legislative Policy Analyst * Mary Bergan
LWV Centennial, Coordinator Louise Rothman-Riemer  
Development, Co-Chair Lori Lieneke
Re-Entry Task Force Deleign Thompson  
At Large 1 Amy Baker
At Large 2 * Viola Gonzales
At Large 3 Nina Senn
* Executive Committee    


Off-Board Leaders:

General Information
Development Co-Chair Kathryn Moir
Education, Chair Rebecca Haskell
Membership, Co-Chairs Cynthia O'Malley
  Meg Bowerman  
Nominating Committee, Chair Theresa Nelson
Observer Corps, Coordinator Gen Katz, Trisha Gorman
Office Coordinator Bonnie Hamlin
Social Media, Coordinator Rachel Davis-Leathers
VOTER Editor, Tech Lead Renea Davis-Leathers
Voter Services    
Candidate Forums Coordinator Pat Raburn
Oakland Easy Voter Guide Coordinator Lori Lieneke
Pros and Cons Speaker Training Helen Neville
Pros and Cons Speakers Venue Coordinator Allene Warren
Registration Affadavits Distribution Pete Bank
Voter Guides Distribution    
Voter Registration, Co-Chairs Carmen Murray
  Breeanna Decker  
 Who Represents Oakland, Editor Mary Weinstein  

Other League Organizations

Our Oakland League is one of six local Leagues in Alameda County. The others are: 

Each League designates a rep and an alternate to attend meetings of the Alameda County Council of Leagues of Women Voters every other month.  A county Council chairperson is chosen from one of the Leagues and serves a two-year term.  The job rotates thru the 6 Leagues in an alphabetic order.  In 2019 - 2020 the chair is from LWV Eden Area.

Our members are also members of:

See other Leagues in California and other state leagues and a directory of Leagues within the United States.


Resource Web Site Address Notable Contents
LWV Bay Area VOTER, Monitor (bimonthly review of regional issues), Decision Makers (directory of regional agencies), positions, action, a document library.
Bay Area Monitor Published for over 30 years as a project of the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Education Fund, the Bay Area Monitor provides coverage of transportation, air quality, water quality, open space, and land use issues in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.
LWV California Issues (including Positions), State issues for emphasis, League stands on propositions. Contact info for other Leagues in the state, info about conventions, councils, and workshops. Sign up for newsletters.
LWV California Ed Fund Pros & Cons, info about state ballot measures, Register to Vote Info, links to Easy Voter Guides
Voter's Edge All about every election: candidates, ballot measures, polling places.
Easy Voter The Easy Voter Guide: order or print PDF, Fast Facts, handouts, and more about registering and voting
Alameda County Registrar of Voters Official Election Site of Alameda County
CA Sec'y of State - Elections Official Election Site of California
City of Oakland Official Site of Oakland