Board of Directors

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The Board of Directors is the administrative and policy-making arm of the League of Women Voters of Chicago. It is ultimately responsible for our budget, business affairs, and the activities of committees and members. An overview of board responsibility may be accessed here.

The Board is elected each year at the annual meeting and takes office immediately. Officers and Directors serve terms of two years, which are staggered. 

The current Board members and their term years are listed:


  • Annie Logue, President (2018-2020)
  • Catherine Mardikes, ExecutiveVice President (2019-2021)
  • Karen Sandrick, Vice President-Citizen Engagement (2019-2021)
  • Patricia Graunnke, Acting Vice President-Membership (2019-2020)
  • Marnie Gielow, Secretary (2019-2021)
  • Pat Vogtman, Treasurer (2019-2020)


  • Hollis Burgess, Chair-Operations (2019-2021)
  • Vanessa Bush Ford, Chair-Communications (2019-2021)
  • Helene Gabelnick, Chair-Voter Services & Education (2018-2020) 
  • Margaret Herring, Chair-City Government Issues Committee (2018-2020) 
  • Anne Jamieson, Chair-Issues & Advocacy (2019-2021)
  • Sameena Mustafa, Chair-Committee on Diversity and Incliusion (2018-2020)
  • Melanie Norstrom, Coordinator-Units (2018-2020)
  • Jane Ruby, Coordinator-Events (2018-2020)
  • Lauren Rudolph, Chair, Fund Development (2019-2021)
  • Sue Sosin, Chair, Membership Recruitment & Retention (2019-2021)