New LWVSF Board Members
We want to welcome Cynthia Foster to her new role as LWVSF President. Foster, the former First Vice President, replaces outgoing LWVSF President Patricia McGovern.
Thank you for your service, Patricia!
Here are the bios of new board leaders approved at the LWVSF annual meeting on June 8:
Sumaya Abdurrezak is our League's new Vice President of Development. Abdurrezak is a Washington, D.C. area native with a unique background in government, media and business. A political scientist by training, Abdurrezak worked on Capitol Hill and BBC News prior to joining CEB, the world's leading member-based advisory company. A recent transplant to the Bay Area, she is a Senior Account Executive with Keas, a San Francisco-based health startup.
Jaime Contreras is the new LWVSF Gala Co-Chair/TV Production. He is a Program Director with The Junior Statesman Foundation and holds a master's degree in International Relations from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. He also serves as Community Advisory Panel Chair for KQED Public Media.
Jo Elias-Jackson is a native San Franciscan and the new Secretary of LWVSF. Jackson, a systems analyst at SFGH, recently received her MPA/HAS from the University of San Francisco.
Yumi Nam is the new Membership Co-Chair of our League. She is an attorney at a boutique San Francisco law firm, specializing in intellectual property and matters in the entertainment and wine industries. She received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and her bachelor's degree from New York University.
Melissa Wuschnig is the new TV Production Chair for LWVSF. Wuschnig, a Bay Area native and small business owner, has worked as a professional photographer for the past eight years. She also has experience in corporate marketing and sales. Wuschnig is an active member of the LGBT community, focusing on policy issues such as marriage equality and employment protection.
Several existing board members are continuing to serve on the board. Stay tuned for an updated LWVSF website page with the complete board member list and photos.