Officers/Board

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2021-2022

President                    LaDean Peterson        ldjp704@gmail.com

Executive VP               Wendy Owen              WendyOwen@mac.com

Treasurer                    Jeanne Smolkin           jsmolkin@gmail.com

Secretary                     Barbara Robinson       baritar16@gmail.com

VP, Programs              Open

Point Person               Johanna Manasse       jvm795@gmail.com

VP, Memb                   Michele Anderson      michanders1232@gmail.com

Point Person               Johanna Manasse       jvm795@gmail.com

VP, Memb                   Michele Anderson      michanders1232@gmail.com

GEM Pres                    Patricia Ashe               paashe1950@gmail.com

Committee Chairs & Liaisons

Advocacy &                 Kitty Schaller               kittyschaller@gmail.com

Public Policy                Johanna Manasse       jvm795@gmail.com

Special Interest          Barbara Robinson      baritar16@gmail.com

STEM                           Karen Wallace-Meigs             kmeigs2@gmail.com

WorkSmart                 Jan Huskey                              huskeyjanl@charter.net

Members at Large      Susan Grabel                          susangrabel2@gmail.com

Ex-officio                     Leslie Apple                            Leslie.apple@Edwardjones.com

Non-voting Ad Hoc

Facebook Editor         Karen Mauro                          biggy47@att.net

Newsletter Editor       Lynette Miller                         lcm353@gmail.co

Webmaster                 Open

 

WORKING COMMITTEES

Advocacy & Public Policy: This committee meets monthly on the second Wednesday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the YWCA. Our guiding purpose is to advance equity for women and girls through public policy by means of education, advocacy, and partnering with other local activist organizations. We select a few issues that are timely, critical, and consistent with AAUW National public policy aims, and currently are: Early Childhood Education, Affordable Healthcare, Equal Rights for Women and “Fair Vote.” AAUW Asheville members receive regular informational updates and “Five-Minute Activist Alerts” from the Advocacy & Public Policy Committee. Join us by contacting either co-chair: Kitty Schaller (828-777-1370) or Johanna Manasse (708-224-7199)
 
STEM Committee: The focus of the STEM Committee is to assist the community in educating women and girls in the STEM and Arts disciplines to promote gender equality in these areas.  The Committee is open to anyone interested in actively participating with ideas and interests in local STEM focused activities, including developing a speakers’ bureau, collaborating with UNCA on upcoming events, etc.  We’re looking for new ideas in ways that AAUW can contribute to this cause. Contact Karen Wallace-Meigs (828-337-3528 or kmeigs2@gmail.com)
 
WorkSmart:  Developed by AAUW, this free online salary negotiation course is designed to help women better their financial future.  The committee will use different communication tools to educate our members about this innovative program and ways to link this course to friends, family, and business contacts.  The committee will also identify and communicate with many other organizations and institutions to further promote this course.  Contact Jan Huskey (huskeyjanl@charter.net or 828-785-9994).