Please elect this new slate of officers–fill out the form below!
Deadline: April 20. 2018
It is time for new WNBA-SF leadership! Please fill out this form to vote for our incoming WNBA-SF Chapter board. If you wish, you may also nominate an active, qualified WNBA-SF Chapter member as an alternative to this slate with her prior, written consent no later than April 20, 2018. Thank you, Marcia Rosen, Nominating Committee Chair
SF Chapter Bylaws: Officers and Board appointees shall take office on June 1 following the election or appointment to office. The officers shall serve a term of two years. They may serve two consecutive terms, except for the Treasurer, who may continue to succeed her/him self.
President – Brenda Knight
Brenda Knight is a twenty-year publishing veteran, starting at HarperCollins, and authored American Book Award-winning Women of the Beat Generation, Rituals for Life and Wild Women and Books. Knight has worked with many bestselling authors including Mark Nepo, Phil Cousineau, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, and Paolo Coehlo. Knight volunteers for the American Cancer Society as a counselor for the newly diagnosed and leads writing workshops, “Putting Your Passion on Paper.” Founding editor of Viva Editions, a division of Cleis Press, Knight lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Brenda Knight is nominated for a second two-year term as President.
Vice President – Elise Marie Collins
A yoga foodie, Elise Marie Collins loves to shop and hunt for healing foods. She has been teaching yoga for over ten years and eating her entire life. Through her yoga and meditation practice, Elise became more in touch with the importance of what we put in our bodies and how food affects us spiritually, mentally and physically.She is the author of An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods, A Shoppers Companion and Chakra Tonics, Essential Elixirs for Mind, Body and Spirit, both published by Conari press.”
Secretary – Sharon McElhone
Sharon McElhone is a journalist, columnist, and author of six books. Her articles have appeared in La Oferta, Orchard Valley, among other publications.Her column,”Middle America-Our Engine,” and can be viewed online at La Oferta. Her fiction has appeared in The New Short Fiction Series 2012 in Los Angeles, Label Me Latina/o Spring 2015 and in the 2017 anthology Basta! She was the keynote speaker for La Rosa, a program dedicated to increasing college attendance among Latina students. She is half Ecuadorian and half Irish and lives in Silicon Valley with her husband and children. She is working on a memoir related to childcare, a novel, and a fourth collection of poems. For more information, please see sharonmcelhone.com Sharon McElhone was appointed mid-term due to a resignation, and is now nominated for a two-year term as Secretary.
Treasurer – Herma Lichtenstein
Herma Lichtenstein is an advocate of the creative process in whatever form it takes. With a background in design, she recently managed capital projects for the City of Dublin and the Athenian School in Danville. An avid reader and writer, in 2013 she started Panverse Publishing. The company focused on publishing cross genre works. She lives in Pleasant Hill with her husband, a dog, and two cats who hate the dog. Herma Lichtenstein is nominated for a second two-year term as Treasurer.
Fill out this form by April 20, 2018! Vote our Slate OR you may also nominate an officer of your choice with their prior, written consent.