Board of Directors

Executive Officers

  • President - Lillie Gallant
  • Vice President - Carole Conors
  • Secretary - Michelle Rice Trotter
  • Treasurer - Barbara Russell

Board of Directors

  • Director of Action & Advocacy – Vacant
    Oversees action at a local level, and monitors and reviews action at the state and national level. Writes and testifies on county and state legislation local to Howard County before the relevant elected representatives.

  • Director of Voter Service/Voter Guides – Vacant

  • Director of Voter Service/Poll Evaluations – Linda Wengel

  • Director of Membership – Roxanne Hughes-Wheatland and Jean Israel
    Oversees membership recruitment and retention efforts and maintains databases of active and inactive members. Holds orientations for new members, and participates in the development of social and educational events for members.

  • Director of Communication – Patricia Buonaguro Laidig
    Responsible for the monthly preparation of the League’s newsletter and other mailings to members. Responsible for external communication with the press and general public.

  • Director of Education – Pat Gordon
    Oversees action and reporting on Education at a local level, and monitors and reviews action at the state and national level. Develops resources for HCPSS students on civics. Coordinates with other education organizations in the county.

  • Director of Environment – Betsy Singer
    Oversees action on the Environment at a local level, and monitors and reviews action at the state and national level. Develops forums and other resources for members and the public on environmental issues facing the county, and coordinates with other environmental organizations in the county.

  • Director of Program – Jeffri Pierre
    Provides expertise to President, Board, and Study Chairs on National, State, NCA, and local program. Coordinates and organizes Unit Meetings for members on program positions with help from item chairs.

  • Off-Board Director of LWVNCA (National Capital Area) – Andrea Morris Gruhl
    Oversees the action of the LWVNCA on behalf of Howard County and helps develop new programs and events. Communicates with the Board and membership on their decisions, programs, and events.

  • Webmaster – Andrea Wilmoth
    The Webmaster is responsible for the maintenance of the LWV Website and works with Communications and the Executive Board on Social Media strategy and integration.

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