JULY 2017 - JULY 2018

Directors must be a voting member of the LWVLC. Elected directors serve for a term of two years and appointed directors serve for a term of one year.

The Board of Directors manages and supervises the business and affairs of the organization subject to the instructions of the general membership.

League of Women Voters of Lancaster County Executive Board Members

July 2017 - July 2018



Fran Rodriguez
Fran is a Program Officer with the Lancaster County Community Foundation. She is the founder of the Latino Empowerment Project (LEP), a 9-week leadership development program for Latinos. Fran holds an Associate of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies from Harrisburg Area Community College and a Master’s degree in Human Services from Lincoln University. In 2017, she began her second year as President of the League of Women Voters of Lancaster County. Fran writes a column for La Voz Lancaster.




Jenn Orantes



Carrie McCullough
Carrie is an Orphan Care Coordinator for Brittany’s Hope, where she oversees the Humanitarian Aid Program. Working closely with partners in Kenya, Ethiopia & Viet Nam, she advocates for children & communities in need. Always interested in international relations & global studies, Carrie received her undergraduate degree in History from Millersville University in 2007, and her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Widener University in 2014.




Kathy Gutierrez
Kathy is a Human Resources Manager with RKL. She has a comprehensive background within the human resources and training and development field. Kathy holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Millersville University and a Master’s in Human Resources Development from Villanova. She has also acquired her Professional in Human Resources certification and her Certified Professional in Learning and Performance. She serves on the Advisory Board for Assets Lancaster’s Women’s Business Center.




Jenny Germann



Carrie Carranza
Carrie is an immigration legal counselor and advocacy liaison for Church World Service. She is a J.P. McCaskey graduate who went on to graduate from Messiah College with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Sociology, Anthropology, and Spanish.
In 2016, Carrie co-founded inVISIBLE Americans, an advocacy campaign of immigrant stories. inVISIBLE Americans is a social media movement, a printed book, and educational events throughout Lancaster County.


Charity Welch
Charity is Assistant Dean, College of Graduate Studies and Adult Learning at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. She Provides leadership, strategic direction, and budgetary and personnel management for the winter and summer session programs of the university. Charity earned a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Virginia and a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Coppin State University. In addition, she has a Certificate in Management from Goucher College and completed the Special Education Administrators’ Certificate program at Harvard Graduate School of Education where she later returned as a group facilitator.

Susanna Cortina
Susana is an attorney with the Law Offices of William B. Haynes, where she practices in the areas of immigration and social security disability. She was lucky enough to have been born in Cuba, and raised in Puerto Rico. Susana earned her J.D. in 1985 from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Her dissertation analyzed whether privatizing water services led to greater access for the poor in Bolivia and Puerto Rico. Susana is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico, as well as various Federal Courts.

Kathy Schmick
Kathy worked at IBM for 22 years, where she served as a buyer. She lived in Delaware County, outside of Philadelphia, before retiring to Moravian Manor in 2017. Kathy served as Vice President and President of the League of Women Voters of Central Delaware County. She has a special interest in environmental issues. Kathy holds an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education, and a Bachelor of Science degree with a business concentration from Binghamton University.


Ana Y. Ayala de Barbosa
Ana Y. Ayala de Barbosa is a Foreign Affairs Officer at the US Department of State, where she supports US foreign policy objectives with public diplomacy outreach tools in Latin America. She received a master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Japanese, East Asian Studies, and International Studies from the Pennsylvania State University with two minors in Latin American Studies and History. Ana is also a certified mediator through Advoz, a mediation and restorative practice non-profit organization based in Lancaster City. Mrs. Ayala de Barbosa speaks Portuguese, French, Spanish and Japanese.

Madeleine Murphy
Madeleine Murphy recently received her B.A. in Art from Millersville University. She has worked as a graphic designer for The Ware Center, Tellus360, Ten Thousand Villages, and The League of Women Voters of Lancaster County. Her portfolio can be viewed at

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