CURRENT LWVLV BOARD OF DIRECTORS
JULY 2018 - JULY 2019
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 2018 - July 2019
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 is a passionate, dedicated leader in the community who crafts stories through video, print and graphic design. As the Communications Coordinator at Community Action Partnership, she has developed a strong desire to empower those who are experiencing difficult situations and is also fulfilling the mission to empower by serving as a marketing consultant for local entrepreneurs affiliated with Assets. She actively serves as the Communications Chair for the Global Shapers Lancaster hub, is a recent inductee onto the Landis Homes Board of Directors, and is Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Lancaster County.
Deb Flores migrated to the United States from Carolina, Puerto Rico. With a suitcase full of dreams and hopes, she established herself in Pennsylvania in 2005. Since her arrival, she has worked at a non-profit organization as a Home Ownership Counselor where she traveled to various counties providing workshops to first time homebuyers. In 2012, Deb obtained an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from University of Phoenix. In 2013, Deb completed The Latino Empowerment Project and became involved with the Adelante Latino Education Committee. After attending North Star Initiative’s advocate training, she became aware of the issue in Lancaster County. She supports North Star’s initiative of restoring women who have been victims of domestic sex trafficking. In 2015, Deb graduated from Leadership Lancaster thanks to the Latino Empowerment Project who provided her with a scholarship. While living in the Lancaster area Deb has worked with F&M Trust of Franklin County, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, and ASSETS. Currently, Deb is a Market Manager at Citadel Federal Credit Union in Lancaster. Most recently, Deb joined forces with Lancaster’s chapter of the League of Women’s Voters in the hopes of advocating for women and youth to exercise their right to vote. As a strong, independent woman, Deb believes in empowering women and providing mentorship, especially to single, working mothers whose goal is to provide a better life for their families.
Iris Rachael Garrido
Iris is a Legal Assistant with Nikolaus & Hohenadel, LLP in Lancaster. Iris has worked in the legal field for over 14 years. Iris is also a civic leader in Lancaster working with local organizations advocating for human rights and inclusion. Iris began her civic work through her local church at the age of 5 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Iris’ passion for advocacy is evidenced by her ongoing work within our community, as she helps residents registered to vote and linking volunteers with opportunities. She is a champion of building community awareness and motivating individuals to get involved in local grassroots movements. In September 2015, Iris became the first Latina to serve on the Columbia Borough school district’s board. Iris is a pioneer. A proud mother, grandmother and a proud woman serving our communities.
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 currently works at Ten Thousand Villages as a Graphic Designer and Content Creator and as a freelance graphic designer in Lancaster, PA. She received her B.A. in Art from Millersville University. Her portfolio can be viewed at www.maddiemurphy.com
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