League Board 2021-2022
Karin recently retired from the City of Mountain View as Manager of Youth and Outreach Services at the Library. Eager for meaningful volunteer opportunities, she chose the League for its mission and passionate team of volunteers. Karin hopes to see many new voters added to the rolls this year. A graduate of U.C.Berkeley, she has lived in Santa Clara County since 1969.
Lisa joined the League to help tend our democracy and has enjoyed registering new voters, working on election related events and community conversations. She has served on the board for the past five years and president from 2019-2021. A resident of Mountain View for almost twenty years, Lisa is also involved in her local neighborhood CERT and along with her dog are part of Furry Friends Pet Therapy visiting retirement and convalescent homes.
An active community volunteer Natalie joined the League when she moved back to Los Altos in 2011. One of Natalie’s primary interests is quality public schools and is often seen in classrooms. She also helps with local bereavement programs.When Natalie isn’t gardening you’ll probably find her helping with some of her six young grandchildren.
Cynthia Topole, Secretary
Sue began volunteering in the community in the early 90’s after a 20-year career with Pacific Bell working in Information Technology. She served on the Board of Trustees of the Mountain View/Los Altos High School for two terms and served on the board of Community Health Awareness Council, a counseling service for young people, for nine years. Sue joined the LWV because it is an organization that explores issues thoroughly and shares the information with the community. She continues to engage with the League because of the wonderful women and men she has met.
Gary Hedden, Natural Resources Portfolio
Gary Hedden moved to the Bay Area from Oregon in 1972. A pharmaceutical research chemist, he worked at Syntex, and then Roche for 37 years, retiring in 2009. Gary is Board President of the Los Altos History Museum, editor of the quarterly History Museum newsletter, Board President of GreenTown Los Altos, on the Leadership Team for the Los Altos Affordable Housing Alliance (LAAHA) and on the Citizens Advisory Committee on Finance (CACF) for the Los Altos School District. In his spare time he enjoys bike rides and leading bike tours.
Abby Longcor, Social Policy Portfolio
Abby grew up in Mountain View and after college returned to the area to build and manage Beyond the Bell for the Mountain View Whisman School District. She later became a high school math teacher and now leads The Tech Challenge, an engineering design competition for 4th-12th grade students. In 2014 she received the Extraordinary Service Award from the League of Women Voters of California and in 2016 she was recognized as one of Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. She is also an active member of the LWV Housing Committee and a fluent speaker of Spanish.
Pamela Baird, Voter Service
Thida Cornes moved to Mountain View in 1999. She served as Vice-Chair on the Mountain View Environmental Sustainability Task Force and was on the Mountain View Parks and Recreation Commission for eight years. Thida is on the board of Carbon Free Mountain View and co-founded Great Streets Mountain View. She has a service dog from Canine Companions for Independence.
Sara Jenez, Director at Large
Robin Lin, Director at Large