League Board 2020-2021

Officers

Lisa McLain, President

Lisa joined the League to help tend our democracy and has enjoyed registering new voters, working on publicity and outreach for our community and election related events. A resident of Mountain View for almost twenty years, she is also involved in revitalizing her local neighborhood CERT and she and her dog visit retirement/convalescent homes  as part of Furry Friends Pet Therapy.

 

headshot of Carol KuiperCarol Kuiper, Vice President, Program

Carol first joined the League in 1970. She remembers her youngest sleeping through Board meetings in his Gerry pack. She joined the Los Altos Mountain View League shortly after she and husband Ralph moved to Los Altos in 1973. While her children were young, her community service focused on Girl Scouting, PTA and public education.  She served two terms on the Los Altos School Board, was active in the California School Boards Association (CSBA) and retired after 24 years as an English teacher.

Through the years, Carol has served on the LWVLAMV Board as Social Policy Director, Secretary and currently as Vice President, Programs. She is a past board member of GreenTown, is active in partisan politics, is President of the local California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA), is certified as a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member, coordinates her Neighborhood Watch and Block Action Team (BAT) and is active in World Affairs of the Mid-Peninsula.

Martha McClatchie, Secretary

Martha McClatchie and her family are 11 year residents of Los Altos.  Martha is a member of the Los Altos Financial Commission since 2015 and the current treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos.

Martha is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and is currently the Controller and Head of Administration for BabbleLabs, a speech enhancement software technology company located in Campbell.

Martha has volunteered for the League at Candidate forums and at the New Citizen Ceremonies.

headshot Natalie ElefantNatalie Elefant, Treasurer

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.

Directors

Katie Zoglin headshotKatie Zoglin, Government

Katie Zoglin was born and raised in Santa Clara County. She has served as a lawyer for local governments in the Bay Area for 20 years. Katie has also worked to promote the rule of law and democracy in the Balkans, North Africa and the Middle East, and Latin America. She has served an international elections monitor and has also advised local election officials. Katie volunteers time as a community mediator in Mountain View, a Trustee for the World Affairs Council, and a Commissioner on the Santa Clara County Health Advisory Commission.

Gary HeddenGary 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 Chair of the Los Altos Environmental Commission, helping to implement the city’s climate action plan and investigate community choice energy. Gary is the Energy Lead for GreenTown Los Altos, a local environmental group. He also works on exhibitions at the Los Altos History Museum and last year took the lead on Pedal Power: From Wacky to Workhorse, and he enjoys his role as editor of the Museum’s newsletter. He leads bike rides too. The Historic Bike Tour of Los Altos is in its fourth year, and last Spring he led the Lawn-Be-Gone Bike Tour.

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.

Karin Bricker, Voter Service

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.

Max Beckman-Harned, Tech Team Chair

Max moved to Mountain View from North Carolina in the fall of 2011 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; accepting a job offer with Microsoft after a successful internship (also in Mountain View) during the summer of 2010. Overwhelmed by the relative complexity of his first California election in the fall of 2012, he found SmartVoter.org (now Voter’s Edge) and spent hours learning about the candidates and measures on the ballot. After the election, he joined LWVLAMV; started attending League events, and joined the board as a Director-At-Large in 2013. In his spare time, Max attends plays all over the South Bay and plays and runs tabletop roleplaying games.

Thida Cornes, Data Manager

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.