LWV Minneapolis Boards & Staff

LWV Mpls is committed to making the democratic process work for everyone.

To do this, its board of directors, members, advisors and friends contribute time, expertise and resources.

Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, Project Support

The LWV Mpls Board of Directors meets monthly to set policy, approve the budget and make recommendations for programs approved by the organization's members. It is a "working" board that plans activities to support the organization's mission. In addition to the officers, who provide leadership to the board, board members have have specific areas of responsibility.


  • President: Anita Newhouse
  • Past President: Alice Moormann
  • Secretary: Lisa Reed
  • Treasurer: Carrie Lichtenberg


  • President Elect: Colleen Moriarty
  • Communications: Katie Gardner
  • Voter Services: Marilyn Cantisano
  • Program: Anne McLaughlin & Dyan Venters
  • Community Engagement: Saralyn Romanishan
  • Development: Rebecca Thoman
  • Membership: Nancy Albrecht

Committee & Service Chairs

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee: Marilyn Dean
  • Personnel Committee: Carrie Lichtenberg
  • Parks Committee: Margit Berg
  • Membership Committee: Nancy Albrecht

Project Support

  • Program - Civic Buzz: Joan Niemiec
  • CMAL Representatives: Kate Redden & Joann Martin
  • Voter Services Co-chairs for Election Night Services: Janet Midtbo & Rosemary Lawrence
  • Voter Services - Neighborhood Elections: Saralyn Romanishan
  • Voter Services - Voter Registration Coordinator: Miriam Maples
  • Nominations: Barb Kimer
  • Corresponding Secretary: Jane Papageorgiou
  • Voter Assignment Editor: Deborah Jindra
  • Communications - Voter Editors/Proofreaders: Jennifer Johnson & Jane Papageorgiou
  • Communications - Voter Layout: Katie Gardner
  • Communications - Web Manager: Traia Thiel
  • Communications - Social Media: Traia Thiel
  • Voter Education/Voters Guide: Barb Kimer


LWV Mpls employs part-time staff to ensure excellent service for members and the community. Office hours are 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday - Friday but please call ahead.

Board Advisors

LWV Mpls Board Advisors is a volunteer group that provides support and advice to the Board of Directors. Members in 2014 include:

  • Burton Cohen, Editor, Mpls/St Paul Magazine
  • Paula Goldberg, Executive Director, PACER Center
  • Robert Greenberg, Owner, 614 Company
  • Susan Greenberg, Owner, 614 Company
  • Michael Henley, CEO,Yoder Henley Development Resources
  • Joan Higinbotham, Retired, Director of Alumni Relations Carleton College
  • Peggy Lucas, Vice President, Brighton Development Corporation
  • Herman Milligan, Jr., Wells Fargo Bank
  • Robyne Robinson, Rox Minneapolis Jewelry