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WNBA/LA Executive Board
Rachelle Yousuf
Vice President:
Liz Donatelli
Corresponding Secretary:
Cynthia Levin
Recording Secretary:
Kaleigh Tuso
Suzanne Kleinbub
Immediate Past President:
Ruth Light

Committee and Representatives
Membership Chairs:

Suzanne Kleinbub and
Ruth Light

Graphic Designer:
Cheyenne Yousuf

Social Media Chair
Danielle Miller

Holly Shaffer
Judy Lopez Award Liaison:
Meg Flanders
Judy Lopez Memorial Foundation Representative:
Jeff Slottow

Newsletter Editors:
Editor: Ruth Light
Member News Editor:
Jovita Jenkins
The Bookwoman Coordinator:

WNBA/LA Web Mistress:
Terri Negron

Members at Large:
Rosalind Myatt
Joan Slottow
Jeff Slottow
Lindsay Lees
Ruth Garcia-Corrales

Open Positions:
• Chapter News Editor
• Hospitality
• Parliamentarian
• Publicity Chair


WNBA/LA chapter members holding Trick or Treat donation boxes for UNICEF.

We are looking for volunteers to read to kids.

Every summer Curacao, the retail department store chain with several locations serving the Hispanic-American community, has provided a summer reading program. And for the second summer in a row, WNBA/LA has collaborated with Curacao to provide the volunteers to read to the kids. The program is offered every Saturday all summer long, and it is presented in Curacao's large, friendly, colorful Kids Zones, which are located within the stores. Everyone who read to the kids last summer had fun, and the kids loved please contact Ruth Light if you would like to join us this summer and be a reader... [email protected] or 310-397-4503.

WNBA/LA went to the festival!

The LA Times Festival of Books, that is! Thanks to board member Ruth Garcia- Corrales, who put us in touch with festival organizers, we were able to have a booth at the largest book fair in the country. Typically there are more than 150,000 people who attend, and plenty of those people stopped at our booth! Several chapter members displayed and publicized their books and events, and here you see Ruth Light with Dana Schwartz, a third year USC student who interviewed Ruth for a school project. Check out our FB page for more pictures!