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WNBA/LA Executive Board

President: Natalie Obando
Vice President: Jenny Wannier
Corresponding Secretary:
Liz Donatelli
Recording Secretary:

Crystal Nichols
Treasurer: Suzanne Kleinbub
Immediate Past President:
Rachelle Yousuf

Committee & Representatives

Membership Chairs:
Suzanne Kleinbub & Ruth Light Graphic Designer:
Cheyenne Yousuf
Social Media Chair:
Liz Donatelli
Auditor: Holly Shaffer
Judy Lopez Committee Chair: Meg Flanders
Judy Lopez Foundation Representative:
Joan Slottow

Newsletter Editors

Editor: Ruth Light
Members News Editor:
Jovita Jenkins
The Writer's Voice Chair:
Ruth Garcia-Corrales
WNBA/LA Web Mistress:
Terri Negron

Members at Large:
Rosalind Myatt

Sponsoring Members:
Natalie Obando-Desai

Open Positions:
The Bookwoman Coordinator
• Hospitality
• Parliamentarian
• Publicity
• Development Chair
• Special Events Chair

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

Literary Tea and Holiday Social - Save the Date!

2017 Judy Lopez Memorial Award

The Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature was celebrated for the 32nd year last Sunday with a reception and luncheon at Il Fornaio in Beverly Hills. Attendees were treated to presentations by Jenny Holm (Full of Beans), Eric Dinerstein (What Elephants Know), and Jon Klassen, (illustrator for Pax, by Sara Pennypacker). It was an afternoon of words and pictures to stimulate the mind and inspire the imagination! Enjoy the following pictures of this lovely event!

See more Judy Lopez Award pics here!