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Governing Council

2019 Governing Council Members

Executive Committee
President:  Premilla Nadasen, Barnard College (2018-2020)
Vice President: Diane Harriford, Vassar College (2018-2020)
Secretary: Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Loyola University (2019-2021)
Treasurer: Natali Valdez, Welesley College (2019-2021)


Members-at-Large
Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, San Francisco State University (2019-2021)
Mahruq Khan, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse (2018-2020)
Sekile Nzinga-Johnson, Northwestern University (2019-2021)
M. Billye Sankofa Waters, University of Washington Tacoma (2018-2020)


Constituent Group Representatives
Lesbian Caucus Co-Chairs:
Montinique McEachern, Syracuse University
Briona Jones, Michigan State University


Women of Color Caucus Co-Chairs:
Lisa Covington, University of Iowa
Whitney Peoples, University of Michigan


Past Presidents
Barbara Ransby, 2016-2018
Vivian May, 2014-2016
Yi-Chun Tricia Lin, 2012-2014
Bonnie Thornton Dill, 2010-2012
Beverly Guy Sheftall, 2008-2010
Barbara Howe, 2006-2008
Jacqui Zita, 2004-2006
Maria Gonzales, 2002-2004


2015 Strategic Planning Committee

Vivian M. May, President    
Nana Osei-Kofi, Vice President    
Carrie Baker, Secretary    
Diane Harriford, Treasurer    
Adela C. Licona, Elections Chair    
Yi-Chun Tricia Lin, Past President
Beverly Guy-Sheftall, NWSA President 2009-2011
Amanda Lock Swarr, At Large Member
Stephanie Troutman, At Large Member