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LWVHC Board of Directors 2022-2023

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Brenda Sherrer joined the League in 2017 and currently serves as President. Brenda is a volunteer with the Hendersonville Rescue Mission and the Boys and Girls Club. She is an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. For over 30 years, Brenda provided strategic planning, career development training and education for Army Civilians and military personnel with the Department of Defense. She retired from the Department of the Army in 2016 and moved to Western North Carolina to golf, hike, kayak, and read more.



Brenda Sherrer, President

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Cindi Sthreshley moved here from Ohio in 2011 and retired from a 30-year nursing career. She created a home staging company and after selling that company, went into Real Estate with her husband. She serves as a Deacon at Trinity Presbyterian Church, volunteers with Meals on Wheels and the Carolina Real Estate Investment Association. When not working, she loves to spend time with her family, hike, read, and play with Harper, her new puppy. She joined the League last year in an effort to promote democracy, safeguard voter rights and encourage people to find their voice in local government.



Cindi Sthreshley, Vice President

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Liz is a retired tech writer who moved to Hendersonville from Ohio in 2017. A native of New York City, she has a masters in non-profit management from Regis University (Denver CO) and has held leadership positions in various church and community-based nonprofits. She is new to the League but not to political activism, and appreciates the League's efforts to support the democratic process.



Liz Hill, Secretary

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Nancy hails from Northern Wisconsin where, in her youth, she earned her private pilot’s license and joined Amelia Earhart’s The Ninety-Nines flying club. She was the first female air traffic controller to serve in the FAA’s Green Bay Tower. After transfers to Alton IL and Daytona Beach FL, she landed in Fayetteville NC. As a proud PATCO member fired by Ronald Reagan in 1981, she earned her paralegal degree and spent 30 years in Charlotte law firms and at United Dominion Industries where she created their corporate travel program. Since moving full time to Hendersonville in 2015, Nancy volunteers for Project Dignity, NC SHIIP, Four Seasons Hospice, WNCW, NC Arboretum, Conserving Carolina and Etowah Elementary School, among others. She and her husband are avid birders often traveling to Central and South America. She hopes to do her small part for LWV helping to preserve democracy in America.



Nancy Pellegrini, Treasurer

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Paul Goebel is a retired high school social studies teacher and coach. Before his teaching career he was a professional basketball scout. He and his wife Louisa have two children and six grandchildren. Currently he happily serves on the LWVHC Board of Directors, teaches Sunday school at the First United Methodist Church, and volunteers at Meals on Wheels and Fishes and Loaves. He has a keen interest in politics,and readily praises the League of Women Voters for promoting and protecting the most essential ingredient safeguarding our democracy.



Paul Goebel, Director (E)

     

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Gretchen, a lifelong Marylander, moved to the Hendersonville area in 2020 to join her husband who relocated for a new job opportunity. She had joined her local League in Maryland in late 2016 and transferred her membership to the Henderson County League last summer. Through the League, Gretchen hopes to help advance causes that are important to vibrant and safe communities for all including voting rights, transparency in redistricting, education and immigration. Gretchen has her Master's degree in the area of Special Education and has worked to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities obtain the education and support services they need to live safely in their communities for the last 4 decades.



Gretchen Levine, Director (E)

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Jane Pulling is a native South Carolinian who grew up in a small town in the Low Country. She holds a bachelors and masters degree from the University of Alabama and a doctorate from the University of Georgia. She is a retired educator with 38 years of experience as a teacher, administrator, and superintendent. After retirement she consulted for several years on improving student achievement in underperforming schools and improving college application and admission rates. Married to the late Verne Pulling for 42 years, Jane is the mother of five grown children, six grandsons, and one great grandson. After vacationing at her summer home in Saluda NC for many years, she moved to NC permanently in 2019. She served on the Board of LWV-SC and LWV Charleston. Her hobbies and interests include reading, cooking, gardening, and travel.



Jane Pulling, Director (E)

     

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Susan has lived in Hendersonville for 31 years, where she has raised three daughters with her husband Robert. She is a former educator from her native Louisiana, where she taught high school students in both public and private institutions. She has been a community volunteer with a number of non-profit organizations, been employed as a substitute teacher in HCPS, and has recently retired from Laborde Eye Group as a medical office administrator after 16 years. She is looking forward to more time for travel, grandkids, and working with LWVHC.



Susan LaBorde, Director (E)

     

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Judy Katz joined LWVHC in 2007 and participated in League studies and observed county meetings. She served as President from 2011-2014 and was elected to LWVNC State Board from 2017-2019. She served on the Board of the HCLWV Education Fund (the Francee Sherman Fund) for 6 years and is currently President. Her community involvement is close to home; she has been a member of the Village of Flat Rock Planning Board for 4 years and a volunteer at The Park at Flat Rock.



Judy Katz, Director (A)

     

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Lynn grew up in the Albany area of New York state where her father ran for public office and her mother helped to form a chapter of the League of Women Voters. She got a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Asian Studies and then spent a 30 year career in the Federal government working for the Department of Defense as a civilian and living in Maryland. She and her husband Stan retired to Hendersonville seven years ago and she is active in the Blue Ridge Ringers community handbell choir, the Joseph McDowell chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and the League of Women Voters of Henderson County, focusing on Voter Services for the last two years.



Lynn McFarland, Director (A)

     

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