Lia Azul Salaverry, Co-President
Lia currently serves as the Policy Analyst and Community Liaison for Oakland City Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas representing District 2, with a focus on homelessness, public safety, and transportation policy.
Prior to this, Lia worked as the Campaign Manager for a successful statewide campaign for CA State Board of Equalization candidate and President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Malia Cohen, and for President of the BART Board, Lateefah Simon.
Lia has experience on local, state and national campaigns. She interned in Washington D.C. for Congressman Jared Huffman and for Barbara Ehrenreich’s Economic Hardship Reporting Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. In addition to her political work, Lia has held roles in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
Lia graduated Magna Cum Laude from UC Santa Cruz triple majoring in Philosophy, Sociology and Legal Studies, and studied social entrepreneurship at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain.
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Christine Randolph, Co-President
Christine Randolph is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Currently, Christine is a Behavioral Health Clinician in the field of public psychiatry, serving Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
Christine has a proven record of culturally sensitive person centered clinical counseling for transition age youth, adults and older adults and their families/community stakeholders in San Francisco City and County.
Christine has a BA in Psychology from SF State University, Masters in Counseling from SF State University and is nationally certified by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counseling. Additionally, Christine is a certified work incentives benefits planner from Cornell University Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability. Christine has a long history of union leadership with AFSCME 2620 and SEIU 1021.
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Nicole Lindler, Vice President
Nicole Lindler currently serves as Policy Advisor in the Office of Mayor London N. Breed. Previously, she worked as the Senior Asset Manager at Community Housing Partnership (CHP), a non-profit organization, where she oversaw a multi-million dollar portfolio of supportive units that house over 1200 of San Francisco’s formerly homeless population.
A native of the Bay Area, Nicole has held board roles on several local clubs and organizations. She has also worked to fundraise for many women-lead campaigns, including Kamala Harris for Senate and Buffy Wicks for Assembly.
Nicole holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an MPA from the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley.
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Sharon Chung, Events Chair
Sharon Chung is an Outreach Supervisor at Civic Edge Consulting, a public relations firm in San Francisco that provides innovative strategic communications and authentic community engagement to improve the communities we live in.
Prior to this, Sharon worked as a legislative aide to Supervisor Catherine Stefani and as a community organizer for the San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project. She has also worked on Kimberly Ellis for California Democratic Party Chair’s campaign in 2017.
Sharon graduated from Purdue University with a major in Political Science and two minors in Women Studies and Organizational Management. She is currently preparing to apply to law school and aspires to enter in the Fall of 2020.
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Sarah Musiker, Communications Chair
Sarah Musiker is a Bay Area local, instilling in her a commitment to community engagement and local issues. She currently serves as the Communications and Outreach Manager at WaterNow Alliance, a non-profit where she works with locally elected officials on sustainable water management and more resilient communities. Working all over the world on water quality, water technology and water equity, her work has focused on ensuring equal access to vital resources for all. An experienced project and community manager, she has worked in business development, relationship management, strategic partnerships, and on policy at federal, state and local level.
Sarah holds a BA from Smith College, where she quickly realized that she is too weak for East Coast winters. You can usually find her with snacks in her purse and a book in hand.
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Megan Imperial, Policy Chair
Megan Imperial is currently a Junior Policy & Government Affairs Analyst for the San Francisco
Public Utilities Commission, where she does policy and constituent work at the local/regional and state/federal level. Previously, she assisted in implementing the Department of Violence Prevention in Oakland with the goal to reduce Gun Violence, Domestic Violence, and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children by 80%. Megan started out in San Francisco Politics working with then Supervisor Farrell in District 2 and assisted with the transition teams for both Mayors Mark E. Farrell and London N. Breed. She has done campaign work at the state and local levels, with a broad range of experience in political compliance, strategy, consulting, and fundraising.
Megan has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from UC Berkeley with a focus in Language, Culture, and Identity, and a specialty in Equity in Race and Gender Sociolinguistics.
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Jasmine Minato, Political Action Chair
Jasmine Minato is the Associate Director of Development for the College of Science & Engineering at San Francisco State University. Jasmine began her career at SF State in August 2019. Jasmine manages new donor acquisition strategies, cultivation & solicitation of leadership gifts, acquisition of varied major donor portfolios, coordination of comprehensive development for deferred giving & corporate opportunities, and pipeline development supporting key initiatives such as the Dean’s Fund, academic department funds, & student scholarships.
Prior to joining the staff at SF State Jasmine worked at Brown University in the Office of Advancement as a Development Associate and formerly worked as a Fundraising Development Associate for a political strategist & campaign finance firm in Oakland. Jasmine holds a B.A. in Political Science & Public Policy from the University of California, San Diego. Jasmine previously interned for Senator Dianne Feinstein, the British Embassy, and OECD – Washington.
Jasmine is a native of San Francisco and lives in the Outer Sunset. She has completed 2 UNESCO World Heritage Site pilgrimages in Spain and in Japan. In her spare time, Jasmine aspires to earn a certification in Geneology and is an avid baker of Japanese desserts.
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Lauren Roger, Membership Chair
Lauren Roger works as a Senior Account Manager for a digital analytics company, helping ad agencies make advertising more effective online. Previously, she worked at San Francisco magazine, where she was first introduced to the local politics scene in the city. As a 3rd generation San Franciscan, her goal is to help San Francisco and Bay Area residents feel informed for every election cycle, and make some friends along the way.
Lauren graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in English, and an M.S. in Strategic Communication from Purdue University. When she’s not on the hunt for the perfect cup of coffee, she can be found at the beach–bundled up, of course!
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Linda Liu, Treasury Chair
Linda works with the immigrant population to ensure they have access to job opportunities, to live an economic sustainable lifestyle here in San Francisco.
Linda graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor in Political Science and Ethnic Studies. She is pursuing a Master in Public Administration at the University of San Francisco.
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Kelly Akemi Groth, Advisory Board Co-Chair
Kelly Akemi Groth is a seasoned political operative, with a background in community outreach and campaign strategy. She most recently worked as a policy advisor and budget manager at NextGen America, a San Francisco-based nonprofit focused on preventing climate disaster and preserving prosperity for all Americans. She has focused on expanding access to the ballot box and a fair and accurate 2020 Census count.
Kelly holds a BA in Philosophy from San Francisco State University, and an MA in environmental sustainability from the University of Oregon.
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Jaynry Mak, Advisory Board Co-Chair
Jaynry Mak is the Advisory Board Co-Chair and past President of SFWPC. Active in the women’s community for over 15 years, Jaynry mentors women interested in policy and promotes leadership opportunities for women. She has served on the NARAL Pro-Choice America Power-PAC where she focused her efforts to oppose restrictions on abortion and expand access to abortion.
Jaynry is also the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for Community Youth Center of San Francisco (CYC), a nonprofit organization providing programs and services to over 7,500 youth, young adults, and their families annually. She has fought to increase awareness and funding for critical programs for youth, expanding CYC’s growth from an annual budget of $800,000 to over $10 million. Jaynry has held leadership positions in numerous local community organizations, including serving as the past President of the Outer Sunset Merchants & Professionals Association. As a direct result of her dedication, commitment, and service to the community, she was the recipient of Cathay Post #384’s Community Hero Award in 2015.
In her professional life, Jaynry is a licensed attorney at law in the State of California. Previously, she has worked as the Special Assistant and Liaison to the Chinese American community for the late United States Congressman Tom Lantos, representing California’s 12th district, and as the Chief Legislative Deputy to Supervisor Fiona Ma in San Francisco. She has clerked for highly-respected Judge Lillian K. Sing (Ret.) and Judge Kevin McCarthy (Ret.).
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