State Board of Directors

State Board of Directors

Grace Chimene, President (Austin)

Chimene is a retired pediatric nurse practitioner. She joined the League of Women Voters in 2012 and has served on the LWVTX Board since 2014. She specializes in the use of technology to support the League mission of empowering voters and defending democracy. She currently serves as President of LWVTX, and also served as LWVTX Advocacy Chair.

Susan Bergen Schultz, Secretary (LWV Austin Area)

Schultz is an attorney, mediator, consensus-builder and advocate with years of experience navigating the judicial and legislative processes and being active in non-profits. She is
now self-employed and committed to working to secure voting rights and help voters make informed decisions. Currently she is working with LWVTX on election protection and voting rights issues.

Elaine Wiant, Treasurer (LWV Dallas)

Wiant served as President of the League of Women Voters Texas from 2014-2018. She also served on the board of LWVUS from 2006-2012 and again in 2018. She has been a League member since 1988 and served as LWVTX Treasurer from 1997-2005 and as LWVUS Treasurer from 2006-2010 and 2018.

Janet Imhoff, Vice President (LWV Collin County)

JanetImhoff (LWV Collin County) has been a member of League of Women Voters since 1972. She has served as Vice-President and Advocacy Chair since 2018. She previously served on the LWVTX Board from 2003-2012 as Program VP and Voter Services chair. She is a retired teacher, and League has always been her main hobby. Her other hobby is tap dancing.

Dorothy Marchand Vice President (LWV Austin Area)

Marchand is retired as Managing Director and head of the BBVA USA Energy Division. Over her career, she served on a number of non-profit boards, including as President of Odyssey House Texas, a residential drug treatment facility, and Camp for All, a barrier-free camp serving children and adults with challenging illnesses and special needs. She has over 25 years of finance and
management experience.

Janis Richardson Vice President (LWV Lavaca County)

Richardson is a believer in the power of active citizens to make our communities more welcoming, vibrant, and just. She has supported grassroots community change efforts including serving as a neighborhood leader, city commission chair, nonprofit consultant, and a foundation executive. She now lives in Hallettsville where her German family has deep roots. She chaired the leadership team that initiated her new local League. 

Meg Scott-Johnson Vice President (LWV Hill Country) is past President of the Hill Country League. She served as LWVTX Secretary from 2016-18, and currently serves as Chair of Services to Local Leagues. Professionally, Meg is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Supervisor in private practice. To keep herself grounded, she volunteers as a Hill Country Master Gardener.

Perla Galindo Director (LWV El Paso)

Galindo is a young activist who fights every day for people living in marginalized communities along the US/Mexico border. She is passionate about civil and human rights, as well as reproductive justice. She lives in El Paso, Texas, with her dog Gizmo.

Susan Majors Director (LWV Richardson)

Majors has been a member of the League of Women Voters for over 35 years. Currently serving her first term on the board of LWVTX, she is Education Chair, Membership Chair, and leader of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. One of her very favorite activities is renewing friendships by attending League gatherings.

Stephanie Swanson Director (LWV Austin Area)

Swanson serves as the LWVTX Issue Chair for Redistricting & Census. She is also a lead organizer of Fair Maps Texas, a coalition of nonpartisan groups aimed at ending gerrymandering in Texas. The Coalition advocated for a fair and open redistricting process and convinced the House Redistricting Committee to double the number of public input hearings held around the state. Stephanie is now using her background as an analyst, manager, and mother to empower Texans to fight for equitable
representation.

Deb Treece Director (LWV Hays County)

Treece formerly worked as a social worker. Deb has a lifelong pursuit of community engagement, focusing on issues related to children, women and families. She is a member and former president of Seedling, a local non-profit providing mentors to children with an incarcerated parent. She has
strong community organizational skills.

Yvonne Wade Sanchez Director (LWV Ft. Bend County))

Sanchez is an award-winning writer, editor, and designer. She is vice president of communications for a cyber security company, and an adjunct professor at the University of Houston–Downtown. She is on the board of the Society for Technical Communication (South-Central Texas chapter). She also serves on the Fort Bend County Complete Count Committee.