The League Board 2013-14 & 2014-15

Nancy BickelNancy Bickel, President

The League trained Nancy in her profession as a writer and producer of election television programs and, later, award-winning documentaries for the League and others. After joining the League in 1976, she served as Publicity Chair and, later, on the Board, and joined the League team producing programs at KTVU. On behalf of the League, she helped set up the local public, educational and government cable organization, Berkeley Community Media, and then served as BCM’s chair. She returned as League President from 2001 to 2004. In 2012, she rejoined the Board as communications coordinator; She was elected President in June 2013. Contact Nancy at


Pat Day temp cuPat Day, Secretary

A Berkeley resident since her college days in the 1960’s, Pat had a long career with UC Office of the President in the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Recently retired, Pat has become active on League committees including membership and the annual community luncheon and other League events.  She will be helping to organize the League office and procedures so League work can be carried out more efficiently and effectively.
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Sarah Miyazaki - Treasurer Sarah Miyazaki, Treasurer

A Berkeley resident since 1967, Sarah is former Berkeley Unified School District kindergarten teacher and a retired Enrolled Agent who prepared tax returns. Mother of a son who attended Berkeley’s Washington and Longfellow schools and a grandmother of four good looking children, she is  the current President of the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland board and of the Berkeley Branch of AAUW, a choir member (alto) at Northbrae  Community Church and former treasurer of the LWV Berkeley Foundation. She has been happily married to Jay for 45 years. Contact Sarah at


Carol Stone - Program CoordinatorCarol Stone, Action Coordinator

A passionate advocate for the environment, Carol Stone is a long-time resident of Berkeley and member of the League and League Board. She has co-chaired, with Gail Schickele, our Environmental Concerns Committee for many years, helping put together a wide-ranging series of speakers for the monthly Monday night meetings. Contact Carol at


Sherry Smith - PresidentSherry Smith, Program Coordinator

Just retired from long and excellent service as League president, Sherry will now be organizing League meetings and events. A lawyer with a long history of civic involvement,  Sherry served on the Civic Arts Commission for eight years, as member on the Police Review Commission for eight years, including as Chair. She taught lawyers and judges in continuing education for 23 years, and was on the Board of KQED Public Broadcasting for six years. Contact Sherry at


register-phyllis-niece-msPhyllis Gale, Voter Services Coordinator

Phyllis joined the Board as the Voter  Services Coordinator after volunteering with LWVBAE Voter Registration activities for the 2012 Presidential Election.  She recently retired from the University of California where she worked for 29+ years supporting research scientists in proposal development and award management.  For the last 10 years she was also a programatic database manager supporting sponsored research.  She worked both on the Berkeley campus and at the Lawrence Berkeley Natioinal Laboratory. She has a BS in Poliitical Science from Southern Oregon University where she first registered voters, voted and was a poll watcher. Contact Phyllis at


Dean Metzger - Membership CoordinatorDean Metzger, Membership Coordinator

During my 50 years in Berkeley, I have served on the Transportation Commission as its Chair, on the Zoning Adjustment Board, on the Bateman Neighborhood Association and the Claremont Elmwood Neighborhood Association [CENA] boards where I served for 15 years and as its president for 7 years. I joined the CENA Board to work on maintaining and improving the quality of life in our neighborhood, and in doing so worked on many CENA projects, including the Disaster Planning Committee, the Fourth Bore Coalition Project, and Elmwood Shopping District Zoning issues. Contact Dean at

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