2005 Committee Members

Sara W. Baker--Sara is a transplant from Portland, Oregon, and has flourished in Athens. Though here but a few years, she is active in the community including Calliope Feminist Choir, church choir, and Good Works.

Dianne Bouvier--Dianne intended to live in Athens for a couple of years--fourteen years later she works at OU in the Office for Institutional Equity and values the connection she has made with the community. A longtime member of Calliope Feminist Choir, she says, "Always remember, raise your voice."

Janet Carleton--Janet is an archivist and Women's Studies bibliographer at OU's Alden Library.

Judith Daso--Long-time Athens resident and retired librarian, Judy likes working on woman-related projects with other interested women.

Bonnie Edwards--Bonnie teaches Tai Chi and is involved in many community organizations including Calliope Feminist Choir and Athens Friends Meeting.

Jan Griesinger--Jan has been a feminist activist in Athens since 1976. She is co-founder of Calliope, Feminist Activism Training Network (FAT), and Susan B. Anthony Women’s Land Trust.

Kristen Keyes--Kristen is a senior studying plant biology at O.U. When not studying or working, she is involved in fighting for equality for women, workers, and the oppressed.

Kathleen Kutsko--Kathleen is the director of the Hocking College Women's Center and a counselor both at Hocking College and in private practice. One of the highlights of her career is developing the Woman to Woman International Service Learning Project.

Elaine Mather--Elaine has lived in Athens County for about 30 years. She is interested in many aspects of feminism, political action, and environmental issues.

Robin Riley-Casey--Robin is a master's student in education and sociology, and expects to graduate in June 2005. A social activist since she first noticed that she could speak up, future plans are to carry on the legacy of women that have said "no" to discrimination and "yes" to justice.

Melissa Wales--"I've enjoyed working at UCM since 1999 as program coordinator and am currently interim director. I'm also part-time lecturer in the OU Women's Studies Program, teaching an intro course focusing on feminist theory with an emphasis on multicultural and global issues, including a section on the struggles of Afghan women."

Lois Whealey--Lois has lived in Athens for 40 years. Like Gage, she believes in racial justice, justice for women, and temperance—"a Triune Cause."


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