Ann was born and raised in Orange County, California.  She taught kindergarten and first grade in Illinois. Ann, her husband, Dick and two daughters, Dayle and Denise moved to Marin County in 1969 and settled in San Rafael.  They were immediately drawn into the community through school, work and Ann’s participation in the League of Women Voters.  She served on many League boards including a term as president of LWV Central Marin. Through the LWV she developed skills that served her well when she was appointed to several commissions in San Rafael including eight years on the San Rafael Planning Commission.   Along with two other League members Ann founded ABR Associates, a group that advised nonprofits and managed political campaigns.  Now retired, she continues to be involved with the League and has added the Marin History Museum to her volunteer activities.

Laurie Nardone 2nd Vice President

Laurie Nardone
2nd Vice President

Laurie joined the League in 2012 and moved to Marin County from Rhode Island in 1978, armed with her worldly possessions, i.e. her records and her cat. She is the owner and Managing Principal of Shira Ridge Wealth Management, a Larkspur-based firm that specializes in Retirement Lifestyle Planning and Investment Management, having launched that company after spending 25+ years in corporate management positions in finance and marketing. She is a CFP®, the proud mother of two sons, a dedicated Giants fan, an avid hiker, and an active skier with the Marin Ski Club.

Doug Cooper Secretary

Doug Cooper

Nearing the end of a term on the 2015-16 Marin Civil Grand Jury, Doug sought similar service opportunities and quickly found a welcoming home with the League.  Raised in Bryn Mawr, a suburb of Philadelphia, he went to Brown University and then UCSD for a Ph.D. in Biology.  There he met his wife, Vicki, a clinical psychologist, and they moved to Marin in 1987 for Doug to join the faculty at UCSF, where for the next 24 years he taught medical students and led a small research group.  Since 1991 Doug and Vicki have lived in Fairfax, raising fraternal twin sons and enjoying Marin’s natural environment. 

Judy Binsacca Director

Judy Binsacca Director

Judy is the Chair of our Transportation/Land Use/Housing Committee. Judy has a JD degree from Hastings College of the Law and practiced as a Legal Aid attorney. An active and committed member of the community, she has been a member of the LWVMC since 1992 and served as President from 1995-1998. She is also Board Chair of EAH Housing, a nonprofit affordable housing corporation, and is well known as a tireless advocate for affordable housing, which she sees as the cornerstone to healthy, stable and productive lives for its tenants and for the community as a whole. Judy represented the League on the St. Vincent/Silveira Task Force from 1998-2000. She also sat on the Board of Directors for Ritter House. Judy spent five months assembling the material and enlisting the resources of planning directors throughout Marin that produced "Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Affordable Housing" in August 2013. The Marin IJ made it a page-one story a few days later. She has lived in Marin since 1987.


Robin joined LWV in 2017. Robin is a native Californian and earned her BA in Biology from UCSD and Teaching Credential & M.Ed. from UCLA. She married her college sweetheart and they have a son and a daughter. Robin taught 6th grade in Tucson for 5 years while her husband was in graduate school and they moved to Marin County in 1990. While raising her children in Novato, Robin was active in their schools, PTAs, Girl Scouts and many club & HS sports teams including leadership roles and serving on boards. With an “empty nest”, Robin has refocused her energy to the general community including the Novato Theater, Mill Valley Film Festival, two presidential campaigns, Food Bank, and LWV. She completed the Leadership Novato program in May 2018. After working at a preschool for 14 years, Robin recently retired to consider her “encore career”  and spend more time with her parents. Robin’s passions include movies, running, following the Giants & Warriors, civic engagement and travel.


Kevin Hagerty is a lifetime Bay Area resident, the last 30 years living in San Rafael. During his career he worked for the City and County of San Francisco as Director of the Parking Authority, at the University of California, Berkeley as Manager of Transportation Planning and at BART as the Manager of their Customer Access Department. Kevin is currently president of the Glenwood Homeowners Association, serves as a Board Member and Chairman of the Roadway Committee for the Point San Pedro Road Coalition. He serves as a member of the City of San Rafael Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. He is the Treasurer and a member of the Steering Committee of the San Rafael Federation of Neighborhoods. He is Vice Chair of the Marin Coalition and serves as Chairman of its Program Committee. Recently he was appointed by the Marin Board of Supervisors to serve as one of two Marin County representatives on the Regional Measure 3 Citizen’s Oversight Committee. He served on the 2013-14 Marin County Civil Grand Jury and is currently Treasurer of the Marin County Civil Grand Jury Association. Kevin currently serves on League of Women Voters Transportation, Housing and Land Use Committee and Governess Committee. He serves of the League’s representative on the Transportation Authority of Marin’s Citizen’s Oversight Committee. He holds undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley and Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary's College of California.  

Linda Jackson Director

Linda Jackson Director

Linda is recently retired as the Planning Manager for the Transportation Authority of Marin. She has also been Vice President of the San Rafael Public Library Foundation and is currently a trustee of the San Rafael City Schools Board of Education. She has an M.A. in Latin American Studies, along with a M.S. in Community and Regional Planning. In the late 70s and early 80s she served in the Peace Corps in Ecuador. Later in life, she raised three daughters. She is a second generation LWVM member. Her mother was an inspiration to her in her ability to learn and be engaged in the world well into her 80s.

Anne Layzer Director

Anne Layzer Director

Annie was born in Boston to an activist family, descended from abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison and suffragist Lucretia Mott’s sister.  All her mother’s friends belonged to the League, so she joined as soon as she could on her 21st birthday after registering to vote. (see her experience of being in League) She majored in American Government at college and worked in the 1956 election. She moved to Marin County in 1967, when her husband was recruited to the UCSF faculty. She wrote the PTA newsletters wherever her three children were attending school, and became active in the League during the days of Serrano v. Priest and Prop 13.  She was LWVMC President 1989-92, and since then has been coordinator of Voter Service and monitor of the board meetings of the Marin Municipal Water District. Besides the League, Annie’s passion is her vegetable garden, and with her husband, Elderhostel trips and classical music, both symphonic and chamber. Democracy is my religion; the League of Women Voters is my church; and elections are my high holidays.

Suki Sennet Director

Suki Sennet

Suki was born in London, England and joined the League in 1973. Back in the days when we were 2 Leagues, Suki was President of the Southern Marin chapter from 1978 to 1979. She went to UCLA and received a Bachelors in English and Masters in Theater Arts. She taught drama and dance at San Jose State and dance and physical education at Dominican College in San Rafael. She was an Aide to Marin Supervisor Al Aramburu (District 3) and an Aide to the Administrative Analyst in the Office of the County Administrator. She is currently a consultant to the Marin Telecommunications Agency. Suki lives on a houseboat in Richardson Bay, Sausalito and is active in our Transportation, Land Use & Housing (TLUH) and Local Governance committees.

Ann Wakeley Director

Ann Wakeley

Ann was born in eastern Tennessee, and moved to California at age 12. She, her husband, and young son settled in Marin County in 1968, attracted by the county’s natural beauty. Their daughter was born soon after. When the children were young, Ann was actively involved in their schools and group activities, cultivating a life-long interest in child development and education. While raising her family, she earned a B.A. and M.A. in developmental psychology at SF State and, later, a Ph.D. in early childhood special education from UC Berkeley/ SF State’s joint doctoral program. Much of her work as a researcher and educator has centered on mathematical development and learning in infancy and early childhood, including promoting ways for families and teachers to support children’s learning through play and everyday experiences. Ann joined the League in 2013, after retiring from her research position at UC Berkeley, and immediately joined the Education Committee which offered new opportunities to pursue her interests in educational policy and equity. She and John have two children and four delightful grandchildren whom they visit with as often as time and distance allow.