We are launching into 2014 with a new president, Nancy Rock. She is dedicated to continue the success of the organization and looks forward to providing DWIA members with a vital active club that is both motivating and fulfilling.
Nancy is a marketing executive who found her strategic skills to be a tremendous asset for social services.
After 5 years as a partner in the marketing communications business, Fusion Healthcare, Nancy received a request from the Newsom administration to join Project Homeless Connect (PHC) – first as a community volunteer and later as a staff member. At PHC Nancy developed one of the only homeless dental services program offering same day care to thousands of people in need.
She is a NERT, owns a pro-bono patient advocacy a few years ago joined an effective boots-on-the ground field team to support Ed Lee’s winning mayoral campaign in San Francisco.
Nancy has proudly represented the Democratic Women in Action in March 2013 at the United Nations where she delivered a compelling presentation on labor trafficking.
Another important change on the board is that Dr. Jane Bernard Powers, our immediate past president has agreed to become the organization Treasurer. Jane is one of the founders of DWIA and was instrumental in the origin and development of the organization where she served first as Vice-President and then as President. And in September after successfully building the Democratic Women in Action and establishing the club in the community, Jane turned the reigns over.
Her career of community organizing and activism to provide public input in the cleanup of the former military base and served on the board of the Democratic Women's Forum. She has campaigned for local, state, and national candidates--most recently Hillary Clinton and then Barack Obama in the 2008 election.
As Professor Emerita in Education at San Francisco State University. Based on her participation in the 3rd UN World Conference on Women, held in Nairobi, Kenya, Dr. Bernard-Powers works with the Department on the Status of Women as well as WIN-CAWA developing key program conferences. And excitingly, Jane will be presenting again at this year’s CSW-UN forum.
We look forward to bringing important programs together for our membership this year – all focused on the DWIA mission of serving women families and childe of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our next newsletter will outline the programs and activity dates. We hope you will join us!
One additional change is our address:
The San Francisco Democratic Women in Action is now
P.O. Box 14409
San Francisco, California 94114
October 2013 Events