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Hee-sook Nelson

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Melanie Bauman

Executive Co-Chair

Cynthia Weifenbach

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Elizabeth Alvarez-sell

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Valorie Moore

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Kathy Smith

Programming Officer

Tinamarie Squieri

Programming Officer

Donna Alba

Communications Officer

Cynthia Weifenbach

Region Alliances Officer

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