2017–2019 State Coordinators
Our state coordinators are representatives from our different Arizona NOW chapters state-wide. For a description of the duties related to each position, please see the AZ NOW Bylaws (rev 3-14-15).
State Coordinator for Policy/Spokesperson
Sheila Ogea (East Valley chapter) joined NOW in 1989 after attending an abortion rights rally. Married for almost 50 years to the same man, she has two grown daughters. Past experience includes a run for State Representative and newsletter editor for the Arizona Women’s Political Caucus. She has served two terms as a southwest regional representative on the National NOW Board and is now serving her second term as AZ NOW Policy/Spokesperson. Contact Sheila at PolicySpokesperson@aznow.org.
State Coordinator for Chapter Development
Contact our Policy Spokesperson at firstname.lastname@example.org at ChapterDev@aznow.org.
State Coordinator for Finance
Ginny–Lee Richardson (Phoenix unaffiliated) is a long-time member of NOW and AZNOW. In addition to serving as Treasurer, she has also served on the NOW PAC committee. Contact Ginny-Lee at Finance@aznow.org.
State Coordinator for Leadership Training
Christian Nunes (Central Phoenix / Inez Casiano chapter) is a motivational speaker, counselor, and owner of a wellness center in Phoenix. She is our National NOW representative. Christian enjoys reading, cooking, and helping people reach their fullest potential. Contact Christian at email@example.com.
State Coordinator for Legislative Action
Victoria Steele (Tucson chapter) is a lifelong feminist, former State Representative from District 9 in Tucson, mental health counselor, personal life coach, and a recent Congressional candidate. She enjoyed a 25-year career in radio and television news, and is an accomplished keynote speaker, teacher, and trainer who is experienced in presenting on Native American culture, empowering women, and a variety of public policy issues. Victoria is also the cofounder and immediate Past President of the Tucson NOW Chapter. Contact Victoria at LegislativeAction@aznow.org.
State Coordinator for Membership and Newsletters
Cindy Guerra (Inez Casiano/Central Phoenix chapter) has been a NOW member since 1982. She was President of the South Suburban NOW chapter; VP for Chapter Development, VP Action, and President of Illinois NOW. In addition to serving on the National Board and as Great Lakes Region Director to the Board, Cindy served on the Women of Color Committee while on the Board. She has been a feminist since she was 6 years old and will remain a NOW member forever to support women’s rights and civil rights for all. Contact Cindy at Membership@aznow.org.
State Coordinator for Political Action
David Ayodele (Central Phoenix / Inez Casiano chapter) joined NOW in early 2017. He enjoys web development, playing percussion instruments, and harbors deep disdain for WordPress CMS. He has worked on the websites of several campaigns and helps produce legislative action alerts for AZNOW. Contact our PAC chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Coordinator for Publicity
Contact our PAC chair at email@example.com.
State Coordinator for Records and Meetings
Karen Van Hooft (East Valley chapter) is the Executive Editor for the Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University. A long-time NOW member and former member of the National Board, Karen continues to contribute her talents and time to AZ NOW. Contact Karen at Meetings@aznow.org.
Jodie Lawrosky (Sun Cities / West Valley chapter) is President of the Sun Cities / West Valley chapter. She is a technical writer, former software developer and avid biker. She enjoys riding her Can-Am, camping and hiking in her free time. Contact Jodie at firstname.lastname@example.org.