2023 Committees

NFWL Committee Members play a vital role in all aspects of our organization. They work to develop future NFWL events and programs, while also contributing to the development of the organization as a whole. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please let us know by completing a Willingness to Serve form.

Past Committees

Chair: Senator Katrina Shealy (SC)

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Review the existing bylaws
  • Recommend changes
  • Present subsequent changes at the annual general membership meeting
  • Ensure the organization is in compliance with the bylaws

Members:  Municipal Chair Michelle Arnold (NJ), Rep. Donna Baringer (MO), Sen. Donna Kim (HI), Rep. Sandra Scott (GA), Rep. Tavia Galonski (OH), Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock (KY), Rep. Christine Watkins (UT), Sen. Gayle Harrell (FL), Asw. Carol Murphy (NJ), Rep. Maria Robinson (MA)



Co-Chairs: Rep. Julie Emerson (LA) & Laura Berrocal (Charter)

Committee Responsibilities:

The Development Committee has oversight of the fundraising for NFWL and its programs, including the following responsibilities:

  • Review the fundraising plan and tools
  • Provide monthly review of the list of potential sponsors
  • Make recommendations to the Executive Director for potential sponsors
  • Reach out to corporations, associations, foundations and individuals for program underwriting and to individual NFWL members and State Directors for fundraising avenues
  • Work with State Directors to assist them in their fundraising activities
  • Attend meetings and calls of the committee


Rep. Karen Camper (TN), Christine Csizmadia (Nuclear Energy Institute), Emily Dickens (SHRM),  Leanne Gassaway (CVS), Stephanie Harper (Reynolds American), Deriece Harrington (Pepsico), Bridget Hennessey (Weedmaps), Sen. Donna Kim (HI), Sharon Lamberton (PhRMA), Steve Lezman (Pepsico), Bob Mayo (Mayo Consulting Group),  Lyndsay Moyer (Comcast), Dave Moody (Novo Nordisk), Lorraine Riffle Caron (Kimberly-Clark), Sen. Sue Rezin (IL), Sen. Katrina Shealy (SC)


Chair: Sen. Penry Gustafson (SC)

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the proposed Board of Directors slate reflects the general membership to include geography, elected position, and party affiliation
  • Present the Directors’ slate at the Annual Conference to be put to a membership vote
  • Work in conjunction with the Chair in appointing members to committees and Committee Chairs
  • Electronically share the slate with the membership 30 days in advance of the Annual Conference

Members: County Commissioner Martha Scott (MI), Rep. DeLena Johnson (AK), Asw. Carol Murphy (NJ), Sen. Tina Maharath (OH), Rep. Lisa Meier (ND), Committeewoman Lorraine Hatcher (NJ), Rep. Kathleen Dillingham (ME), Municipal Chair Michelle Arnold (NJ), Rep. Donna Baringer (MO), Mayor Deb Buzby-Cope (NJ), Councilwoman Kate Kennedy (MD), Sen. Margie Bright-Matthews (SC), Rep. Maria Robinson (MA), Rep. Sandra Scott (GA)




Co-Chairs: Rep. Lisa Subeck (WI) & Lyndsay Moyer (Comcast, NBCUniversal)

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Remain informed on current state and local issues
  • Develop policy areas of focus based on surveys of NFWL membership
  • Identify shared legislation that would be beneficial for NFWL members to have access to
  • Review, evaluate, and approve proposed resolutions to be presented at the Annual Conference
  • Collaborate with NFWL policy staff in the development of policy programming
  • Identify potential policy experts who can disseminate knowledge to NFWL members

Members: Treasurer Allison Ball (KY), Sen. Tonya Anderson (GA), Rep. Pat Hurley (NC), Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet (CO), Rep. Amy Nielsen (IA), Asw. Lisa Krasner (NV), Rep. Donna Baringer (MO), Commissioner Mary Ann Borgeson (NE), Rep. Kathleen Dillingham (ME), Councilwoman Valerie Forbes (DE), Rep. Sonya Harper (GA), Chairwoman Carlotta Harrell (GA), Rep. D’arshun Kendrick (GA), Rep. Rena Moran (MN), Asw. Carol Murphy (NJ), Rep. Maria Robinson (MA), Rep. Sandra Scott (GA), Rep. Rhonda Taylor (GA), Rep. Ruth Briggs-King (DE)




Chair: Rep. Sandra Scott (GA)

Committee Description:

  • Led by the Chair of Membership and composed of the State Directors
  • Direct efforts toward increasing participation in the Foundation’s activities and programs

Members: Click here to view our State Directors.