MEET THE BOARD 2023
Director at Large
Linda is a retired educator who specialized in the fields of Civic Education and International Relations. She administered the Civets Political Studies Academy at Rio Americano High School for over 15 years and worked with Sacramento County Office of Education on Civic Education. She maintains her interest in politics through several organizations, including WDSC, Capital Women's Campaign, NWPC, the World Affairs Council and the World Trade Center in Sacramento. Her hobbies are traveling, reading (especially well written histories and good mystery novels) and yoga.
Tracie serves as the current Treasurer to the WDSC. Tracie works as a Marketing and Public Relations Consultant armed with a strong business acumen, passion for service, and integrity. She has held dozens of impactful leadership roles, such as chairing the board of The National Association of Women Business Owners, Sacramento Valley. She was appointed by the Mayor to the Sacramento Small Business Board, and by the Governor to the California Small Business Board. She has lobbied at the State Capitol and in Washington D.C. as a business advocate and as a women's equality advocate. Most recently, she was elected as Chair of the Democratic Party of Sacramento County, and Assembly District 9 delegate to the California Democratic Party. She is also the Past President of the Women Democrats of Sacramento County, founder of Indivisible Women of California, and spends countless hours as a political speaker, moderator, emcee and anti-bias/cultural competency educator.
Annette gas been a member of WDSC since 2006. She is a retired CalTrans transportation planner and a retired special education teacher. Annette keeps busy with volunteering and has been a WDSC board member for 10 years.
Kate Van Buren
Kate served as the former President. She works at the California Department of Justice and is a community volunteer, nature lover, and best friend to Golden Retrievers.
Debbie is WDSC's Secretary. She serves on boards of various organizations, implementing leadership and youth development programs, and works as a consultant in business and non-profit development and management. Debbie is passionate about developing effectual leadership programs and building a stronger community. She will continue to be a strong advocate of educational and community programs that enhance the achievement and lifestyles of diverse individuals.
Pam has been a member of WDSC since 2016 and has served as Fundraising Director since 2020. She is a Sacramento County Public Defender and US Army JAG Corps, retired.
Sandra is the current president. Sandra has been a member of WDSC since 2017. She previously served as Secretary from 2019-2021 and served as Treasurer from 2021-2023. Sandra is a retired Public Safety Dispatcher.