2017-2018 Board Officers

Dianne Judd, Co-President

Dianne was born and raised on the prairies of North Dakota. She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and moved to the Twin Cities. There she worked as an Administrative Assistant at Control Data and at Pilgrim Lutheran Church. She also volunteered with several social concerns groups such as ELCA Peace with Justice, Metropolitan Affordable Housing, and PFLAG. She and her husband Dave raised two children. They have three grandchildren living in Duluth and St. Paul. Dianne and Dave enjoy adventure and being in nature. Sailing brought them to the Apostle Islands for 30 years. Now retired, they have lived in Bayfield full time since 2007. Dianne has been a member of LWV/ABC since 2009.  She is drawn to work with dynamic men and women in a non-partisan way to create a better world for our children.


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Liz Seefeldt, Co-President

Liz Seefeldt is the Executive Director of The BRICK Ministries.  She has also been the Clerk for the Town of Kelly in Bayfield County, Wisconsin for the past 15 years.   Throughout her adult life Liz has volunteered with numerous and varied nonprofit organizations, serving at every organizational level.  When she is not in a board room, Liz can be found tending her chickens or kayaking on Lake Superior.




Sheila Mitchell, President Elect

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Ginger Quay, Secretary

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Barb Bell, Treasurer

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Board Members At-Large

Darlene Charboneau

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Dede Eckels

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Linda Jorgenson

Linda has been a member of the LWV/ABC since 1989 and has served on the Board, including two terms as President. She has taken a leading role on the issue of health care reform since chairing the LWV/ABC's involvement in the LWV US 1992–94 national study. She also has a deep commitment to environmental issues and was the first chair of the LWV/ABC's Development Trends Committee.  For 2014–2016 she and Jan Penn will co-chair the LWV/ABC's Current Local Study on “the price Ashland and Bayfield Counties have paid for US economic inequality”.  She has served on the state Board since 2006.

In 2010, Linda retired as the Associate Director of New Horizons North, an organization that provides treatment for people with severe and persistent mental illness, and supported employment and living services for people with developmental disabilities in Ashland and Bayfield counties.  She felt privileged to work in the era of civil rights for people with disabilities.

Linda has roots in the Upper Midwest but grew up in diverse places from Anchorage, Alaska to Cairo, Egypt, to Washington, DC, and Bogota, Colombia.  She moved to the Chequamegon Bay area in 1983.  She has a BA in History and an MS in Planning.  Linda and her husband, Jack, a founding performer with the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, live on an old farm outside Washburn, where Linda practices her skills as a Master Gardener, loves to read, and looks for opportunities to travel and spend time in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area at her Finnish grandparents log homestead on Shagawa Lake in Ely, Minnesota.  


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Dora Kling

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Beverly Lindell

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Jan Penn

 Jan lives with her husband Rick on Billy Creek in Highbridge, in the Penokee Mountains of Ashland County. 

She's lived in this "last frontier" of Wisconsin since 1971, working as a nurse, and for the last thirty–some years as a nurse practitioner.  Had she not been a nurse practitioner, she would have been a wildlife biologist. 

Her engagement with the League of Women Voters has offered her the opportunity to live "that other life". Being a League member, serving on the Board, and spending several terms as President, have offered Jan the opportunity to engage in issues and policies related to both the health of people and the health of the earth.



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Mary Jo Tuckwell

Mary Jo is inTEAM’s Technical Director for Consulting Services.  Her experience includes serving as a Nutrition Program Management Consultant for Midwest Nutrition Systems, the Director of Food and Nutrition for the Eau Claire Area School District, and Nutrition Education and Training Coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  Mary Jo has a proven track record of maintaining financial integrity in food and nutrition programs.  Mary Jo is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the School Nutrition Association.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley.

Recognized by colleagues as a practitioner with nutritional expertise and business savvy, Mary Jo was selected in 2008 to serve as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Nutrition Standards for National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program.  As a member of the Committee, she designed menus to meet the proposed recommended meal pattern.  These recommendations were the basis for meal requirements included in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.