The response to our call for ambassadors to lead the Guild’s new regional chapters was overwhelmingly enthusiastic, with over 125 applicants from dozens of U.S. cities and towns around the country and even several cities abroad. We hope to eventually launch in every town and region where there is an interest. Initially, we are rolling out in the areas listed below. The ambassadors were selected for their clear vision and commitment to the Guild’s mission. They will play a vital role in fostering community at the local level. Get to know your regional chapter ambassadors.

See ambassador bios HERE.

 

 

Bay Area

Bay Area

Laird Harrison

Bay Area

Bay Area

Nathan Szajnberg

Boston

Carol Beggy

Boston

Boston

Louise Hart

Chicago

Chicago

Alta Price

Chicago

Chicago

Arnie Bernstein

Cleveland

Cleveland

Melisa Ruscsak

Cleveland

Cleveland

Susan Terkel

Detroit

Detroit

Violet St. Karl

Detroit

Detroit

Weam Namou

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Teri Emory

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Kristin Wong

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Magdalena Edwards

New York City

New York City

Elisa Petrini

New York City

New York City

Marina Aris

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Janet Benton

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Sally Wiener Grotta

Phoenix

Phoenix

Brandy Rae Ramirez

Phoenix

Phoenix

Shaweta “Shay” Vasudeva

Portland

Portland

Cai Emmons

Portland

Portland

Gillian Klucas

Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh-Durham

Judy Allen Dodson

Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh-Durham

Kelly Starling Lyons

San Diego

San Diego

Lisa Sanchez-Powers

Seattle

Seattle

Audelia Flint

Seattle

Seattle

Larry Zuckerman

St. Petersburg/Tampa

St. Petersburg/Tampa

Kate Sullivan

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

Beryl Lieff Benderly

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

E. Ethelbert Miller

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

Mary Kay Zuravleff