McLean Area Branch Members Are Leaders

Elaine Lailas

The McLean Area Branch nurtures and encourages women leaders.  A number of our branch’s current members have been elected to national, state, and community offices.

  • For six years, Elaine Lailas was a member of the McLean Community Center, our meeting place and hub of activities, and for two of those years she served as governing chair, including during a major renovation of the center. She was also elected by all members of AAUW as program vice president on the national AAUW’s board of directors.
  • The present chair of the MCC’s governing board, Barbara Zamora-Appel, recently joined our branch as a member. Barbara received many awards for her work at the U.S. Department of Commerce and has served on a number of community boards.
  • Mary Ann Graham, Joanne Field, and Margie Broderick all served in elected community positions. Mary Ann served more than 20 years on the Round Hill, VA, Town Council.  Joanne served five years on the Fairfax County School Board, including as chair, and Margie served four years on the Washoe County, NV, School Board.
  • In McLean’s Dranesville tax district, Caroline Pickens, Dorothy Hassan, Diane Alden and Rebecca Horahan were all elected to the McLean Community Center governing board, with Caroline Pickens and Dorothy Hassan both serving as chair.
  • Elected by all AAUW members in Virginia, Elaine Lailas, Peggy Stotz, Nancy Richardson, and Caroline Pickens all served at presidents of AAUW of Virginia.