Meet Our 2020 Volunteer Board of Directors

(in alphabetical order)

James Thomas BOLDT Communications & Social Media Chair

Palm Springs

Birthplace: Appleton, WI

BS Microbiology and Public Health. University of Wisconsin

Quality Assurance & Compliance

Steven BROOKS, Citizen Lobby Days Chair

Sun City Palm Desert

Birthplace:  Los Angeles, CA

Education: BA Psychology – CSU Northridge

Career with Los Angeles City Dept. of Water & Power 


Fergus CURRIE, Fund-raising Chair

Cathedral City

Education/career: Retired from university education


 Michael FINLAND, Candidate Development Chair

Palm Springs

Birthplace:  Teaneck, NJ

Education/Career:  BA English Literature, St. Joseph’s College; Real estate/security

Susan D JAFFE, Hospitality

Ranch Mirage

Birthplace:  San Francisco, CA

Education:  BA San Francisco State University 

Career: Paralegal

Stephen JAFFE, Vice President

Ranch Mirage

Birthplace: Detroit, MI

Education: JD Wayne State University

Career: Attorney

Pam SIMPKINS, Executive Secretary 



Dori SMITH, President

Palm Desert

Birthplace:  Madera, CA

Education: BA, Journalism, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Career: Communications/public relations at large & small companies


Cathie SNYDER, Membership Chair

La Quinta

Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Education: AA, Glendale Community College


Megan STROSNIDER, Treasurer

La Quinta

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Education: Civil Engineer Degree, University of Arizona


Neddy THOMPSON, Programs/Political Action Chair 

Palm Desert

Birthplace:  Oconomowoc, WI

Career:  Mental Health Clinic owner, administrator and clinician specializing in sex therapy and family therapy.

Patrick Wiese

Robert WESTWOOD, President Emeritus

Rancho Mirage

Birthplace: Louisville, KY

Education: MS, Counseling, San Francisco State University