Pam Grissom

Pam Grissom

Chairperson

Pam Grissom (Tucson) is the Chairperson of the Board and one of the founders of Arizona List.

Jessica Brandt

Jessica Brandt

Board Member

Jessica Brandt (Tucson) has her bachelors in Psychology from the U of A and her Masters in Social Work from ASU.

Renee Morton

Renee Morton

Board Member

Renee Morton (Tucson) is a Tucson business woman who owns and operates Homestyle Galleries, Southern Arizona’s largest consignment with- new furniture showrooms.

Andrea Gerlak

Andrea Gerlak

Board Member

Andrea Gerlak (Tucson) is the Director of Academic Development for the International Studies Association and Environmental Policy Faculty Associate with the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona.

Harriet Young

Harriet Young

Board Member

Harriet Young (Flagstaff) holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Rice University. As a retired professor of Northern Arizona University’s Political Science Department, Harriet is a dedicated activist and Democrat within her community.

Bridget Riceci

Bridget Riceci

Board Member

Bridget Riceci worked in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors as a business executive and a social worker while also serving as a community volunteer in political and public health endeavors.

Charlene Mendoza

Charlene Mendoza

Board Member

Charlene Mendoza is a native Tucsonan who is the Principal and a teacher at Arizona College Prep Academy, a public charter high school.

Madeleine Wachter

Madeleine Wachter

Board Member

Madeleine Wachter has been a women’s rights activist in Arizona for over 35 years.

Luis Heredia

Luis Heredia

Board Member

Luis Heredia works as a senior congressional staffer and currently represents Arizona on the Democratic National Committee.

Connie DeLarge

Connie DeLarge

Board Member

Connie DeLarge was born in Nashville, Tennessee, attended Tennessee State University and in 1978 moved to Los Angeles, California. Connie was raised in a political activist home; her parents participated in the Nashville sit ins in 1960.

Dr. Hiral Tipirneni

Dr. Hiral Tipirneni

Board Member

Dr. Hiral Tipirneni has served her Arizona communities for almost 25 years. First, as an Emergency Medicine physician in the Phoenix area in high-volume, high-acuity urban, academic, and community EDs.As a woman, a first generation immigrant, and a physician, Dr. Tipirneni has made a compelling case for more diversity in elected representation. She is a proven problem-solver who remains committed to the health and long term well-being of her communities and nation.

Geraldine “Gerae” Peten, Ed.D

Geraldine “Gerae” Peten, Ed.D

Board Member

Now is the time for me to give back to our community the expertise and lessons I have learned from decades as an educational administrator; over 12 yrs. of active political engagement; a founding member of Legislative District 4; founder of the WV-NAACP, as well as being an Arizona State Representative for 3 years.

Carrie Aaron

Carrie Aaron

Board Member

Carrie Aaron has a B.S. in Sociology from A.S.U. and an M.A. in Sociology from N.Y.U. As an entrepreneur, Community volunteer, and business person, Carrie has always passionately supported women’s causes and female pro-choice candidates.

Jodi Liggett

Jodi Liggett

Board Member

Jodi Liggett is a proud native Arizonan and fierce women’s advocate.  A public policy expert, she has worked in both Republican and Democratic administrations, as well as the nonprofit and private sectors. She is now incubating a women’s issues think tank and advocacy group- the Arizona Center for Women’s Advancement (ACWA).

Sam Riestenberg

Sam Riestenberg

Board Member
Sam Riestenberg works as a communications consultant for the federal government. She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arizona and her M.P.S. in Public Relations from Georgetown University. She began her career over a decade ago as an Arizona List intern.
Elizabeth Danielson

Elizabeth Danielson

Board Member

Elizabeth Danielson has been an activist since her undergraduate days at Baylor University where she was a leader in campus anti-war and civil rights actions. She is passionate about social and racial justice issues, women’s rights, and increasing the number of women in leadership positions. She has been a member of EMILY’s List for thirty years and of Arizona List since its inception.

Pat Wiedhopf

Pat Wiedhopf

Board Member

Pat Wiedhopf actively participates in organizations that create opportunities for women’s and girls’ growth, leadership, and power; increase women’s participation in the political process; address the changing needs of education; and work to eliminate racism.

Laetitia Hua

Laetitia Hua

Board Member

Laetitia Hua is an activist and law student at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. As a feminist and former Miss Maricopa County, Laetitia worked with organizations across the state to advocate for criminal justice reform. She was later appointed to chair an ad hoc subcommittee at the Arizona legislature to examine distinct issues facing incarcerated women.

Hildy Saizow

Hildy Saizow

Board Member

Hildy Saizow is Senior Advisor at CNA’s Center for Justice Research and Innovation where she manages local government initiatives to reform policing and justice department grants to promote best practices in violence prevention and crime victim services. Her non-profit leadership includes serving as President of Arizonans for Gun Safety for 10 years, starting in 2005, and as a board member of the Phoenix Children’s Museum, early in its formation, helping to plan and fundraise for the current building at 7th and Monroe in Downtown Phoenix.