Board of Directors


Ann Harlow fall 2013

 Ann Harlow, President

California art and culture, 1850-1950

RM Cleese

Rose Marie Cleese, Vice President

San Francisco history, California Gold Rush, winter sports

Marilyn Geary

Marilyn Geary, Secretary

Immigration and regional California history

M Griffith

Michael Griffith, Treasurer

History of California, especially Oakland


Dan Kohanski

Religious history


O Pollak

Oliver Pollak

British imperial history, Jewish history, food history, higher education history

R Robbins 2

Rob Robbins

Russian history


Elizabeth Thacker-Estrada

U.S. women’s history, especially first ladies and women’s suffrage


Jim Gasperini

Cultural history, colonial America

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