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Meet the Pillars of Big Ocean Women

Behind every wave, behind every initiative, are the dedicated women steering the ship of Big Ocean Women. Each individual brings a unique perspective, an unmatched dedication, and a shared passion for our mission. Dive in and get to know the faces and stories of the remarkable women championing our cause, shaping our vision, and making a difference in the world.

Board Of Directors

Guiding Visionaries of Big Ocean Women

Meet the exceptional women at the helm of Big Ocean Women. Our Board of Directors comprises dedicated leaders, each bringing a wealth of experience, insight, and passion, collectively guiding our organization towards a brighter future.

Carolina Allen

Executive Director

Holly Sweeten

Board Member

Vilma Sagebin

Board Member

NiCole Hale

Board Secretary

Maren Butcher

Board Chair

Bjorn Pendleton

Board Member

Executive Committee

The Strategic Heartbeat

Driven by commitment and a shared vision, the Executive Committee ensures that Big Ocean Women remains true to its core mission. Their collective leadership shapes our strategies, upholds our values, and fosters sustainable growth.

Carolina Allen

Executive Director

Ann Takasaki

Director of Governance

Gloria Boberg

Director of WAVEs

Lisa Bjornberg

Director of Communications

Grace Raje

Director of Global Strategy

Margo Watson

Director of Outreach

Communications committee

Crafting Our Voice and Message

Communication is key, and this stellar team ensures our voice resonates far and wide. From crafting impactful messages to engaging with our community, the Communications Committee plays an essential role in amplifying our mission.

Lisa Bjornberg

Director of Communications

Shelli Spotts

Currents Podcast Producer

Dana Robb

Currents Podcast Host

Shannon Russel

Currents Podcast Host

Norma Hendrickson

Editor

Emily Layton

Writer

Katrina Hubbard

Writer

Jenny Hochstein

Writer

Micki Erickson

Writer

Kaylee Gwilliam

Writer

Kathy Stimpson

Writer

Tricia Kelley

Writer

WAVE Committee

Building Strong Communities, One Cottage at a Time

Beyond the waves lies the heart of our organization: our cottages. The Cottage Committee is dedicated to nurturing these intimate community groups, ensuring they thrive and serve as beacons of support, empowerment, and sisterhood.

Gloria Boberg

Director of WAVEs

Vilma Sagebin

WAVE Training

Global Strategy Committee

Charting Our Global Path

The world is vast, and our ambitions match its scale. The Global Strategy Committee is tasked with envisioning and executing our global outreach, ensuring Big Ocean Women's influence and impact extend across continents.

Grace Raje

Director of Global Strategy

Cathy Mauluulu

Coalition Representative

Kim Landeen

Content Creation

Tenile Farr

WAVEs Liason

Marketing Committee

The motoring power to reach our potential.

This is the team that creates the "how" in what we do. Diligently working to get our message out and raise the funds needed to support our members.

Margo Watson

Director of Outreach

Heather Wren

Team Member

Grace Raje

Digital Presence