Board of Directors


2017 Executive Board of Directors

Kim Algren
President and North Valley Director.

Cathy Stroh
Vice President and River Valley Director

Shelley Thomas
Treasurer and River Valley Director

Kelly Downey

Kelly Downey
Tournament Director/Social Media and North Bay Area Director

Janice Davis
Secretary/Assistant Tournament/Rules and East Bay Director

2017 Board of Directors


Frankie Spiva
Membership/Marketing and South Valley Director

Volunteer Director at WGANC

Leslie Clark
1st Assistant Tournament/Assistant Junior Girls and North Bay Director


Leigh Dreo
Recruiting/Newsletter Oversight/Assistant Open Day and San Francisco Director

Meet 2017’s Three New Board Directors

Naina Biswell
eNewsletter 2nd Assistant Tournament and Monterey Area Director

My name is Naina Biswell. I moved to the Bay Area in 1979 from Maryland. I attended San Jose State University and completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Management. Shortly following this, I realized my personality was better suited for being involved with patients rather than administration. I then pursued my career in Diagnostic Ultrasound. I obtained several licenses in various modalities of ultrasound and ultimately completed a Masters Degree in Health Sciences from San Jose State. My career spanned over 30 years with my retirement from UCSF Medical Center from Genetics and Prenatal Diagnosis at the end of 2016.

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Lynda Donahue
eNewsletter Editor/2nd Assistant Tournament/Rules and San Francisco Director

My name is Lynda Donahue. I have lived in the Bay Area all of my life. After graduating from Loma Linda University, Riverside, CA, I began my career as a Speech and Language Specialist. My education was continued at the University of San Francisco where I earned a Masters and Doctorate in Education. After 38 years in education, I recently retired from the Vacaville Unified School District as the Director of Special Education. With the shortage of Speech Therapists in California, I have the opportunity to work part-time, providing a much needed service.

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Pat Zimmerman
Open Day/Assistant Recruitment and North Valley Area Director

The North Valley New Director will be Pat Zimmerman from Catta Verdera Country Club.  She is a native Californian, where she raised her family.  Pat worked in the field of International Finance and traveled all over the world, spending two years in Singapore where she originally became interested in the game of golf.

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Meet 2018’s Three New Board Directors

Pam Dowd
North Bay Area Director

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Debra Ferguson
East Bay Area Director

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Donna Grover
East Bay Area Director

My name is Donna Grover.  I grew up on the East Coast but moved to California over 30 years ago.  My passion for golf started 17 years ago when I met my current husband and he asked me if I played golf.  I quickly got hooked and am a past President/Tournament Director for the East Bay Chapter of EWGA as well as the Tournament Director for the Silicon Valley Golf Club, an NCGA Associate Club.  I’ve been a member at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton for the past 10 years but have moved to Brentwood so will join Discovery Bay.

My professional career has been as a Medical Secretary (on the East Coast) and an Executive Assistant where I have worked at McKinsey & Company, Cisco and Cadence.

I look forward to being a Director with WGANC and helping others enjoy the sport that I love as well.

Dianna Stein 
Central Valley Area Director

My name is Dianna Stein. I was born and raised in the Central Valley. I received my college education in Santa Cruz County before attending the Academy of Stenographic Arts in San Francisco and becoming a Certified Shorthand Reporter 35 years ago.

I began my professional career in the Monterey County Superior Courts. I married my late husband, Steve, who was a teacher and coach in Lodi, and returned to the Central Valley. We raised our son, Zak, and I was a business owner for many years.

In 2009 I married my present husband, Jim. We love to golf together and have gone on many golfing trips over the years. As a member of the Woodbridge Golf & Country Club, I am part of the Woodbridge Women’s Golf Association. Although I have other interests, I find myself headed to the golf course as often as I can!

I am looking forward to being on the Board of the WGANC and enjoying all of the opportunities and challenges it has to offer.

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Theresa Grandi
Director at Large

Marti Lathrop
Director at Large



Linda Nard
Director at Large

Cindy Taylor
Director at Large


Sandi Zrnic
Director at Large

Norene Bokan

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