Virginia Chapter
National Organization for Women

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Virginia NOW is led by a team of dedicated volunteers. For information on joining the Virginia NOW leadership team, please contact Lisa Sales. You can reach out to any of our officers via the Contact Us page.

  • Executive Vice President: Kobby Hoffman

    Kobby Hoffman is a long-time member of the National Organization for Women (NOW) having joined the Charlottesville NOW chapter in 1986. Currently, she serves on local, Virginia and National boards. Ms. Hoffman also serves...
  • Legislative Vice President: Tammie Miller Jennings

    Tammie Miller Jennings is a wife, daughter, mom, Meme, author, activist, animal lover of dogs and parrots, and amateur genealogist. She cares deeply about the world we live in and wants to ensure all women are heard,...
  • Communications Vice President: Juli Briskman

    Juli Briskman holds a Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ohio State University. She lives in the Algonkian District with her two children. She began...
  • PAC Coordinator: Patricia Blau Reuss

    Pat Reuss arrived in Virginia in 1979 as the single mother of 3 sons then aged 8, 9 and 10 and has been a model for balancing work and family life. She is currently “semi-retired” and is serving as a policy advisor to the...
  • Advocacy Coordinator: Marj Signer

    Marj Signer has been an activist and leader of Virginia NOW since the mid-1990s when she became determined to fight back against oppressive abortion restrictions being imposed on the women of the state. Trained as a...
  • Events, Outreach & Communications Coordinator: Shannon Fisher

    Shannon Fisher has spent more than a decade providing leadership in the pursuit of equal rights for women in America. She is the host of Our Lives with Shannon Fisher on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network and among a...
  • Intern: Lily Safran

    Lily is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She is majoring in Political Science with a concentration in (In)Equality, Justice, and Power. At Muhlenberg, Lily works...
  • Intern: Abby McCusker

    Abby McCusker is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Roanoke College with a double major in International Relations and Religious Studies; her concentration is Peace and Justice Studies and she is on the NCAA,...