At OLLI @Berkeley, we rely on the energy, enthusiasm and powerhouse volunteerism of our members to help make our program the best it can be. We are grateful to the committee members noted here and to the many other volunteers who contribute in important ways, from leading Member Meetups to serving as class hosts.

    Curriculum Committee 

    The Curriculum Committee reviews course proposals, meets with prospective faculty and advises OLLI staff on the curation of future academic terms.

    • Co-chairs: Susan Chamberlain, Linda Wing 
    • Members: Amy Chung, Susan Driscoll, Ann Peden, Linda Perkins, Lucille Poskanser, Hugh Winig
    • Staff: Susan Hoffman, Matt Shears

    Development Committee 

    The Development Committee members help plan the annual fund campaign (which accounts for nearly 10% of our operating budget) and spearhead personal fundraising outreach efforts.

    • Co-chairs: Mark Medress, Wendy Willrich
    • Members: Gerry Kaminski, Mike Maidenberg, Eileen Savel, Murray Schlussel
    • Staff: Susan Hoffman, Nancy Murr

    Lafayette Planning Committee

    The Lafayette Planning Committee provides important insights and outreach into Lafayette and neighboring communities.

    • Co-chairs: Hugh Winig, Nikki Maziasz
    • Members: Marty Aufhauser, John Daws, Tom Francis, Christina Janssen, Howard Janssen, Hugh Winig
    • Staff: Susan Hoffman, Matt Shears

    Member Services Committee 

    The Member Services Committee works to build a strong sense of community and belonging within our membership by organizing and leading field trips, socials and other events throughout the year.

    • Co-chairs: Joan Greer, Jerry Kaminski 
    • Members: Valerie Knepper, Hugh Livingston, Stella Livingston, Susan Sperber
    • Staff: Nancy Murr

    Research Advisory Team

    This group identifies UCSF/UCB-based research opportunities for OLLI member participation, conducts inquiry projects focused on teaching and learning, and explores ideas and issues to inform the curriculum or the OLLI member community.

    • Members: Lorraine Midanik, Sara Orem, David Presti, Peter Ralston
    • Staff: Susan Hoffman