At OLLI @Berkeley, we depend 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 hundreds of others who contribute in other important ways.

Advisory Research Team

The team 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.

Research Associate: Cheryl Brewster
Members: Mitchell Breitweiser, Lorraine Midanik, Sara Orem, David Presti, Peter Ralston

Curriculum Committee 

UC Berkeley faculty, past OLLI instructors, and scholars and experts from the general community comprise the pool of potential OLLI faculty. The Curriculum Committee reviews course proposals and meets with prospective faculty.

Co-chairs: Susan Chamberlain, Gary Evans, Ann Peden (emeritus)
Members: John Daws, Deborah Goodman, Ilene Gordon, Bill Neilson, Lucille Poskanser, Nancy Spaeth, Jake Warner, Hugh Winig

Development Committee 

The OLLI @Berkeley Annual Fund comprises approximately 10% of the OLLI @Berkeley budget. The Development Committee members set fundraising goals, plan the annual fund campaign, and organize volunteer fundraising outreach.

Co-chairs: Mark Medress, Wendy Willrich
Members: David Anderson, Valerie Knepper, Eileen Savel, Murray Schlussel, Terri Hearsh, Marilyn Kaplan, Gerry Kaminski, Mike Maidenberg, Richard Hornberger

Lafayette Planning Committee

Co-chairs: Nikki Maziasz, Judy Kirkpatrick
Members: Gil Berkeley, John Daws, Tom Francis, Christina Janssen, Howard Janssen, Hugh Winig, Marty Aufhauher

Member Services Committee 

The Member Services Committee works to engage the OLLI @Berkeley membership in community-building and activities that grow and nurture the membership. 

Co-chairs: Joan Greer, Jerry Kaminski 
Members: Susan Boyle, Nikki Maziasz, Susan Sperber, Valerie Knepper

Strategic Planning Committee

Members: Cheryl Brewster, Mark Medress, Susan Chamberlain, Jerry Kaminski, Lorraine Midanik, Nikki Maziasz