Governance, Standing Committees, Affinity Groups and Special Programs

Board Members

For the current academic year (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022)

LLAIC is a collaborative organization that is run by a Board of Directors composed of LLAIC members that are elected by membership.

Please consider joining the Board and contributing your time to keep our organization thriving. A nominating committee meets each spring to choose candidates for election. Contact if you’re interested.

Board of Directors

July 2021 – June 2022 Officers and Members

Shelly LevinePresident
Phyllis Pressman CohenVice President of Administration
Joe BongiardinaVice President of Operations
Barbara MendeSecretary
Joel ShwimerTreasurer
Richard MansfieldCo-Chair: Curriculum Committee
Mary MansfieldCurriculum Committee
Carole LevyChair: Webmaster
Maryann WynerChair: Membership
Margalit LaiChair: Let's Go
Sandy GrasfieldChair: Outreach
Alice FreedmanChair: SummerSession

To contact a Board Officer or Member, please send a note to

Standing Committees, Affinity Groups and Special Programs

LLAIC’s strengths are in its volunteers. Committees, affinity groups and special programs are currently led by those shown below. Any time is a good time to jump in and help shape this exciting collaborative venture. Is there a particular group to which you would like to contribute? Be creative! There’s always room for another affinity group or special program. Email us and let us know.

Standing CommitteeTeam Leadership
CurriculumLois Novotny, Richard Mansfield
Let's GoMargalit Lai
MembershipMaryann Wyner
OperationsShelly Levine, Joe Bongiardina

Affinity GroupLeader
French Conversation GroupRichard Mansfield
La Tertulia Spanish ConversationMiriam Grodberg, Larry Krakauer
Lit Lovers (Book club)Joan Chasan, Joanne Fisher
Movie MavensShelly Levine
No Geniuses on Wall StreetRichard Lewis

Special ProgramsLeader
LILAC PlayersRoseli Weiss & Paula Silver
LLAIC Loves ArtElaine Paster & Joe Bongiardina
SummerSessionAlice Freedman
WinterSessionPhyllis Cohen