Executive Board Bios

Headshot_DirDeborah Nicholas, President

I’ve been a full time resident of Incline Village since 2006, when I joined the Tahoe Nevada Branch of AAUW.  I’ve served in the following capacities:  Newsletter, Treasurer, Fundraising Chair, and President Elect as well as filling in on some specific projects, and participating on the nominating committee.  In addition to working and volunteer work with AAUW, I have been a volunteer for a number of non-profits in the area including: Pet Network, Project MANA, Tahoe Safe Alliance, and served as a member of the Washoe County Citizens Advisory Board until 2015.

I graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Social Work, and from California State University-Hayward with a Masters in Public Administration.

photoMarianne Mika, Secretary

Originally from Southern California via Chicago, I moved to Incline Village after retiring from the City of Los Angeles, as a Sr. Human Resources Analyst. Prior to my City career I taught junior high and elementary classes and was vice-principal of a school in Los Angeles. After moving to Incline I became a realtor and worked in that field for several years. Now completely retired but not idle, I volunteer at St. Francis of Assisi Church, belong to two book clubs, two knitting groups, am on the AAUW-TN Fundraising Committee, as well as serving as AAUW-TN Board Secretary. I also have a busy family life with a son and three daughters who all live locally.

Cornelia Gould, Treasurer

I have been a member of AAUW since the early 1980’s when I was raising my children in Martinez, CA.  Later we moved to Half Moon Bay, CA.  There I served as both Treasurer and President of the AAUW – Half Moon Bay branch in the early 2000’s.  My career included 20+ years as a lawyer in the ERISA (retirement plan) field in San Francisco.  Thereafter, I became involved in real estate investing.  My husband, Ed, and I spent five years sailing from San Francisco to Australia and, after returning from that trip, moved to Incline Village in 2013.

Charlotte Curtis, Ed.D., Past President & Fundraising Chair

Charlotte CurtisCharlotte Curtis was associated with the Nevada Department of Education providing leadership to state and federal programs for twenty years. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada. Prior to her career in Nevada she was involved in education positions in California, Texas and Hawaii.  She has been engaged in community activities including the Incline Elementary and Middle Schools PTAs, Diamond Peak Ski Foundation, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Tahoe Nevada American Association of University Women, Incline Village Crystal Bay Republican Women’s Organization and Bishop Manogue Catholic High School Board of Directors.

Dr. Curtis obtained an Ed.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, a M.A. degree at St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California in Educational Leadership and a B.S. degree at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.