A Publication of The League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham

Published February 2005

New Member Spotlight

Carol Ann Vaughn is originally from Huntsville. She joined the faculty at Samford three years ago where she specializes in Women’s Studies. She is particularly interested in the history of women in the South and serves as director of the Christian Women’s Leadership Center at Samford. Carol is a long-time supporter of the LWV and would like to help establish League college chapters.

Leanne Kaslow is a Boston native who lived in New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. before moving to Birmingham ten years ago. She is active in the UAB faculty women’s group, the Oasis Women’s Counseling Center, the Magic City Art Connection and Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform. Leanne’s areas of concern include child abuse, reproductive rights, our environment and mental health care for low-income women.

Michelle Adamo is a Michigan native who moved to Birmingham two years ago. In Michigan she worked as a paralegal for Legal Aid and as a social worker in Domestic Relations Court and human resources assistant responsible for training and development for County government. She and her husband were politically involved before having children. Now she is active in school programs and chairs the school book fair. Michelle loves living in Birmingham and has found the area better socially and racially than she expected, though women’s issues, “still have a way to go.”

Kristin Pierce is from Tennessee and came to Birmingham to attend Medical School at UAB, where she is in her third year. Despite a schedule requiring 60-80 hours a week at the hospital, she wants to get involved in the community. Kristin’s special concerns include reproductive rights, health care and gay rights. She is a member of Medical Students for Choice at UAB.

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