Deborah Shriver

Recording Secretary

Kathie Podlisks


Retired executive with an international Insurance brokerage firm and co-founded the Baby Boomers club. Proud mother to three daughters, grandmother to ten, and great-grandmother to four. Kathie is also very proud of being a living organ donor and gave a kidney to her husband which provided them with several more years to enjoy their life together. Kathie has always valued her career, her family, and her volunteering. 

Dinesh Kapoor


Linda Diaz

Vice President

​Linda has lived in Laguna Woods for

7-1/2 years, having moved from Arizona to be closer to family. She has been a member of the LWAA for approximately 2
years. She is looking forward to working with Kathie and the rest of the Board.
Linda worked for the Federal Government for 38 years before retiring at 56 yearsyoung. All those years were in the Logistics/Supply field, beginning as a clerktypist and ending as a Supervisory Supply System Analyst.
As Linda says, “I have no art background”. Her introduction to art started by attending various Paint Nites. This peaked her interest and she decided to learn more. Linda began painting with Jan Couch’s guidance, then joined the Art Association and started attending classes in Acrylics, Watercolor, and Printmaking. Presently she co-teaches the Card Crafting class.

Elected Executive Board

Valerie Feldman

Corresponding Secretary

My first art class since junior high school was at the Laguna Woods Art Association and it opened up a whole new world to me.  It was a comfortable and welcoming environment that made it possible for me to succeed and grow both artistically and in many other ways.  I now volunteer and hope to help keep LWAA and our studio thriving and a place where everyone can participate happily and successfully at any level, from total beginner to seasoned professional.