Board of Directors

Soroptimists International of South Lake Tahoe

Board of Directors 2017-2018


Pam Barrett

Living in Lake Tahoe for the past 35 years, Pam served as the Assistant to the President of Lake Tahoe Community College for 29 years, retiring six years ago. She joined Soroptimist in 2001 and has enjoyed both the service and social aspects of the club.  After raising her two children in South Lake Tahoe, she is pleased to give back to the community by volunteering in Soroptimist, Habitat for Humanity and CASA.

President Elect

Natasha Schue

Natasha was born and raised in southern CA but has now called Tahoe home since 2008.  She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a major in English and minor in communications.  She is currently the Community Outreach Coordinator at Barton Health and is married to her college sweetheart, Ryan, and raising their two wild & crazy boys!  Natasha has been a member of Soroptimist since 2008 and loves to give back to her community.  She is also a recent graduate of the Chamber’s Leadership Lake Tahoe program.

Vice President

Liz Beispel

Recording Secretary

Aletha Nelligan

Corresponding Secretary

Linda Denton


Linda Mendizabal

Member of SISLT since 11/77; served on the Board in various positions (but never as Treasurer) and as President, maybe 1983.  Have done the newsletter (mostly Newsmonger) since way back when we typed, cut and pasted it, and snail-mailed it.


Cheryl Chambers

2-year Director

Hanna Bernard

Born and raised in Sweden, Hanna moved to the US in 1996 and to the beautiful Lake Tahoe area in 2003. Hanna is self employed as a graphic designer and also develops websites. Hanna takes care of SISLT’s website to make sure it’s a helpful resource for both the community and SISLT members.

Hanna enjoys all that Lake Tahoe has to offer, especially what can be enjoyed while on the back of her horse or in the winter, on her snowmobile. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves the opportunity the Soroptimists is giving her to make a difference in the Lake Tahoe community.

1-year Director

Tonya Elkins

2-year Delegate

Lee F. Moisio

My home until 1965 was predominately Washington, DC.  After my husband Mike’s stint in the Navy, we moved to St. Louis, MO, where we lived until 2010. In St. Louis I continued in retail merchandising until we bought Mike’s family business in 1978 and we became partners in all ways. During that time we were active in several not-for-profit Boards, two schools and the Haven of Grace, a small home for pregnant homeless women. We have four wonderful kids, all born in St. Louis, two still there and two living elsewhere.  Five grandchildren have come along in the last five years!!

We moved to Stateline in 2010, after selling our business, and we love everything about the area- the surroundings and the people- including the opportunity to be of use in the community. Getting to know SISLT, its good and special people, is a wonderful experience which I look forward to continuing.

1-year Delegate

Kris Walters

2-year Alternate Delegate

Annie Davidson

1-year Alternate Delegate

Sonia Quillian

Past President

Roberta Benvenuto

Member since 1988.

Practice Administrator for Kevin Cassidy, DDS. 

Moved here from Boston in 1971. Our honeymoon was a one way trip, and we have never looked back. We have two great kids and they both have wonderful partners. Courtney got married to Zion on Sept. 2014, and Jared got married to Lorena on Sept. 1, 2016 at Burning Man.