Steering Committee Members

Co-Director
Alix Dobkin
Woodstock, NY
Alix@oloc.org
845-679-7586
-born in 1940. While on concert tour in the 1980s, I met some OLOC founders and they helped me look forward to turning 60, so I joined OLOC in 2000 and the Steering Committee in 2006, and became Co-director five years later. Woodstock, NY is my home, near my daughter and three grandchildren. I’ve produced six records, three CDs, a songbook, and My Red Blood: A Memoir of Growing Up Communist, Coming Onto the Greenwich Village Folk Scene, and Coming Out in the Feminist Movement, a 2009 Lambda Literary Award finalist. I love working on, with, and for OLOC and my comrades on the SC.

Co-Director
Sally Tatnall
Lyndhurst, OH
Sally@oloc.org
216-862-0598
–born in 1937. I’ve been an activist all my life and feel lucky to be continuing my activism as part of OLOC in these late years of life. I am especially happy to be involved with one of the few remaining woman/Lesbian-only spaces left on the planet. I was the Executive Director of Neighborhood Family Practice, a nine-doctor community health center on Cleveland’s west side inner city. I am a radical feminist and a community and political activist. I worked in the civil rights movement in the 60s and am involved in the women’s liberation movement and have founded many women’s organizations. I served on the Board of the Women’s Community Foundation, produced the “Radical thought for Women” conference in 1987, and organized SOAR (Stop Oppression And Racism) which did anti-racism workshops for two years. I am so glad to be continuing my anti-racism work with OLOC.

Jan Griesinger
Athens, OH
Jan@oloc.org
740-592-1255
–born in 1942. After hearing about OLOC since its beginning and meeting Ruth Silver and Shevy Healey in the early 1990s, I attended the 1996 OLOC National Gathering with my over-60 partner. I began as an OLOC intern at age 58 in year 2000 and have LOVED serving on the Steering Committee ever since. I am a founding resident of the Susan B. Anthony Memorial UnRest Home Womyn’s Land Trust near Athens, Ohio and sing in Calliope Feminist Choir.

Ruth Debra
Palm Springs, CA
Ruth@oloc.org
760-318-6794
–born in 1944. I joined the OLOC Steering Committee in the spring of 2008 after beginning the process in October 2006 and am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful organization. I’m a life-long feminist and activist and have a strong belief in OLOC’s mission. I have been a part of founding numerous organizations including Desert Women for Equality and the Coachella Valley Chapter/Group of OLOC.

Bonnie Wagner
Woodstock, NY
bonnie@oloc.org
845-679-7710 or 845-417-1481
-born in 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. I moved to Woodstock, New York in 1976, where I became active in the battered women’s movement. I was the founder and director of the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a statewide hotline in English and Spanish, and then worked as a guidance counselor from 1990-2010. It was at this time I became active in the Lesbian movement, trying to pass a human rights law in Ulster County, becoming a founding member of the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, and a member of the Pride Committee. I joined OLOC in 2007 and am delighted to be involved in this Lesbian feminist activist organization.

Alí Marrero-Calderón
Oakland, CA
ali@oloc.org
510-365-6745
-born in 1948. I was born in Puerto Rico and raised in the US. I am an Army Brat. I have been active in the Lesbian community in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area since 1969. I was one of the first Dykes on Bikes here in 1976. I have worked for the rights of People of Color since the Briggs Initiative in California and helped coordinate security at the International Women’s Conference in Houston in 1977. I am now married to my partner of 15 years, Doris Muñiz, who is also Puerto Rican. I want to work towards parity for Lesbians of Color, especially more visibility for Latina/Caribbean Lesbians. I would love to see more Old Latina/Caribeña Lesbians involved with OLOC and my goal is to start a group.