Meet Our Advisory Board Members

We are still in need of council members, if you would like to join us, please contact Lora "Skeets" Friedkin at or 


Co chair Skeets Friedkin receives the Co chair Lisa Armbrust Susan B. Anthony Award from National Organization of Women with State Senator Ron Klein.



Clarence Brooks



Sheila Jaffe



Alina O’Connor



Marilyn Davis


Lalita Janke                                                                                                  

Penny Ashwanden                       

Senator Nan H. Rich                                                                                                                                      

Tonya Jarvis                                                                                       


Our Mission

The members of the CWGSS Advisory Council are advocates in the community promoting awareness, engagement, and funding needs to foster academic excellence and support of students, faculty, and programs of the FAU Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.




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From left to right in the back row Lalita Jankie, Sharon Gless, Penney Ashwanden. 

From the left to right of the top role are Sheila Jafe, Marilyn Davis, Heather Blumberg, Skeets Friedkin, Tonya Jarvis and Lisa Armbrust.

Women's Leadership Forum - Ending Violence and Reproductive Opression Through Human Rights by Loretta Ross