Board of Directors

Christine Handy, President

Author of Walk Beside Me, motivational speaker, model, breast cancer advocate and speaker, nationally recognized humanitarian, writer.

Arlene R Ustin, 2nd Vice President

After an atypical career in education, a Junior High School in The South Bronx, North Carolina Outward Bound School, the Athenian School in CA, Arlene taught in the MA Program at Prescott College in AZ.


She describes herself as a humble, but firm and fearless, advocate/activist with a commitment to social justice. 


Pamela P. Maldonado, Director

After living in outside the US for many years Pamela Maldonado worked as a Pediatric ICU nurse completing a Bachelor in Science in Nursing (College of Mt. St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH) and a Masters in Teaching of Nursing (Columbia Univ., NYC).


She worked in nursing education before moving to Brazil. She is fluent in Spanish, conversational Portuguese and speaks some French.  Since retiring she has been active in the League of Women Voters of PB County, serving on the Board and as Voter Services Chair for 5+ years.

Mark Schneider, Director

Mark Schneider is Professor Emeritus from Southern Illinois University.


He received his doctorate in sociology from Yale in 1985 and taught at Princeton and the University of Michigan before moving to Southern Illinois.


In retirement he has been active with the ACLU of Florida, currently serving as President of the Palm Beach County Chapter and as a member of the State Board of Directors and has been with the Speaker’s Bureau of the League of Women Voters since 2010.


He has been working with the Voting Rights Coalition of Palm Beach County on felon disfranchisement for the past seven years, as well as on other voting rights issues. He is retired and lives in Boynton Beach FL.