Anne Barker Schink is a member of the Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) and the Board of Trustees of the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF). She was elected in June 2012.
Ms. Schink has been a League member since 1972. She has served in a variety of positions at the local and state levels. In Haverford Township, Pennsylvania, she was local League president. After moving to Lower Merion Township, she joined the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania State Board. For six years Ms. Schink worked on human resources, social policy and women’s issues, authoring a study of Divorce Reform in 1980. She served as state president from 1983-87. During that time LWVPA sponsored political campaign debates for U.S. Senate, Governor and various Congressional races. It conducted a study and led advocacy efforts to oppose the legalization of gambling. She was a member of the LWVUS committee for the Meeting Basic Human Needs study from 1987-89.
In 1993, Ms. Schink moved to Maine where she joined the League of Women Voters of the Portland Area. She has served on the state board of the League of Women Voters of Maine for several years, creating Cracking the Code: How to Analyze a Bill (a workshop for citizens and League members) and Forums in a Box (a toolkit for organizing and conducting candidates and issues forums). She has represented the LWVME on the Coalition for Maine Women and the Choice Coalition.
Professionally, Ms. Schink was the Program/Training/Disability Officer at the Maine Commission for Community Service for 12 years. During that time, she worked directly with AmeriCorps program directors, staff and AmeriCorps members to strengthen programs through training and technical assistance. She organized conferences, training events and small meetings. Ms. Schink has also provided professional coaching support to program directors and staff on grants management, program design, goals, objectives, and evaluation. She supported programs to recruit, retain and include individuals with disabilities in all parts of the AmeriCorps programs.
Most recently, Ms. Schink has worked as a consultant in volunteer management, training and facilitation. Her clients include AmeriCorps programs, state service commissions, nonprofit organizations and religious congregations. With a colleague she created Competencies for Managers of Volunteers, including a Novice to Expert Continuum, that assist managers of volunteers to assess and document their professional skills. She co-authored chapters on Advocacy and Professionalism for the Volunteer Management Handbook 2nd Edition, published by Wiley in 2012.
For the past ten years Ms. Schink has served on the InforME Board, a legislatively created board that oversees the contract with Maine Interactive Corporation which manages the www.maine.gov website. This website has consistently received national Best of the Web awards for its innovative applications that improve access to e-government, e-commerce and e-democracy services.
Ms. Schink has a BA in English from Russell Sage College. In 2007 she received her national Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA). She has certificates in training for trainers, facilitative leadership, advanced facilitation, multi-party mediation, and fundraising management. Ms. Schink lives in South Portland, Maine. She has two adult daughters, a son-in-law and two grandchildren who also live in Portland, Maine.