Meet Our Leadership

Paula Peterson

Paula Peterson


“I grew up in a family of “service first” with parents heavily involved in our community. When I moved to South Lake Tahoe 42 years ago, I didn’t get involved right away and then started raising four children.

I have been involved in other service clubs but put some on the back burner after some major life changes. When the time came, Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra (SITS) was the right fit for me. One joins a service club for the service but stays for the members. SITS has such amazing and welcoming women in the club that makes it hard to remember when I wasn’t a part of them.

We help the women and youth of our community as well as in international efforts. I am honored and proud to serve with the club members in making this world a better place.”

Nancy Muller

Nancy Muller

Past President

I grew up with parents who volunteered quite a bit. They modeled the importance of giving to your community. After I lost my home in the 2007 Angora Fire, the generosity of the Tahoe community only solidified in me the reason to volunteer and give back. I have been a member of Soroptimist of Tahoe Sierra for 4 short years, but have met some of the most extraordinary, creative and competent women I have ever known, not to mention the friendships which are gained. We affectionately refer to ourselves as SITSters, because we truly are a family. Members work hard to fulfill our mission statement…to strengthen and enhance the lives of women and youth locally and around the world. I served as President two years ago. When asked if I would step up again, it didn’t take me too long to say “yes.” As a retired teacher, I think of this 2nd term much like teaching: The first year is a steep learning curve, and the 2nd year you hope to go into the classroom with more confidence and understanding. That is truly how I look at this commitment. I look forward to making a meaningful contribution to what is already an incredible organization.

2022-2023 Board of Directors


Paula Peterson

Past President

Nancy Muller

Rec. Secretary

Lydia Rogers

Corr. Secretary

Shirley Barr

Treasurer 1 Year

Lois Downy

Treasurer 2 Year

Jeanne Prestella

Director 1-Year

Lisa Cali

Director 2-Year

Margie Kovarik-Maxhimer

Delegate 1-Year

Shelly Martinez

Delegate 2-Year

Amy Simons


Wendy David