Dawn Marie Lemonds

President, Soroptimist International of the Americas 2017-2018

Dawn Marie Lemonds of Tustin, Calif., USA, is the current president of Soroptimist International.  As president, Lemonds oversee strategic planning and program development for the organization. She will also lead Soroptimist’s efforts to increase its collective impact in helping women and girls around the world to lead better lives.  Dawn is currently a member of Soroptimist International of Newport Harbor Area, one of 1,300 SIA clubs. A member since 1982, she has held several leadership positions at all levels of the organization including Soroptimist International programme director; SIA board director; region governor; and club president and treasurer.

She holds a master of science degree from Cal State University, Fullerton, and a bachelor’s degree in social ecology from the University of California. In addition to her Soroptimist activities, Lemonds also serves as a board member of the Global Center for Women and Justice, and Peppermint Ridge.  Dawn has been involved with NWCAVE for many years serving on the SWCAT committee and will serve this year as emcee.