Board of Directors


Executive Director - Nena Whitfield

Nena Bartlett Whitfield is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to Washington, DC upon completing her Master's program in Diplomacy from Norwich University in Vermont in 2007.  She has worked at the Cato Institute and been involved with a number of political campaigns, most recently as assistant campaign manager for now junior Senator Rand Paul. After the 2010 elections, Nena joined Sen. Paul in his Washington, DC office as a Legislative Aide on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. In 2013, Nena left Capitol Hill to work with LOLA full-time.  Nena is active in her community as a founding member and former Treasurer of the DC Liberty Toastmasters, Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of DC and the Vice President and Treasurer of the Norwich Alumni DC Chapter.


FBoard Member- Frayda Levy

Frayda Levy owned and managed a book distribution business for 18 years. After selling her business, she co-founded Moving Picture Institute which promotes liberty through film. Frayda is the chair of the board of directors for Americans for Prosperity and co-founded the NJ Chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP) andShe is a member of several additional boards including, the Club For Growth, the Marijuana Policy Project and Foundation for Economic Education. Frayda began her working career as Legislative Aide on Capitol Hill and then worked in the Reagan Bush Administration. She holds an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and BA from the University of Connecticut.


Board Member- Kathy Pope

Katherine “Kathy” Pope is a mother, retired human resources professional, a volunteer in the community, and a philanthropist to policy and humanitarian organizations with her husband, Art.  A native of Virginia, Kathy graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech and a M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Virginia.  She first worked at the Community Mental Health Center in Charlottesville, Virginia and later moved to North Carolina where she served almost 20 years as a human resources professional at North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Department of Labor.  

After her retirement, Kathy continued her volunteer service, with particular emphasis in her church’s humanitarian ministry, and students, arts, and family-based causes in the state.  She currently serves as Vice Chairman of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, the official state-based chapter of a national organization dedicated chapter to preventing child abuse and neglect. 

Always an advocate for free markets, limited government, and adherence to Constitutional principles, Kathy works alongside her husband on a variety of public policy causes both at the state and national level with organizations like the John Locke Foundation and the Institute for Humane Studies.  Kathy’s support of women’s efforts (and successes) in promoting liberty in the United States was, further inspired by her friendship with the late John Blundell.  She enjoys helping empower women to become more effective within the liberty movement, locally and nationally.