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Billie Jean King, Founder

As one of the 20th century's most respected and influential people, Billie Jean King has long been a champion for social change and equality. In August 2009, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. King has won 39 Grand Slam singles, doubles and mixed doubles tennis titles, including a record 20 titles at Wimbledon.

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Dr. Deborah Antoine, CEO

Designing, developing, and implementing programs to improve the lives of underserved children and adults has been the focus of Dr. Deborah Antoine’s career as a nonprofit executive spanning four decades as an educator, strategic planner, team builder and entrepreneur.

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Grete Eliassen, Past President

With a mother from the Midwest and a father from Norway, Eliassen grew up speaking both English and Norwegian. At the age of 2, she quickly found the excitement of her life in skiing, and once she took to freeskiing she hasn't looked back. Since her debut, Eliassen has won the U.S. Open four times, as well as captured two gold, two silver, and two bronze medals at the Winter X Games. She is the only female skier to have medaled in both the first halfpipe and slopestyle X Games events.

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Angela Hucles, Past President

Hucles, the U.S. Women’s National Team leading scorer in the 2008 Olympic Games, is a two-time Olympic medalist and two-time World Cup medalist. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Hucles was awarded with the 2009 Humanitarian of the Year award by the U.S. Soccer Foundation. In 2008 she was chosen for the Women's Sports Foundation Athlete Advisory Panel and assumed her role as Foundation President in January 2015.

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Sandra Vivas, Chair of the Board

Sandra has been a valued leader within the Women's Sports Foundation family, serving on the Board of Trustees since 2005. She is the founder, CEO and President of, a web site designed for the athletic professional. Sandra is committed to a vision in which all girls attain the emotional, physical and health benefits of a sports experience.

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