Mid-Suffolk Chapter

Executive Board

 Juliet Gobler
Vice President:
 Jennifer Muller
Second Vice President:
Reverend Karyn O’Beirne
Juliet Gobler has been a member of NOW’s Mid-Suffolk Chapter since 2008 when she served as a college intern and youth delegate. She has proudly served as the Chapter’s President since 2014. As a Long Island native, she aims to engage all generations in the fight for gender equality and women’s rights. Juliet earned a degree from Stony Brook University in Women’s and Gender Studies, with a speciality track in Gender and Social Change. By day, Juliet is a litigation attorney. Jennifer Muller, Esq. is the Vice President of this Chapter of NOW. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law in 2013. She currently practices Employment Discrimination Law on Long Island. Ms. Muller is originally from Iowa, and currently resides in Merrick. Reverend Karyn O’Beirne has been active in NOW for over 25 years and has over 15 years’ experience in public speaking as an activist and ordained Interfaith Minister. Karyn believes women no longer need to be defined by anyone – but first must free themselves.  The spiritual path will lead us to a place where we no longer can be constrained or defined by the culture, family, religion or nation we find our self a part of.



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 Gail Segui
 Lois Byalick
President Emerita:
 Grace Ripa Welch
Gail Segui has been a feminist for as long as she can remember. With 3 sisters 2 daughters and a granddaughter and a mother who was a feminist before the word became popular she always believed in gender equality. Gail worked in the corporate world for over 25 years culminating in becoming Treasurer and Secretary for a technology company.  She is now retired.Gail has been a member of Mid Suffolk Now since the early ’80’s. She has been on the Legal Referral Committee and has been Treasurer for over 10 years. Lois Byalick has been a member of the National Organization for Women since 1986 and has served as Secretary of the Mid-Suffolk Chapter for the past 6 years. Her interest in social justice led her to a career in Social Work; she is now retired. Grace joined NOW 46 years ago in 1970 on the day of “The Women’s Strike March” down Fifth Avenue.  A founder of South Suffolk NOW 1973; 2-term President 1974 & 1975; currently President Emerita NOW Mid-Suffolk.  Listed in “Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975″ pg 487.  National Board of VFA – Veteran Feminists of America – www.vfa.us; recipient NOW NY State “Unstoppable Feminist Award” 2015.