Chief Executive Officer
Nancy Drabble came to CAOC in 1986 after a stint with Ralph Nader’s consumer rights organization, “Nader’s Raiders.” At CAOC, she was a behind-the-scenes player in the “napkin deal” crafted at Frank Fat’s restaurant in 1988, helped defeat the “Terrible 200s” initiatives in 1996 and has played an instrumental role in budget negotiations to protect the courts. A native of Los Angeles, Drabble received her law degree from UC Berkeley.
Nancy, originally from Soledad, California, attended Santa Clara University where she received a Bachelor of Arts, followed by a Juris Doctorate at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She has lobbied for the Consumer Attorneys for over twenty years, specializing in consumer legal rights. She is also a Past-President of Women Lawyers of Sacramento and a current board member of the Consumer Federation of California where she received its 2010 Consumer Champion Award.
Lea-Ann guides CAOC’s political operations, including research and support of candidates and statewide causes favoring consumer legal rights. She helped defeat three initiatives and kept five anti-consumer measures off the ballot. As a legislative advocate, she specializes in environmental and insurance law, civil procedure and health care, including landmark legislation holding HMOs accountable for injuries to patients. She has a law degree from McGeorge School of Law.
Jacquie joined CAOC in 2011. As Legislative Counsel for CAOC, Jacquie has worked to enact key consumer protections for elder abuse victims, make hospitals safer by spearheading key patient safety measures and most recently, enacting legislation to ensure fair and just compensation for injured undocumented immigrants. Jacquie specializes in employment and consumer protections and has spent the past 5 years fighting the harmful effects of forced arbitration. Born and raised in Boyle Heights, Jacquie is a proud "Double Bruin," receiving her bachelor's degree (B.A. cum laude) and her law degree from UCLA School of Law.
Associate Staff Counsel
Saveena Takhar joined CAOC in 2013. She has a dual Masters of Business Administration degree from CSU, Sacramento and Juris Doctorate degree from McGeorge School of Law. She is also a volunteer advocate for the Sikh Coalition. She was selected for the Sikh Coalition’s 2013 Advocacy Academy in Washington, DC where she participated in a Sikh civil rights policy briefing at the White House.