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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNIOR LEAGUE OF THE PALM BEACHES ANNOUNCES 2015-2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (June X, 2015) – The Junior League of the Palm Beaches, Inc. (JLPB) has announced its 2015-2016 Board of Directors and Executive Management Committee as it enters into its 75th year focused on improving communities, promoting volunteerism and developing the potential of women. Outgoing president, Ashley Schutz, passed the gavel to incoming president, Laura Russell, who has been a member for a decade and has served on the Board of Directors for three years.
The 2015-2016 Board of Directors, who are focused on the long-term goals for the League, includes President Laura Russell, of Cheney Brothers Inc.; President-Elect is Beth Stevens, a certified public accountant at Holyfield & Thomas LLC; Executive Vice President is Morgan Richardson, quality project manager for NextEra Energy Resources; Nominating Chair is Xiomi Murray, curatorial collections specialist for a private art collector; Stacy Cirrito, a family nurse practitioner at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, has been named secretary; and Sarah Garcia, Florida/Carolina’s Health & Safety Team at CEMEX Inc., has been named to serve as treasurer.
The at-large Board members are Noemi Coltea, development director at Boys Town of South Florida; Beth Patterson Crews, attorney at Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce, P.A.; Heidi Mackey, former human resources professional; Jessica Pinsky, public affairs professional; and Amy Quattlebaum, vice president of Cotler Healthcare & Development.
Members of the Executive Committee, who manage the day-to-day operations and programs of the League, includes Executive Vice President-Elect Ilene Passler, human resources director for a specialty contractor; Communications Vice President is Poonam Amin, entrepreneur; Community Vice President is Allison Fogg, entrepreneur; Membership Vice President is Lauren King, facility coordinator at D1 Sports Training; Fundraising Vice President is Shelly Albright, director of children’s ministries at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church; and Ashley Cejka, senior tax accountant at Daszkal Bolton LLP, is treasurer-elect.
Russell and the 2015-2016 directors and committee will lead the organization in implementing two new community programs that directly benefit those in the foster care system. Junior Mints, a program focused on mentoring, inspiring, nurturing, teaching and supporting, will allow members to provide one-on-one mentor-based relationships with youth at Vita Nova. The other community initiative that the League will carry out is an “extreme home makeover” for a residential living facility serving youth in the foster care system. As part of this program, members will coordinate a large-scale renovation, including design and décor.
For more information about Junior League of the Palm Beaches and its service to the community and legacy of creating women leaders, visit www.jlpb.org or call 561-689-7590. To see how the women of the League are involved in the Palm Beach community, visit its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JuniorLeaguePB or its Instagram account, @JuniorLeaguePB.
The Junior League of the Palm Beaches is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.