Leadership

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Jillian Bales – President

Jillian Bales has been a member of the JLSF since 2002. During that time, she has held a variety of roles in community programs, finance, fundraising and strategic planning, including launching the 2012-2017 Strategic Plan. She served on the JLSF Board as Strategic Planning Council Director, Treasurer and Treasurer-Elect, as well as serving as a member of the Audit Committee, Nominating, Corporate Solicitations, and the Endowment Fund Advisory Board. She is also a member of the National Charity League, the Bay Area Women in Finance, and room parent for her twins. In her professional career, she is Go To Market lead for Wells Fargo’s API Gateway open banking channel. She and her husband Thom have three young daughters and love hiking, skiing, traveling, and entertaining together. In her spare time, Jillian enjoys running, volunteering, and early morning spin classes.

Katie Aspell – Executive Vice President

Katie Aspell has been an active member of the Junior League of San Francisco, Inc since 2014. She has served on Done In A Day, Raphael House, as the Communications Committee Chair, and as the VP of Communications. By Day, Katie is a software engineer at a startup. She also serves on both the Membership and Activities committee of the Metropolitan Club. Outside of her community involvement, she can be found studying Cantonese, expanding her cooking skills, or cycling around the bay area.

 

Becca Berry – Secretary

Becca joined the Junior League of San Francisco in 2016 after transferring from the Junior League of Nashville. Throughout her League career, she has served on a variety of committees including, Saddle Up!, the Members Activity Committee (MAC), SMART, and Provisional Education. In addition to the Junior League, Becca also volunteers her time with the San Francisco Botanical Garden and the Mt. Sutro Stewards. When she’s not giving back, Becca enjoys hiking, learning to play tennis, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

Amber Bush – Treasurer

Amber Bush has been an active member of JLSF since 2015 and was previously an active member of Junior League of Denver. Amber has served the League in a variety of finance, fundraising and community program roles. In her professional career, Amber is a Senior Manager of Audit and Advisory Services at Deloitte focused primarily in the technology space. In her freetime Amber enjoys traveling and exploring with her husband Gideon and 2 year old son Miles, cooking, and experiencing all of the amazing wine and cuisine the Bay Area has to offer!

 

Victoria Doyle – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair

Victoria Doyle has been a member of the Junior League of San Francisco since 2016. During her time in the League she has served on the Recruitment and Outreach, Provisional Education and Nominating committees. In her professional life, she is an experienced marketing manager for a luxury interior design firm based in San Francisco with operations and clients worldwide. As part of her role, she has been a driving force behind their first ever Diversity council. In addition to her work with the JLSF, the San Francisco native is an active volunteer with various non-profits addressing isolation among seniors, health disparities, educational equality, and homelessness throughout the city. In her free time, Victoria enjoys traveling all over the world, especially Paris, strolling through art museums and spending time with family and friends.

Kara Baker – Nominating Chair

Kara has been a member of the Junior League of San Francisco since 2013.  She has enjoyed serving on the Community Events & Outreach, Provisional Education, Project Open Hand, and Nominating Committees.  In her professional life, Kara directs a local high school dance program and plans training camps and competitions for dancers in her home state of Texas.  In her spare time, Kara enjoys reading, exercising, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Andrea Cunningham – At-Large Director, Governance

Andrea has been a member of the Junior League of San Francisco since 2015. She previously served as VP of Fund Development 2018-2020, and was awarded “Spirit of the League” in 2020.  Andrea works as an Executive Assistant supporting the head of Private Banking at City National Bank. She holds board positions with the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums Auxiliary and the local chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. In her free time, Andrea enjoys reading and studying decorative arts.

 

Meghan Keane – At-Large Director

Meghan has been a member of the Junior League of San Francisco since 2014 and is completing her second year on the board as an At-Large Director. She has served on Enabling Funds and Provisional Education, and her leadership experience includes Provisional Education Advisor and Chair. Meghan works in Strategy & Growth at Compass, a real estate technology start-up. When she’s not working or volunteering, Meghan enjoys skiing, hiking, traveling, and going on long walks with her dog Buddy.

 

Melissa McKenzie – At-Large Director

Melissa McKenzie has been an active member of the Junior League of San Francisco since 2011. During that time she has served on a wide range of committees including, Finance, Fund Development, Communications, Recruitment and Outreach, Done-in-a-Day, and Placement. In addition to her work with the JLSF, she is the VP of Membership of the Edgewood Auxiliary. Melissa holds a BA from Williams College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Stefanie Maier – At-Large Director

Stefanie Maier joined the Junior League of San Francisco in 2012 and she is currently serving as Director At Large, Governance. She has served on the Raphael House Committee, Safe & Sound Committee, Innovation and Technology Ad Hoc Committee and was Co-Chair of Safe and Sound for two years. Stefanie served in 2017-2018 as Executive Vice President, Elect and in 2018-2019 she was JLSF’s Executive Vice President. Stefanie works for Google as a Strategic Account Manager and loves helping her customers grow their business in the cloud. When she’s not working or volunteering, Stefanie enjoys traveling, exercising, hiking, snowboarding, sailing, and spending time with family and friends.

Julie Yarbrough – At-Large Director, Sustainers

 

 

 

Rachel Seidman – Chief of Staff

 

 

 

 

Erin Badillo – At-Large Director

 

 

 

 

 

2020-2021 Executive Management Team

Katie Aspell – Executive Vice President

Katie Aspell has been an active member of the Junior League of San Francisco, Inc since 2014. She has served on Done In A Day, Raphael House, as the Communications Committee Chair, and as the VP of Communications. By Day, Katie is a software engineer at a startup. She also serves on both the Membership and Activities committee of the Metropolitan Club. Outside of her community involvement, she can be found studying Cantonese, expanding her cooking skills, or cycling around the bay area.

Vivian Wang – Executive Vice President, Elect

Vivian Wang has been an active member of the Junior League of San Francisco since 2016. She has served on the Fund Development Committee producing the 2017-2018 JLSF Annual Report and as Chair of Safe & Sound for two years. Vivian is passionate about empowering women to become leaders in their workplaces and communities. By day, she is the Co-founder & CEO of Landed, a Y Combinator-backed marketplace company that helps businesses hire using candidate videos. In addition to her work with JLSF, she serves on the Associate Board of Directors of Minds Matter SF. She loves nothing more than quenching her wanderlust with international travels, biking around Marin, dancing hip-hop & jazz-funk, and hosting dinner parties.

Christina Prevalsky – Treasurer, Elect

Christina joined the Junior League of San Francisco in 2019 after transferring from the Junior League of Washington. Throughout her League career, she has served in leadership roles focused on the strategic allocation of grant and volunteer resources, working with the Board to develop strategic priorities, facilitate annual goal setting, and evaluate program effectiveness. In her professional career, Christina leads initiatives that leverage technology and data analytics to drive decision-making and streamline processes. She holds a bachelors in Operations Research and Engineering, and is a CFA Charterholder. In her spare time, you can find her planning the next great adventure, exploring the local art scene, or hiking with her dog, Watson.

Kalla Vieaux – Vice President, Membership

Kalla has been an active member of the Junior League since 2011. She began her San Francisco Junior League career on the Finance and Fashion Show Committees then transferred to the New York Junior League where she served first as a member and later Secretary/Vice-Chair of the Winter Ball fundraiser. She returned to the Junior League of San Francisco to serve again on the Fashion Show committee, mentor on SMART, and participate on the Placement Committee. In 2017, she led the creation of the Membership Support Committee and continued to chair the committee through the 2019 League year. Kalla is the founder of online vintage & designer fashion boutique Haute Heaven and adores hunting for fashion treasures. In her spare time, she loves cooking through cookbooks cover-to-cover, hosting cocktail and dinner parties, and volunteering with San Francisco Ballet’s Bravo Association.

Monica Muzzin – Vice President, Advocacy

Monica has been an active member of The Junior League of San Francisco since 2017. She has served on the Advocacy committee and as the Assistant Treasurer for Home Tour. Most recently, Monica has served two years as a JLSF Delegate to the California State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC), evaluating proposed state policies that impact the lives of women in California. Outside of the League, Monica works at Kaiser San Francisco as a PA in Gastroenterology, with a focus on hepatobiliary disease. Monica also volunteers for her alma mater, the University of Michigan, and for the national PA association. In her free time, Monica enjoys reading, camping, snowboarding, and cross-stitching.

Heather Stewart – Vice President, Sustainers

 

 

 

Jenny Gibson – Vice President, Community

Jenny has been an active member of the JLSF since 2013. She has served on several different committees, including Fashion Show, Provisional Education, SF Education Fund, and SMART. Jenny has her BA/MA from American University in Washington DC  and works in product management at Mailchimp. Her free time is spent talking to her dog about his feelings, doing an embarrassing amount of cross stitch, and spending as much time as possible laughing with her friends and family.

Carolina Ragolta Grossman – Vice President, Training

Carolina joined the Junior League in 2015. She has served on the Safe & Sound committee for two years and the Community Impact committee for two years, first as a committee member and more recently as co-chair. Carolina works at Astra, a small rocket startup in the Bay Area, leading planning for the rocket system. In her spare time, Carolina is a private pilot and loves to unwind with reality T.V. or a weekend escape to the mountains.

Paige Mariucci – Chief of Staff, Elect

Paige Mariucci has been an active member of the Junior League of San Francisco since 2016. During her time in the League she has served on the Done in a Day and Recruitment & Outreach Committees and Co-Chaired the New Member Education Committee. In her professional life, Paige works as a senior designer at Andrew Skurman Architects, a classical architecture firm based in San Francisco. In her free time, Paige enjoys trying as many local restaurants as she can, supporting her Bay Area or University of Notre Dame sporting teams, and taking advantage of weekends for getaways to the beach, wine country, or mountains.

Francesca Ungaro – Vice President, Fund Development

Francesca Ungaro has been an active member of the JLSF since 2014.  She served on the Home Tour committee for 5 years, in various roles, including as Chair for 2018-2019.  She has also served as a Co-Chair of the Ad Hoc Fund Development committee.  Outside the League she has volunteered for the last 12 years at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.  Originally coming from Great Britain to San Francisco for law school, she has lived in San Francisco for approximately 15 years, and loves to spend her free time travelling with her husband, Vince, and spending time with friends and family.

Kelly Morton – Nominating Chair, Elect

Kelly joined the Junior League of San Francisco in 2018 after transferring from the Junior League of Dallas. During her time in the Junior League she has served on a variety of committees in different areas, including fundraising, community programs, research and development, and most recently as Special Events Chair. Her professional background includes working for a local artist, as well as special education. She has a Master’s of Education, specializing in the cognitive and educational evaluation of students. Kelly enjoys baking, fashion and design, skiing, entertaining, and watching college football in her free time.