Leadership

2021-2022 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.

Katie Aspell – President Elect

Katie Aspell has been an active member of the Junior League of San Francisco, Inc since 2014. She has served on multiple committees, including as the Communications Committee Chair when it was awarded “Committee of the Year” in 2016-2017. She was also awarded the “Rockstar Award” in the same year. She went on to serve as VP of Communications, and as the Executive Vice President. She is active throughout the San Francisco community supporting the fundraising efforts of various non-profit organizations. By day, Katie has a career writing software. When she isn’t coding or volunteering, she can be found on the tennis court or mixing up a cocktail.

Kalla Vieaux – Executive Vice President

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.

Nora Quattrin – Executive Vice President-Elect

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Paige Mariucci – Secretary

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 as well as Recruitment & Outreach Committees, Co-Chaired the New Member Education Committee, and served on the Leadership Team as Chief of Staff Elect. 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.

Mariah Sheikh – Treasurer

Mariah recently moved to San Francisco and joined the Junior League in 2020. She initially served on the Safe and Sound Committee and then Treasurer-Elect for the remainder of the year. She has also served on the National Teen Leadership Advisory Board during her time in San Francisco. In her professional career, she is a Technical Accounting Sr. Manager at Instacart, and previously held similar roles at Square and Deloitte. In her free time, Mariah enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, travelling, and spending time with friends and family.

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Andrea Cunningham – Governance Director

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.

Adriana Aro – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director

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Julie Yarbrough – Sustainer Director

Julie Yarbrough has been a member of the Junior League of San Francisco since 2004.  During that time, she has held a variety of roles including a committee member on DIAD, the Homeless Prenatal Program (a prior community program), Arts Outreach and four years in fundraising on Home Tour. While on the Home Tour committee, Julie held various leadership roles including Co-Chair for 2010-2011 and now serves as an advisor. In Julie’s professional life, she works in health solutions consulting for a leading global professional services firm. In addition to the league, Julie holds a committee position with the San Francisco Fine Arts Auxiliary and the Modern Art Council and Society for Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA), both with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In Julie’s free time, she enjoys traveling, all things cultural, dinner & cocktail parties plus spending time with friends and family.

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Jenn Bell – Strategic Planning Director

Jenn joined the Junior League of San Francisco in 2013. Over the past 8 years, Jenn has volunteered with Community Partners, co-lead on the Technology Governance committee, served on the Board of Directors and, most recently, led the Strategic Planning ad-hoc committee. Jenn works at Genentech / Roche as the business lead for the CRM across the commercial organization. When she’s not at work and or giving back at the food bank, Jenn enjoys spending time outside, working out or learning about new wines.

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Carolina Ragolta Grossman – Vice President, Community Partners

Carolina joined the Junior League of San Francisco in 2015. She has served on the Safe & Sound committee, Community Impact committee, and as VP of Training. Professionally, Carolina is a product manager at Astra, a rocket company in the Bay Area, and leads product development of the launch service. In her spare time, Carolina is a private pilot and loves to unwind with reality T.V. or a weekend hike with her pandemic pup.

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.

Taylor Zisman – Vice President, External Engagement

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Sydney Doyle – Vice President, Membership Development

Sydney has been an active member of the Junior League of San Francisco since 2017. During her time in the League she has served on the DIAD and Home Tour committees, including as Co-Chair of the Home Tour in 2020, and in 2021 she was awarded “Outstanding Leader of the Year.” In her professional life, Sydney works as a project manager at a women-owned construction management firm, managing projects for a variety of clients in San Francisco and the Bay Area. In her free time, Sydney enjoys golf, painting, skiing, and spending time with her friends and family.

Brook Badger – Vice President, Membership Engagement

Brooke Badger has been involved in the league for six years and looks forward to taking on the role of VP of Membership Engagement in her seventh league year. A Bay Area native, Brooke started out in the Los Angeles League serving on the Development Committee on Harvest Boutique and Social and Special Events. After transferring to the San Francisco League, she’s served on the Recruitment and Outreach Committee, Breakthrough and VTD Chair. When not joining or organizing League events, Brooke works in strategic PR and marketing for consumer and consumer tech brands, and is involved with her church. After work she’s hitting the gym, taking walks along Marina Green with friends, baking desserts, dancing or heading to Tahoe to ski.

 

Kelly Morton – Nominating Chair

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.