The oldest volunteer women’s organization in Chattanooga, the Junior League of Chattanooga (JLC), announces its 2019-20 Executive Board. JLC was founded in 1917 to empower women through leadership training and development to take action in their communities. Members of JLC are accomplished collaborators who build coalitions, identify community needs, and develop effective and responsive programs to meet those needs, said officials.
This year, JLC continues its A League of Learners initiative, which is focused on fostering lifelong learners in the Chattanooga community. Members of the organization will be supporting students throughout Hamilton County, including a new partnership with Girls Inc. JLC will again host the community at the Touch-A-Truck event in the Fall and the Kids in the Kitchen Event in the Spring.
The 2019-20 JLC Executive Board consists of:
President: Sarah Arata, Account Manager at WestRock Company
President-Elect: Melissa White, Director of Rehabilitation Services at CHI Memorial Healthcare System
VP of Marketing and PR: Samantha Lunn, Partner at Husch Blackwell LLP
VP of Finance: Sarah Johnson, Assistant Tax Manager at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel
VP of Community Engagement: Natalie Davis, National Sales Manager at Viatek Consumer Products Group
VP of Membership Development: Katie Nelson, Assistant Executive Director at Finley Stadium Complex
VP of Fund Development: Amy Cloud, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement at McCallie School
Nominating and Placement Chair: Ansley Kellermann Kuneman, Marketing and Special Events Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga
Secretary: Amanda Torbett, Cardiology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Erlanger Heather System
Treasurer: Kelsie Mitchell, Associate at Husch Blackwell LLP
Executive Coordinator: Courtney Brooks Painter, Speech-Language Pathologist at Parkridge Health System
Diversity & Inclusion Chair: Heather Williams, PCMH Manager at Pediatric Health Care Associates
JLC President Sarah Arata said, “For over 100 years now, the women of the Junior League of Chattanooga have sparked change in our community, volunteering their time to lead and unite over community service. That has been our past, it is our present and it will be our future. As president of the JLC, I am excited to welcome the 2019-2020 Board of Directors and am honored to be a part of this amazing group of women. Each board member brings a fresh perspective and unique experiences to the table, resulting in a cohesive movement as we connect, plan and execute projects throughout the Chattanooga community. The Junior League of Chattanooga continues to be a catalyst for positive change and I could not be more grateful."