Board of Directors
Serving with The Junior League of Jacksonville, Inc. (JLJ) since 2013, Megan has held numerous leadership roles on the Fundraising Council and Board of Directors, including Whale of a Sale Chair and Treasurer. In addition to her work with JLJ, Megan serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) which protects and advocates for the interests of new, franchised automobile and truck dealers in Florida. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Pace Center for Girls which provides girls & young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling and advocacy. Her community service and advocacy work has given her lifelong experiences on how positive change can create collective impact.
Professionally, Megan is proud to build on the legacy of her family as a fourth-generation automotive dealer. She is currently the Vice President at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships. She utilizes her business expertise to grow the family business which employs over 325 people in the region. In 2018 she was awarded “40 under 40” by Automotive News and in 2019 she also received the “40 under 40” award from the Jacksonville Business Journal.
Megan holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Florida, an MBA from the University of Colorado-Boulder and is a graduate of the Leadership Jacksonville class of 2016. She enjoys trying the amazing restaurants of Jacksonville, spending time with her family and friends, and Jaguars and Gators football. She and her husband Matt live in Jacksonville Beach with their two daughters, Sofia and Laura.
In her role as President-Elect, Lori Bayler will work with the President, Board of Directors, Management Council and members on initiatives to move the Junior League of Jacksonville forward in its mission to develop the potential of women and make a positive impact in the Jacksonville community. Lori hopes these collaborative efforts lead to enriching member experiences and League growth.
Lori has been a member of the Junior League of Jacksonville since 2012. Throughout her Junior League career, Lori has served in multiple leadership capacities. For the first 4 years of her JLJ involvement, Lori served on committees within the Membership Council, including one year on the Enrichment and Training Committee and 3 years on the New Member Committee as an Advisor, Vice-Chair, and then Chair. In these roles, she had increasing responsibility for the development and implementation of the JLJ’s New Member educational program. In 2015 Lori won the League’s Leader of the Year award for her efforts in guiding the New Member program. In 2016-17 Lori transitioned to serving as Vice President on the Fund Development Council. In this role, she stewarded the fundraising efforts of the League including Unique Boutique, Whale of a Sale, Riverside House Rentals, and the Finance Research & Project Development committees. These fundraising efforts are critical to sustaining the League’s efforts to develop our members into community leaders and supporting our community outreach initiatives. Lori served as the Executive Vice President from 2017 to 2019. In her role as EVP, Lori acted as the liaison between the Board and Management Council, led Joint Council, helped to develop the League’s original Annual Plan, and reinstituted Leadership Bootcamp for incoming Vice-Chairs and Chairs at the beginning of the League year. Last year Lori served on the Board as an at-large member focused on strategic fundraising initiatives such as donor management and donor stewardship programs.
Professionally, Lori a Marketing and Client Service Associate for Sawgrass Asset Management, an investment firm in Jacksonville Beach. Outside of the League, Lori loves the Jaguars (through good times and bad), travelling to new places, and spending time with her boyfriend, Remington, and their dog, Teddy.
Executive Vice President
Danielle Bush Stacy has been a member of the Junior League of Jacksonville since January 2011. She has served on both the Board and Management Council as VP Membership (on the first-ever Management Council established in 2016), Nominating Elect, Nominating, EVP Elect and currently EVP. In addition, she has held numerous leadership roles in the league including Chair of Holiday Market, New Member Advisor and Whale of a Sale Chair. Danielle also serves as co-Chapter Advisor for the UF chapter of Alpha Chi Omega and helped start the Jacksonville chapter of Hatching Hope (an organization that assists residents displaced by fire or other disaster by providing refuge kits, comfort care kits for children, and pets, along with humanitarian aid.)
Professionally, Danielle works as an Account Manager for Arbor Contract Carpet, selling and managing flooring projects to multi-family communities. She utilizes her project management skills as EVP to manage the day-to-day activities of the League. Danielle has big goals this year for the Management Council and looks forward to leading the league in making a bigger Impact in Jacksonville.
Danielle has earned a BA in Public Relations (’00) and an MBA (’08) both from the University of North Florida. Danielle is married to Tom and the two of them share their home and lives with their son, Dustin, 2 dogs and 2 cats. In her spare time Danielle can be found at the beach or pool, cheering on the Florida Gators, reading, pretending to be crafty, wine tasting, or just spending time with her friends and family enjoying the moment.
Executive Vice President-Elect
As EVP-Elect, Rachel Stringer will work with the Junior League of Jacksonville EVP and Management Council to ensure the effective day-to-day operations of the Communications, Membership, Community, Fund Development and Finance Councils. She will support the EVP with reporting and assist with the coordination between the Management Council and the Board of Directors.
Rachel joined JLJ in 2015 and has served as a member on the Membership Outreach & Admissions, Unique Boutique and New Member Training committees. She has previously served in leadership roles as DIAD Chair and, most recently, as VP of Membership.
Rachel works as a Senior Technology Project Manager for Fidelity National Information Services (FIS). She earned her BBA from the University of Georgia and her MBA from Georgia State University. Rachel also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking with her husband Wyatt and spending time with their dogs, Dooley and Desi.
Natalie Fina serves as the Board Secretary, striving to preserve and record the events and meetings of the Junior League of Jacksonville (JLJ). She is honored to serve in this position to continue the documentation of JLJ in its 97th year.
Natalie joined JLJ in 2017 with the purpose of giving back to the local community and fulfilling the mission of promoting voluntarism and shaping our future leaders. During her time with JLJ, she has served in several leadership positions, including Webmistress, Legal Committee Chair, and Management Council Secretary.
Professionally, Natalie works as a litigation attorney at Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A., predominately focusing her practice in the areas of personal injury defense, premises liability, commercial litigation, insurance coverage matters, hospitality industry defense, and first party property. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys running, watching Gator football, tap dancing, and spending time with friends and family.
As Treasurer of the Junior League of Jacksonville, Bevin presents timely financial statements to the Board and facilitates the development and review of the League’s financial policies, as needed. She oversees the League’s bookkeeping function and monitors the financial operations of the League.
Bevin joined the League in 2015 and previously served as the Treasurer of Whale of a Sale – our largest fundraiser – and as the VP of Finance.
Bevin is the Corporate Controller and Director of Financial Reporting at ParkerVision, Inc. She has been a CPA for 11 years. She lives in the Avondale area with her husband, David, and their two children, Conor and Eliza. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, exercise, sewing and reading.
As Treasurer-Elect, Brittany Kleffner sits on both the Management Council and the Board of the Junior League of Jacksonville. She oversees the Finance Council and works with all of the Committees to ensure that they are staying within their annual budgets.
Brittany has always had a passion for volunteerism tracing back to high school. After graduating from Wake Forest University, where the school motto is Pro Humanitate or For Humanity, she joined the Junior League of Winston-Salem. She then transferred to the Junior League of Charlotte where she served on various placements, both in the community and in league, including the Finance Committee. When life brought her to Jacksonville, FL in 2018, she transferred to the Junior League of Jacksonville.
Brittany has a BS and MSA in Accounting and started her career in public accounting. She is a CPA and since leaving public accounting has worked in nonprofit and small business accounting. She recently started her own accounting firm, Kleffner Consulting and Accounting Services. She is thrilled to bring these experiences to the League and combine her passions for volunteerism and numbers. She and her husband, Michael, welcomed their son, Joshua, in March 2019 and he keeps them very busy and entertained.
As Legal Counsel, Amy provides the Board with counsel and guidance on legal matters and oversees the development and implementation of the League’s Bylaws, policies and procedures. In addition, Amy serves as Parliamentarian at all voting meetings by ensuring meetings are efficiently managed and adhere to the appropriate rules and bylaws. This will be Amy’s third year serving on the Board as Legal Counsel.
Since joining the Junior League of Jacksonville in 2012, Amy has served in numerous other councils and committees, including Chairing Placements and Membership Outreach & Admissions. Amy has also served on the Whale of Sale, Placement, and Nominating Committees. Outside of the League, Amy is also a Girl Scout Troop Leader and serves on the Board for the PTA.
Amy works as an attorney in the commercial litigation section at McGlinchey Stafford. Amy obtained her BA in French and MS in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy from the University of Florida, and her JD from Florida Coastal School of Law. In her spare time, Amy enjoys relaxing at home with her husband, Andrew, and two daughters, Leighton and Audrey.
As Nominating Chair, Tonya Wood will lead the Nominating Committee in the selection and placement of women into leadership positions in The Junior League of Jacksonville. She will help to ensure that the organization is equipped with the best talent available to help achieve our goals. Having served in various roles, she is very knowledgeable and understands the needs of JLJax.
Since joining JLJax in 2004, Tonya has served in various roles such as the Board Secretary, Board Member at Large with a focus on Strategic Planning, Vice President of Fundraising, Vice President of Communications, and chairs and vice-chairs of committees focusing on fundraising, communications and community. She has received the “Leader of the Year” award from JLJAx for outstanding leadership and the “President’s Award” for outstanding voluntarism.
Tonya has been a paralegal for 20+ years with a current focus of legal areas in probate, guardianship, estate planning and tax. She is a Florida Registered Paralegal, PACE Registered Paralegal and American Alliance Certified Paralegal. She is also the current President of the First Coast Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida.
Tonya graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Criminology. During her time at USF, she was the President of her sorority, Sigma Delta Tau (SDT) for two years and received the “Regene Freund Cohane Outstanding Chapter President” award from the National organization of SDT.
She enjoys gardening, going to restaurants with friends, (loves desserts) and traveling. Tonya is also a runner and has participated in 4 marathons and hopes to run more in the future. She currently resides in Jacksonville Beach, with her two (not so small) dogs.
As Nominating Chair-Elect, Linda Kim will assist in the duties of the Nominating Chair and serve as a member on the Planning Council. She brings extensive knowledge and experience to the Nominating Chair-Elect position, having served on the Nominating Committee for a two-year term in 2017-2019 and on the Board of Directors on-and-off since 2015. Linda will rise to the Nominating Chair position in 2021-2022.
Since joining the Junior League of Jacksonville in 2010, Linda has served in various leadership positions, including four previous terms on the Board of Directors as a Member-At-Large, during which she helped oversee the Riverside House Capital Campaign & Construction and the 100th Anniversary Planning & Archiving projects. Linda was recognized with the Spirit of the League Award in 2012-2013 (First Year Active Co-Chair) and the Committee of the Year Award in 2016-2017 (Member-At-Large for Riverside House Capital Campaign & Construction).
Linda is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a concentration in Mass Communications and a specialization in Public Relations. She also received a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Health Administration from UAB. Linda is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is currently the Strategic Business Operations Manager at UF Health North.
Our sustainers in the Junior League of Jacksonville are one of our greatest assets, and Bonnie is honored to serve her second year in a row as the Sustainer Representative on the Board. In her role, she will act as a liaison between the sustainers, the board, and the active members. Bonnie encourages sustainer engagement by planning events, performing outreach, doing social media campaigns, and mentoring actives and new members.
Community Service has always been a part of Bonnie’s life and the mission and vision of the Junior League has always been near and dear to her heart. Bonnie has been a member of the Junior League since 2000, first joining the Denver Junior League and then transferring to Jacksonville. Bonnie won the President’s Award in 2005 and the Leader of the Year in 2008. Bonnie served on the Board of Directors as Secretary and Membership Council Chair before going Sustainer in 2008.
Bonnie got her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University in 1993 specializing in Pediatrics and NICU. Bonnie is currently the Executive Director of Healthcare for Florida and Georgia for the University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing. In her spare time Bonnie loves to play tennis, read, go on cruises with her Junior League friends, cook, entertain, and travel. Bonnie and her husband Shawn have 4 sons and enjoy the crazy life they lead in their historic home right up the street from the Junior League Riverside House.
As board member at large Kimber Strawbridge is focusing on developing and strengthening the Junior League of Jacksonville’s community partner relationships, creating a project plan for our community work, and ensuring our project goals fit our signature project.
Kimber’s Junior League of Jacksonville experience began 9 years ago as a member of the Kids in the Kitchen committee. After serving in various placements, in more recent years Kimber served as the Co-Chair of Fund Development and VP of Community. Kimber lead the development of new partner relationships, creating Kids in the Kitchen lesson plans and a Microwave Cookbook and provide legislation education to our members. Kimber is passionate about creating a strategic community plan for the Junior League of Jacksonville that is supported by community needs.
Kimber is a General Magistrate; she serves on multiple statewide work groups and leads two specialty courts; Family Treatment Court and Early Childhood Court. In addition to volunteering Kimber enjoys ballroom dancing, baking for friends, paddle boarding and dog training.
Natalie Woods serves as a Member at Large on the Board of Directors leading evaluation and reporting for The Junior League of Jacksonville, Inc.’s (JLJ) strategic goals and initiatives. She will provides essential data-generated facts and statistics to identify and clarify JLJ’s fundraising and community work.
Natalie has been a JLJ member since 2016, previously serving with the Junior League of Gainesville and working most recently as the JLJ Treasurer. She previously was the Thrift Shop Chair in Gainesville and served as the Transfer Chair and Treasurer Elect in Jacksonville.
Natalie works as a retail consultant helping small retail businesses manage their inventory and bookkeeping. She has a BAA from Central Michigan University. Natalie lives in St. Johns County with her husband and furry kids.
VP, Community Council
Rhiannon Powell serves as the Community VP. The Community Council is comprised of the Done-In-The-Day Committee (DIAD), Fresh Minds Committee, and Political Affairs Committee (PAC) leading The Junior League of Jacksonville’s (JLJ) efforts to provide community-based interventions that educate the population on healthy eating and nutritious food choices. Rhiannon leads her council to ensure members have meaningful volunteer experiences, and the community organizations we partner with have mutually beneficially engagement and service experiences. The Community Council works to support JLJ’s initiatives and public stands in government affairs. Rhiannon will lead Community to work cross-collaboratively among her council ensuring JLJ is a strategic, data-informed organization, particularly as we create community impact through collective service.
Rhiannon started her JLJ journey in 2017 as a provisional and has continued to serve the league through a variety of leadership roles. Her community placements roles as DIAD Vice Chair and DIAD Chair helped her see first-hand how service work focuses on a creating a positive impact on the community. Rhiannon’s volunteer experience includes the serving eight years on the board for the Parent Teacher Association at her children’s school, a Chapter Advisor for Alpha Chi Omega at the University of Florida, and former treasurer of the First Coast Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Rhiannon is a graduate of both the University of Florida and the University of Alabama. Her entire professional career has been with Ascension Health where she is currently a Program Consultant for Clinical Professional Development. Rhiannon and her husband, Kevin, live in the Murray Hill area of Jacksonville with their two sons, Kaden and Jack. She enjoys watching college football, being outdoors, and traveling with her family.
VP, Communications Council
As Vice President of Communications, Suzie Hutto will lead the council on crafting and sharing The Junior League of Jacksonville’s (JLJ) collective service and its community impact story. The Communications Committee has expanded this year to include more dedicated and talented members who will work cross-collaboratively to promote our brand and events to the public, as well as keep members informed of all League happenings.
She joined JLJ in 2011, serving on the Holiday Market Committee, chairing the CARES committee, and co-chairing the New Members Committee. She is humbled to have won the Pam Paul Service Award her first year as an Active member. Most recently she served as the Vice Chair of Membership Engagement and as a member on the Nominating Committee. She also serves as the President of the Jacksonville Chapter of the University of Georgia Alumni Association. She is a proud Bulldog and graduated with a BA in Finance.
Professionally, Suzie has worked for over 13 years for CSX Transportation, where she is currently responsible for investment recovery in the procurement area. She is married and lives with her husband and daughter, two dogs, and a cat. In her free time, she enjoys being with family and friends, boating, entertaining, and traveling.
VP, Fundraising Council
Jennifer is in her sixth year as an Active member of the JLJ holding leadership positions throughout those years. She started off as the Vice Chair for Volunteers and Quota for Whale of a Sale after serving on the committee. After serving on the committee and in Vice Chair positions, she Co-Chaired Whale of a Sale in 2018. Last year, Jennifer was a New Member Adviser, assisting our provisional members in learning about the League and helping them plan their fundraiser. This year, Jennifer will be serving as the Vice President of Fundraising Council.
Outside of the League, Jennifer served on the Board for the Alumni Association for UF here in Jacksonville. Jennifer works as a Clinical Research Manager for the UF College of Medicine at UFHealth downtown.
For fun, Jennifer likes her riding bike to the beach with her son and husband, drinking wine with friends, and supporting local breweries.
VP, Membership Development
As VP of Membership, Sarah Hodge will lead the council focusing on the implementation of a member-centric approach concerning the Junior League of Jacksonville’s (JLJ) outreach, member engagement and committee initiatives. The Membership Council will work cross-collaboratively with several of the JLJ councils to create meaningful and educational training opportunities and promote the recruitment of a diverse and dedicated membership.
Since joining JLJ in 2016, Sarah has served in a multitude of leadership roles including Vice-Chair of Communications for Unique Boutique and Chair of Riverside House Marketing & Rentals. One of Sarah’s most notable accomplishments was the organization of a styled shoot to assist with the advertisement and marketing of Riverside House, JLJ’s headquarters, for weddings and other event rentals. Sarah also dedicates her time to volunteering as a qualifier with Volunteers in Medicine which helps provide primary care services to the working uninsured in Jacksonville.
Professionally, Sarah works for UF Health North as the executive secretary to the vice president and associate chief medical officer. An alumna of the University of Georgia, Sarah has her Bachelor of Science in Biology and is looking to pursue medical school in the near future. Residing in St. Augustine, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband James, eating lots of sushi, playing golf and going to the beach.