2021-2022 Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Lori Bayler

President 

As President, Lori Bayler will work with the Board of Directors, Management Council and members on initiatives to Engage, Educate and Empower our members 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. She is excited and humbled by the opportunity to serve our JLJ members in this role.

Lori has been a member of the Junior League of Jacksonville (JLJ) 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 three 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.  In 2019-2020, Lori served on the Board as an at-large member focused on strategic fundraising initiatives such as donor management and donor stewardship programs. Most recently Lori served as President-Elect during the 2020-2021 League year.

Professionally, Lori is a Marketing and Client Service Associate for Sawgrass Asset Management, an investment firm in Jacksonville Beach.  Outside of the League, Lori loves to travel, attend concerts, cheer on the Jaguars (through good times and bad), and spend time with her dog Teddy.

 

Danielle Bush Stacy

President-Elect

Danielle Bush Stacy is this year’s President-Elect. Danielle will be assisting the President and primarily working to plan for the next League year. Danielle plans on building upon the momentum created this year and previous years to end the first 100 years of the Junior League of Jacksonville with a bang.

Danielle joined the Junior League of Jacksonville in the spring of 2012. She has serviced as Holiday Market Chair (’14), New Member Advisor (’17) and Whale of Sale Chair (’20).  She has been on the board prior to the Board and Management Council split as VP of Membership (’15). Danielle has served on the Management Council as VP of Membership (’16), EVP-Elect (’19) and EVP (’20). She has also served on the board as Nominating-Elect (’17), Nominating Chair (’18), EVP-Elect and Executive Vice President.

Danielle works in the Apartment Industry as a Regional Account Manager. She is an active member of the First Coast Apartment Association (FCAA) and sits on several of their committees. Danielle was recognized with the 2019 Supplier of the Year award from FCAA. She serves on the APAC board for the Florida Apartment Association (FAA) and is a member of the FAA Legislative Committee and Florida Suppliers Council. Danielle is a founding member of the Jacksonville chapter of Hatching Hope, an organization to support Residents that have been displaced from their Apartment Homes due to fire or other disasters.

Danielle attended the University of North Florida (UNF) and received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications (’00) and her Master of Business Administration (’08). While at UNF, Danielle was an active member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and gives back to her sorority by co-advising the UF Chapter of AXO.

Danielle is married to Tom Stacy. They have 1 son named Dustin and live in the Bartram area of Jacksonville with their two dogs and two cats. In her free time, Danielle likes to cheer on the Florida Gators, attend concerts, go to brunch, go on cruises, read, and explore Florida’s beaches.

 

Kimberly Barrett

Executive Vice President

As EVP, Kimberly Barrett will work with the Junior League of Jacksonville Board 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 President with reporting and assist with the coordination between the Management Council and the Board of Directors.

Kimberly joined the JLJ in 2015. She has served as a member on the Fundraising and New Member committees. She has experience in leadership in the League as the vice chair of the Enrichment and Training Committee followed by chairing the same committee the following year. Most recently, she co-chaired the Holiday Tour of Homes Committee. Kimberly also serves as a member on the following organizations: Women in Defense (WID); Federal Probation and Pretrial Services Officer Association (FPPOA); Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE); National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).

Kimberly is a United States Pretrial Services Officer in the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division. She also works as the implementation coordinator for her agency’s wellness program and her division’s intern coordinator. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas. Additionally, she holds a Federal Probation and Pretrial Services Officer certification after completing the extensive Federal Law Enforcement Training Center academy. Kimberly has worked in the community corrections field for 16 years.

Personally, she loves to spend her free time with her family. She enjoys traveling, watching a good movie, and trying to new places to eat. She has called North Florida her home since 2004 and loves the beauty the area has to offer.

 

Kimber Strawbridge

Executive Vice President-Elect

As EVP-Elect, Kimber 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.

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 led 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.

 

Rhiannon Powell

Secretary

Rhiannon Powell serves as the Board Secretary of the Junior League of Jacksonville (JLJ). Rhiannon is responsible for preparing an array of materials for the Board of Directors meetings and records the meeting minutes.

Rhiannon started her JLJ journey in 2017 as a provisional member and has continued to serve the League through a variety of leadership roles. Her leadership roles on the Community Council include DIAD Vice-Chair, DIAD Chair, and Vice President of Community helped her see first-hand how service work focuses on creating a positive impact on the community. Rhiannon is passionate about the League’s efforts to provide community-based interventions that educate the population on healthy eating and providing nutritious food choices to underserved communities. Rhiannon’s volunteer experience includes 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 Avondale area of Jacksonville with their two sons Kaden and Jack.  She enjoys watching college football, being outdoors, and traveling with her family.

 

Brittany Kleffner

Treasurer

As Treasurer of the Junior League of Jacksonville, Brittany 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.

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.

 

Katie Ferrier

Treasurer-Elect

As Treasurer-Elect, Katie Ferrier will manage the tracking and reporting of the budgets for the committees of the Junior League of Jacksonville (JLJ). Katie is excited for her first year on the Board of Directors and hopes to promote collaboration across all chairs and their respective committees. Katie also aspires to impart financial knowledge to all JLJ members so that they feel comfortable when dealing with and discussing League finances.

Katie joined the Junior League in 2016. She previously served as Vice-Chair for the Fund Development Committee from 2017-2018 with a primary focus on the Little Black Dress Initiative, which raised over $7,000 for JLJ that year. Katie also served as Vice Chair-Treasurer of the Whale of a Sale Committee during the 2018-2019 League year.

Katie graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Accountancy and a Minor in Forensic Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida and has 12 years of experience working in the accounting field. Katie currently works as an AVP of Technical Accounting at Deutsche Bank. Katie and her husband, Derrick, live in Hidden Hills with their two-year-old daughter Ella. In her free time, Katie enjoys reading and going to dog parks with her two dogs.

 

Kaitlin Wildoner

Legal Counsel

As Legal Counsel, Kaitlin Wildoner provides guidance on legal matters to the Junior League of Jacksonville’s Board of Directors. Kaitlin also helps to oversee the implementation of the bylaws, policies, and procedures of the Junior League of Jacksonville.

Kaitlin believes in the importance of community and supporting other women. Since joining the Junior League of Jacksonville in 2018, she has served in various positions within the Legal Council including serving as Legal Council Chair from 2020-2021. Kaitlin also serves on the Board of the St. Johns Association for Women Lawyers.

Kaitlin attended Flagler College for her undergraduate degree and received her Juris Doctor from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. She is the owner of Wildoner Law, PLLC, where she enjoys helping young families create their estate plan and representing disabled individuals before the Social Security Administration. When she isn’t working or volunteering, Kaitlin is usually spending time with her husband and two daughters, trying new restaurants in the Jacksonville and St. Augustine areas, splashing in the pool or going to the beach.

 

Linda Kim

Nominating Chair

As Nominating Chair, Linda Kim will oversee the nominating process for the Junior League of Jacksonville. In this role, Linda will lead the Nominating Committee in the application process, interviewing and slating for the elected 2022-2023 Board of Directors and Management Council positions. She brings extensive knowledge and experience to the Nominating Chair position having served as Nominating Chair-Elect on the 2020-2021 Board of Directors, on the Nominating Committee for a two-year term in 2017-2019 and on the Board of Directors on-and-off since 2015.

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 Director of Business Operations at UF Health North.

 

Jennifer May

Nominating-Elect

This year’s Nominating-Elect is Jennifer May. In this role, Jennifer will assist the Nominating Chair in providing a slate for next year’s leadership. She is excited for this year’s theme of engage, educate and empower. It aligns perfectly with the League’s mission of developing the potential of women; Jennifer hopes and encourages that members will continue developing their skills and talent in the Junior League and apply for leadership.

Jennifer joined the Junior League in 2013. She has served as Executive Vice President, EVP-Elect, VP of Membership and VP of Finance. She served on many fundraising council committees such as Holiday Tour of Homes and Riverside House Marketing and Rentals and the former event committees of Unique Boutique and Holiday Market.

Jennifer is a registered architect and a Design Manager at Haskell. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida. She enjoys learning, playing tennis and traveling. Jennifer and her husband Ben are new parents to their baby daughter Aubrey.

 

Janet Reagor

Sustainer Representative

Janet Reagor is serving as this year’s sustainer representative. She plans to organize small events and volunteer opportunities to get sustainers connecting again. The pandemic made gathering – and well everything – difficult over the past 18 months but she wants to build on the great work of her predecessors.

She joined the Junior League of Jacksonville in 1995 serving in many leadership positions including president in 2005-06. Janet is a Pam Paul Community Service Award and Tillie K. Fowler Community Service Award recipient. Of her time in the League, Janet is most proud of the fact that she met some of her dearest friends during her early years of membership.

Janet is the Assistant Executive Director of the Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation. She is a past co-chair of the Art & Antiques Show and the Florida Forum, both benefiting Wolfson Children’s Hospital. As a longtime Rotarian, she served as president of the San Marco club and area governor. Janet was a 2018 EVE Award finalist.

She lives in San Marco with her husband, son and miniature schnauzer.

 

Jennifer Bowman

Member-at-Large

Jennifer Bowman serves as a board member at large with a focus on cultivating relationships with JLJ supporters. Jennifer’s aspirations for this League year are for all members to feel valued and understand how their contributions help achieve the Junior League of Jacksonville’s (JLJ) mission.

Jennifer joined JLJ in 2014. From 2015-2019, she was heavily involved with the League’s Whale of a Sale fundraiser holding positions as a committee member, Vice-Chair of Volunteer and Quota, and Co-Chair. In 2019, Jennifer was a New Member Advisor. During the 2020-2021 League year, Jennifer served on the Management Council as the Vice President of Fund Development assisting with the Holiday Tour Homes, Whale of a Sale, and the FUNDraising committees to help them meet their fundraising goals.

Professionally, Jennifer works for UF Health at the downtown Jacksonville campus in the UF College of Medicine as a Clinical Research Manager. Jennifer graduated with her Bachelor of Science and Master in Public Health from the University of Florida and also has a Master of Health Administration from the University of North Florida. For fun, Jennifer’s family has season tickets to UF football games (GO GATORS!), loves going to sporting events and taking bike rides to the beach.

 

Suzie Hutto

Member-at-Large

As board member at large, Suzie Hutto will focus on developing and strengthening the Junior League of Jacksonville’s (JLJ) membership engagement, creating a project plan including more flexible member commitment contracts to meet members where they are, and ensuring our current and future members are made aware of all JLJ has to offer.

Since joining JLJ in 2011, Suzie has served on the Holiday Market Committee, chaired the CARES committee, and co-chaired the New Members Committee.  She is humbled to have won the Pam Paul Service Award her first year as an Active member. Suzie previously served as the Vice-Chair of Membership Engagement and as a member on the Nominating Committee. Most recently she served as the VP of Communications for the 2020-2021 League Year. Suzie 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 Bachelor of Arts in Finance.

Professionally, Suzie has worked for over 15 years for CSX Transportation, where she is currently responsible for investment recovery in the procurement area. She is married and lives with her husband Eddie, three-year-old daughter Juliet, and dogs Tailz and Tucker. For fun, Suzie enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, volunteering, boating, working out, investing, entertaining, and traveling.

 

Management Council

Sara Passaro

VP, Community Council

Bio Coming Soon. 

 

 

 

Sarah Hodge

VP, Communications Council

As Vice President of Communications, Sarah Hodge will lead the council focusing on the continued expansion of the Junior League of Jacksonville (JLJ) brand within the Jacksonville community, ensuring the incorporation of the League’s mission and vision into all outward facing initiatives, and providing engaging and informative content to League members and partners concerning League initiatives. The Communications Council will work cross-collaboratively with all of the JLJ councils to help inspire, engage and promote the collective work of JLJ across the League’s membership, community partners, and the local public.

Since joining JLJ in 2016, Sarah has served in a multitude of leadership roles including Vice-Chair of Communications for Unique Boutique, Chair of Riverside House Marketing & Rentals and most recently Vice President of Membership. 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 friends, eating lots of sushi, playing golf, and going to the beach.

 

 

Grayson Cooper

VP, Fundraising Council

As Vice President of Fund Development, Grayson’s main objective is to inspire members to develop their fundraising skills. Grayson strives to demonstrate and promote commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the Junior League of Jacksonville (JLJ). She believes every member brings value to the League.

Grayson joined the Junior League of Tallahassee in 2015 and later transferred to JLJ in 2019. She served as Co-Chair of the Arrangements Committee during her first active year, a role in which she was able to honor her grandmother by coordinating the Past President’s Tea. Grayson served on the inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DE&I) and then co-chaired the committee for the next two years. During this time, Grayson helped coordinate and facilitate many trainings on a wide range of topics related to DE&I that included an Ally Training that was featured by the Association for Junior Leagues International (AJLI). Grayson also served on the Recruitment and Retention Task Force and Fundraising Committee before transferring to JLJ where she has served on the DE&I and Fundraising Committees. In 2020, Grayson helped facilitate a training on micro-aggressions for JLJ members. In 2021, she helped launch a new farm-to-table concept fundraiser to highlight JLJ’s work to impact food insecurity.

Grayson graduated from Florida State University and worked for Leon County Schools until moving to Jacksonville for her husband’s career as an Electrical Contractor. She is currently a stay-at-home mom with their son in Saint Augustine, Florida. Grayson enjoys trying new restaurants, boating and traveling.

 

Erin Torres

VP, Membership Development

Erin Torres serves as the Vice President of Membership for the Junior League of Jacksonville (JLJ) and is proud to lead the council that supports our members, the most valuable resource of the League. She is passionate about our members’ experiences and wants to ensure this is an inclusive, empowering, and enjoyable environment for women to be a part of. The membership council will work collaboratively with several JLJ councils to create profound and educational training opportunities to recruit and retain a diverse and dedicated membership.

Since joining JLJ in 2018, Erin has served in several membership and leadership roles including Chair of Membership and Engagement and Vice Chair of Membership and Admissions. Erin was recognized with a Rockstar Award during her 2020 year for her outstanding recruitment and retention efforts of our members during a pandemic.

Outside of JLJ, Erin has served in a variety of leadership roles. Erin has a Master of Education degree and currently has a tutoring business educating students of various ages and subjects. She recently obtained her Florida Real Estate License and is looking forward to selling houses soon.  Erin also wishes to pursue her doctoral degree. She lives in St. Johns, Florida with her husband, her daughter, and two fur babies. In her free time, Erin loves to explore new places through traveling with family and friends and participates in yoga and aqua Zumba classes. Erin also loves crafting and homeschooling her daughter.