The Junior League of Washington’s Board of Directors leads and advises the League in promoting volunteerism and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Board members represent various membership segments and have devoted numerous years of service and volunteer hours to the Junior League. As the League’s governing board, they ensure the League’s adherence to the mission, vision, and strategic plan.
President Kimberly Price (Email)
Kimberly Price serves as the 2023-2024 Junior League of Washington (JLW) President and a member of the Board of Directors. Kimberly has been in JLW since 2012. During her time in the League, she has served as Membership Outreach Vice Chair and Chair, Member Resources Chair, Assistant Council Director and Council Director for the Membership Development Council, Secretary, Women’s Leadership Breakfast Co-Chair, and President-Elect. She has spearheaded efforts such as revamping the VOB, piloting technology tools for the League, updating the member directory, and creating processes and procedures around the Placement Fair process and Member Resources. As Secretary she worked to create the first JLW Capital Budget, supporting both physical and financial stability for JLW HQ for years to come. As WLB Co-Chair, Kimberly was able to put on a successful event and provide a framework for future virtual events.
Kimberly is a Sr. Director, Integrated Delivery Manager at JLL Technologies (JLLT). She engages with Strategic and Enterprise clients to create and maintain relationships to support client delivery, retention and expansion. Prior to JLLT, Kimberly was the Vice President for Relationship Development and a Partner at InfoNarus, LLC. She has also worked as the Director of Business Development at ISM Services, Inc. and as the Business Development Manager for the Federal Government team at ARCHIBUS, Inc. Kimberly graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and is originally from Montgomery, AL. She lives in Arlington (Fairlington) and enjoys a good glass of wine, cooking, interior design, live music, and Auburn Football!
President-Elect Charlyn Stanberry (Email)
Charlyn Stanberry serves as the 2023-2024 Junior League of Washington (JLW) President-Elect and a member of the Board of Directors. Charlyn has been in JLW since 2013 after transferring from the Junior League of Miami. During the 2022-2023 League year, she served as the Strategic Sustainability Council Director. Prior to that, she has served as the Ways & Means Council Director, Adult Community Placements Council Director, Assistant Council Director for the Membership Development Council, Strategic Advisory Board Liaison, Chair and Rising Chair of the Leadership Institute, and as a volunteer with Community Outreach and Horton’s Kids. Additionally, Charlyn is a graduate of JLW’s Get On Board program and attended AJLI’s Organizational Development Institute (ODI).
Charlyn is Vice President of Government Relations for the National Association of Broadcasters and an Adjunct Professor for Florida International University’s Honors College. Previously, Charlyn served as Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Vice President of External Affairs for Net Communications, Counsel for the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council and Professional Staff for the Congressional Black Caucus. Charlyn earned her J.D. from Florida International University’s College of Law and her M.P.A. and B.S.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Central Florida where she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. A proud native of Jacksonville, FL, she resides in the Fort Dupont neighborhood of Southeast DC. In her spare time, she enjoys the DC brunch scene, pure barre, R&B concerts, and laying on sunny beaches with family and friends.
Secretary Christina Babcock (Email)
Christina Babcock serves as the 2023-2024 Junior League of Washington (JLW) Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors. Christina has been in JLW since 2012. During her time in the League, she has served on Tossed & Found (Co-Chaired in 2018-2019), as the New Membership Council Assistant Council Director (2019-2020) and New Membership Council Director (2020-2021), the Ways and Means Assistant Council Director (2021-2022), and as the Community Affairs Council Director (2022-2023).
Christina is an Associate Director at Guidehouse and has worked in this role for almost a year assisting her Defense clients in developing Strategies for their workforce in a post pandemic world. She is a proud Air Force Veteran who served as an officer for ten years and has led and directed teams ranging from 8-1200 people. She Graduated from SanDiego State University with a B.A in Communications and then went on to receive her M.A. from the University of Oklahoma in Human Relations. She lives in Fairfax Virginia with her husband Bill, son Isaac and daughter Rylee.
Treasurer Mary Grace McCormick (Email)
Mary Grace McCormick serves as the 2023-2024 JLW Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors. Mary Grace has been a member of the League since 2016, when she transferred from the Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina. She has spent the majority of her time in the League on the Publications Committee, where she served as Chair during the Committee’s restructuring from the former Magazine Committee to the Publications Committee we know today. She has enjoyed her term as Vice Treasurer this year and is looking forward to another year on the Board of Directors.
Mary Grace is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the finance team at Children of Fallen Patriots, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.” Prior to joining Fallen Patriots in 2022, her work centered around tax compliance for high-net-worth individuals, trusts, partnerships, and corporate entities. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business and Enterprise Management at Wake Forest University and her masters degree in Accounting and Information Systems at Virginia Tech. In her free time, you can find her brunching with friends and exploring the DMV. She lives in Herndon, Virginia with her husband, Seth, and Remy the Keeshond.
Vice Treasurer Lauren Dudley
Lauren Dudley serves as the 2023-2024 JLW Vice Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors. Lauren has been in JLW since 2016. During her time in the League, she has served on the Ways and Means Council as Assistant Council Director, on the Nominating Committee, on the Board as Cultural Community Placements Council (CPC) Director, and on the Cultural CPC as Assistant Council Director and Chair of the Folger Shakespeare Library Committee. She also has been a part of League-wide efforts such as the Focus Area Task Force.
Lauren is an attorney and works for a federal agency. Previously, she worked on Capitol Hill for 10 years as Counsel for the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Counsel for the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and Legislative Counsel for Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Lauren holds a B.A. from University of Maryland College Park and J.D. and LLM from American University Washington College of Law. Lauren is originally from the Washington, D.C. area and currently lives in D.C. with her sister Ruthie and two cats Rocco and Blossom. In her free time, Lauren enjoys meeting with her JLW book club, exploring local museums, and doing hot yoga.
Communications & Public Relations Council Director Raiko Dai (Email)
Raiko Dai serves as the 2023-2023 JLW Communications & PR Council Director and a member of the Board of Directors. Raiko has been in JLW since 2019 when she transferred from the Junior League of Los Angeles. During her time in the League, she has served on the Communications and Public Relations Council as the Digital Media Committee Chair for two years. She has also served as the Vice Chair of Sponsorships for the Kitchen Tour Committee and is a recipient of the JLW President’s Award for Excellence in Voluntarism In-League Service.
Raiko has been a Realtor® for over a decade. She is also the founder of Arima Transaction Management, a virtual real estate administrative support company. She is an alumna from Loyola Marymount University and is originally from Los Angeles, CA. Raiko currently resides in Montgomery County, MD where she is enjoying newlywed life with her husband, Corey and their dog, Winston. In addition to volunteering, her leisure time is filled with regularly enjoying afternoon tea, exploring the DC brunch scene and early morning hikes.
Laura Shull serves as the 2023-2024 Junior League of Washington (JLW) Community Affairs Council Director and a member of the Board of Directors. Laura has been in JLW since 2008. During her time in the League, she has served most recently as the first Community Impact Council Director, as well as on Transfer, Done in a Day, New Members, Bright Beginnings as Vice Chair for multiple years, Calvary as Vice Chair, Assistant Council Director for Adult Community Placements for 2 years, Nominating Committee, Focus Area Task Force the past two years as a Presidential Appointment, Assistant Council Director for Community Affairs and Community Impact Council Director. She was asked to serve on the Focus Area Task Force (to assess the current JLW focus area and what the need is in our community). At the end of the League year, the Task Force members provided a recommendation to membership to modify JLW’s Focus Area for the first time in 20 years. JLW membership approved, via the spring ballot, the Task Force’s recommendation of an expanded JLW Focus Area. Laura transferred from the San Francisco League.
Laura is a Strategic Marketing Consultant and has worked in this role for 8 years. Previously, she worked in various marketing roles at AOL, Sirius XM Radio, HP and Visa. Laura graduated from Virginia Tech with her B.S. in Marketing Management and received her MBA from W.P. Carey at Arizona State University in Strategic Marketing. She is originally from Boyds, Maryland and lives in DC in the Bloomingdale neighborhood with her husband Robert, daughter Elle (9), son Cole (5), and dog Daisy (11). Laura has been to all 7 continents and wishes she could still travel like she used to. You can follow Laura on LinkedIn.
Community Education Council Director Jackie Malkes
Jacqueline “Jackie” Malkes serves as the 2023-2024 JLW Community Education Council Director and a member of the Board of Directors. Jackie has been in JLW since 2009. During her time in the League, she served on the Board of Directors in 2014, as an Assistant Council Director for Adult Council Placements, and as a Chair for My Sister’s Place and Community Outreach committees, she has also been honored to serve as a volunteer for IONA, Calvary Shelter and CFLS. She also has spearheaded efforts on the Research and Evaluation Committee to prepare dashboards and metrics identifying volunteer hours and impact.
Jackie is a Principal Implementation Manager at SAS Software and has worked in this role for 6 years. Her role is primarily focused on managing the delivery relationship for federal software implementations and is most recently focused on leading an initiative to achieve FedRAMP authorization. Previously, she worked at Noblis and Accenture in both the government and commercial healthcare spaces. Jackie graduated from American University with her BA in International Studies and Political Science and MA in International Economics and is originally from Philadelphia. She lives in Great Falls, Virginia with her husband Ryan and two young sons Alexander and Teddy. In her spare time, Jackie enjoys reading fiction, exercising at F45, and traveling. Her favorite read as of late is Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner.
Community Impact Council Director Kristyn King
Kristyn King serves as the 2023-2024 JLW Community Impact Council Director and a member of the Board of Directors. Kristyn has been in the Junior League since 2010, having started as a new member in the JLW, then transferring to the Junior League of Montgomery (JLM) in 2017 when her husband was stationed in Alabama, and transferring back to the JLW in 2018. During her time in the League, Kristyn has split her time equally with in-league and community placements, having served on Holiday Shops as Vice Chair of Communications and Vice Chair of Special Events, and having served on the Langley Residential Support Services committee as chair. Kristyn also volunteered with Impact Alabama during her time in the JLM, where she studied to be IRS certified in order to provide free tax preparation services to Alabamians with annual household income below $50,000, and to promote economic empowerment of these individuals.
Kristyn is the Digital Buying Experience Manager at Audi of America and has worked in this role for almost 2 years. Previously, she spent 14 years at Stellantis, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles and Daimler Chrysler in various sales, marketing and digital transformation roles, including a 3.5 year expat assignment in Frankfurt, Germany. Kristyn graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Marketing and focus in Business German, and is originally from Philadelphia, PA. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, Jared, a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force; their children Oliver (6), Vivienne (5) & Everett (3), and furry child, Pierogie (14).
Membership Development Council Director Madeline Shepherd (Email)
Madeline Shepherd serves as the 2023-2024 JLW Membership Development Council Director and a member of the Board of Directors. Madeline has been in JLW since 2014. During her time in the League, she has served on Tossed & Found, including six years on the steering committee, on the Nominating Committee, and as an Assistant Council Director on the Membership Development Council. She also has spearheaded efforts such as pivoting Tossed & Found to a virtual event as co-chair in 2021 and serving as a presidential appointee on the Focus Area Task Force and the Strategic Advisory Board Working Group.
Madeline is a Director of Government Affairs at the Center for American Progress and has worked in this role for nearly 2 years. Previously, she worked in the public policy office of Girl Scouts of the USA and in legislative affairs at other national nonprofit organizations. Madeline graduated from Gettysburg College and has a Master’s in Public Administration from George Washington University and is originally from New York. She lives in Northeast DC with her husband Sandy and her dog Mischa.
New Membership Council Director Ellen Locke
Ellen Locke serves as the 2023-2024 JLW New Member Council Director and a member of the Board of Directors. Ellen has been in JLW since 2014. During her time in the League, she has served as Bright Beginnings Chair, Member Recruitment Chair, Ways and Means ACD, and Youth and Family Community Placements ACD. She currently serves as the Community Education Council Director. She also spearheaded the Afghan Refugee drive in fall 2021.
Ellen is PAC Director for MetLife and has worked in this role since March 2022. Previously, she worked at Nationwide Insurance for nine years in a variety of GR roles, including five years as PAC Manager. Ellen graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and grew up in Wisconsin and Raleigh, NC. She lives in Old Town Alexandria with her husband, Doug, and two cats, Miss Kitty and Whiskers. Outside of JLW, you can find her traveling, at a Solidcore or Orangetheory class, or trying the latest Jeni’s ice cream flavor.
Nominating Committee Chair Tiffani Moore
Tiffani Moore serves as the 2023-2024 JLW Nominating Committee Chair and a member of the Board of Directors. Tiffani transferred to the JLW in 2011 from the Junior League of Richmond, VA after her New Member Year. During her time in the League, she has served on the following committees: Transfer, Targeted Grants & Volunteer Resources (now Grant Partnerships), Corporate Partnerships & Development, Holiday Shops (as a Committee Member and Steering Committee Member), and Friends of the Junior League (as a Committee Member, Rising Chair, and the 2020-2021 Chair), Nominating, and as the Ways & Means Council Chief of Staff. Tiffani is a 2016 Get on Board graduate.
Tiffani is the Manager of the Federal Home Loan Banks Affordable Programs Branch at the Federal Housing Finance Agency. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Dean’s Diversity Advisory Council, and a member of the Jubilee Housing Leadership Council. She is a board member of Insight Memory Care Center, Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services, the Colchester Towne Condominium Association, and Women in Housing & Finance, Inc. She is the President of the Dillard University National Alumni Association and a member of the Dillard University Board of Trustees. She is a 2021 graduate of Leadership Fairfax. Tiffani is a graduate of Dillard University with a BA in English, the University of Michigan with a Master of Urban Planning, and the University of Virginia with a Master of Business Administration. A Houston, TX native, Tiffani lives in Fairfax, VA and is an Orangetheory devotee!
Strategic Sustainability Council Director Betsy Bennett
Betsy Bennett serves as the 2023-2024 JLW Strategic Sustainability Council Director and a member of the Board of Directors. Betsy has been in JLW since 2016. During her time in the League, she has served on Leadership Institute, the Strategic Planning Committee and Strategic Sustainability Council. She also has spearheaded efforts such as the JLW Strategic Plan 2022-2027.
Betsy is a real estate investor and has worked in this role for 5 years. Previously, she worked at the Department of Homeland Security. Betsy graduated from Bentley University and New York University and is originally from Albany, NY. She lives in DC with her husband John and son George.
Sustainer Committee Chair Diane Miller
Diane Miller serves as the 2023-2024 JLW Sustainer Chair and a member of the Board of Directors. Diane has been in JLW since 2004. During her time in the League, she has served on the Strategic Planning Committee as Vice Chair; the Strategic Sustainability Council as Director and a member of the Board of Directors; the Sustainer Committee as Events Coordinator for two years; and on the New Member Committee as an Advisor. In 2012 she moved to Texas and was a member of the Junior League of Houston until 2014 when she moved back to the Washington area.
Diane joined Edelman Global Advisory in 2021 and works as the Chief of Staff to the North American Chair. Previously she was the vice president of public affairs for an energy trade association and has held senior leadership roles at several public affairs agencies. Before moving to Washington, DC in 2003, Diane worked as a lobbyist in her home state of Missouri; in that role, she was a lobbyist for the Junior Leagues of Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, and St. Joseph working closely with each League’s State Public Affairs Committee. She currently lives in Alexandria, VA with her two dogs, Robidoux and Charlie Barker. She is an avid gardener, enthusiastic Mah Jongg player, and unapologetic cookbook collector. You can follow Diane on Instagram @welldonediane.
Ways & Means Council Director Kelly Hunter (Email)
Kelly Hunter serves as the 2023-2024 Junior League of Washington (JLW) Ways & Means Council Director and a member of the Board of Directors. Kelly has been in JLW since 2013. During her time in the League, she has served on Strategic Planning, Tossed and Found, the ACD for Ways & Means, JLW Secretary and this will be her second year as Ways and Means Council Director. She also spearheaded efforts such as the clean out of Tossed and Found sale site due to the COVID-19 cancellation, as well as the exploration of a new donor management tool.
Kelly is a Director in Technology at Fannie Mae and has worked with that organization for six years. Previously, she worked at Johns Hopkins SAIS in a variety of different roles. Kelly graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Public Relations and is originally from Arlington, VA. She currently lives in Falls Church, close to her parents, sisters and seven nieces and nephews. When possible, Kelly enjoys racing: having completed 17 marathons and four Ironman races since 2013. You can follow her on Instagram @kells5132 or twitter at @kells5231.