Board of Directors
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 Katherine Rodriguez (Email)
Katherine Rodriguez serves as the 2022-2023 JLW President and a member of the Board of Directors. Katherine has been in JLW since 2012. During her time in the League, she has served as the President-Elect, Communications & Public Relations Council Director, New Membership Council Director, an Assistant Council Director for the Ways and Means Council, a member of the Nominating Committee, Co-Chair of the New Member Committee, and a volunteer on Member Recruitment, Community Family Life Services, and Tossed and Found.
Katherine is the Senior Manager for Federal Public Engagement for DoorDash, where she is responsible for building and bridging national third party relationships and executing public policy campaigns. Katherine graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Political Science and The George Washington University (GWU) with a Master’s in Political Management. She is originally from Orlando, FL and loves to create new recipes and baking treats, travel, needlepoint (grandmillennial-status!), and volunteer with the Chi Omega Fraternity as an advisor at GWU. She lives in Logan Circle and you can follow her on Instagram at @KathyContessa and LinkedIn.
President-Elect Kimberly Price (Email)
Kimberly Price is the 2022-2023 Junior League of Washington (JLW) President Elect 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, and Women’s Leadership Breakfast Co-Chair. She has also 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, Account Management at JLL Technologies (JLLT). She engages with Strategic and Enterprise clients to create and maintain relationships to support client 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 spin class, cooking, interior design, live music, and Auburn Football! You can follow Kimberly on Instagram @kbp813, and LinkedIn.
Secretary Kristin Longwood (Email)
Kristin Longwood serves as the 2022-2023 JLW Secretary and as a member of the Board of Directors. She previously served on the Board after serving as the Cultural Community Placements Council Director in the 2021-2022 League year. Kristin has been in JLW since 2009 and has served on the Nominating Committee, as Assistant Council Director for the Community Affairs and Membership Development Councils, Chief of Staff of Holiday Shops, on the steering committee of Women’s Leadership Breakfast, as chair of Member Resources and Community Outreach, and on the Literacy Events Planning and Development and Training committees. She has also spearheaded efforts such as Season of Giving, served on the Research and Development and Membership Task Forces, and heads the Special Interest Group, JLW Moms.
Kristin is the owner and lead planner at Boxwood and Bloom Events, a wedding and event planning firm. She also volunteers as an author on the DC Moms Collective and on the membership committee of Westwood Country Club. Previously, she worked in arts performance, administration, and music education. Kristin earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance, as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s in Music from The Catholic University of America and is originally from Albany, New York. She lives in Vienna, VA with her husband, Fred, two young children, Caroline and Spencer, and their English bulldog, Betsy. You can follow Kristin on Instagram @boxwoodandbloomevents.
Treasurer Rachel Volkmann (Email)
Rachel Volkmann serves as the 2022-2023 Junior League of Washington (JLW) Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors. Rachel has been in JLW since 2012. During her time in the League, she has served on Done-in-a-Day, Bright Beginnings, as Co-Chair of Tossed & Found, and as Vice Treasurer. She also has spearheaded efforts to select a new banking provider for JLW and establish a formal Dues Scholarship fund.
Rachel is a forensic accountant and litigation consultant at Kroll LLC. Rachel completed her undergraduate degree in Economics at Centre College, where she swam on the varsity swim team, and completed her Master’s in Accounting at The Ohio State University. Rachel is originally from Dayton, OH and currently lives in Alexandria, VA, with her husband, Matt, and her Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Yogi. You can follow Rachel on Instagram at @ohheyrayray.
Vice Treasurer Mary Grace McCormick
Mary Grace is a senior associate at RoseMcKenna, PLLC, where she has worked since August 2020. She works primarily on individual and trust income tax compliance projects and also has experience in partnership and corporate tax through her previous positions at Clark Enterprises, LLC and RSM. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has completed the AICPA’s Not-for-Profit Certificate I. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business and Enterprise Management at Wake Forest University and her Master’s 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 Arlington, Virginia with her husband, Seth, and Remy the Keeshond.
New Membership Council Director Raiko Dai (Email)
Raiko Dai serves as the 2022-2023 Junior League of Washington (JLW) New Membership 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. You can follow Raiko on Instagram at @raikodai.
Communications & Public Relations Council Director Maureen Abel (Email)
Maureen Abel serves as the 2022-2023 Junior League of Washington (JLW) Communications and Public Relations (CPR) Council Director and a member of the Board of Directors. Maureen has been in JLW since 2015. During her time in the League, she has served on Membership Outreach, Member Recruitment, and Kitchen Tours as a volunteer, as well as presidential appointee on Women’s Leadership Breakfast and Innovation and Incubation. She also served as a presidential appointee on the Community Assistance Fund, supporting JLW’s community response to COVID-19 in 2020. Most recently, she served as an ACD on CPR.
Maureen is a senior director at BRG Communications and has worked in the communications industry for more than 12 years. Prior to her current role, Maureen worked in the political world on a number of statewide and Congressional campaigns. Maureen has a Master’s Degree in Strategic Communications from American University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from George Mason University. She is originally from Ellicott City, MD, and lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, Eric. She is an avid reader and enjoys spending time on the Eastern Shore whenever possible. You can follow Maureen on Instagram at @FromMoToYou.
Community Affairs Council Director Christina Babcock
Christina Babcock serves as the 2022-2023 Junior League of Washington (JLW) Community Affairs Council Director 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). She most recently served as the Assistant Council Director for the Ways and Means Council.
Christina is a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton and has worked in this role for four years overseeing a team of 40 staff providing data science support to the DoD. She is a proud Air Force Veteran who served as an officer for 10 years. She graduated from San Diego 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. You can follow Christina on Facebook (Christina Babcock | Facebook) or Instagram (@carbabcock).
Community Education Council Director Ellen Locke
Ellen Locke serves as the 2022-2023 Junior League of Washington (JLW) Community Education 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 on the Bright Beginnings Committee (including as Chair), as Ways and Means ACD, as Member Recruitment Chair, and most recently as Youth and Family Community Placement Council ACD. She also spearheaded the Afghan Refugee Drive last League year.
Ellen is the PAC Director for MetLife. Previously, she worked at Nationwide Insurance in various roles for nine years and as a campaign field organizer in North Carolina. Ellen graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is originally from the Midwest. She lives in Old Town Alexandria with her fiancé, Doug, and her two cats, Miss Kitty and Whiskers. Ellen has been to 70 countries and counting and is always up to exchange travel tips! You can follow Ellen on Instagram at @elocke714 and LinkedIn.
Community Impact Council Director Laura Shull-Chandler
Laura Shull-Chandler serves as the 2022-2023 Junior League of Washington (JLW) Community Impact Council Director and a member of the Board of Directors. Laura has been in JLW since 2008 after she transferred from the San Francisco League. During her time in the League, she has served on several committees including Transfer, Done in a Day, New Member, Bright Beginnings and Calvary as Vice Chair. She also served as Assistant Council Director for Adult Community Placements as well as Community Affairs, on the Nominating Committee, and on the Focus Area Task Force (to assess the current JLW focus area and what the need is in the community) as a Presidential Appointment.
Laura is a Strategic Marketing Consultant and has worked in this role for seven 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 lives in DC in the Bloomingdale neighborhood with her husband Robert, daughter Elle (8), son Cole (4), and dog Daisy (10). Laura has been to all seven continents, and wishes she could still travel like she used to. You can follow Laura on LinkedIn.
Membership Development Council Director Randi Williams (Email)
Randi Williams serves as the 2022-2023 Junior League of Washington (JLW) Membership Development Council Director and a member of the Board of Directors. Randi has been in JLW since 2014. During her time in the League, she has served as Vice Chair, Rising Chair, and Chair of the Development & Training (D&T) Committee and was a Presidential Appointee to the Women’s Leadership Breakfast Committee in 2019-2020 and in 2020-2021. Randi has served on the Resolution Read, Literacy Events Planning, and D&T committees. She is also a graduate of the Get On Board training program.
Randi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology at Georgetown University, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center where she conducts research focused on clinic-based interventions to reduce cancer disparities. Previously, she completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Lombardi. Randi received her PhD at the University of Maryland, College Park, School of Public Health. She obtained her Master’s of public health from Emory University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Syracuse University. Randi is originally from Takoma Park, Maryland and currently lives two miles from her childhood home in the Takoma, DC neighborhood, she loves to introduce friends to the “Berkeley of the East”. You can follow Randi on Instagram at @noig_randi or twitter at @RandiMWilliams2.
Nominating Committee Chair Isabella Demougeot
Isabella Demougeot serves as the 2022-2023 Junior League of Washington (JLW) Nominating Chair. Isabella has been in JLW since 2015. During her time in the League, she has served twice on the Nominating Committee, as well as the Vice Chair and Chair of the Membership Outreach Committee, and the Chair of the Member Resources Committee. She also has spearheaded efforts such as revamping the format of General Membership Meetings by having guest speakers with a fireside chat format to further engage members who attend those events. She has also spearheaded efforts to have hotline hours for members and leaders to be able to reach to Member Resources when the need arises and make the League membership more aware of the resources that Member Resources has to help ensure the members thrive in the League.
Isabella is an attorney and has worked in this role for nine years. Isabella graduated from Vassar College and William and Mary School of Law and is originally from Washington, D.C. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Isabella is known for always having a smile on her face and never hesitating to get her hands dirty to get a job done. You can follow Isabella on Instagram (@theoriginalbella1).
Strategic Sustainability Council Director Charlyn Stanberry
Charlyn Stanberry serves as the 2022-2023 Junior League of Washington (JLW) Strategic Sustainability Council Director 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 2021-2022 League year, she served as the Ways & Means Council Director. Prior to that, she has served as the 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 training and attended AJLI’s Organizational Development Institute (ODI).
Charlyn serves as Vice President of Government Relations for the National Association of Broadcasters and an Adjunct Professor with Florida International University’s Honors College. Previously, Charlyn served as Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), 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 B.S.B.A. and M.P.A. from the University of Central Florida where she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, she currently resides in the Fort Dupont neighborhood of Washington, DC. In her spare time, she enjoys mentoring, DC brunch, pure barre classes, and spending time with family and friends. You can follow Charlyn on Twitter @charlyn_esq.
Sustainer Committee Chair Gretchen Ehle
Gretchen Ehle is the 2022-2023 Junior League of Washington (JLW) Sustainer Committee Chair and a member of the Board of Directors. Gretchen transferred into JLW in 2017 from the Junior League of Northern Virginia (JLNV) where she joined in 2007. Gretchen previously served in the roleas the 2021-2022 JLW Sustainer Committee Chair. Previously, she has served as the Sustainer Vice Chair and on the Sustainer Committee. While in JLNV she served as Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect, Nominating Committee Chair, Nominating Committee Chair-Elect, Parliamentarian, and Strategic Planning.
Gretchen currently serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Atlas Service Corps and has previously served on the Executive Committee of the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation Board of Directors and the Rotary Club of Dupont Circle Board of Directors. Gretchen is the Vice President for Business Development and Operations at the foreign policy think tank the Atlantic Council. She previously served Meridian International Center as Vice President of Global Programs. Gretchen graduated from The George Washington University and George Mason University Schar School of Public Policy where she completed all requirements towards a PhD. She lives in Woodley Park with her husband Quinn and Carolina Dogs Dingus and Mila.
Ways & Means Council Director Kelly Hunter (Email)
Kelly Hunter serves as the 2022-2022 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, and most recently as JLW Secretary. 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 Senior Manager at Fannie Mae and has worked in this role for four 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 15 marathons and four Ironman races since 2013. You can follow her on Instagram @kells5132 or twitter at @kells5231.