JLW Staff

The JLW staff support our community through development strategies, financial reporting, placement of members into committees, status of members, and obligation fulfillment. Our staff also provides support for JLW Leaders and administrative support to the Board of Directors while overseeing the creation of the Ballot for approval of JLW Leaders.

Terry Algire, Manager of Donor Development and External Affairs

Terry’s primary responsibilities at the League include supporting JLW development strategies and financial reporting. Her favorite part of her job is having the opportunity to work with members to accomplish JLW’s mission and annual goals.

When not at JLW Headquarters, Terry enjoys running, hiking, literature and history. Terry’s career has focused on community-based nonprofits working with individuals and families to improve literacy skills.

Terry grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and lived in Jacksonville, Florida for 21 years. She has BA in English from the University of Notre Dame of Maryland. Her greatest joy is her family.



Katy Longworth, Membership & Communications Manager

Katie provides support for JLW Members in relation to placement, status, dues, transfers, and obligation fulfillment. She also provides administrative support for JLW Leaders. Katie’s favorite part about working at JLW is being able to provide support that allows the JLW volunteers to spend their time and energy in ways that directly impact the DC Community and fulfill the JLW mission.

In her free time, Katie enjoys cooking new recipes, exploring the city, and traveling. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Katie attended Oklahoma State University. She has a BS in Health Education & Promotion with an emphasis on exercise and a Minor in Business Management. Katie was married in 2009 and has lived in Fort Worth, Texas; Amman, Jordan; Arlington, Virginia; and Chicago, Illinois in the last 10 years. They welcomed their son, Kaden, in March 2018.


Sherree Draughn, Operations Coordinator

Sherree’s role as Operations Coordinator includes the day-to-day operations of JLW Headquarters. She is responsible for ensuring the administrative and office functions as well as supporting the advancement of the JLW. Her favorite part of her job is providing support to JLW Volunteers and Leadership.

Sherree is originally from Hamden, Connecticut. Sherree also attended Bowie State University and earned an MBA in Management.