By Courtney Nalty
Lagniappe Board Members
Kimberly Allen is ensuring meaningful volunteer experiences for over 2,000 women as the Membership Council Director for the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) Board of Directors. This role enables Kimberly to utilize her strong relationship building and communication skills to develop members to their greatest potential. In addition to supporting membership morale and recognition, she oversees the committees that design leadership and training opportunities, which often entails providing a forum for discussion and brainstorming initiatives and policies related to member satisfaction. She relays information and makes strategic planning suggestions to the board in the areas of professional education, active placement, sustainer engagement, volunteer opportunities, retention, standards and training.
As the organization’s President, Shannon Brice leads the 2021-2022 League year for the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO), providing strong guidance for the Board of Directors and JLNO staff. She will preside over meetings of the Board, Joint Council and General Membership while also acting as the organization’s official spokesperson.
Nene Glenn Gianfala
In her second consecutive year on the Board of Directors, Nene Glenn Gianfala will be serving as Treasurer for the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO). She will oversee the financial affairs of the organization, reviewing and approving the League’s operating budget by using the insight and expertise gained through her 14 years of experience in accounting, corporate finance and business valuations at Chaffe & Associates, and currently as a Shareholder and Vice President of the Valuation Advisory group. She offers her clients a myriad of services, which include intellectual property and intangible asset valuations, as well as business valuation for both public and private companies. Her goal for this year as Treasurer is to get a budget in place to ensure smooth transitions back to in-person events that will enable the League to reach fundraising goals.
Elizabeth Dalferes Hubbard
Elizabeth Dalferes Hubbard will serve as Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) for the 2021-2022 League year. In this position, she will manage the official record of the League year, including meeting agendas and minutes; function as Parliamentarian at Board, Joint Council and General Membership meetings; and provide guidance on and ensure adherence to the organization’s governance documents, which include Bylaws, Standing Rules, Policies and Procedures. Elizabeth’s attention to detail, strong organizational skills, patience and objectivity give her the capacity to be the Chair of the Standards Committee. She works with other members and staff to maintain membership information and address member requirements. She looks forward to collaborating on and enhancing the membership experience, as well as better retaining a membership which represents all socio-demographic aspects of our community.
Nancy Kirkeby will serve as the Assistant Treasurer for the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO). Her term on the Board of Directors will run for two years, during which she will oversee the financial affairs of the organization, including reviewing and approving the League’s operating budget and authorizing purchases. She plans to support the Treasurer in her goals for the year and to learn from her.
As Ways and Means Council Director for the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) Board of Directors, Susan Kliebert will coordinate, develop and maintain the League’s fundraising activities including Touch a Truck, Run, Walk, Give, Passing the Gavel Celebration, as well as other special events and partnerships. She will be responsible for increasing awareness of JLNO’s mission and financial needs, especially how JLNO puts 100% of its fundraiser proceeds back into the community.
Ashley Millet LeBlanc
As the Board of Directors Communications Council Director, Ashley Millet LeBlanc will coordinate and disseminate information about the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO). Ashley will oversee the promotion of JLNO’s events and community projects via traditional advertising, social media, press releases, Lagniappe magazine and the organization’s website.
In her role as Business Council Director for the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO), Emily Liuzza will oversee management and maintenance of the League’s physical assets. She will be responsible for revenue generating projects–like the Women’s Leadership Summit (WLS) and Consignment Partnerships–along with Get on Board, the long-standing nonprofit board training program.
Ashley Cangelosi Llewellyn
Ashley Cangelosi Llewellyn will serve as the Planning and Development Director for the Junior League of New Orleans’ (JLNO) Board of Directors. In this position, she will advise the board on long-range planning and integrate the strategic plan into everyday operations. She will encourage development of funding sources and lead the volunteer team that formulates JLNO’s partnerships, community projects, strategic plan and fundraisers. She looks forward to working with the council to “continue implementation of the strategic plan, streamline internal evaluation processes to better understand opportunities for increased impact, and foster initiatives that reflect JLNO’s core competencies.”
As Junior League of New Orleans’ (JLNO) Community Council Director, Alyse Mouledoux will coordinate, develop and maintain the organization’s programs, which further the mission of improving the community and advancing the wellbeing of women.
Holly Paczak begins a two-year period on the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) Board of Directors as the President-Elect. During the 2021-2022 League year, she will assist the President in her duties as Chief Executive Officer and will assume those responsibilities if the President is unable to serve during her term. Holly will become JLNO’s President for the 2022-2023 League year beginning June 1, 2022. This two-year term exemplifies JLNO’s emphasis on training and learning. Her experiences in this role provide opportunities for Holly to thoughtfully prepare for the years ahead, ensuring her tenure maximizes community impact. During the President-Elect year, she will study JLNO’s governance documents, policies, procedures and best practices, thus allowing her to emulate previous leaders by ensuring a sustainable and impactful future. As President-Elect, she hopes “to have the opportunity to continue to learn about the organization, understand the needs and wants of the membership, and remain true to the mission of JLNO, so that we can begin the planning for another 100 years.”
Katherine Kleinpeter Raymond, Ph. D
Katherine Kleinpeter Raymond, Ph.D will serve as the Sustaining Advisor to the Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 League year. This position provides a historical perspective and offers practical guidance from a sustaining member and past president. Her volunteer and leadership experience will allow Katherine to be a sounding board for League leaders as they make decisions on membership, fund development, community projects, administration and strategic planning. She hopes to support the incredibly capable and committed group of women as they lead the League into the future. “Each of them inspires me, and I hope to be a resource for them as they oversee the significant work of all of the League leaders and members.”
Ty Salvant will serve as the Nominating Committee Chair for the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) 2021-2022 League year. In accordance with JLNO’s Bylaws and Standing Rules, the Nominating Committee matches organizational needs and individual strengths to produce a leadership team which will most effectively forward the organization’s mission, goals and strategic plan. Ty looks forward to working with an amazing group of women to accomplish as many goals as possible, including strengthening the leadership training, enhancing the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) efforts, and providing meaningful opportunities for the members. “I hope to help women embrace that the League is a safe place to fail and succeed, so we should ask for help when we need it and self-nominate when we want it!”