The Junior League of Boston Announces Keynote Speakers for the Fall General Membership Meeting and 2015-2016 Board of Directors

Kathryn Philippi – External Communications Manager
14 September 2015

BOSTON, MA September 2015 — The Junior League of Boston (JL Boston) announces keynote speakers for the Fall General Membership Meeting and their newly installed Board of Directors for 2015–2016.

The 2015–2016 JL Boston year kicks off on September 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the General Membership Meeting held at the Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston, MA.  The event will feature three of Boston’s top non-profit leaders as keynote speakers including Elizabeth Keeley, Executive Director of the Women’s Lunch Place; Joy Surprenant, Founder and Executive Director of Catching Joy; and Matt Stone, Executive Director of Massachusetts and New Hampshire for Youth Villages.

Valerie Pontiff, JL Boston’s 2015–2016 President, presides over a 12-member Board of Directors team including President-Elect Pamela Lynch, Secretary Elizabeth McCann, Treasurer Melissa Herman, Director of Community Service Molly Fazio, Director of Communications Jennifer Dorman, Director of Development Vanessa Driscoll, Director of Strategic Management & Planning Haley McCraven, Director of Training Caroline Michaud, Director of Membership Lindsey Hoffman, Director of Nominating Leigh Anne Dempsey, and Director of Sustainer Membership Sue O’Brien.  For the 2015-2016 year, Technology Manager Luba Gilpatric has been appointed by the Board of Directors as a non-voting Board Member.

About the Junior League of Boston

The Junior League of Boston, Inc. is an all-women’s nonprofit organization focused on the wellness for girls: developing tomorrow’s healthy confident women leaders. JL Boston is part of The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. (AJLI), an organization of 291 Junior League chapters in four countries. AJLI is composed of more than 150,000 dedicated and creative women members from varying backgrounds and interests, who share a commitment to voluntarism within their communities. Founded in 1906, the Junior League of Boston originated as a forward-looking, motivated and dedicated collection of trained female volunteers. Today, its members proudly serve the greater Boston area through direct community service projects. Please go to for more information and to learn how you can support JL Boston