Dina Mead - President
Dina is a long time member of the Junior League. Dina first joined the Junior League of Westchester-on-Hudson, NY in 1985. There she was Membership Development Chair and Provisional Trainer followed by Nominating/Placement Chair. In 1991, Dina moved to Southern California and transferred into the Junior League of Orange County. Dina was the Provisional Trainer for a class of 150 new members, followed by Advisor and American Girl Fashion Show Chair. In 2005, Dina moved to Wilmette and transferred into the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore. Since moving here she has been on the Admissions Committee, Co-Chaired the Admissions Committee, sat on the Nominating Committee, served as Dues Treasurer, Member-at-Large and Thrift House Chair. It is an honor and a privilege to serve as President of the JLE-NS this year!
Libby Graham - President Elect
Libby Graham became an active member of the JLE-NS in 2001. She has fond memories of her New Member project and the friendships formed. Libby has participated in League fundraising efforts, scholarships and grants, nominating committee, and Bylaws Parliamentarian. Most recently, she was Sustainer chair. It is a pleasure to return to Active service for the League. Libby is celebrating her 10th wedding anniversary this fall and has 3 children.
Jiffy Willson - Financial Director
Jiffy joined the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore in 2011. She served as the Chair of the Donations Committee on her New Member Class’s Baby Steps project, helping to raise nearly $10,000 to support 18 new mothers and their babies. The new role she is undertaking will assist the League in maximizing the benefit realized from the donations received and to broaden the League’s fundraising activities within the community, increasing awareness of the League to attract additional funds, sponsorships, and members over time.
Jane Evans - Membership Director
Jane Evans joined the Junior League in 2010. She has served as New Member Chair, New Member Chair-Elect and sat on the Steering Committee for the New Member community project Baby Steps—an educational baby shower for low-income moms-to-be. Currently serving as Membership Director, Jane is passionate about strengthening our membership through member satisfaction.
Sara Ridder – Member at Large
Sara joined the Junior League of Saint Paul in 2006 where she served as Membership Director, Chair of the Next-to-New Sale, and was active on community outreach projects. Sara transferred to the JLE-NS in 2011 and was the “Designer Kitchens of the North Shore” Tour Chair in its second year. She then became our Finance Director. This year she is heading up our "the JLE-NS 90th Anniversary Gala".
Rebecca Garces - Sustainer Director
Rebecca has been a member of the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore since 1996. Her leadership experiences include President and President-Elect, Cookbook Chair for two years, Personnel Manager, Finance Director, Chair-Elect and member of the Nominating Committee, and Red and Black Ball Co-Chair for the League's 85th Anniversary.
Lisa Stadler – Community Director and Recording Secretary
Lisa joined the League in 2000 and was active in the Teen Mentoring Project. From 2002-2012 she took a leave to raise her daughters. I rejoined the League in 2012 and was a member of the Internal and External Communications Committee and then chair for the following year.
Melanie Glass– Bylaws Parliamentarian
Melanie joined the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore in 2004. She began her career in the JL as a Co-chair to the New Member Class Project. Her League leadership experience includes Membership Director, Thrift House Co-chair, Admissions Co-chair, Cook Book committee, recording secretary, Nominating & Placement, Scholarships & Grants and Member-at-Large. This year Melanie is serving as our bylaws parliamentarian.