Policy Board 2022-2023
Shauna Myers – President-Elect
Shauna joined Junior League of Peoria in 2009. She served in several different roles, including Community Chair, Sponsorship Chair, Director of Operations and ultimately President-Elect before transferring League membership to Portland, OR. In the Junior League of Portland, Shauna served as Marketing Director, Information Director and was a committee member of the first annual Rose City Women’s Summit. In 2019, Shauna move back home to Illinois and transferred her membership to the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore, where she has served as Social Chair, President-Elect and now President. Shauna lives in Park Ridge with her husband, Peter, daughter Victoria and two puggles, Jack and Sophie. She works as a Communications Manager and her hobbies include traveling, running, reading and getting involved in the community where she lives and works!
Jennipher Tejano – President-Elect
Dina Mead – By-Laws Parliamentarian
Dina is a long time member of the Junior League. She 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. There she was the Provisional Trainer for a class of 150 new members, followed by the American Girl Fashion Show Chair. In 2005, Dina moved to Wilmette and transferred into the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore. At JLE-NS Dina has Co-Chaired the Admissions Committee, Chaired the Nominating Committee, served as Dues Treasurer, Member-at-Large and Thrift House Chair. Her crowning achievement was to serve as President for the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore 2013-2014. These days Dina remains an Active member of JLE-NS but from out of state. She currently lives in Corona del Mar, California and is the By-Laws Parliamentarian and the Nominating & Placement Chair.
Valerie Rowlands – Community Director
Allie Paus – Finance Director
Allie joined the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore in 2015. Born and raised in the Evanston, she wanted to find a way to give back to the vibrant North Shore community, while sharing her leadership expertise with volunteer leaders. During her new member year, she served as the co-chair of the Baby Steps project, and has also held the role of New Member Co-Chair. Allie served as the JLE-NS President for the 2018-2019 league year. Outside of the league, Allie serves as the Vice President of Operations at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She enjoys cooking and loves spending time outdoors with her family. Allie resides in Evanston with her husband and young son.
Tasha Roberts – Membership Director
Tasha joined the league in February of 2021. Tasha is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania and moved to Evanston, IL to work with Delta Gamma Sorority and apply to a PhD program at Loyola. Tasha joined the league because she wanted to meet new people and has a heart for serving the communities that she is a part of. Tasha enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with friends and family, and learning new things.
Nicole Downie – Member at Large
Dina Mead – Nominating & Placement Chair
Leynette Kuniej – Interim Personnel Director
Tracy Reeder – Sustainer Director
Rebecca Garces – Executive Director of the Thrift House Board of Directors
Rebecca Garces is a Past-President (2005-2006) of the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore and held the position of Executive Director of the Thrift House Board of Directors from 2015 to 2019. In 1996, she joined the League to spend time with another working mom, since they were only finding time to keep in touch by phone. Since being in the League, she enjoyed working on numerous Holiday Parties for over 700 abused and neglected children in Cook County, Save the Abandoned Babies Campaign, Girls on the Run partnership, and chairing – and being a part of – the Cookbook Committee, publishing “It’s a Shore Thing” in 2006. She has enjoyed these and other leadership and active member roles over the decades. Outside of the League, Rebecca is Head Portfolio Compliance at an asset management firm in Chicago. She enjoys reading, music and entertaining. Rebecca resides in Wilmette with her husband and small dog, Elly, and loves when her two boys visit.