Policy Board

Policy Board 2023-2024

Jennipher Tejano – President

Valerie Rowlands – President-Elect

Dina Mead – By-Laws Parliamentarian

Lyn Aleshire – 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.

Faith Mangan – Membership Director

Nicole Bogdanovich – Member at Large

Nicole Bogdanovich is a long-time member of The Junior league of Evanston-North Shore; joining in 1998 while still in college. Nicole has held many Management and Policy Board roles, including Cookbook chair, Scholarships and Grants chair, Nominating and Placement chair, recording secretary, Membership Director and Community Director. For her work as Nominating and Placement chair in 2014, Nicole was awarded The Founder’s Award. Outside of the League, Nicole is a family medicine physician. She resides in Wilmette. In her spare time, Nicole, likes to travel, explore Chicago, cook from scratch and has recently taken up embroidery.

Dina Mead – Nominating & Placement Chair

Sara Ridder – Nominating & Placement Chair-Elect

Leynette Kuniej – Personnel Director

Kim Pressling – Recording Secretary

Laura Sniader Rempel – 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.