Executive Management Team
Annamarie Pagel, Executive Vice President
Annamarie has been a member of the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach since 2015. Annamarie previously served as Administrative Vice President and Chair of the Cookbook Committee. Annamarie holds a B.A. from Randolph-Macon Women’s College and a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law. Currently, she is an associate attorney for the Law Offices of Victoria V. Humphreys, P.C. Outside of the Junior League, Annamarie is a proud Big Sister for Big Brother and Big Sisters of America. She enjoys “little old lady” pastimes, such as knitting while watching PBS period dramas.
Sara Wong, Executive Vice President – Elect
Sara currently serves the Executive Vice President-Elect for the
2022 – 2023 League Year and joined the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach in 2016. Sara served in various leadership roles in the League including as Placement Chair, Cookbook Chair, and currently the Administrative Vice President on the Executive Management Team. Outside of the League, Sara volunteers at her church, South Norfolk Baptist, as the Women’s Ministry Director and plays the electric bass and cello for Sunday morning workshop services. Sara also serves as the Assistant Coach for the color guard at Oscar Smith High School with the marching band. In her free time, Sara enjoys playing the electric bass at church and watching documentaries and British TV shows with her husband and 2 cats.
Fallon Nicolson, Communications Vice President
Fallon serves as the Communications Vice President and joined the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach in 2020. Fallon was recently recognized as New Member of the Year for 2020 – 2021. She earned a B.A. from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and has over 15 years of experience helping organizations in a variety of industries execute their vision. As a Hampton Roads native, Fallon is passionate about giving back to the community through volunteer work and supporting organizations that provide opportunities and contribute to the growth of the region. In her free time, Fallon enjoys hosting gatherings for friends and family, relaxing at the beach, and making memories with her husband (Brandon), daughter (Braelyn), and dogs (Rocco and Dobby).
Cathryn Schwing, Community Vice President
Cathryn serves as the Community Vice President and joined the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach in 2021 after transferring from the Junior League of Washington, which she joined in 2016. During her time in the League, Cathryn primarily served in roles that have helped shape the member experience, such as on the new member recruitment committee and as a new member advisor. Cathryn earned her BS in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech, where she currently sits on the Pamplin Recent Alumni Board and volunteers with the undergraduate admissions office. Professionally, she serves as the Chief of Staff at Advisory Board, a healthcare research firm based in DC. A native of Virginia Beach, Cathryn is happy to be back in her hometown where she enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, and enjoying the many beautiful parks and beaches the area has to offer.
Bailey Bauernfiend, Fund Development Vice President
Bailey serves as the Fund Development Vice President and joined the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach in 2019. She previously served as the Assistant Vice President of Fund Development. Bailey is an attorney at Coleman & Coleman, PLC where her practice focuses on transactional law, including real estate, business formation, and estate planning. Bailey is a Hoosier turned Virginian. She received her B.S. from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and her J.D. from Regent University School of Law. Beyond the Junior League, Bailey serves as Chair of the Children & the Law Commission for the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference and is a member of the Alumni Board for Regent University School of Law. In her free time, Bailey enjoys golfing, reading, spending time at the beach, and watching her favorite sports teams (go Hoosiers!). She resides in Virginia Beach and attends Trinity Church.
Tracey Buyrn, Membership Vice President
Tracey serves as the Membership Vice President and joined the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach in 2019. Previously, Tracey served as the Assistant Vice President of Membership and Assistant Vice President of Fund Development and was recognized as New Member of the Year from 2019 – 2020. Tracey is a native of Virginia Beach and a graduate of Old Dominion University where she received a B.S. in Political Science. She previously worked for many years educating the students in Chesapeake Public Schools but is currently serving as an Assistant Director of the Victim and Witness Services Program within the Office of the Norfolk’s Commonwealth’s Attorney. Outside of the league, Tracey is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children in Chesapeake and stays involved with church activities. In her free time, Tracey enjoys spending time with her dog, traveling, and baseball.
Tess Davis, Training and Development Vice President
Tess serves as the Training and Development Vice President and joined the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach in 2020. Tess previously served as Brunched Co-Chair. She is a native of the Tidewater Virginia area and attended The College of William & Mary for both her Bachelor’s degree in Government and MBA. In her professional life, Tess serves as Talent Acquisition Manager for Sentara Healthcare and is HRCI certified as a Professional in Human Resources. In her free time, Tess enjoys cooking, traveling, soaking up the sun at the beach, and spending time with friends and family and her rescue pup, Nikki.