Lily Hsu, President
Lily has been a member of the Junior League since 2007, where she started her membership with the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties (JLDOC) before transferring to The Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach (JLNVB) in 2012. She has served in various positions including Community VP, Assistant Community VP , and Kids in the Kitchen Chair while with JLDOC. Most recently with JLNVB, she has served as President-Elect, Transition Chair and King’s Daughter’s Milk Bank Chair. In 2014, Lily spearheaded the JLNVB community partnership with The King’s Daughter’s Milk Bank at CHKD, where the goal is to obtain and provide more donor breast milk to severely premature and critically-ill infants, improving their potential to survive and thrive. Lily received a Bachelors in Biology with a Minor in Information Systems from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently works at Certona, an omnichannel personalization software company based in San Diego, as an Account Manager. Lily resides in Portsmouth with her family. In addition to JLNVB, she is also an active member with the Portsmouth Service League and a member of St Mary’s Embrace Cabinet. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, watching Tar Heel sports, attending concerts, being near the water and spending time with her family and friends.
Heather Cohen, President-Elect
Heather has been a member of the Junior League of Winston Salem since 2004 before transferring to the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach last year. She has served in various positions on the Finance and Membership Councils including the Programs and Arrangements committee, Assistant Finance Vice President, Finance Vice President, and Nominating committee. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and works for BB&T in the Business Technology Management department. A native of Portsmouth, Heather lived in Winston Salem for 10 years before returning back to Hampton Roads. She resides in the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach with her husband, Jeff, and her stepson, Dylan.
Jessie Yarborough, Administrative Vice President
Jessie Yarborough is the Key Accounts Manager for Dominion Marine Media (DMM), a division of Dominion Enterprises. Prior to joining DMM, Jessie worked in fundraising at The United Way of South Hampton Roads as a Relationship Manager. She previously lived in Washington, DC and worked for a government ethics watchdog non-profit and a political news organization. A Cleveland native, Jessie graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. She is an avid Ohio sports fan, especially The Ohio State Buckeyes. Since joining JLNVB, Jessie has gotten involved with the Finance Committee and served as the 2015 Touch-a-Truck Chair-Elect.
Erin Rice, Communications Vice President
Erin has been a member of the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach since 2014, serving on the Done In A Day and Fund Development Committees. A native of Roanoke, Erin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Political Science from Virginia Tech in 2005 and a Masters of Public Administration and Policy in 2009. She currently serves as the Community Risk Reduction Cooridnator for the Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office. Erin resides in Suffolk with her husband Chris and their two adorable children, Cecilia and Anthony. When she is not busy, Erin enjoys watching college football (Go Hokies!), talking politics and being outside.
Corinne N. Powers, Community Vice President
Corinne has been a member of The Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc. since 2013. Her previous roles are a member of the Fund Development Committee, as the Membership Assistant Vice-President, and most recently as the Community VP for the 2015-2016 League year. She has served on active duty member for 14 years with the United States Coast Guard and is currently stationed in Chesapeake, VA. Corinne graduated with highest distinction from Saint Joseph’s College with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and completed a certificate in Non-Profit Management at Duke University. Corinne also serves the Coastal Virginia community on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (VBSPCA) and the Sea Services Leadership Association (SSLA), and as an Assistant Coach with Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads. In her spare time, Corinne enjoys spending time with her husband and three rescue dogs, mastering the art of bread baking, paddle boarding, and going to concerts.
Cristen Fletcher, Fund Development Vice President
Cristen has been a member of the Junior League since 2007, where she started membership in Winston-Salem, North Carolina before transferring to the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach in 2014. She has served on countless committee and in various positions, including Chair of the Marketing Committee, Chair of the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem Helping Hands Committee and Director of Fund Development. A native of High Point, North Carolina, Cristen received her B.A in Marketing and Sales Management from the University of West Florida and works for Vandeventer Black, LLP as the Director of Marketing and Business Development. She resides in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake with her husband, Tim, and their two dogs, Alexis and Bella. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, crafting, going to concerts, planning vacations, working out/running and spending as much time at the beach as possible. .
Erin Carlson, Membership Vice President
Erinn joined the League in 2013 and has since served on the Touch-a-Truck committee as Trucks Chair and as Esprit Chair Elect this past year. Currently she works for several small businesses helping them with different administrative and communication needs. Erinn attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where she studied Communication and Cinema Studies and met her husband, Ryan. In 2005, Erinn joined Phi Mu Fraternity, is now a member of the local Tidewater Phi Mu Alumnae Chapter, and currently serves as its Vice President of Programming. Erinn attends First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach where she volunteers on the Fellowship Committee and is a member of the church’s Presbyterian Women group. In her spare time, Erinn enjoys cooking, interior design, crafting, a good thrift store find, all sorts of music, her new puppy (Maxwell) and Chicago Blackhawks hockey. She is also a very proud Marine Corps spouse who is happy to have now lived and adventured on both coasts even though she will always love Chicagoland.
Katie Gribble, At-Large Director
Katie Gribble joined the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc. in 2008. For the past two years, she has worked with our New Members on the Membership Council and has enjoyed sharing her love of JLNVB with the new members. Katie received her B.A. in International Relations and French from Louisiana State University and her M.A.T. from the University of Southern California. Currently, she teaches eighth grade English at Plaza Middle School in Virginia Beach. Katie is an avid reader and loves to bring new titles into the classroom to spark the love of reading in her students.
Maura Boswell, Nominating Chair
Maura Boswell has been a member of the JLNVB since 2010 and is currently the Nominating Chair. She has previously served on the Board as the Administrative Vice President and the Fund Development Vice President. Maura received a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering from the University of Florida, then worked as a Coastal Engineer for more than a decade, before returning to school full time in 2015 to pursue her Ph.D. in Coastal Engineering at Old Dominion University. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida and Virginia. Maura enjoys volunteering and is on the Board of Directors for the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA), is the founding president of the Central East Coast Chapter of the ASBPA, serves as President of the Greater Norfolk Alumnae Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta and is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Maura lives in Virginia Beach with her husband Patrick and their lazy bulldog Dakoda. She enjoys going to the beach, working out, and traveling in her free time.
Carrington Nichols, Treasurer
Carrington has been a member of the Junior League since 2011 and transferred to the JLNVB in 2014 from the Junior League of Northern Virginia. She has held several placements in the JLNVB including Fundraiser Events, Transition Mentor, Milk Bank, and Kids in the Kitchen. A native of Roanoke, VA, Carrington received her BS in Business (Finance Major) from Virginia Tech in 2006 and she received her MBA (concentration in Corporate Financial Management) from Virginia Tech in 2013. She is currently a Financial Analyst at Norfolk Southern Corporation and has previously worked for Science Applications International Corporation as a Budget Analyst, as well as Navigant Consulting Inc. as a Financial Services Consultant. She resides in Norfolk.
Amanda Lloyd, Treasurer-Elect
Amanda has been with JLNVB since 2012, previously serving as the first Chair of Touch-a-Truck and Chair of New Member Recruitment. She grew up in Suffolk and received her B.A. in Communication Studies and History from Longwood University and a M.A. in Humanities from Old Dominion University. She serves on the Longwood University Alumni Board. Amanda lives in the Ghent area of Norfolk with her husband, Matt, and two boys, William and Owen. In her free time, she enjoys teaching online college courses, hot yoga, and spending time with family and friends.
Tiffany Williams, Leadership Initiatives Director
Tiffany has been a member of the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc. since 2011 and is currently serving as the Leadership Initiatives Director. She has served as Membership VP, Communications VP, New Member Mentor, Kids in the Kitchen committee member and finance council committee member. Tiffany received B.A. Public Administration from Norfolk State University. Currently, she is the Assistant Director of Giving for Eastern Virginia Medical School. Outside of the Junior League, Tiffany is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and serves on the Board for Children’s Harbor. She enjoys spending time with her husband Eric and their son Eric, Jr.
Sarah Fargusson, Strategic Planning Director
Sarah has dedicated not only her career, but her personal time as well, to serving the needs of the non-profit sector. Her experience spans a variety of non-profit management disciplines including strategic planning, community engagement, capacity building, fundraising and research. She has worked both in and for the non-profit sector, currently as a Project Manager with Cornershop