JLS Leadership

Junior League of Springfield Board of Directors, Management Team, & Committee Chairs for 2023-2024.

JLS Staff Members

  • Executive Administrator:

Board of Directors


  • President: Samantha Williams
  • PresidentElect: Rachel Fuhrman
  • Treasurer: Teresa Ollis
  • Secretary: Rachel Fortenberry


  • Sustainer Director: Judge Jennifer Growcock
  • Nominating Chair: Rebecca Perkins
  • Vice-President of Communications: Lisa Longwell
  • Vice-President of Community Impact: Daphne Stewart
  • Vice-President of Fund Development: Heather Trinca
  • Vice-President of Membership: Dr. Micheala Steinmetz-Benton
  • At-Large Sustainer: Ann Marie Baker

Councils & Committees

Communications Council

  • Communications Committee Chair: Joanna Dettmer
  • Webmaster Chair: Hailey Hasek

Community Impact Council

  • Community Projects Chair: Daphne Stewart
  • Project Review & Development Chair: Jerilyn Reed
  • Education & Advocacy: Tylane Garrett

Fund Development Council

  • Charity Ball Chair: Lillian Sweeney & Brooke Johnston
  • Fall Home Tour Chair: Jessica Rice
  • Founders Fund Chairs: Morey Mechlin
  • Donor Development: Jenn Cooper-Lewis
  • Plaid Door Co-Chairs: Laura Blakey & Becky Fincher

Membership Council

  • Arrangements Co-Chairs: Casey Chasteen & Rachel Mhire Palmer
  • Provisional Member Co-Chairs: Tammy Dixon & Tara Benson
  • Membership Engagement Chair: Brittany Pratt

Committees Reporting Directly to President

  • Administration Chair: Katie Cosby
  • Building Committee: Stephanie Stenger