Junior League of Sarasota Launches Improved Organizational Structure for 2018-2019 Year

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Junior League of Sarasota Launches Improved Organizational Structure for 2018-2019 Year
SARASOTA, Fl., – July 20, 2018 In May 2018, the Junior League of Sarasota announced a new Board of Directors and Management Team that will serve during the 2018-2019 League year. This is also the first year for a revamped organizational structure and governance transformation for the League. The restructuring will allow the Junior League of Sarasota to better serve the community by providing more volunteer hours and support.
“I am honored to serve as the President of the Junior League of Sarasota this year,” said Amy Sankes, League President. “I look forward to furthering the years of hard work and successes implemented by predecessors. In partnership with the women in the League, we are committed to deepening our impact in the community and significantly contributing to the overall well-being of all in the Sarasota community.”
The new leadership structure will consist of an active management team operating under the Board of Directors, promoting more efficient and agile operations. With this new structure, the Board will be able to focus more on strategic foresight and long-term planning for the League, with the management team focusing on daily operations with direct oversight for all League committees and volunteer efforts for the community.
“I’m excited to lead the Junior League of Sarasota’s first-ever management team this year,” says Kelly Fernandez, the League’s Executive Vice President. “With an incredible team of knowledgeable and hardworking women, I look forward to seeing the Junior League of Sarasota achieve all of its goals this year. We are UNSTOPPABLE!”
2018-2019 Board of Directors 
Amy Sankes, President
Alicia Chambers, President Elect
Kelly Fernandez, Executive Vice President Melissa Howard, Nominating Chair
Corey Talbot, Secretary
Melissa Hembree, Board at Large Member Kim Wheeler, Board at Large Member
Fran Nitschke, Board at Large Member
Rachel Didier, Board Admin Assistant
2018-2019 Management Team 
Kelly Fernandez, Executive Vice President Ella Lewis, Executive Vice President Elect Lindsay Nock, Finance VP
Heather Ferrigno, Community VP
Michelle McSwain, Membership VP
Lynn Bates, Communications VP
Ollie Johnson, Sustainer VP
Jennifer Kelly, Records Management Ashley Salter, Assistant Treasurer Kerri Deatherage, Administrative Assistant
In addition to the Junior League of Sarasota’s new organizational structure, it also released an updated web site, which will better communicate the mission and operations of the League, while also being easier to navigate. It is the League’s overall goal to ensure continuous improvement of volunteer operations in order to better serve the greater Sarasota community. League news and announcements can be found online at www.jlsarasota.org.
The Junior League of Sarasota is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. 3330 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 3, Sarasota, FL 34239 Tel: 941-953-5600
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