Junior League of Olympia

Women Building Better Communities

2017-18 Board of Directors

Marianne McIntosh, President

Marianne grew up in Thurston County and resides in Olympia. She joined the Junior League of Olympia in 2005 as a way to meet new friends and give back to the community. She loves the support Junior League provides our community and the relationships she has cultivated through the years. During her first year with the league, she was double placed as the treasurer and a member of the (retired) Deck the Halls committee. The next 10 years were filled with various placements plus time off during her pregnancies. After her second pregnancy, she missed being active in the League and volunteered to be the 2014 and 2015 Gala Chair.

 

Marianne graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in finance. She continued her education at City University and obtained her accounting certificate.  She has worked as an auditor for a public accounting firm and currently works for the Department of Revenue as a tax research and fiscal analyst.


When Marianne is not analyzing data, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two little girls. Occasionally, she is able to have a few minutes to herself to pursue her new love of quilting. She is also an avid runner. If you see her running around, give her a wave!

Amy Jackson, Immediate Past-President

Amy has been an active member of the League since 2011. Since moving to the Olympia area 12 years ago, she has been a part of many different community organizations including: South Sound Partners for Philanthropy, Touch a Truck, Mockingbird Christmas party, Sand in the City and an Evergreen Christian School Parent Teacher Ministry (PTM) board member. 

Amy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pacific Lutheran University. Before having her son, Amy was a successful Sales Executive at Walter E Nelson company, having won Sales Executive of the year in 1998.

Amy loves spending time with her husband and son, reading, entertaining and doing yoga.  

Amy is also on the board of the South Sound Partners for Philanthropy as the Education Chair.

Jessi Doerpinghaus, Community VP

Originally from Austin, TX, Jessi moved to Olympia in 2014 from Washington, D.C.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

Jessi moved to Olympia to begin her career at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, where she still works in marine fisheries policy and management of West Coast commercial fisheries.  While the job keeps her plenty busy traveling up and down the West Coast, joining the League seemed like the perfect place to meet proactive and like-minded women and have an opportunity to learn and work in her new community.  After being the chair of Community Summit for the last two years, she jumped at the opportunity to shape the Community Impact of the League as Community VP. 

While the mountains of the Pacific Northwest were initially intimidating to this Southern girl, she fell in love with hiking.  She is a self-described “foodie” and loves to travel and try new places.  Finally, she is an avid weightlifter, a dedicated Texas A&M football fan, and enjoys spending as much time with her boyfriend, Alex, her friends, and family as she can with her crazy schedule.


Stacy C. Johnson, Training Council VP

Dr. Stacy Choczynski Johnson joined the Junior League of Olympia in 2009 after moving to Washington from New York State. She was intensely involved in her church and campus communities, so she was excited to join a service organization. Stacy has served the community council on the Mockingbird and Kids Count committees. In 2011, Stacy became active in the Membership Council and served for two years as the Membership VP.  

 

Stacy is currently the Training Vice President, focusing on the development of the women in the league. This Board of Directors position provides support to our Northwest Exchange Regional Conference Planning Committee and the Learning & Development community.

 

Stacy works as a companion animal veterinarian at South Bay Veterinary Hospital. She obtained Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Psychology from Canisius College and her Doctorate at Cornell University.  She is a wife, mother and amateur punster.  

Ashley McBride, Membership VP

Ashley McBride was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and was raised in Olympia. She studied at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.


Ashley currently works as a nurse in the Critical Care Unit at Providence St. Peter Hospital. She holds national board certifications in critical care and cardiac surgery. She also reviews national award applications for the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.


She dedicates much of her spare time to volunteerism. She has spent most of her time within the Membership Council of Junior League of Olympia she and currently resides as its VP. She is focused on making membership a meaningful experience for everyone. In addition to JLO, she is a member of the Delta Delta Delta Seattle Alumnae Chapter and Daughters of the American Colonists and annually designs a tree for the Providence St. Peter Christmas Forest.


She also enjoys skiing, knitting, pie making and traveling. She and her husband, Brent, welcomed baby Eleanor in May 2016.


Lisa Bishop, Operations VP

Lisa is a Western Washington girl, born and raised. She joined the Junior League of Olympia in 2006 hoping to meet like-minded women and help her community. 


Lisa has served on the (retired) Deck the Halls, the (retired) Touch-A-Truck, Training, Gala and Placement and Advisory committees. She has served as the Finance Manager for three years. 


Lisa graduated from St. Martin’s College with a degree in Elementary Education and a master's in Counseling Psychology. After teaching and counseling at an elementary school for 15 years, she retired to be a stay-at-home mom. Shortly thereafter, she was asked to manage her family shellfish farm. She, her husband and sons are now the sole owners of the farm.


Lisa is an ardent advocate for children and education. She is happiest when she is with her family or volunteering in the community. She enjoys reading, traveling and cheering for the local sports teams.

Erin Kozma, Funding VP

Erin Kozma, originally from Austin, Texas joined the Junior League of Olympia this past year as a transfer. She spent this past year serving on the Community Summit Committee and getting to learn about all of the incredible work the Junior League of Olympia does in our community.

Erin obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts Administration and Nonprofit Management from St Edward’s University in Austin, Texas and a Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration from New York University.
Erin’s professional background is in fundraising.

She currently works for the National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association in Seattle as their Senior Advancement Associate. Working with organizations that serve the children in her community is one of her greatest passions, which is while she is incredibly humbled by being elected to serve on the board this year as Funding VP. 

In her free time, Erin is a huge foodie and loves cooking and trying new restaurants. When it is sunny out, she enjoys hiking in Priest Point Park with her red heeler, Red, and her husband, Liam.

Cynthia Lilly, Sustainer VP

Cynthia Lilly has served in many capacities as a Junior League of Olympia active member and also as a service provider for AJLI.  


She is an attorney working in the technology industry in the areas of Intellectual Property and Privacy. 


She enjoys skiing, golfing, running and other outdoor activities.  She has 3 grown children and lives in Olympia.

Committee Chairs

Anniversary Celebration: Dimity Prenger

Kids Count: Fumiko Browm

Community Summit: Syrena Stevens

Learning & Development: Lena Mendiola

Northwest Exchange: Amber Waltermeyer & Flavia Hulsey

New Member Orientation: Maurniece Boylan

Placement Nominating Advisory: Alex Monroe

Communications: Katie Stamwitz

Gala: Michelle Murphy

Community Advisors

The Junior League of Olympia is fortunate to have a council of Community Advisors. This group is made up of individuals who represent different segments of our community. Their knowledge and expertise provide JLO with guidance in areas such as advocacy, community programs, public relations, communication, membership, fund-raising and administrative management.


Our community advisors serve on a staggered term basis and are appointed to serve for one or two year terms. The council provides JLO a vehicle to receive feedback and assistance, as well as communicate the League's purpose and programs to various sectors of the community.


2017-18 Community Advisors

Brad Watkins

Joel Lang

Jon Tunheim

Katya Miltimore

Amy Evans

Keri Murphy

Tambra Donohue

Andrea Repphun