Junior League of Olympia

Women Building Better Communities

2016-17 Board of Directors

Amy Jackson, 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. 

Marianne McIntosh, President-Elect

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!

Hannah McDonald, Immediate Past-President

Hannah Steinweg McDonald is a native of Olympia, and joined the Junior League of Olympia upon returning in 2006. She joined the league as a way to give back to the community through its many volunteer activities, and she has remained an active member because of the friendships she has formed and the fabulous leadership training she has received. Hannah has served on the (now retired) Gift and Garden Committee, Kids Count Committee, as Communications VP, Community VP, the (now retired) Seasonal Sales Committee, and more recently, as President-Elect and President. 

 

Hannah is also a member of the Olympia Rotary Club, a Trustee of the Griffin School Foundation and a member of Washington Women Lawyers and the Thurston County Bar Association.

 

Hannah received her Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University School of Law and practices law in Olympia at Bean, Gentry, Wheeler & Peternell, PLLC. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, family and friends, running, wine and food, traveling and being outside.

Connie Guthrie, Community VP

Connie Stanelle Guthrie was born and raised in central Washington and moved to the Olympia area in 2004. She joined the Junior League of Olympia in 2013 as a way to meet new people and give back to the community. Connie quickly discovered a passion for The League and expressed her interest in a leadership role. Connie was the Project Development Coordinator for the 2014-2015 service year and looks forward to serving on the board as the Community VP for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 service years.

Connie graduated from Central Washington University in 2004 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Family Studies. Connie is a Clinical Case Manager for the private foster care licensing agency Kid Sense LLC. She is passionate about working with and advocating for the foster children and foster families.

Connie is also passionate about animal rights and advocacy and in her spare time can be found spending time with her three cats and two dogs. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, being active, traveling, and experiencing new adventures.

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 Aquino, Funding VP

Erin Aquino grew up in a military family and was born in Wurzburg, Germany.  Her parents were stationed all over the world, and in 1991, found their forever home in Lacey when they were stationed at what was formally known as Fort Lewis, now known as Joint-Base Lewis McChord.  


Erin graduated from the University of Washington in 2006 with a degree in communications. She joined the Panowicz Jewelers team in 2007 where she currently works as a marketing coordinator. 


While at Panowicz, she interacts with a wide variety of amazing nonprofit organizations in the Olympia community and developed the desire to play a more active role in helping make the community great. She was introduced to the Junior League of Olympia, joined in 2013, and loves all the wonderful opportunities the league has given her to grow and get involved.


She enjoys spending quality time with her husband, girlfriends and family, Zumba, yoga, baking and binge-watching Netflix series.

Kim Schmanke, Co-Sustainer VP

Kim Schmanke has been a member of the Junior League since 2004 and is pleased to return to the board to represent the interests of the league’s long-time and founding members.


During her years of volunteer service with JLO, she has been involved in fundraising, advocacy and membership development. In 2013-2014, Kim was the league president.


When people ask why she continues to be actively involved with the league, she is quick to mention the relationships she’s built and leadership development opportunities it provides.


Kim works as a communications director for a state agency, overseeing media relations, social media and employee communications. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Washington.


You can often find her on the tennis courts, at a coffee shop with friends or plotting her next vacation. She’s an avid fan of all Seattle sports teams: Seahawks, Mariners, Huskies and Sounders. 

Susy Rohrbach, Co-Sustainer VP

Susy Rohrbach joined Junior League of Olympia in 2005 when her family moved to Olympia. She has served as Editor, Technology Chair, a member of the Placement and Advisory Committee, Membership Council VP and Nominating Chair.


Susy received her BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1993. She worked for Russell Investments (formerly Frank Russell Company) from 1995 through 1999. From 1999 through 2003, Susy worked for the Bank of New York/Mellon (formerly Russell/Mellon Analytical Services) as a Client Relationship Manager, serving large Pension Fund clients. She then served as Manager, Client Services, until 2005, when her first son was born.


Susy stayed home with her three boys, Carson, Devin and Kellen, for 10 years. She now serves as a bookkeeper at a small, private school.


Susy enjoys exercising, doing puzzles and spending time with friends and family.

Committee Chairs

Anniversary Celebration: Dimity Prenger

Kids Count: Tiralyn Pellegrino

Community Summit: Jessi Doerpinghaus

Learning & Development: Sarah Gardner

Northwest Exchange: Amber Waltermeyer & Flavia Hulsey

New Member Orientation: Nicole Vukonich

Placement Nominating Advisory: Norma Cortez-Moreno

Communications: Jillian Henze

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.


2016-17 Community Advisors

Brad Watkins

Joel Lang

Jon Tunheim

Katya Miltimore

Amy Evans

Keri Murphy

Tambra Donohue

Andrea Repphun