Board of Trustees

2020-2021 Board of Trustees

Kelaine Blades, President

Kelaine joined the Junior League in May 2016. She has served on the Communications Committee as Social Media Chair and then as VP of Communications for two years.  She was Member of the Month August 2016.  Most recently she served as President-Elect, responsible for the Management Council and a member of the JLL Board of Trustees.

Linda Robson, President-Elect 

Linda has been a member of the JLL since 2014, serving on the Boutique de Noel Committee, LEAD, and Placement as both a Placement Advisor and Placement Director. Linda has also served on the Chrysalis Task Force and the Placement Matching Tool team. Linda was JLL Member of the Year in 2018 and member of the month November 2019.

Cynthia Ward, Finance Director

Cynthia joined the Junior League of London in 2012 and has served as Events Vice Chair, New Member Development Committee Co-Chair, and the Little Black Dress Initiative Chair. She co-founded the Little Black Dress Initiative in 2013 and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2015.

Emma Williamson, Nominating Director

Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Emma joined the Junior League of London in 2013. She has served in a number of roles on the JLL, including as member and subsequently Co-Chair on the New Member Development Committee, and on the Nominating, Placement, CAT Homelessness and Done in a Day committees.

Tamsin Davies, Non-Executive Director

Tamsin has been an active member of the Junior League of London since
2014 serving in various roles including Active-At-Large, Placement
Advisor and Fund Development Vice President.  Most recently she served as  Finance Director on the JLL Board of Trustees.

Susanna Teixidor, Non-Executive Director

Susanna joined the Junior League of London in 2007 and has served on the Board previously as Community Council Vice President. She has led both the Holiday Hampers Committee and Little Black Dress Initiative, as well as participated on the Strategic Review and Nominating Committees. Most recently, she served in her first term as Non-Executive Director on the JLL Board of Trustees.

Claire Roper, Non-Executive Director

Claire joined the Junior League of London in 2011. Since then she has served on several committees, including the New Member Development Committee, the Little Black Dress Initiative and Done in a Day.

Gloria Walker, Non-Executive Director

Gloria has been a member of the Junior League of London since 1986, serving on several committees, including training, nominating and public relations. She is a former chair of the Sustainer committee and was named Sustainer of the Year in 1999.

Kristin Kilshaw, Non-Executive Director 

Kristin joined the Junior League of London in January 2020 after moving to London, and is enjoying her eleventh year of engagement in the Junior League.  Her most recent prior role was as President with the Junior League of Portland, OR where she served four terms on the Board of Directors and held three Chair management roles.