Board of Trustees

2018-2019 Board of Trustees

 Jane Armstrong, President

Jane became a member of the Junior League of London in 2008 having previously served in both the Saint Paul and Seattle Leagues.  Her Junior League experience includes fundraising, leadership development, member recognition, and community partnership.  In 2011, she received the Membership Volunteer of the Year award.

Melissa Allen, President-Elect

Melissa joined the League in 2010.  She has served on the Board previously as At-Large Director, Membership Vice President and as Active-at-Large.  She has also led the Holiday Hampers donations sub-committee, served as Co-Chair of DIAD, and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2012.

Caitlin Cassidy, Finance Director

Caitlin joined the Junior League of London in August 2013 and has served on various committees, including: Boutique de Noel, New Member Development Committee, Communications, and Events.

Tamsin Davies, Active-at-Large

Tamsin has been an active member of the Junior League of London since 2014 serving in various roles including Placement Advisor and Fund Development Vice President.


Shelley Thurman Twitchin, Nominating Director

Shelley joined the JLL in September 2012 and has been an enthusiastic participant, serving in various leadership positions on the Fund Development Council, followed by a year on the Board of Trustees (now Management Council) as Fund Development Vice President, and as a Nominating Committee Member in 2017-18. In 2015, Shelley was awarded ‘Leader of the Year’ for her efforts and achievements as Chair of the Events Committee.

Lauren Zimman, Sustainer Director

Lauren joined the Junior League of London in 2010. She  has served as the Fund Development VP, Placement member, LBDI Chair, Events Vice-Chair, NMDC committee member and Events committee member. After receiving her JD from Hamline law school and passing the MN bar, Lauren went on to get an LLM in Banking and Finance law.  She now works in financial crime compliance at ICBC Standard Bank. In her free time she loves travel, scuba diving and playing with beloved her dog, Coco

Bejay Ugale, At-Large Director

Bejay Ugale joined the Junior League of London as a transfer from the Junior League of Boston in August 2010, having previously joined Boston’s league in September 2006. She has served in multiple leadership roles over the course of her league career, ranging from Active Programme Manager, Nominating Director, and New Member Development Committee Chair as well as serving as a member of various committees such as the Strategic Review and Communications Committees. Most recently she was Membership Vice President from 2016-18 and was named JLL’s Leader of the Year in 2016-17.

Francine Bosco, At-Large Director

Francine has been a member of the Junior League of London since 2009. She served on the Learning Club (now Literacy) committee for three years and chaired it for two, winning Committee of the Year in 2012. As a Sustainer she has continued to actively support the JLL through its community partners and fundraising efforts. In 2017, she was awarded Sustainer of the Year.