Management Council

2017-2018 Management Council

Kelaine Blades, Communications VP

Kelaine joined the Junior League in May 2016 and has served as Head of Social within the Communications committee. She has an extensive background in Marketing in global roles on both sides of the pond, spanning strategy, digital, comms, content, PR and brand development.  She is passionate about women’s rights and loves helping women succeed through volunteering, mentoring and coaching.

Rebecca Thorne, Community Council VP

Rebecca began her Junior League career in New York in 2001.  After four years in the Junior League of Denver, she landed in London in 2008.  She started as a member of the Community Research Council, determining the focus of education and employment for the future of the league.  Since then, she has been the Community Impact Champion, served on Nominating Committee, was a member of LEAD, the Chair of the Strategic Review Committee and has most recently sat on Placement, both as an Advisor and as Director.

Bejay Ugale, Membership VP

Bejay Ugale joined the Junior League of London as a transfer from the Junior League of Boston in August 2010. She previously joined Boston’s league in September 2007. 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. She has volunteered extensively in the US and London with various community partners.

Lauren Zimman, Fund Development VP

Lauren joined the JLL in the Fall of 2010. She has served on Events, New Member Development, Little Black Dress and Placement committees, including as co-chair of Little Black Dress in 2014-15 League year. For the past two years, Lauren has enjoyed serving as a Placement Advisor and worked closely with the Placement Director and Membership VP to welcome transfers.