Management Council

2018-2019 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.

Heather Kennedy, Community Council VP

Heather Kennedy joined the London Junior League in May 2016. Since joining, she served as a Co-Chair and member of the Homelessness Action Committee. She has extensive volunteer experience, focusing on   children’s charities, both in London and in the US. She enjoys high altitude trekking, cycling and running, travelling, and London theatre.

Blanca L Gonzalez, Membership VP

Blanca began her Junior League career in Miami Florida in 2010 where she held placements in Community, Fund development, and Membership committees. After transferring to London in May 2015 for a work opportunity, she has been part of the LEAD Committee, led the New Member Development Committee, and worked on member engagement as Placement Advisor and Placement Director.  Blanca is passionate about empowering women in the workplace through her work leading the International Chapters of the Women’s Network at Wells Fargo.

Jess Fernandez, Fund Development VP

Jess joined the Junior League of London in Fall 2016 and since then has served as co-chair for the Boutique de Noel committee for both 2017 and 2018.