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2018-2019 Board of Directors

Melissa Owings-Wilcox, President, president@jjwl.org

Melissa Owings Wilcox is a lifelong resident of the Jackson community. She lives with her husband Duane, children Owen and Miranda, and her family of dogs, cats, and geckos at Clarklake. She is the owner of Kibby Park Animal Hospital in Jackson. In addition, she is involved in many organizations and community projects which provide outreach and assistance for our area residents as well as for pets in need. In her spare time, Melissa practices yoga, enjoys reading, and loves to travel.

Stacy Bell, Membership and Sustainer Chair & President-Elect, membership@jjwl.org

Jennifer Rudolph, Secretary & Gala Co-Chair, secretary@jjwl.org

Jenny became a JJWL member in 2016. She is serving this year as both the secretary and co-chair of gala. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her kids. Jenny enjoys being active with her family. Jenny, her sons, and her husband have fun in the great outdoors. In the great Michigan summers they enjoy camping, playing at the lake, and four wheeling.

Jenna Long, Secretary-Elect

Cinamon Branigan Nominating and Placement Chair, nominatingandplacement@jjwl.org

Cinamon joined JJWL in 2014. She is a graduate of Jackson High (2003), Central Michigan University (Bachelor of Science) and Michigan State University (Master of Social Work). She is employed at Community Action Agency as an Early Childhood Specialist for Early Head Start. She is married to Matt, and they have two boys: Connor and Hudson. Cinamon enjoys volunteering, and is also involved with Jackson’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative and United Way Women’s Leadership Council. In her free time she scrapbooks, spends time with family, and cooks.

Monica Bannasch , Treasurer, treasurer@jjwl.org

Monica joined the JJWL in 2016. She is a Certified Public Accountant at Willis & Jurasek. She has two lovely children and in her limited free time she enjoys spending time in her garden, exercising and reading as much as she can. In addition to serving with the JJWL, Monica also volunteers with the Rotary Club of Jackson.

Stephanie Belcher, Communications Committee Chair, communications@jjwl.org

Stephanie joined the Junior League in 2016. She is a transplant from Wisconsin, and works as a statistician at Henry Ford Allegiance Health. Stephanie and her husband Del enjoy exercising, traveling, and watching way too much Netflix. Stephanie is a graduate of Ripon College, and earned her Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Stephanie serves on the JSO’s Music on Tap Board, and is an active member of Westwinds Community Church.

Kristina Kulka, Warm the Children Co-Chair, warmthechildren@jjwl.org

Kristina joined the Welfare League in 2015. In addition to serving as co-chair of Warm the Children Kristin also volunteers at the Jackson Interfaith Shelter by serving dinners. In her spare time she playing golf, yoga, and watching her children play sports.

Heather Reardon, Warm the Children Co-Chair, warmthechildren@jjwl.org

Heather joined up with JJWL in 2016. This year she is serving as co-chair of Warm the Children. When it comes to college football you can find Heather cheering for MSU - go Spartans! In addition to rooting for MSU, Heather enjoys being outdoors. She spends time  outside biking and paddle boarding. She also enjoys traveling and reading.

Lacy Myers, Gala Co-Chair, gala@jjwl.org

Alyssa Hritzak, Gala Co-Chair, gala@jjwl.org


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