Ashley Bunch, Executive Vice President
Ashley is honored to serve as the 2022-2024 Executive Vice President of the Junior League of Phoenix (JLP). Ashley has been a member since 2011. During her time in the league, she has held several leadership positions including Development Manager, Treasurer and Director of Finance. She credits the JLP for providing her a foundation to deepen relationships and better serve the community.
Professionally, Ashley is a Public Affairs Manager at Arizona Public Service (APS), Arizona’s largest investor-owned electric utility. Her primary responsibilities include managing municipal affairs and stakeholder relationships in Phoenix and the east valley. She has worked in government affairs for over 12 years working in both the public and private sectors. Ashley currently serves on the board of directors for several organizations including Phoenix Commission on Foreign Relations, Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service, East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance and the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. She is passionate about bettering the community and helps raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Ashley has received JLP’s Provisional of the Year Award (2012), JLP’s Sandra Day O’Connor Award (2021), been nominated for the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s ATHENA Award and received the APS Living the Vision Award (2018). Ashley has a Master’s in Public Administration from Villanova University and Bachelor of Science degrees in physiology and psychology from the University of Arizona.
Ashleigh Schufeldt, Executive Vice President Elect
Ashleigh is thrilled to serve as the Junior League of Phoenix’s Executive Vice President Elect for the 2023 -2024 term. Ashleigh has been a member of JLP since 2016, when she moved crossed country from Manhattan to Phoenix for a work opportunity. Having not known a single soul in Arizona, she tributes the Junior League with creating friendships and a social life outside of work. This will be Ashleigh’s 7th year in the League. During her time in JLP, Ashleigh has spent 4 years within the Provisional team as an Advisor (x2) , Provisional Chair Elect and most recently as Provisional Chair. The Provisional program is very near and dear to her heart and she believes it’s the lifeline of JLP. Ashleigh was awarded the Mary Ogilvey Golden Kazoo Award in 2021.
Ashleigh originally hails from Richmond, Virginia but did stints in Ohio, South Florida, and NYC prior to her move out West. She is a proud graduate of THE Ohio State University (GO BUCKS!) with a dual degree in American History and Political Science and a Minor in American Ballet. Professionally, Ashleigh is a Special Events and Public Relations Professional with over 20 years of experience. Currently, Ashleigh is the Manager of Special Events at the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona. Prior to working in the nonprofit sector, Ashleigh spent the beginning of her career in luxury retail including companies such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, and Neiman Marcus.
In her free time, you can find Ashleigh floating in the pool, soaking up the Arizona sun, or being outdoorsy (as in cocktails on a patio). Ashleigh also enjoys traveling and finally started hiking in 2020.
Pamela Grierson, Administrative Vice President
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Jennifer Jost, Communications & Marketing Vice President
Jennifer is a marketing and communications professional with over 15 years of experience in communications, public relations, content creation, business development and social media outreach. She currently is the Communications Manager for the Academy for Justice, a center at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University that works to bridge the gap between academia and on the ground criminal justice reform efforts by acting as a conduit between scholarly research and ideas, and criminal justice focused policy makers, journalists, and the public.
Prior to joining ASU Law, she worked in legal marketing for eight years spending time at local legal giant Snell & Wilmer. A double Sun Devil, Jennifer graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications in 2007 and received her MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in 2015.
In her free time, Jennifer likes to hike and travel with her husband Kevin, two step-daughters Mallory and Morgan, and 13-year-old yorkie, Mali.
Kelly Larsen, Community Vice President
Kelly Larsen became a member of the Junior League of Phoenix (JLP) in 2019. She is a third generation Junior League member and is honored to continue the legacy. Thus far, her JLP experience has been focused on the community impact side of the League’s mission. She started her journey as a committee member of Phoenix Food Day and Healthfest, a JLP signature program. The following year she was selected to be Chair of Phoenix Food Day and Healthfest. Currently, Kelly is honored to serve as the 2022-2024 Community Vice President. In 2022, Kelly was recognized for her dedication to the JLP with the “Women to Watch” award. In May of 2023 during Annual Convention, Kelly was selected as the Association of Junior League International (AJLI) 2023 Rising Star, which recognizes new active members whose early years as a Junior League member demonstrates significant promise consistent with the Vision and Values of the Junior League’s mission.
Professionally, Kelly is a school psychologist in the public-school setting. Over her 12 years in the profession, Kelly has had the opportunity to work in multiple states and with all grade levels.
Kelly also enjoys spending time with her husband, busy teenage son, and their golden retriever puppy. She loves cooking and baking, especially bread.
Vivian Okomo, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Vice President
Vivian is excited to serve as the Junior League of Phoenix’s Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the 2023-2025 term. Vivian had been a member of JLP since 2020. During her time in the League, she’s held roles as the liaison for Borderlands Produce Rescue for the Volunteer Action Committee, and DEI Evaluation Chair.
Professionally, Vivian is a Program Management Executive at Oracle Cerner where she’s been since 2011. Her Oracle Cerner experience spans Product Strategy & Management, Corporate Strategy, M&A and Client Relationship Management. It was her Population Health Executive role at Banner Health that initially brought her to Phoenix in 2013. Vivian has spent over 15 yrs working across several facets of the healthcare industry including Healthcare IT, Health Insurance Sector, and Biotechnology.
Vivian has both a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
Vivian also is a proud New Jersey native and cat mom who enjoys silversmithing and opportunities to combine her love of travel with being a foodie.
Jordan Bublik, Development Vice President
Jordan is an Arizona native, growing up in Scottsdale. She has been a member of the Junior League since 2018. During her time with the JLP, she has served as a committee member on ROCKETS and has been the Donor Relations Chair.
Professionally, Jordan works as a clinical program consultant for a healthcare consulting and actuarial firm. She will be finishing her BSN in February 2023.
In her free time, she loves to hang out with friends and family, and go on adventures with her two dogs and kitty.
Kimberly Rife, Membership Vice President
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Jamie Nicole Stankewicz, Training Vice President
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Katie Hoepfl, Treasurer
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Sarah Gelman is excited to serve as the Junior League of Phoenix’s Provisional Chair for the 2023-2024 year. This will be Sarah’s 5th year active in the League. Sarah has served on a variety of committees within the League, with the last 2 years being spent with the Provisional team. Sarah has loved her time in the Provisional program and is looking forward to sharing her love for the League with the incoming Provisional class.
Sarah is a Phoenix native. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors of Applied Sciences in Interior Design. Sarah has been fortunate to start her career while still in school. She has been in interior design industry for over 10 years ago and has worked in high-end residential design and furniture showrooms. She is currently a Lead Interior Designer for a global hotel chain.
In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and two daughters, doing the New York Times crossword daily, listening to music on vinyl or podcasts, traveling, and exploring the city.
Hollie Crim, Provisional Chair Elect
Hollie Crim joined the Junior League of Phoenix in 2019 after returning home to Arizona. She is now honored to serve as the JLP’s Provisional Chair Elect for the 2023-2024 year after having participated in the Provisional program for the past two years. She is excited for the opportunity to guide new generations of JLP members and help them establish their own position within the League.
Hollie graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Science in Economics and the University of California School of Law with a specialization in Business Law. She now presides over a company that breeds and sells racehorses across the United States. She enjoys combining her love of animals with travel in the company of friends and family.
Cherie Rankin, Nominating Chair
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Amy Heiserman, Bylaws/Parliamentarian
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