Community Advisory Board

The Junior League of Richmond (JLR) has enjoyed years of service and support from leaders in the community who value our organization and want to see it succeed.  Chaired by the President, the JLR’s Community Advisory Board is a group of advisors that meets quarterly and is committed to assisting the League in fulfilling its mission and strategic goals through:

  • Serving as a filter for any potential ideas to hold them up against the League’s mission to ensure alignment,
  • Making the League aware of the needs of the greater Richmond community, to broaden the scope of our internal view and to challenge the League to meet those needs,
  • Representing the League in the community as ambassadors and advocates for our organization, mission, and goals, and
  • Building capacity in Richmond by driving, connecting, and collaborating with the League.

           2019-2020 Community Advisory Board


Lile Benaicha

Sugarfina, Inc.

Adrienne Cole Johnson

Peter Paul Development Center

Patricia Gallagher


James Jennings


Mia Mimms

Mimms Funeral Home

Lynn Pelco 

Virginia Commonwealth University

Aline Reitzer       

Acacia  & Richmond Restaurant Week

Jonti Simmons    

Community in Schools

         Andy Thornton            

La Difference, Inc

Linda Wilkinson

Free Clinics of Virginia