Chief Operating Officer: Halley Hetrick
Halley was raised in Maryland and currently resides in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania with her husband, Norm. She is a licensed attorney specializing in health care law and has advised congressmen, governors, legislators and business leaders on how to effectively navigate our complex health care environment. She currently works for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Public Policy and Government Affairs, advising senior executives, the company’s Government Relations Department, and its independent HIV business (ViiV Healthcare). Halley has proudly served in the Army National Guard for over twenty-four years as a professional musician and leads her unit’s physical fitness program.
After moving from Maryland to Pennsylvania in 2008, Halley joined The Junior League of Harrisburg in order to establish new friendships and to contribute her time and talents for the betterment of the local community. In March 2010, Halley relocated to Lafayette Hill and transferred to The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. (JLP). Soon after, Halley was selected to be the Co-Chair of the In the Garden with Tree House Books Committee. During the 2011-2012League Year, Halley served on the Board of Directors as Director of Development. In this capacity, Halley oversaw the League’s transformation to issue-based community impact programming and the formation of the innovative Apple a Day Healthy Living Initiative™. Halley also directed the Project Advisory and Centennial Gala Committees. Halley was the League’s President-Elect and Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2012-2013 and managed the League’s day-to-day operations.
Halley was honored to serve as JLP President in 2013-2014 and focused on implementing and growing Apple a Day. She continued the great work of the JLP presidents who preceded her and oversaw the historic capital campaign to renovate the League’s headquarters building during her presidential year while also laying the groundwork for our headquarters renovation project.
After serving on the Nominating and House Committees, Halley was asked to serve as COO for a second time in her JLP career for the 2020-2021 League year. Never one to run from a challenge, Halley enthusiastically accepted the opportunity to help the League and mentor our next generation of leaders. In her spare time, Halley enjoys travel, reading, baking, exercise (she’s obsessed with her Peloton), and her cat, Maisie.
President-Elect: Kira Bryers
Kira Bryers joined the Junior League of Philadelphia in 2010 seeking volunteer opportunities in the community. She has held positions within the organization including Food to Families Co-Chair, Assistant to the COO, and Vice President of Community. She was awarded the 2017-2018 President’s Apple a Day Award for her efforts.
A native of the Philadelphia area, Kira has also lived in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Vermont. She is an alumna of Goucher College and Vermont Law School, and works as an in-house attorney in the software industry. She also volunteers her time with the Young Friends of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. In her free time, Kira enjoys running, skiing, pilates, sailing, reading, travel, cooking and baking, spending time with family and friends, the arts, and needlepoint. She lives in Center City with her fiancé and their energetic Wheaten Terrier.
Chief Operating Officer-Elect: Lauren Zabel
Lauren Zabel joined the Junior League of Philadelphia in 2010. Since joining the JLP, Lauren has held roles such as Co-Chair of the Thrift Shop Committee, Vice President of Fundraising, Vice President of Community, Director of Project Development, Board Secretary and Editor-at-Large. Currently, Lauren is serving as the the Chief Operating Officer-Elect.
Professionally, Lauren is a commercial restructuring and bankruptcy attorney at Reed Smith LLP in Philadelphia. Lauren grew up in southern New Jersey and attended college in New York City, where she obtained an art history degree from Barnard College. Lauren returned to Philadelphia to attend Temple Law, where she met her husband Mike. Now, Lauren lives in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, where she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and daughter, riding her Peloton bike, trying new craft beers, and traveling (or dreaming of traveling).
Treasurer-Elect: Lisa Kreiling
Lisa Kreiling joined the Junior League of Philadelphia in 2015. She began volunteering as a member of the Empowering You Health Fair Committee (EYHFC), where she became a Co-Chair in 2017. In her second year of leadership, she helped to oversee a successful change in venue for the EYHFC’s spring health fair. Most recently, she served as a Co-Chair of the Kids in the Kitchen Committee.
Professionally, Lisa is a Bond Analyst in the PNC Fixed Income Group. Lisa obtained an Economics degree from Spelman College and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cambridge in England. She is also a CFA® charterholder. She enjoys travelling, cooking, hiking, reading, and is an avid curler at the Philadelphia Curling Club.
Sustainer Leadership Council Chair-Elect: Jodi Kerr
Jodi Kerr joined the Junior League of Philadelphia as a Provisional in 1994 looking for a way give back to the community. Some leadership highlights include Ways & Means, Children’s Book Committee, Fundraising, Placement, Nominating Council Director, Community Council Director and Strategic Planning. Jodi first became a sustainer back in 2011 but soon went active again in 2012 to serve as President of the League during our centennial year. This was the year that the League strategically adopted issue-based community impact and the Capital Campaign was launched, raising over 1 million dollars. In 2015 Jodi became a sustainer, for the second time, and is excited to serve as Sustainer Chair-Elect this year.
Jodi lives in Berwyn with her husband JJ, daughter Keating and Sasha and Lila their two Bernese Mountain dogs. In additional to working full time for a promotion agency Jodi enjoys cooking, skiing and spending time in Avalon.
House Chair: Nancy E. Ahlum
Stefanie Robinson joined the Junior League of Philadelphia in 2014 and devoted her last five active years on community commitees, where she co-chaired the Empowering You Health Fair committee for two years and the Kids in the Kitchen committee for the last two years.
In her professional life, she is the owner of Creekmar Capital LLC, which is a professional services firm that supports ultra high net worth family offices, focusing on accounting and investment reporting. Prior to starting her company, she worked in the accounting field as an auditor where she received her CPA license. She is also the varsity cheerleading coach for Great Valley High School. She lives in Malvern with her daughters Chloe and Makayla.
VP of Fundraising: Adrienne Taylor
Adrienne Taylor joined the Junior League of Honolulu in 2010, as she was already volunteering with My Story: a program developed to teach at-risk Hawaiian youth such valuable life skills as positive body image, goal planning and anti-bullying tactics. She served as Co-Chair of the My Story Committee, Vice President of Community, then on Project Research and Development and Co-Chair of Sponsorship for the Philadelphia League. Sponsorship was awarded Committee of the Year 2018- 2019 for diversifying League fundraising.
A native of the Philadelphia area, Adrienne has also lived in Washington, DC and New York City and is an alumna of The George Washington University. Having worked in the government relations, professional services, non-profit and banking industries, she now manages Medicare sales and marketing projects for a local health insurer. She also serves as President of the Philadelphia Suburban Delta Gamma Fraternity Alumnae Chapter. A former collegiate Division 1 and master’s water polo athlete, Adrienne now enjoys calmer athletics like yoga and dance, but will never turn down a pick-up game of anything. She also enjoys live music, golf, skiing, reading, travel, cooking, and visiting with family and friends. Adrienne lives in Fairmount with her rescue mutt Sidney.
VP of Marketing and Communications: Kimberley Brown
Kimberley became a member of the Junior League of Philadelphia in 2016. Since joining she has served on the Kids in the Kitchen Committee, Fundraising Research and Development Committee, Co-Sponsorship Chair, Assistant to the COO, and Parliamentarian.
In her professional life, Kimberley joined Janssen, The Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, in 2007 and most recently served as the US Medical Director for the HIV franchise. Now she serves as Scientific Director for Janssen Research and Development. Kimberley holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from UNC- Chapel Hill and completed a Pharmacy Practice and an Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency. In her free time, Kimberley serves as a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Inc, as a board member of Vetri Community Partnership, The Brodsky Center Advisory Board (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts), UNC Pharmacy Alumni Association, and UNC’s Alumni Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity(ACRED), and teaches yoga at Core Power Yoga.
VP of Membership: Chloe Diamond
Chloe joined the Junior League of Philadelphia in 2015. Seeking a community of like-minded, professional women with a passion for serving their community. Immediately drawn to the membership council and all that they do to keep our members engaged and fulfilled. Chloe has held positions within the JLP including New Member Advisor, New Member Committee Co-Chair and member of the EVT committee throughout her years with The League.
In her professional life, Chloe works as the Learning and Development Coordinator for Griswold Home Care, focusing on employee training and development in both technical and interpersonal skills. A twice made Temple University graduate, Chloe received her B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management in 2014 and her M.Ed in Adult and Organizational Development in 2019. Beyond her career, Chloe has an extreme affinity for Broadway and brunch! She has seen 94 musicals and plays in just 29 short years and can’t wait to be able to be back in NYC to see her next show. Currently living life in the Fairmount area of Philadelphia, Chloe will easily find you the best brunch spots in town.
Editor-at-Large: Abby Plesser
Abby joined the Junior League of Philadelphia in 2013 after relocating to the Philadelphia area, where she grew up. She has been very involved with the JLP New Member program, serving as an Advisor for two years and then Co-Chair of the committee. She recently served on the Nominating Committee and EVT Committee.
Professionally, Abby works in marketing for Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, a national architecture practice. Before making the switch to in-house marketing, she was a writer and editor for many years, working in advertising at several creative agencies and in book publishing in New York City. This past experience should serve her well in her role of Editor-at-Large! Personally, Abby recently got married to Aaron (#coronabride) and lives in the Washington Square West neighborhood of Philly. She’s a graduate of Vanderbilt University and spends her down time traveling, reading, consuming pop culture, and spoiling her dachshund, Cooper.
Parliamentarian: Becca Nock
Becca Nock joined the Junior League of Philadelphia in 2015 looking to meet new friends while volunteering in the community and to develop her leadership skills. Becca was the co- chair of Kids in the Kitchen for two years, and she has been a committee member on Project Research & Development and the Regional Training committee.
Becca is originally from Houston, Texas, and she went to nursing school at the University of Pittsburgh and completed a Master’s in Nursing and Healthcare Administration at the University of Pennsylvania. Becca is the Manager of Data Analytics at HealthVerity. She lives in Fairmount with her husband, Corey, and her dog, Macy, and enjoys reading non- fiction, hiking/camping/trail running, and painting. Becca also volunteers with girls + data as the Director of Event Operations and serves on the board of CARIE (Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly) and Urbanstead.