The Junior League of Oakland-East Bay Board of Directors is responsible for governance and management, ensuring compliance with ethical and legal standards, and overseeing accountability to the community. They set policies and goals to enhance program effectiveness and impact, strategize and implement projects that are most aligned with the League’s annual plan.
Leslie has been in the League for 15 years and recently served as President Elect and chair of the Strategic Committee. Prior to that she was a Sustainer on the Programming committee for AJLI’s Women of Color Affinity Group. Leslie has held leadership positions on JLOEB New Member, Project Research, and Development committees as well as Secretary on the Board. Leslie leverages her lived and work experiences running a diversity, equity and inclusion company L2Diversity, to support the League. She has facilitated training on Unconscious Bias and conversation on where the League is with Welcoming Diversity at the 2021-22 Sustainer Luncheon. Leslie helped create a roadmap to infuse DEI throughout our League as co-chair for the 2021–2022 JLOEB Strategic Planning committee. Outside the League, Leslie is a Principal consultant with Slalom and spent many years as an independent consultant doing program and change management, marketing, and DEI work. As an army brat she is used to understanding new cultural climates, having lived all over the country and abroad. Her passion is supporting underserved communities including Black people, women, LGBTQI and indigenous people. When she’s not working or volunteering she spends time with her friends, wife and fur kids or skipping rope like a jump rope ninja!
Alyssa joined the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay in the fall of 2020 as a new member. In her first active year, she was the Assistant to the Executive Vice President on the Management Team, a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, and was honored with JLOEB’s Rising Star award. Alyssa is now serving her 2nd term as Board Secretary. Professionally, Alyssa is an Account Executive with Stealth Partner Group, a general agency in the Insurance field. When not working or volunteering, Alyssa can be found enjoying a glass of wine, working out on her Peloton or enjoying quality time with her Corgi and cat, Walter and Carl.
Liz Williams originally joined JLOEB in the 2011 in order to connect with more women and get more involved in her community.
She received her MBA with an emphasis in Global Business from University of Redlands, and attended undergrad at the University of California, Riverside. She has a wide range of experiences; most recently with Netflix to support the creation of its Animation Division as the Leader of Financial Operations and Innovation, outside of the entertainment industry she has also served as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for a brand incubator, a Tech Startup, and leading Global Retailer.
Liz and her husband reside in Oakland and have one son. She is also an avid gardener, enjoys traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Lisa Parker joined the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay in 2015 as a Sustainer Transfer. She immediately got involved, joined the Sustainer Council and served as Sustainer Mentor to the Fundraising Committee. Lisa is now serving in her fourth term as Sustainer Director. Prior to coming to the East Bay, Lisa was a member of the Junior League of Summit, NJ for 20 years. She was an active member with roles as Membership Development VP, Nominating Committee, Transfer Chair, and many more. Lisa has also served on several other non-profit boards including Girl Scouts of the USA, Newcomers Club, and several school boards. She is currently on the Round Hill Ladies Golf Board and the Round Hill Helping Hands non-profit fundraising committee. Her career was spent at Accenture as a technology and business consultant in the health services and insurance industry. Lisa was named Sustainer of the Year for 2021–2022!
Nominating and Placement Co-Director
Nicole is currently serving as the Co-Nominating Director for the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay. She feels honored to serve with the dynamic and diverse members of JLOEB and enjoys being part of an organization whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact. A native of Houston, Texas, Nicole moved to the East Bay in 2021 and hit the ground running looking for ways to get involved and serve her new community. Nicole quickly joined JLOEB and after her provisional year, served on the New Member Committee. Nicole is the mother of two and enjoys reading and all things crafty and DIY. In addition to JLOEB, Nicole volunteers as a tutor with Project Second Chance, she is a guardian ad-litem with CASA of Contra Costa County, and volunteers with Contra Costa Animal Services and the Oakland Museum of California. Nicole is also a member of the Contra Costa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she is currently the Recording Secretary.
Nominating and Placement Co-Director
Chalon joined JLOEB in 2022; she spent her first year on the Fund Development Committee and knew she was “All In!” after that. She is an Oakland native and is honored to be part of an organization that connects her to a network of women that collectively uphold a commitment to community involvement. She thrives in spaces that serve others and maintains active memberships in several different organizations. Chalon has a diverse work background, from biotechnology to medical devices, procurement to real estate, and insurance. She is the Director of Facilities Planning and Development with the Peralta Community College District. She has an A.B. from U.C. Berkeley and is pursuing a Master’s in Legal Studies at American University. She also holds an Executive Certificate in Non-Profit Fund Development from the University of Notre Dame. She is passionate about philanthropy, where women can express their generosity, talents, and treasures to make a difference in their communities. She is even curious about what drives women to give. In JLOEB, she looks to enhance her skills and help the league continue to encourage and inspire others.