September 11, 2014 | Susan Shelton Named 65th President of the Junior League of Cincinnati


JLC Kicks Off Its 95th Year of Service

CINCINNATI, OH – September 11, 2014 – Susan Shelton, of Hyde Park, has been appointed president of the Junior League of Cincinnati (JLC) for 2014-2015. Shelton has been a member of the JLC since 1997 and has held numerous leadership positions during that time, including the JLC’s sustainer advisor to the board, vice president of communication, program development chair, nominating member, and MindPeace chair.

“My vision for 2014-2015 is centered on a renewed focus of the Junior League of Cincinnati as the leading non-profit incubator in our region,” said Shelton. “As we head into our 95th year of service to the Greater Cincinnati community, we point with pride to over 120 projects and non-profits that have been launched or directly impacted by Junior League of Cincinnati. This legacy is our past, present and future as we celebrate this milestone birthday year.”

Shelton also noted, “We are further refining the scope of two of our community projects — RefugeeConnect and Pediatric Oral Health — in terms of increased community impact and exposure during their second year of activity. We will also continue to serve as the leading women’s training organization in our community for providing mentorship, meaningful volunteer opportunities and building valuable leadership skills within our membership.” Michelle Vaeth, President-Elect, added: “This strategic focus will endure beyond Susan’s current term, as I look forward to continuing to strengthen this core capability into 2015-2016 and beyond.”

Shelton is currently the Executive Director for MindPeace, a former Junior League project launched in 2002. As one of the primary developers of this organization, which advocates for a seamless system of mental-health care to better serve the area’s children, she helped lead MindPeace to numerous awards and national recognition. The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) gave its first-ever Award for Collaboration and Ohio awarded its Best Small Non-Profit to the JLC for MindPeace, an independent agency since 2007. Shelton graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering (BSEE), and she earned a MBA from the University of Cincinnati. She worked in high-tech industries for 20 years in the areas of research and development, product management, marketing, and strategic planning. In addition to the Executive Board of the Junior League of Cincinnati, Shelton served on the boards of NAMI – Hamilton County and the Council on Child Abuse and is affiliated with Cincinnati Children’s Convalescent Hospital for Children.

In other action, JLC announced the appointment of the following members to the organization’s Executive Board:
Michelle Vaeth, President-Elect, of Columbia Township; Associate Director, Communications, P&G Personal Health Care, The Procter & Gamble Company
Sara Wildner, Recording Secretary, of Mt. Lookout; Speech/Language Pathologist, Genesis Rehab Services
Jamie R. Humes, VP Communications, of Uptown; Vice President of Marketing, Great Traditions Land & Development Co.
Sara Cooperrider, VP Community Impact, of Hyde Park; Assistant General Counsel, UC Health.
Taylor Bennett, VP Finance, of Mt. Lookout; Chief Operating Officer, Vectored Nanotechnologies Research
Sarah Murphy, VP Fund Development, of Downtown; Senior Manager, The Procter & Gamble Company.
Meredith Comin, VP Membership, of Bellevue, Kentucky; Program Manager, Rockfish Interactive
Tara Bonistall Noland, VP Training & Development, of Mt. Washington; Director of Development, 4C for Children
Jacklyn Olinger, Legal Advisor, of Columbia-Tusculum; attorney at law, Manley Burke, LPA
Kendall Shaw, Special Projects, of Terrace Park; Senior Associate, Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, LLP (Cincinnati office)
Darlene Kamine, Sustainer Advisor, of Amberly Village; Executive Director, Community Learning Center Institute

The JLC Executive Board is selected by the organization’s Nominating Committee and elected by the general membership. The Executive Board oversees the strategy and vision of the Junior
League of Cincinnati.

About the Junior League of Cincinnati:
The Junior League of Cincinnati has been a part of the Greater Cincinnati community for 95 years and has nearly 1,000 members across all social and professional strata. It is committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. As a service-based, non-profit organization, the Junior League of Cincinnati educates its members and the community about current public affairs to strengthen its ability to make an impact on the lives of those it serves.