MCLEAN, VA, June 22, 2022 – The Junior League of Northern Virginia (JLNV) announces new 2022-2023 Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2022. The new Board will drive membership, create awareness and lead members around community initiatives focusing on Healthy Eating, Active Living, and Access to Healthy Food Options. The Junior League of Northern Virginia is a nonprofit organization celebrating 65 years of service and with more than 145 active members.

The new BOD will oversee $10,000 in grants to JK Community Farm, Arcadia Farm, KEEN Greater DC, ALIVE!, Inc., and Bridges to Independence. 

The community initiatives this year are focused on empowering elementary-aged children in low-income communities to make healthy eating and active living a priority. By introducing children and their families to plants and vegetables through farm and gardening programs, we communicate healthy nutrition and diet; access to healthy food options; and physical activity programs.

Since 1958, our members have raised more than $2 million dollars to implement more than 35 community programs in Northern Virginia. Our members have provided hundreds of thousands volunteer hours in support of Northern Virginia nonprofits. We have engaged in various community initiatives, from combating homelessness and STEM education to healthy eating and active living initiatives for kids and families.

The Junior League of Northern Virginia strives to make a difference in the community by promoting the potential of women through voluntarism and leadership development. The organization’s Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated volunteers who commit to serving the organization for a 12-month term. As a group, they are responsible for ensuring the League’s adherence to the mission, vision, and strategic plan as outlined for the organization.

JLNV ‘s new Board of Directors for 2022-23:

President                                                         Parys Jolly

President-Elect                                              Michelle Freeman

Parliamentarian                                            Meri-Glenn Yelverton

Secretary                                                         Victoria Ramirez-Solis


Finance Council Director/Treasurer             Erynn Hook

Treasurer-Elect                                                  Tammie Askew

Communications Council Director                Erica McCants

Community Council Director                         Jasmine Hedge Burns

Membership Council Director                        Erica Bledsoe

Sustainer Representative                                 Kimberly Beach

Nominating & Placements Chair                    Alexandra Kuhns

Nominating & Placements Chair-Elect          Emily Trkula


“Our Board of Directors are our lifeline to our programs and services for Northern Virginia. The BOD tirelessly works with kids and families to make a difference. They are the heart of a large group of dynamic women all accomplishing great things for Northern Virginia,” says Parys Jolly, 2022-2023 President.

Last year, JLNV donated $10,000 and approximately 300 volunteer hours to nonprofit organizations throughout Northern Virginia through its Community Grants Program. For the end of year Grant report, please go to: https://members.jlnv.org/?nd=my_chapter&page_id=18. The organizations included the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, the Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center, Girls on the Run-NOVA, JK Community Farm and the Lorton Community Action Center.

For more information about JLNV, please visit jlnv.org.