Board of Directors

Sheri Chisholm, President 

Sheri Chisholm joined the JLAA in September 2014. She has served as the Products assistant chair and Recording Secretary/President’s Assistant. Her passion for community service comes to us after serving with the Ann Arbor Jaycees and continues her service with the University of Michigan Band Alumni Association (UMBAA) since 2007 as an active member. She brings board experience serving various officer roles of UMBAA including president and staffed the Adult Care for Elders Unit, U of M/St. Joe Mercy Health System Joint Venture board of directors. She really enjoyed getting to know her fellow JLAA members and is continually impressed by the volunteer work of JLAA. Sheri works full time as a Senior Project Manager and Lean Coach, MSIE at the University of Michigan Health System. In her spare time, she enjoys playing her instrument, running, boating, skiing, and most of all spending time with her husband, friends and family.

Courtney Opalko, President-Elect

Courtney Opalko joined the Junior League of Ann Arbor in September 2012. Previously, she has served as the Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Operations, and Director of Marketing & Communication. She is passionate about her community and is looking forward to her new role as President-Elect. Outside of the League, she is an account manager at Google. A current resident of Novi, Courtney enjoys being a wife to Bryan and mom to Conor, cheering for Spartan football, and traveling. She loves to host brunch and lives for long weekends.

Jamie Coker, External Vice President

Jamie Coker joined Junior League of Ann Arbor in September 2015. Since then, she has served as a member of the Membership Team, and also Community Projects Chair.  This year, she is excited to be serving as the External Vice President, working with the Community Impact, Community Projects, State Public Affairs, and Strong Mom Strong Girl committees.  In addition, Jamie has worked with Girls on the Run as a Site Leader and Coach.  Jamie has served on the Executive Boards of the Ann Arbor Jaycees, Michigan Jaycees, and Ann Arbor Jaycees Foundation.   Outside of the League, Jamie is a speech-language pathologist.  She is the proud mother of Gabby.

Michelle MacDonald McAllister, Internal Vice President

Michelle McAllister joined Junior League of Ann Arbor in September 2012. Since then, she has served as President, President-Elect, New Member Chair and as Member Social Chair.  This year, in addition to serving as Internal Vice President, Michelle will serve as 1st Training Chair for the Michigan State Council of Junior Leagues and PALS (Presidents and Leagues Sharing) Coordinator for AJLI. Outside of the League, Michelle is a Consulting Director and has been employed by Truven Health Analytics for 18 years. Michelle also serves on the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor and the leadership team of Event on Main. Michelle and her husband, Tom, live in Ann Arbor and are parents to Sophia.

Caitlin Beuche, Fund Development Vice President 

Caitlin Beuche has been a member of the Junior League of Ann Arbor since 2013.  Most recently she has served as Internal Vice President for the 2016-2017 year. She is very excited to begin her service as Fund Development Vice President. A transplant to Ann Arbor, Caitlin grew up in Austin, Texas. She holds a degree in Biology from the University of Texas, Austin. Professionally, Caitlin is an Instructional Designer with Torrance Learning in Chelsea. In her spare time you can find Caitlin entertaining friends with her husband Bill, searching for decent Michigan-Mexican food, and learning the mandolin.

Julie Sturza, Nominating and Placement Chair

Julie Sturza has been a member of the Junior League of Ann Arbor since 2011 and is excited about serving on the JLAA Board for the first time.  She has held leadership positions with the Products Committee and the Nominating and Placement Committee.  Julie works in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan as a biostatistical analyst and consultant.  She is the mother of two young children and in her free time enjoys traveling and hiking with her family, running, reading, and hosting dinners for friends and family.

Chelsea Baumgardner, Finance Vice President

Chelsea Baumgardner joined the Junior League of Ann Arbor in 2015. She served on the community projects committee before joining the board as the Finance Vice President. In addition to JLAA, Chelsea also volunteers her time with the Humane Society of Huron Valley, as a reviewer for coordinated funding applications to the United Way of Washtenaw County and as the Board Chair of Child Care Network. She holds 2 accounting degrees from Grand Valley State University and works as a CPA with Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants in Ann Arbor. She and her partner, Jared, live in Ypsilanti.

Mary Jo Zechiel, Secretary

Mary Jo Zechiel joined Junior League of Ann Arbor in September 2016. This year, she is excited to be serving as the Secretary.  Mary Jo has served on the Executive Boards of the Ann Arbor Jaycees and Ann Arbor Jaycees Foundation.   Outside of the League, Mary Jo is a Proposal Coordinator at IBM Watson Health.  Mary Jo and her husband, Scott, live in Ypsilanti and are expecting their first child in March 2018.  In her free time, Mary Jo enjoys being with her pug Vince, family and friends.