Leadership

2020-2021 Executive Board

Lindsay Maxam, President

Raised in Kentucky, Lindsay Maxam earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree from the College of Charleston in business administration and public administration and is currently pursuing her PhD in educational leadership.  She currently works at the University of Dayton in student development and has previously worked at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the College of Charleston.  Her favorite parts of Dayton are the cuisine, local businesses, and welcoming spirit of all residents. Lindsay is a member of the 2020 Leadership Dayton cohort. In June 2020 she was invited to join the Dayton Art Institute Board of Trustees.

Lindsay joined the Junior League in 2013 with a majority of her time spent serving on the financial development council. During her tenure, she has chaired Vintage in the Valley (VIV) and served as the financial development VP. As the VIV chair, Lindsey’s leadership led the League to the largest profit for the annual fundraiser while also introducing new, streamlined processes to increase efficiencies.

Lindsay and her husband, Nick, are the proud dog-parents to Biscuit and Via.

Mindy Webster, Community Vice President 

Erin Prokes, Communications Vice President

Erin Prokes, a Pittsburgh native, is a Team Lead in the Corporate Communications and PR department at CareSource. Prior to CareSource, she worked in the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and University of Connecticut Sports Information departments and later at the R/P Marketing and Public Relations agency in Toledo, Ohio. She holds dual undergraduate degrees and a master’s degree from BGSU.

Erin previously served the League on the 5k fundraiser and new member committees and is the 2020 Sally Riffle Award for Innovative Leadership recipient. In 2017, at the instance of fellow Leaguer Jocelin Dean, she participated in, and raised more than $1,800 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley as part of the Over the Edge fundraiser.

Since welcoming a son with her husband, Chris, in November 2013 she has completed seven half marathons.

Jeri Ward, Financial Development Vice President

Born and raised in Virginia, Jeri Ward is the Development Director for the American Heart and Stroke Association. Recently, she created the first self-care committee for both young and adults in the state of Ohio. Jeri enjoys traveling the country and speaking as an American Heart Association Ambassador and regularly enjoys doing ambassador work for the National Blood Clot Alliance.

Jeri is the Executive Director of the Lemonade Project, a non-profit created to share self-care strategies and education to prevent potentially life threatening diseases and to also improve people’s overall quality of life. In 2018 she was crowned Mrs. Ohio and went on to compete in the Mrs. America pageant. She is a former Disney cast mate where she played a Disney Princess at the Walt Disney World theme park.

When Jeri isn’t working or volunteering, she is cheering on her husband, Dean, on the soccer field as a coach’s wife.

Jocelin Dean, Membership Vice President

Kim Quill, Treasurer 

Jean Love, Recording Secretary

Erica Shaffer, Sustainer Representative

2020 – 2021 Strategic Planning Committee

Myla Cardona-Jones, President-elect

Myla Cardona-Jones is a Professor and  Coordinator in the Law and Public Safety Department at Sinclair Community College. She also serves as the Site Administrator for the Law & Leadership Institute in Cincinnati, a 4-year nonprofit leadership and legal education program providing resources and opportunities to inner-city youth. Myla holds Bachelors degrees in chemistry and in applied management as well as an Associates degree in Paralegal Studies. She also has a Juris Doctorate from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in Northern Kentucky.

Myla and her family started a domestic nonprofit in January 2018, 1Love LLC. They go out into the community and commit to kind acts and aim to tackle and address the many issues plaguing the Dayton community.  Myla also serves on the Board of Trustees for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Ohio Valley Chapter) and is their Community Engagement Chair. She serves as the Vice President on the Board of Directors for Agape For Youth, Inc.

Myla joined the Junior League in 2015. She started on the community council but quickly transitioned into membership and has served as membership outreach chair, and the roles of Membership VP-Elect and VP. Myla was the 2019 Sally Riffle Award for Innovative Leadership recipient for her innovative leadership and service in the community with a focus on diversity, strategic planning and education.

Myla has been married for 10 years and she and her husband have an 9-year old son. In her free time, she enjoys eating, coaching basketball, and traveling and most recently visited Havana, Cuba and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Kelly Kempton, Community, Vice President-elect

Kenna Goodrich, Communications Vice President-elect

Danielle Page, Financial Development Vice President-elect

Lauren Williams, Membership Vice President-elect