2022 – 2023 Board of Directors

The Junior League of Long Island is overseen and managed by our trained volunteers who hold positions on our Board of Directors.


President: Cristine Bruno

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President-Elect: Remi Farnan

My favorite JLLI project is Thanksgiving Baskets. Not only is it an amazing experience bringing not only members and their families together to work on creating thanksgiving meals kids it also allows us to combat food scarcity across our Long Island Communities. I’m looking forward to reaching out to even more families this year as we work to complete even more baskets through the ongoing growth and support of the community and our members!

Finance Director: Feiona Churaman

I am hoping to support more conversations and forums on women empowerment and psychological safety with regards to management and financial literacy.

Nominating & Placement Director: Melissa Beyer

My favorite JLLI project was organizing Kids in the Kitchen [KITK] in my Provisional year which was eight years ago. KITK was the first large-scale community impact project I had the opportunity to Lead with 7 JLLI Provisional Members, it was held at the Boys and Girls Club of Long Island. Membership Development Co-Chairs Lisa Johnson and Vicki Creteur navigated us through this project, where I learned how to fundraise and coordinate an event with 100 plus children across Long Island, sharing healthy activities. JLLI continued the relationship with the Boy and Girls Club of Long Island, which led to another KITK event and a Project Playground. I was fortunate to share this experience with these talented, supportive, intelligent women, that I still consider to be my friends. As we start our 2022/2023 League year, I will have the privilege to serve with 2 of them on this year’s Board, Cristine Bruno and Loretta Hahn! JLLI helped me grow in so many ways, and I look forward to seeing what we do this year and in the future!

Membership Activities & Training Director:

Carol Rodriguez St. Jacques

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Projects & Research Director: Joan Yonke

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Communications: Loretta Hahn

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Member-At-Large: Meredith Nies

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Sustaining Directors:

Deidra Maleno

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Laura Petras

My favorite JLLI project has always been Prom Boutique.  My first year in the league, I arrived with my sewing machine in tow, ready to hem and tailor the dresses.  While the girls looked for accessories, I got to work!  It’s amazing how just a little bit of time can turn a dress into a dream gown.  The genuine hugs of gratitude I received from the recipients will always stay with me, so I dragged that machine to many more Prom Boutiques!