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Anchorage Chapter

Chapter Officers

The 2023-2024 Anchorage Chapter Officers

President: Shayne Wright

Vice-President & Membership Chair: Allison Reed 

Program Director: Ade Akindipe, DNP

Treasurer: Rachel Bunnell

Recording Secretary: Eboni Simon 

Financial Secretary: Melanie Myles 

Corresponding Secretary: Porsha Grant

Editor: Jillian Woodruff, MD 

Community Service Chair: Meg Zaletel

Teen Advisor: Janece Richard, PsyD


Immediate Past Regional Treasurer: Janece Richard, PsyD

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Chapter Members

  • Aderonke Akindipe
  • Portia Grant
  • Andrea Hudson
  • Breanna James (LOA)
  • LaShonda McGowan
  • Melanie Myles
  • Allison Reed
  • Janece Richard, PsyD
  • Eboni Simon
  • Kimberly Waller
  • Renee Wardlaw
  • Jillian Woodruff, MD
  • Shayne Wright
  • Jennifer Youngberg (LOA)
  • Meg Zaletel

Associate Members

  • Mattie Alexander
  • Vara Allen-Jones 
  • Mattie Alexander
  • Janderia Burrell
  • Cindy Edward
  • Yolanda Jackson
  • Marva "MJ" Jones
  • T "Sunni" Mebane
  • Chekedia Rias
  • D Shenee Williams
  • Dionne Willis
  • Wanda Wilson

Chapter Fundraising

Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc. is the philanthropic arm of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Since its inception in 1968, the Foundation has distributed millions of dollars to communities all across America.

In so doing, the Foundation is fulfilling its shared vision with Jack and Jill of America, Inc., to invest in the future of our children. The Foundation supports programs that not only create opportunities and challenges for children to learn and practice leadership skills but also build leadership character in youth. The ultimate goal of every Foundation grant dollar is to empower young people to make the right life choices.

Programs funded by the Foundation are improving academic test scores, raising literacy and mathematical competencies, encouraging cultural consciousness, and instilling moral and social responsibility in America’s youth.

The Foundation’s activities match the stated philanthropic interests of the Jack and Jill of America membership. To that end, the Foundation’s giving is directed to chapters, organizations, and communities that are helping our children reach their fullest potential.

To learn more about our foundation, please visit

Jack and Jill of America Foundation
1930 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202.232.5290
Fax: 202.232.1747

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