Junior League of Florence Leadership

Current President:

Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth was born and raised in Florence and works for the McLeod Health Foundation. She graduated from USC and received my MBA from Francis Marion University in 2014. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, working out, shopping, spending time at the beach, and cheering on the GAMECOCKS!!



Current President-Elect:

Lauren Vause

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Lauren's love for helping the community brought her to the Junior League of Florence and she has been a member going on four years. Since joining the league, she has helped plan Run with the Kids 5k, benefiting the Durant Children’s Center, Home for the Holidays 5k/10k and Lucky Shamrock,both benefiting Habitat for Humanity, and currently holds the position of cochair of Merry Marketplace 2014. Originally from Irmo, SC, she attended FMU and received a Bachelors degree in Marketing. As a Senior Healthcare Recruiter with Cirrus Medical Staffing, she places travel RN’s all over the country at different hospitals. In her free time she loves to shop, travel to the beach and annual trips to Vegas, spend time with my husband, Michael,and cheer on the Gamecocks.


Current Treasurer:
Courtney Byrd

Courtney Byrd

Courtney was born & raised in Florence. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a BS in Civil Engineering. She is currently a Sales Engineer at Nucor- Vulcraft & co-owner of Daisy Mae’s Boutique. She has been a member of the Junior League for five years & this will be her third year of serving on the board. She havs loved every minute of serving the community with these amazing women and looks forward to many more years with the Junior League!



Current Recording Secretary:

Maribeth Huggins


Maribeth was born in Florence, SC & attended Francis Marion University & Florence Darlington Technical College. She received a degree in Respiratory Therapy, but decided to continue working with the family business as a Project Manager for Stalvey Door Products. She and her husband Chantz have been happily married for a year and a half. They spend most weekends at their second home in Murrells Inlet, where they love to take the boat out & go offshore fishing. When the weather gets cooler, you will find them entertaining friends at home & watching Gamecock football! This is her third year as an active member for the Jr. League of Florence, and she loves being involved in all we do for the community!


Current Finance Vice President:

Ashley Gandy

Ashley Gandy

Originally from Greensboro, North Carolina, Ashley's family moved to Florence when she was in the fourth grade. She graduated from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy and she is a pharmacist at CVS here in Florence. She has been a member of the Junior League for seven years and has met many great women through her involvement with the League. Her husband, Mark, works for CSX and they married on May 31, 2014. Go Gamecocks!



Current Community Vice President:

Jillian Wilkes


Jilliam is from Scranton, SC and graduated from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in 2009. Upon graduation, she completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at McLeod Regional Medical Center, and is currently a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Florence VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic where she provides ambulatory services and serve as a preceptor for student pharmacists. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, traveling, volunteering for JLF, and attending Carolina football games.



Current Membership Vice President:

Lyndsay Brown


Lyndsay is originally from Portsmouth, RI but moved to South Carolina 8 years ago to start her career . She graduated from Keene State College in Keene, NH and is a 3rd grade teacher at Marion Intermediate School in Marion. She became a member of the Junior League two years ago when she moved to Florence and this will be her first year on the Board of Directors as the Membership VP. Her husband Ryan is an EMT and they have been happily married for almost two years. On weekends, you can find her relaxing by the pool, cuddled up on the couch with her lil furry friend Holly (cat) or, when the weather is cool, watching USC football! GO GAMECOCKS! She loves being involved in the community and cannot wait to see what new opportunities the JLF will have to come!



Current Communications Vice President:

Rachel Howell

Rachel Howell

Rachel was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and her family moved to Hartsville, South Carolina when she was in the second grade. She attended Coker College, where she earned her BA in Graphic Design and Psychology. She currently lives in Florence and works at WebsterRogers LLP as a Marketing Coordinator. She married her husband, Brian, in 2014 and they have a rambunctious chocolate lab named Huck. She's been a member of the Junior League of Florence since 2012 and this is her first year serving on the Board.



Current Advisory and Strategic Planning Director:

Mallory Barth

Mallory Barth

Originally from Hilton Head Island, SC, Mallory has lived in Florence for the past five years. She attended the University of South Carolina for undergraduate school and graduated in 2006, and then attended the Charleston School of Law, where she graduated in 2009. She currently works for the University of South Carolina through the Children’s Law Center, as a Court Liasion. This is her second year on the board in the position of Advisory & Strategic Planning Director.



Current Sustainer Liasion:

Sheryl Love

Sheryl Love

Sheryl is originally from Louisiana and has been involved in the Junior League for 27 years with four different Junior Leagues. She is a past President of the JLF and is currently the Senior Director of Development for the American Heart Association. She has 3 children –Frank, Jr., Katie, and Madeline – and is married to Frank, who is the City Executive at First Bank. She is a proud graduate of LSU and loves watching college football and playing tennis! 


Past Presidents

2016-17 Mrs. Lauren Vause
2015-16 Mrs. Elizabeth Bonnoit Jones
2014-15 Ms. Cami Bremer
2013-14 Mrs. Felicia Orr
2012-13 Mrs. Casey Riddle
2011-12 Ms. Elizabeth Heustess
2010-11 Ms. Allana Zeigler
2009-10 Ms. Jennifer King
2008-09 Mrs. Amy Williams
2007-08 Mrs. Cecily Lilly
2006-07 Mrs. Susan McDonald
2005-06 Mrs. Sandy Hanna
2004-05 Mrs. Sheryl Dyess
2003-04 Mrs. Michelle Smith
2002-03 Mrs. Courtney Rinehart
2001-02 Mrs. Johanna Hoffmeyer
2000-01 Mrs. Dawn Bryant
1999-00 Mrs. Belinda Beheler Gillespie
1998-99 Mrs. Susan Dusenberry Snow
1997-98 Mrs. Susan Daniel Burch
1996-97 Mrs. Kyra Hoffmeyer Nettles
1995-96 Mrs. Donna Padgett Barth
1994-95 Mrs. Beth Fenters Hopewell
1993-94 Mrs. Carolyn Segars Pusser
1992-93 Mrs. Lou Farley Kirchen
1991-92 Mrs. Carrington Salley Baker
1990-91 Miss Mary Elizabeth Gaskin
1989-90 Ms. Felicia Lyles McBratney
1988-89 Ms. Agnes Heinitish Willcox
1987-88 Mrs. Shirley Hill Meiere
1986-87 Mrs. Ellen Walker Pearson
1985-86 Mrs. Laura Cole Powers
1984-85 Mrs. Frances Bloodworth McIntosh
1983-84 Mrs. Eileen Wilson Blackwell
1982-83 Mrs. Marian Young Howard
1981-82 Mrs. Karen Cribb West
1980-81 Dr. Melinda McLeod Rousselle