LEADERSHIP

Jennifer Webber

President 

Jennifer Webber is an attorney with nearly two decades of experience, providing business and intellectual property counsel to business clients throughout Montana and California.  Jennifer is also an adjunct professor, teaching business law to students at MSUB and Rocky Mountain College. 
Outside of work and volunteering, Jennifer seeks out creative opportunities such as art exhibits, painting classes, travel, and exploring all the opportunities Billings has to offer.

President Elect

Jennifer Kautz is a native of Billings, MT.  She graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Accounting. Following graduation, she worked as an auditor in Seattle at Ernst & Young.  In 2011 she returned to Billings and currently works at the Billings Family YMCA as the CFO. She serves as an adjunct professor of accounting at MSU-Billings.  In addition to her leadership within JLB, Jennifer also volunteers on the Board of Directors of the Montana Rescue Mission.

Kelsey Bryson

Executive Secretary

Kelsey Bryson grew up in Roundup, MT and holds an Associate’s Degree in Human Resources. She works at The Executive Group as a Recruiter helping companies in engineering and construction source and hire employees.

Kelsey has always had a passion for making a difference in other people’s lives which is what sparked her interest in the Junior League. She serves on the community council and has been a part of several laundry projects including leading one of the projects, has assisted with projects at the Food Bank, and has also headed up a project serving meals to the MRM Men’s Shelter. Kelsey has also spent time volunteering at the Center for Children and Families as well as Wild Words Literacy Program where she serves as a reading tutor for kids ages 5-10.

Kelsey loves the outdoors and camping. You can usually find her with a good book in her hand or spending time with her family. She is an avid game player and loves painting and crafting. Kelsey is recently married and resides in Billings with her husband Shane and their fur babies Quincy, Coby and Roxy.

Jennifer Massey

Communications Chair

Jennifer Massey, MT (ASCP), BMS (IBMS) is a native of Montana.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Montana State University, Medical Technologist Certification from ASCP and Biomedical Scientist Certification from IBMS, United Kingdom.   Jen worked as a BMS in the Chemistry/Hematology department for 3 years at West Suffolk Hospital in England.  She was the Hematology Department Training Officer.

She relocated to Billings five years ago and joined the Junior League of Billings to network with other women in the community.  This is Jennifer’s third year serving on the Board of Directors.  She spent two years as Membership Council Leader.  In addition to the Junior League of Billings, Jennifer also volunteers with multiple nonprofits, including Poly Drive PTA, Girl Scouts of America and St. Thomas the Apostle Church.

Jennifer is currently a Stay at Home Mother of four girls and proud wife to her husband Dan, an Air Force Veteran.  Jen enjoys crocheting, and paper crafting when time allows.

Dana Paulson

Parliamentarian

Dana Paulson is the Parliamentarian for the Junior League of Billings Board 2017-2018. Motivated by her desire to serve her community and meet other woman with the same goal, Dana joined the Junior League in 2013. She has served on the Community Council, has led several impact projects, including serving as one of the first co-chairs for the Laundry Day project which was motivated by a significant need in the community. Dana was born and raised in Montana and currently works for Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain, Inc. as Director of Quality and Compliance. In 2016, she received the SPURS Award which is the organization’s most prestigious staff award. Dana enjoys the little adventures life has to offer, traveling, and exchanging laughs with family and friends.

 

Tonya Bush

Nominating Chair

Tonya Bush graduated from the US Naval Academy with a degree in Mechanical Engineering after which she served in the US Marine Corps in Okinawa and Virginia.  After transitioning out of active duty, Tonya participated in large scale commercial construction management in Indianapolis, IN, where she also joined the Junior League.  During her tenure with the Junior League of Indianapolis, Tonya served on numerous JLI councils and projects, participated in the ACE Mentor Program and served on the Indiana Child Advocates Board.  In 2011, Tonya returned to her hometown of Billings, MT where she transferred into the Junior League of Billings.  She has served on the Board of Directors since 2012, in the roles of Membership Council Leader, President Elect,President and now Nominating Chair.
Tonya is currently employed with WorleyParsons as an engineering refinery portfolio manager.  When not working, Tonya also devotes her time to her church’s youth education committee and coaching children’s baseball and basketball teams.

Christina Rodriguez

Membership Council Leader

Christina Rodriguez received here BA Psychology degree from San Jose State University and is currently the owner of Big Sky Executive Search, LLC, a professional recruiting firm that helps companies fill executive level and senior management positions.  She has over ten years of executive recruitment experience in a variety of industries nationwide.  When she’s not working, Christina enjoys spending time with her husband, Frank and their two little poodles.  Christina also enjoys knitting, international cooking, baking, traveling and spending time outdoors.

Originally from California, Christina has lived in Billings for four years and has enjoyed the many things the city has to offer.  Christina has also lived in South Florida and Cody, Wyoming.  Christina is also very involved in the community and is a member of the Billings Chamber of Commerce, NextGen, The Well Armed Woman , and MAFE.  Christina also is a volunteer at the Yellowstone Art Museum and Moss Mansion.

Dana Henry

Community Council Leader

Dana Henry moved to Billings in August of 2015 after her husband took his dream job at Peaks to Plains Designs LLC. After working in higher education for five years, in Idaho and Oregon, she moved into K-12 education. In the Billings Public School District, she started as a Communication Aide and has transitioned into the Secretary at Broadwater Elementary. Acting as a liaison between teachers, administration, parents, and community organizations, Dana employs her strong communication, organization, and efficiency skills to leverage opportunities for collaboration. She has a contagious enthusiasm and passion to improve the communities in which she lives.

Dana holds an MBA from Davenport University, BS from University of Nevada, Reno, and a Certificate in Massage Therapy. She belongs to several civic organizations in Billings including: Billings Kiwanis, Landon’s Legacy Foundation, Educational Foundation of Billings, Salvation Army, and United Blood Services. She previously sat on the Board of Trustees for Oregon Institute of Technology and served as Treasurer on the Advisory Board for Junior Achievement of Klamath County.

In her spare time she enjoys reading books that have become major motion pictures, shopping the clearance racks for bargains, competing in pageants, and hiking under big sky country with her husband Gordon, and two dogs Luna and Storm.

Helen Laferriere

Fund Development Council Leader

Helen Laferreier joined Junior League of Billings in 2016. Born and raised in the Washington DC area, Helen moved to Montana 15 years ago. She graduated from Billings Central High School and went on to receive a Bachelor’s in Nursing from Presentation College. Helen moved back to Billings after graduating and started working at St Vincent Healthcare. Shortly after moving back to Billings, Helen met her husband Clint, a native Montanan. She decided to return to school and earned a Masters in Nursing from the University of North Dakota. She continues to work at St. Vincent as a Nurse Practitioner in Internal Medicine. Helen loves working together with patients to achieve optimal health.

Helen actively volunteers in her church, St. Thomas the Apostle. She volunteers as a youth leader for the high school youth group weekly. Helen is also a co-coordinator for St Thomas hosting Family Promise, a community program which provides shelter and meals for families who are experiencing homelessness. She helps organize and deliver food baskets for needy families in our community for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Helen enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. She enjoys all outdoor activities that Montana has to offer including camping, hiking and rafting.

Helen is looking forward to the upcoming year as Fund Development Council Leader and Board Member. She is excited to work together with the women of Junior League to better serve the impoverished in our community.

Lynn Mullowney

Sustaining Advisor

A Montana native and proud UM alumna of the School of Journalism, Lynn Mullowney Cabrera has been in the non-profit sector for 30 years. Lynn worked first with Planned Parenthood in women’s healthcare and public health and then joined Eagle Mount to provide opportunities in recreation and social integration for people with disabilities. During this time, Lynn was an Achieve Global trainer for Montana State University.

Lynn joined the Alzheimer’s Association over eleven years ago serving as the Vice President of Development for the Orange County, CA chapter, then Associate Director, Western Region -Major & Planned Gifts. She gratefully returned to Montana in July 2015 as the Executive Director of the Montana chapter.

During Lynn’s years as an active member of the Junior League of Billings she served as the chair for  Impact Billings , was Member at Large on the Board of Directors as well as President Elect, President and Immediate Past President.

Kendra Freeck

Treasurer

Kendra Freeck is a CPA in the Billings community.  She was born and raised in Billings, and attended Montana State University Bozeman and earned a Master of Professional Accountancy.  Upon graduation she returned to Billings, and started her career at Anderson ZurMuehlen.  She has an extensive tax background and works in many different industries including non profits.

Kendra believes in giving back to her community and building strong female leaders.  As a member of the membership council she works to train new members and to grow the league.  Kendra also currently serves on the boards for Valley Federal Credit Union and Montana State University Alumni Foundation Billings Chapter.  She enjoys fly fishing, hiking, cooking, knitting, and reading.

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