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Board of Directors & Management Team 2020-2021

Geralyn Gulino Fortney
President

Geralyn Gulino Fortney joined the Junior League of Lynchburg in 2014 and is currently serving as President. She previously served the League as Executive Vice President, PR/Marketing Chair, Community Vice President and Paint & Sip Chair. Geralyn earned a B.S. in Psychology and an M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lynchburg College. Outside of the league, Geralyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor and also serves on the Board of Directors of Kids’ Haven: A Center for Grieving Children. In her free time, Geralyn enjoys spending time with her husband, Nathan, and their two dogs, Henry and Otis. She loves to practice yoga and meet new people. 

Maegan Crews Fallen
President-Elect

Maegan Fallen serves as the President- Elect of the Junior League of Lynchburg. She joined the League in 2015 when she relocated to the Lynchburg area.  She has previously served the League as Community Vice President, Membership Vice President, Assistant Chair of the Membership Committee,  and on the Little Black Dress Committee. Maegan earned a B.A. in Government and Environmental Policy from The College of William and Mary. She is the Director of the Career Development Center at Randolph College where she prepares students for their professional lives after college.  She also serves on the Jones Memorial Library Board and as a Beacon Buddy for Beacon of Hope.  Outside of the League, Maegan enjoys spending time with her family (husband Jon and daughter Eleanor), reading, listening to podcasts, and exploring all Lynchburg has to offer, especially the thriving downtown area. 

Hope Moffa
Treasurer

Hope joined the Junior League of Lynchburg in 2015 and is honored to serve as the Board’s Treasurer. Her previous leadership positions in the league include Finance Vice President and Recording Secretary.  Hope earned a B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University in 2011, and an Au.D. in Audiology in 2015. She is currently a clinical audiologist at AudiologyHearing Aid Associates in Lynchburg. Hope is originally from Fairmont, WV and lives in Lynchburg with her husband, Eric, and two children, Rosaline and Grant. Hope enjoys spending time with her family and friends, starting home improvement projects, reading, baking, and encouraging her husband’s homebrew hobby.

Samantha Citty
Secretary

Samantha “Sam” Citty joined the Junior League of Lynchburg in 2019 and is currently serving as Recording Secretary.  As a provisional member, Sam organized both provisional and summer blood drives for the League.  Sam earned her B.A. in Music from Elon University, as well as a master’s and educational specialists from Liberty University.  She is the Director of Quality Control for Liberty University Online and Resident Admissions, where she oversees quality for over 500 phone agents within the call center.  She also plays clarinet for the newly formed Lynchburg Pops Community Band, and is an advocate for public school education.  Outside of the League, she enjoys hanging out in downtown Lynchburg with her husband (James), son (Jimmy), and daughter (Lizzy).  

Bethanie Mickles, Esq.
Nominating Director
Bethanie is a 2005 summa cum laude graduate of North Carolina Central University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctorate and Master of Library Science degrees respectively. She specializes in criminal and mental health law and presently serves as Magistrate of the 24th Judicial District of Virginia. She is an accomplished dancer and musician and is Artistic Director of World of Dance Performing Arts Company, an international dance organization that specializes in dances from around the world. With her dance company, Bethanie has performed locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. In addition to dance, Bethanie enjoys singing, sewing, shopping, jewelry design, playing the violin, travelling, and competing in beauty pageants. Bethanie has won more than 100 beauty pageant titles in her pageant career and presently holds the National physical fitness pageant title of 2020 America’s Fit Ms.
Libi Prince Orman
Sustainer Director

Libi joined the Junior League in 2004 and spent 9 years as an Active before transitioning to Sustainer status in 2013.  She served as President for the 2010-2011 year and held many chairwoman roles such as Public Relations/Marketing Chair, Admissions/Provisional Chair, as well as serving on committees such as Ducky Derby, Mardi Gras Gala, and Day In The Park.  Libi also has served on numerous Board of Directors including, but not limited to: Kids’ Haven, Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity, Jefferson Choral Society, and the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce.  She spent 2 years as the Bedford Chamber’s Lead Ambassador and was nominated for Citizen of the Year in 2019.  She currently is a GEMS member for the Central Virginia Business Coalition and was nominated for the Athena International Young Professional Leadership Award in 2020.  She is an insurance agent with Easley Hedrick Insurance & Financial in Bedford.  She is a native of Lynchburg and continues to live in the area with her husband Luke, daughter Willa, and chocolate lab, Chelsea.

Chelsea Ogden
Executive VP

Chelsea joined the Junior League of Lynchburg in 2015 and currently serves as the Executive Vice President. This position oversees the Management Team and acts as a liaison to the BOD. She has previously served as a LBDI committee member, LBDI Chair, and Membership VP. She earned her B.S. in Psychology and Criminal Justice at James Madison University, and her M.S. Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Old Dominion University. Outside of the JLL, Chelsea is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapy, working as the Associate Director of Counseling for Johnson Health Center. She also recently began a part time private counseling and consulting practice. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets, especially at Smith Mountain Lake, her “happy place.”

Loren Gaylor Shimpock
Finance VP

Loren is the current Finance VP for the Lynchburg Junior League. This is her 4th year in the League, and 3rd active year. She has spent the last 3 active years in the League assisting with fund development. Fundraising is a passion she has. She enjoys finding ways to give back to those that help make us successful! Loren’s goals for the League this year have altered more than ever. She believes we have the perfect opportunity to overcome these obstacles and show the Lynchburg area what a strong base of women we have in our community! 

Mary Chamberlin
Membership VP
Mary joined the Junior League of Lynchburg in 2017 and is currently serving as Vice President of Membership.  She has served as the Assistant Chair of the Day in the Park Committee, as well as on the All Aboard Committee.  Mary majored in Global Justice and Foreign Policy at James Madison University and holds her J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law.  Currently, she is an associate with Sanzone and Baker LLP, where she focuses her practice on civil litigation and family law.  She also serves on the board of the Lynchburg Bar Association.  Mary lives in Lynchburg with her husband, Parker, and their cat, Taco.
 

Tracey Langseth
Community VP

Tracey joined the Junior League of Lynchburg in 2019 and currently serves as Community Vice President, which includes overseeing the Covid-19 Immediate Community Needs Taskforce. She is President of the Board of Directors for Randolph College Nursery School and volunteers regularly at the Maier Museum of Art. She studied Digital Design at Penn State University and is co-owner of Torr Biochar, a renewable energy company that produces carbon negative soil amendments. She also manages their family business, Langseth Engineering with her husband, Kyle. They have 4 children and two rescue pups. The family is most likely to be found on a soccer field.

 

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