Director: Beth Quillen Thomas

Beth Quillen Thomas has over 25 years of leadership experience in nonprofit organizational governance. Among her JLLA leadership roles are: Training Director; Public Policy Director; Development Director; Chair, Building Blocks Project; Member, Fundraising Evaluation Committee; Member, Project Evaluation Committee; Junior and Senior SPAC Delegate; President; Advisor to the President (3); Advisor to various Councils and Committees; and Sustaining Director.

She is a recipient of the League’s volunteer service awards: the Founder’s Award for
Community Leadership and the Spirit of Voluntarism Award.

She also served four years at the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI)
as a member of the Resolutions Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors.

Her community leadership roles include: Chair, Advisory Council, Fundación Escuela Nueva USA; Member, Communications & Advocacy Committee, Downtown Women’s Center; President and Co-President, National Women’s Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls, NY; Chair, Board of Trustees, the Mirman School; 5-term President, YWCA Greater Los Angeles; 2-term President, YWCA’s of the Pacific Region (which included California, Arizona, New Mexico, and part of Texas); co-chair Structure Task Force YWCA USA; President, Hillsides Home for Children Education Center; member, Community Development Cabinet United Way of Greater Los Angeles; member, Board of Directors, City of Angeles Ballet; and member, Council of the Children’s Burn Foundation.

She is currently employed as Senior Counsel for Phillips & Associates, a non-profit consulting firm.