President: Jude McGrath
President-Elect: Melissa Riley
Secretary: Cicily Wilson
Treasurer: Emily Spilman-Bazinet
Jude has been a member of JLK since 2005. She will serve as President for the League years 2011-2013. During her time in the League she has served on the Board as President-Elect, Secretary, and Fundraiser (Holly Berry Trail) Chair & Retention Chair. Other leadership roles include Featured Homes Committee Chair and Co-Chair, Scholarship Committee Chair, Membership Co-Chair, and several Done-in-a-Day Chair roles. Committee positions include Holly Berry Journal. Jude was the JLK Volunteer of the Year Award recipient for 2007
Jude has shared her civic volunteer enthusiasm and efforts with many community business, educational, cultural arts, and youth sports organizations including Stockade Garden Association (past President), Mid-Hudson Valley FCU (Supervisory Commmittee.), Kingston City Schools Building Leadership Teams, PTO Board Kingston Catholic School, Girl Scouts of America (Leader), Little League (Coach.)
Jude holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Siena College in Loudonville, NY. She has worked as an Adminstrator/CEO of Hurley Avenue Medical Center, and as an Office Manager at Mayfair Interior Design (Commercial Contracts.)
Melissa has been an Active Member of the League since 2006. She has served on the Education and Nominating Placement Committees and has chaired the Membership, Nominating Placement, and Communications Committees. She received the League’s Community Volunteer of the Year Award in 2008.
Melissa has lived in several states, but settled in the Hudson Valley in 2004. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida in Gainesville. She was a Center Director for a national Montessori child care company and an Admistrative Manager for Lowe’s Home Improvement. Melissa took several years off to raise her family and returned to the professional world when her youngest child started school full-time. During that time, she was on the executive board for the St. Joseph Home School Association and chaired, among several committees, their 5K Run. She currently works for the County of Ulster.
Melissa lives in Kingston with her four children: Kieran, Reaghan, Quillan, and Gannon.