Rachel Dunlap, Executive Vice President
Patricia Denyer, Community Vice President
Anne Souza, DEI&B Vice President
Alyssa Murphy, Fund Development Vice President
Heather Kellagher, Membership Vice President
Vikki Pummer, Operations Vice President
Meet our Management Team
Rachel joined the Junior League of San Jose in 2021 after transferring from the Junior League of Waco. She began her Junior League career in 2010 as the Membership & Programs Manager for the New York Junior League. After serving NYJL as an employee for 4 years, she left for a new opportunity which allowed her to join NYJL in 2017 as a member. Professionally, Rachel is the Director of Development & Engagement for Presentation High School. Rachel has lived and worked all over the US and seen many Junior League chapters in action. In her free time, she also volunteers with Kappa Kappa Gamma and enjoys spending time outdoors.
Patricia Denyer – Community Vice President
Patricia (PJ) is excited to be serving as your Community VP again for the 2022-2023 League Year! In 2017, while working at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, PJ was chatting with a guest checking in, who was a member of JLSJ, and she raved about the wonderful organization. A month later, she went to her first GMM and knew she needed to join the amazing women in this organization. Since joining, she served two years on VRL as the Dignitary & Election Official Liaison, had the amazing privilege being a Junior and Senior Delegate for the California Social Public Affairs Committee and has happily served as Community VP for the past year.
Anne Souza – DEI&B Vice President
Anne joined the Junior League in 2017. Her first placement in the League was SPAC (now the Advocacy Committee). Some of her favorite events are Day at the Capitol and the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. She was on the Management team as Community VP for 2 years and on the DEI task force. Last year she was on the the Board Director of Sustainability. Anne completed the 21-day Racial Equity Challenge in March 2021 and completed a Diversity program through Cornell University. Outside of JLSJ Anne has been a Manager at California Sports Center in the Cambrian Area for 21 years. She was on the Civic Improvement Commission in Campbell for 5 years. She founded Campbell Cares which promotes mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Anne was appointed to the First 5 commission of Santa Clara County by Supervisor Susan Ellenberg in 2019 to represent District 4 and is the Chair of the Personnel and Finance committee. Anne is the Vice President of the Campbell Village Neighborhood Association and her neighborhood lead for Campbell CERT. Anne and her husband Kevin are avid Sharks and Giants fans. They have 2 labradoodles Sochi and Marleau.
Alyssa Murphy – Fund Development Vice President
Picture and bio coming soon…
Heather Kellagher – Membership Vice President
Heather joined the Junior League of San Jose in 2017 shortly after moving to San Jose. Heather is originally from Virginia, but also spent a few years in Los Angeles. JLSJ has helped Heather build her network and make San Jose a place she calls home! Most recently Heather has served as Operations VP, New Member co-chair, and Membership Transformation co-chair. She has also served on the Community Partnership Committee and New Member Committee. Outside of the League, Heather is a Human Capital Consulting Manager at Deloitte where she supports clients through organizational transformations. When Heather is not working or volunteering she enjoys riding her Peloton and cooking.
Vikki Pummer – Operations Vice President
Vikki has been a member of the Junior League of San Jose since 2016. She has served as Executive Vice President, Communications Chair, Board Secretary and New Member Chair. She is a past two-term PTA unit President and is currently serving her second term as the Health and Safety Chair for her PTA council. Vikki has a degree in Cultural Anthropology, been a pastry chef, and worked as an independent living instructor for adults with developmental disabilities. Vikki enjoys supporting the arts and making art, baking cakes, and being involved with local government and education advocacy. She spends the rest of her free time having fun with her husband, their young boys, and their two cats.