Management Team

 

Erin Graffius – Communications VP
Erin is entering her fifth active year of Junior League, spending her first three years with the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay (JLOEB), and is  now starting her second year with Junior League of San Jose.  Erin has served all of her years in the Junior League with a community impact area. She was a two-year delegate representing JLOEB at the California State Public Affairs Committee (CalSPAC), spent last year as a Co-chair of CalSPAC. CalSPAC represents 17 Junior Leagues in the State of California, which represents thousands of CA Junior Leaguers. The group focuses on advocacy and supports legislation that affects the safety, health, and education of women and children in our state.  Erin is excited to take on the role of VP of Communications for 2020-2021.  Erin has been working in the Bay Area in the recruiting field for 20 years; she now lives in Santa Cruz and manages recruiting for a global CPG leader.  You will never find Erin without her Kindle, which she particularly enjoys with a glass of wine, and a cat on her lap, and Giants baseball in the background.

 

Candace Cornelius – Leadership Development VP
Candace joined the Junior League of San Jose in 2018 after transferring from the Junior League of Phoenix. She is very passionate about developing the potential of women and positively impacting her community. Candace has served on a variety of committees including VRL, Retention & Recruitment, Rummage and the President Elect’s Advisory Board. In addition to the Junior League, she also volunteers her time with iMentor. Professionally, Candace works as a Strategic Account Manager for Cisco supporting the public sector. When she is not working or giving back, Candace enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her loved ones.

 

Anne Souza – Community VP
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 Community VP last year and is excited about continuing in the role this year.  She wants to ensure that the community impact is well organized work that is member centric offering meaningful experiences. She shares about our focus area with League members, community partners, and the broader community every chance she gets. Outside of JLSJ Anne has been a Manager at California Sports Center in the Cambrian Area for 20 years. She is currently on the Civic Improvement Commission in Campbell where she worked with the youth commission to host 4 successful youth job fairs along with resume writing and interviewing workshops.  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 to represent District 4.  She is running for Campbell City Council in November, 2020. Anne and her husband Kevin are avid Sharks and Giants fans. They have 2 labradoodles Sochi and Marleau.

 

Cindy Bullock – Sustainer VP
Cindy joined the Junior League of San Jose in 1994 after transferring from the Junior League of Dallas.  Throughout her League career she has been the Treasurer, Membership Chair, Nominating Chair, Business Manager to the Rummage Sale, Finance Vice President, Sustaining Council to the Board, and the Endowment Fund Advisory Board President.  Cindy also is a Board Member for Greater Opportunities for the Developmentally Disabled, where she serves as the Treasurer and Secretary.  Currently, Cindy works part time at the Children’s Discovery Museum in downtown San Jose as the Accounting Assistant.  In her spare time, Cindy enjoys playing tennis, hiking, biking and watching any college or professional sporting events.

 

Chelsea Beene – Fund Development VP
Chelsea has been a member of the Junior League of San Jose since 2016. She has served as a New Member Mentor, Recruiting Co-Chair, and most recently served as Chair for the League’s 51st Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. Professionally, Chelsea works as a Senior Marketing Operations Manager for a Silicon Valley start-up. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing golf, and spending time with her husband, two dogs, and cat.

 

Sarah Schwegler- Finance VP
Sarah joined the Junior League of San Jose in 2017. She has served as a New Member Mentor and Treasurer of the JLSJ Derby Event. Professionally, Sarah is the Chief Financial Officer of Ocean’s Halo, a fast-growing CPG start up. In her free time, Sarah enjoys sailing, skiing, hiking and updating her 1920’s home with her husband.

 

Not Profiled: Marit MacDonald – Sustainer VP