Meet Our Board of Directors

Jaclyn Willis, President
Jaclyn has 5+ years of experience in the Asset Protection field of Criminal Justice. Mrs. Willis received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2013 from Jacksonville State University and became a member of the Junior League in 2016. She has served in numerous leadership roles throughout her career and with various other non-profits. Jaclyn continues her service as a leader, alumna adviser and co-founder of an area alumnae chapter for her Greek organization. During her time with Junior League of Anniston-Calhoun, Jaclyn has served on the Membership Committee, as the New Member chair, Treasurer Elect, Treasurer and President Elect.


Michelle Deese Bain, Vice President of Public Relations
A volunteer at heart, Michelle has served our community through her work with Relay for Life (Committee Member), 2nd Chance (Board of Directors), Girl Scouts (Troop Leader), CAST Theatre (Board of Directors & Performer), ARC (puppeteer), Big Brothers/Big Sisters, YMCA of Calhoun County, and coaching multiple cheerleading programs.  Mrs. Bain joined the League in 2017 and served as VP of Community Impact during the 2018 year. An all-star cheerleading coach at Cheaha Cheer & Tumble and Administrative Assistant at Cleburne County Extension Office, Michelle brings over 10 years experience in Marketing and Social Media design to our board. A member of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, she enjoys spending time with her husband and one year old son, and being the neighborhood cat lady.

Leah Helton, Secretary


Dorthea Lawson, Vice President of Membership

Dorthea hails from historic Selma, Alabama and graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Science, with a concentration in Child development.  She is currently employed with TCR ChildCare Corporation's Parent as Teachers program as a Parent Educator. Dorthea has a passion for serving others and giving back to the community in any way, shape or form. A music lover of all generes, she has played the trumpet since 6th grade.

Amanda Faye Currie
Amanda has over 10+ years of experience volunteering with children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, being a big sister, and raising awareness for individuals who have suffered from traumatic brain injury. Ms. Currie graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in social work and communication studies with a minor in deaf education. In 2019, she graduated with a master’s degree in social work with a focus in organizational leadership and a certificate in human services management. Since graduating, Ms. Currie has been an active member in the League and has served on several committees, held the New Member chair position, served as the New Member class president and is the previous League President for the 2020-2021 term. 

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