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  Kera Thompson 2012-13 Jr League President  
  October 4, 2012 Edition  
     The Junior League of Youngstown elected Kera A. Thompson as president for the 2012-2013 League year. Thompson is proud to announce that the League will focus its efforts on school readiness with a concentration on nutrition and childhood obesity.
      “The Junior League of Youngstown has worked for years to educate children regarding nutrition through our Kids in the Kitchen program,” says Thompson. “We are now looking at ways to expand our efforts to help children prepare for school by eating the proper foods and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years according to the Centers for Disease Control and there are many programs nationwide tackling this issue. The Junior League of Youngstown is committed to joining these efforts.”
      Thompson, a Boardman resident and Baton Rouge, La. native, serves as the business manager of Perioperative Services for The Humility of Mary Health Partners at St. Joseph Health Center. Sponsored by Suzanne Fleming, Thompson was a member of the League’s provisional class in the fall of 2008.
      Thompson will receive support from her board members who include:
      President-Elect, Leah Wilson (Columbiana); Recording Secretary, Tara Mady (Poland); Treasurer, Lisa Metzinger (Boardman); Sustainer Representative, Fran Curd (Youngstown); Sustainer Representative, Suzanne Fleming (Youngstown); Marketing & Recruitment, Stephanie Lambert (Canfield); Provisional, Beth Drennen (Youngstown); Research & Development, Kim Urig (Canfield); Training & Education, Laura Rumble (Poland); In-League Communications, Starr McClure (Youngstown); Fund Development, Kristina Ross (Boardman); Nominating, Susan Stewart (Immediate Past-President, Boardman). Pink Ribbon Tea- Sustainer Co-Chairs, Annette Camacci (Canfield) and Susan Berny (Boardman); Active Liaison Representative, Mercia M. Stevens (Poland); Mother Daughter Brunch Sustainer Chair, Joan Gallitto (Canfield); Active Liaison Representative, Heather Elder (Boardman); Done In A Day Projects, Kelly Kiraly (Poland); Hope House Board Member, Doris Bullock (Austintown).
 
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