Board of Directors
Jennifer has been an active member of Junior League of Topeka for 5 years. Jennifer jumped into a leadership role in her 2nd year of league by serving as the Treasurer. Now, she plays the important role of President. Jennifer holds three degrees from Washburn University where she also serves on the Board of Regents. By day, Jennifer is the General Counsel for Midwest Health, Inc. and is very active in the Topeka community. Jennifer and her husband, Grant, have two boys who keep them busy and are their inspiration for making Topeka the best community it can be.
Heather joined the Junior League of Topeka in 2012 and served as the volunteer coordinator for the Community Impact Council for 2 years before being elected as Treasurer. She is also currently on the CASA of Shawnee County Board of Directors and sits on the finance committee. Heather was Treasurer of CASA from 2013-2015. She graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Finance in 2004 and is Vice President and Business Banking Officer for CoreFirst Bank & Trust. Heather and her husband also coach their daughter’s soccer team in their spare time. Heather and her husband, Aaron, live in Topeka with their children, Brynley and Kye.
Angie joined the Junior League of Topeka in 2012 and has served on the Funding Development and Leadership Councils. Angie attended Washburn University and graduated with her Bachelors of Business Administration, Cum Laude in 2000 and MBA in 2004. Angie currently works as the Chief Financial Officer for Valeo Behavioral Health Care, Inc. here in Topeka where she oversees the agency’s $21 million budget and leads the Finance, Information Technology, Maintenance, Human Resources and Reception programs. Angie and her husband Robert, have two children, Dylan and Isabelle. Angie coaches her daughter’s fastpitch softball team. She loves running, spending time in nature with her family and watching them play sports.
Vice President of Communications Council
Tracy joined the Junior League of Topeka in 2011 after returning to her hometown of Topeka from Alexandria, Virginia. Since joining the League, she has held roles in Funding Development and Community Impact, including Merry Market Chair in 2012. She is a graduate of Kansas State University. When she’s not busy with the activities of her three stepchildren, Tracy is also an entrepreneur, owning a bookkeeping and payroll service company, TLJ Bookkeeping. Tracy has served on the Board of Directors for Kansas Ballet Company the Southwest Youth Athletic Association and volunteers for Junior Achievement of Kansas as a classroom instructor. Tracy and her husband Chad enjoy traveling, biking and golfing together.
Vice President of Community Impact Council
Amanda joined Junior League of Topeka in 2010 and served as the Diaper Depot project chair for two years before being elected as the Vice President of Community Impact. Under Amanda’s guidance, the Community Impact Council focuses on providing philanthropic volunteer and training opportunities to League members while proudly helping Shawnee County residents. Amanda is a partner at Henson, Hutton, Mudrick & Gragson, LLP where she practices in the areas of civil litigation, employment and labor law, and domestic law. She also serves on the Board of the Topeka Bar Association, and is active in other legal organizations. Amanda and her husband Matt have two sons and live in Topeka.
Vice President of Funding Development Council
Vice President of Leadership Council
Kim joined the Junior League of Topeka in 2012. She has been a member of our Funding Development Council, Community Impact Council, and served as volunteer coordinator for the Leadership Council for two years prior to being elected Vice President of Leadership Development. Additionally, Kim is in her forth year of service as the Executive Vice President for the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary, Topeka Lodge #3. Outside of her board commitments, Mrs. Sixkiller also volunteers for the SHES PTO, Temple Beth Sholom Religious School, and enjoys including her children within her volunteer efforts to instill the importance of giving back to one’s community. Kim has been in the financial industry for ten years and is currently a member of the Life Operations Management team at Advisors Excel. She is a Shawnee Heights graduate from the class of 2000 and earned her bachelors degree from Emporia State University. Kim and her husband, Shaun, live in Topeka with their two daughters, Hannah and Ava. As a family the Sixkillers enjoy road trips throughout the United States, attending various sporting events, and getting outdoors while camping, boating, and fishing.
Vice President of Membership Development Council
Laine is going on her sixth year as a member of the Junior League of Topeka. A Topeka native, she has served on the Membership Development committee since becoming an active member of League. Two of those years she was the New Member Chair, spear-heading the coordination, planning & execution of the orientation class for Junior League. Laine is a graduate of Kansas State University and is a REALTOR® with Berkshire Hathaway First REALTORS®. As someone who helps promote Topeka and the community through her career, Laine has a passion and strong belief that the League plays a vital role in the community as it helps to train women leaders and provides women a networking and philanthropic avenue. Laine also serves on the Professional Standards Committee and is a Board member of the Sunflower Association of REALTORS®. Laine and her husband Reid have a daughter and son that also keep them busy!
Laurie joined the Junior League of Topeka in August 1999. She served on the Resource Development Committee from 2000 to 2001, Care Chair from 2001 to 2002, Membership Services Director from 2002 to 2003, Community Program Council Director from 2003 to 2004, President Elect 2004 to 2005, President 2005 to 2006, and Past President and Funding Development Council Member from 2006 to 2007. Laurie became a Sustainer in June 2007. Besides being involved with Junior League of Topeka, Laurie is also involved with The Mulvane Art Museum and loves serving Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church. After a 30 year career in banking, she changed career paths and joined Kansas Secured Title as a Closer. Laurie and her husband, Curt, have three adult children, Regan, Grant and Addison. They were awarded the title of Grandparents when Brinley Grace Baxter was born. When not doting on Brinley, Laurie enjoys cross stitching, scrap-booking and watching any K-State sport.
Marsha joined the Junior League of Topeka in 1976 and was an active member until going sustaining in 1990. In addition to serving as league president in 1987-88, she served as community vice president, training chair, editor of Jaytalk, headquarters task force chair and business manager for Next-to-New. Taking community placement for several years, she served as the first chair of the Topeka Community Foundation, a Topeka League project. She was awarded the Gold Rose in 1994. Marsha retired in 2015 after 36 years as vice president public relations for the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce. While working for the Chamber, she initiated and directed the Leadership Greater Topeka program from 1984-2014. She has facilitated boardsmanship, strategic planning, membership development and nominating training for myriad non-profits in Topeka. She currently serves on the boards of the Topeka High School Historical Society and the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Foundation. She and her husband Bill have three adult children and two granddaughters.