Jaylene Westfall, President

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”  – Maya Angelou

 Jaylene joined the Junior League of Long Beach in 2014 after meeting other JLLB members through her work in the Long Beach community. She quickly realized that she wanted to be part of this organization that provides ongoing opportunities for the professional development of women and volunteering in her community.

She enjoys the camaraderie, support and mentorship that she has found within the League and knows that she will be challenged each year to learn something new. Last year she served as President Elect and Admin VP.  She has also served as Community VP, the Senior and Junior SPAC Delegate, and Advocacy & Outreach Chair, and been a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee and LUNAFEST fundraiser Committee.

Jaylene received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Cal State Long Beach and started her career working on a crisis hotline for survivors of sexual assault. For more than 25 years she has worked as an advocate for individuals and families experiencing trauma and homelessness. Currently, she works for Century as Director of Resident Services providing supportive services to the veterans and families who were previously experiencing homelessness and are now permanently housed. She also serves on the Board of the Long Beach Homeless Coalition as Treasurer.