Board of Directors

President:  Rachel Zeleny

Rachel Zeleny is the current President of the Junior League of Sioux City.  She has been a member since 2008 and has held various leadership roles for JLSC including Golf Committee Chair, Adhoc Chair for Nominating and Placement, Action Learning Team Chair (3 years) and Publications Chair.  Rachel received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award in 2009 and 2010.  In 2011, she received the Volunteer of the Year award and in 2014 she received top "10 under 40".

Rachel’s other volunteer experience includes: Art Center Board, AAU volleyball coach, Sergeant Bluff ACTION Team, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Special Olympic Ambassador and Special Olympic swim team coach.

Rachel is currently the Credit Administration Manager at Pioneer Bank.  She resides in Sergeant Bluff, IA with her husband Lance, seven-year-old son Jack, four-year-old daughter Faith and two-year old daughter Hope.

President-Elect: Rhonda Henry

Sustaining Director: Julie Burhoop

Julie Burhoop is one of the JLSC Sustaining Directors for 2015-2016.  She was an active member from
2004-2013, and had placements including Cook Park Committee, Publications Chair, Jungle Nook Committee, Nominating & Placement, At-Large Board Member, Board Secretary, and VP of Membership.  She received the "Spirit of Junior League" award in 2013.

Julie's other current volunteering includes being Vice President for Gigi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Awareness Center in Sioux City, VP of Communications for the McCook Lake Association, and helping in her daughter's classroom at Dakota Valley. 

Julie is an architect and enjoys boating with her husband, Craig, and daughters, Abigail and Bella, whenever she can.

Sustaining Director: Shannon Hansen

Shannon Hansen is currently a sustainer, and will be a co-chair Sustainer Advisor for the 2015/16 year.  Shannon most recently chaired the Discovery Shop , and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2007/08.  Shannon is a partner at Tri-State Valuation & Consulting where she specializes in commercial real estate appraisals.  In her free time she enjoys running, playing volleyball and baking

Secretary: Sara Gacke

VP Finance: Jeanette Ford

VP Marketing: Kim Gordon

Kim Gordon is the VP of Marketing for 2015-2016 League year.  She’s been involved with Junior League for almost 2 years. She received the “Siouxland Leader" award in 2015.

Kim's volunteers her time to the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce acting at the Chair of the Enhancement Committee, serves as the Treasurer for the Mercy Auxiliary, sits on the WITCC Alumni Association board, is a member of the Fridays on the Promenade committee, is the 2015 Publicity Chair for Sioux City’s RAGBRAI, and helps out at St. Michael Church and Holy Cross Schools.

Kim is an Account Director at JD Gordon Creative Labs. In her free time, you’ll find her volunteering, reading, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with her husband, Jeff and daughter, Anna.  She also enjoys spending time with their family pets, Wallace a high energy Whippet and Oreo their hamster.

VP Membership: Alison Uhl

Alison Uhl is the Vice President of Membership of the Junior League of Sioux City for the 2015-2016 league year. She has been a member since 2012. Previous placements include Assistant Publications Chair, Membership Co-Chair, and Social Co-Chair. Alison received the Siouxland Leader Award for the 2013-2014 league year. She attended ODI in October 2014.

In addition to Junior League, Alison is also active with Relay for Life of Siouxland, the Friends of Stone Park, and her church, Immanuel Lutheran, where she sings in the choir. She is also an active professional member of the Alpha Chi Sigma professional chemistry fraternity, an organization with which she was very involved during college and dental school at the University of Iowa.

Alison currently works as a general dentist for the Siouxland Community Health Center, and will chair the George's Place project for 2015-2016. She resides in the Morningside area of Sioux City. Her hobbies include walking her dogs, cooking, reading, photography and playing the piano. She also enjoys hiking, traveling and occasionally running half marathons.

VP Community: Rebecca Acheson

Discovery Shop Chair: Loyanne Jensen

Board Member At Large:  Amy Lechtenberg