Governance Committee Chair 2022-2023
Julianne Averill is known for her innovative, visionary, and effective leadership. She has been praised for her ability to make complex topics accessible in areas as diverse as finance, life sciences, technology, digital health, and public affairs.
In 2010, Julianne brought these skills to the Junior League of Fresno (JLF) and later to the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay (JLOEB), where she now serves as President. Her past leadership roles include JLOEB Treasurer and Senior State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC), Delegate and The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) Governance Committee At-Large Member. As Treasurer, Julianne implemented easy-to- use financial reporting tools that contributed to the organization’s financial transparency.
One of Julianne’s most significant Junior League accomplishments is acting as JLOEB’s first two-year SPAC Delegate, working to bring back its Public Affairs Committee and re- engaging the League in advocacy. As SPAC Delegate, she championed policies within the areas of education, health, family support, violence prevention, and human trafficking to improve the lives of women and children in California. In 2017, she was presented with the CalSPAC Rising Star Award for providing advocacy training and awareness to the East Bay community. In addition to her volunteer work with the Junior League, Julianne has served as a personnel board member for the City of Concord, and as President of Beta Alpha Psi.
Professionally, Julianne is a financial executive and CPA/MSA/SHRM-CP with more than 18 years of leadership experience driving results and accelerating growth in the life sciences, technology/SaaS, Ai, and digital health fields. She has managed or led over $2 billion in fundraising initiatives for high-growth organizations in the life sciences and digital health space.
Julianne holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accountancy, both from the California State University, Fresno.