Board of Directors
Marisa Clark is thrilled to take on the role of President with fresh ideas and a lot of energy! She joined Junior League of Billings in 2019 and immediately felt welcome among a group of women who want to make a difference in our community. Marisa previously served as President Elect and Communications Council Leader.
Marisa is a 1996 graduate of Billings Central, and attended college at University of Montana and Montana State University-Billings. Marisa’s career as a Realtor® at Red Truck Real Estate combines her creativity and her attention to detail, and her love of working with people and positively impacting her community.
She is happily married to the love of her life and is the proudly outnumbered homeschooling mom to a house full of boys and one very pampered German Shepherd.
Marisa was drawn to Junior League of Billings because of Free Laundry Day and the idea of providing for a need that is very rarely considered. As a lifelong volunteer, she knew she’d enjoy the opportunity to make a difference, but she didn’t know she’d find a group of women she now considers friends. Junior League has provided her with more than she expected, and she is thrilled to be able to devote her time and energy as President of this valuable organization.
Hannah grew up in a big family in rural Powell, Wyoming. She met her partner, Ben, when they were twelve, and together they have a daughter, Vienna. Hannah loves to hike and snowboard in the Montana mountains and enjoys any adventure with her family of three. She works for DOWL, a civil engineering firm, as a Public Involvement Coordinator for government funded projects throughout the region.
Hannah has a bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing and a Master of Science in Public Relations, both from MSU Billings, where she also teaches public speaking and serves as the President of the MSUB Alumni Advisory Board. She loves to be civically engaged and active in her community. She is on the leadership team for NextGEN, a young professionals’ organization with the Billings Chamber of Commerce, she serves on the Board of Community Development for the City of Billings, and she has been a member of the Junior League of Billings since 2019.
Elizabeth Russell joined The Junior League of Billings in the fall of 2016, shortly after moving to Billings. She joined the league as a way to get to know her community and form new connections. She has thrived off the impact The Junior League of Billings makes in the community and the challenge of starting and seeing through big projects.
Born and raised in Eastern Montana, Elizabeth went to college at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance. She has worked in banking for close to a decade and is currently a mortgage underwriter at Stockman Bank where she enjoys taking on everyday challenges and helping customers get into the home of their dreams.
In her free time Elizabeth enjoys keeping busy and staying active. She loves running, playing with her dog Sadie, and reading a good book.
Born and raised in the Washington DC area, Helen moved to Montana in 2002. She graduated from Billings Central High School and went on to receive a Bachelor's in Nursing from Presentation College and Masters in Nursing from the University of North Dakota. Helen works as a Nurse Practitioner at St. Vincent Healthcare. She enjoys working with her patients to help them achieve their optimum health.
Helen has also had a passion for helping others which drew her to the Junior League of Billings. Helen joined Junior League of Billings in 2016 and enjoys working together with the women of JLB to better serve the impoverished in our community. Helen has served two years as a Fund Development Chair, President Elect Elect and President Elect. She is currently serving as President.
Helen remains active in her community by volunteering at her church, St. Thomas the Apostle. She participates in providing meals for those in need, teaching high school youth group and Family Promise.
Helen is married to her husband Clint, a native Montana. Helen enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. She enjoys all outdoor activities that Montana has to offer including camping, hiking and rafting.
Tani came to Montana from Geneseo, Illinois to attend Eastern Montana College. She earned her B.S.Ed in Elementary Education and moved to Lavina, Montana to teach and raise her family. Tani later earned her Masters Degree in Special Education and continued teaching and volunteering in Lavina until her youngest graduated. In 2017, Tani moved to Billings where she enjoys learning and growing with her exceptional students.
When she’s not working or volunteering, Tani enjoys spending time with family and friends traveling, trying new restaurants, and taking in local events. She spends her free time geocaching, camping, hiking, crafting, and reading with her little dog Toto.