NLYM National Board of Directors 
   President - Karen Holman

Karen Holman is the founding President of the Yorba Linda Chapter of NLYM.  She served as President for two years, served as Past President, and as 1st VP Membership.  This is her third year as a National Board Member, having served as Co-VP of Expansion and President-elect.  

After working full time for 12 years, Karen has spent the past 13 years being a stay-at-home mom.  In an effort to keep busy, Karen has volunteered for several different organizations including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, East Yorba Linda Little League, YL Presbyterian Church, Fairmont Private School and Servite High School. Karen is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, but has lived her entire life in Orange County, California.  Karen loves following college sports, reading and spending time with her husband and two children.
   President-Elect - Alice Mo

Alice Mo is a founding member of the La Jolla chapter of NLYM and served as Recording Secretary, President Elect, President and currently as Past President.  On the National Board, she served as VP of Expansion in 2017-18 and is President Elect in 2018-19.

After working as a partner at Scripps Clinic in pediatrics, Alice retired to take care of her twin sons and focused her philanthropic activities towards children’s causes.  She served on the board of the New Children’s Museum as Governance Chair and continues to serve on its education committee.  She also currently serves as Hospital Liaison for the La Jolla chapter of Rady’s Children’s Hospital Auxiliary and volunteers at Grace Orphanage and Eldercare in Sri Lanka as well as serving on it's supervising board VeAhavta. . Alice is a graduate of Stanford University with an AB in Human Biology. She received her MD from the University of Virginia and completed her pediatric residency and board certification at UCSD.  She lives in La Jolla, CA with her husband and their twin high school senior boys. 

VP Training - Cheryl Bui

Cheryl Bui is a founding member of the Greater Orange Chapter of NLYM and served as Vice President of Membership for two terms.  On the National Board, she has served as VP of Chapter Support and VP of  Expansion.  This year she is serving as Co-VP of Training.

After a 25 year career with Proctor and Gamble as a business development manager, Cheryl is recently retired and is able to devote more of her free time to philanthropic efforts and causes near to her heart.  She served on the board of The Glass Slipper Guild for Children’s Hospital Orange County (CHOC) for six years holding the positions of President, Vice President and the Fashion Show and CHOC Walk Liaisons.  Cheryl is active in her community and has dedicated many hands-on hours to organizations including Catholic Charities and the Boys and Girls Club.  She is native of California and resides in the city of Villa Park with her husband and two sons.


Co-VP Membership - Christine Loo

Christine Loo is a founding member of the Yorba Linda Chapter of NLYM, where she served as the first President-elect, second President, and Past-President. She has now served as the First VP of Membership for 3 years on the National Board.

Christine worked for 12 years as the Director of Physical Therapy at Placentia Linda Hospital.  For the past 15 years, she has had a concierge private Physical Therapy practice, utilizing the Feldenkrais Method as well as other manual techniques.  She is a graduate of UCLA with a BS in Kinesiology and has a Masters in Physical Therapy from USC.  She has served in multiple volunteer positions for various organizations including her church,  Yorba Hills Little League, Boy Scouts, Valencia HS Soccer Boosters, Yorba Linda HS Baseball Boosters, Yorba Linda HS Band Boosters, and USAFA California Dreamin’ Night.  She enjoys cooking and running 1-2 Half Marathons each year.  Christine lives in Yorba Linda with her husband and 2 sons. 


   Co-VP Membership - Barbara Stormo

Barbara Stormo is founding board member of the Lake Oswego Chapter of NLYM.  She served as VP Membership for two plus years and is currently serving as Recording Secretary. She currently serves as Co-VP Membership on the National Board of NLYM, Inc.

Barbara earned a degree in Political Science from Oregon State University.  After serving as a National sales manager for a Portland radio group she decided to become a stay at home mom.  She has volunteered in many capacities in her son's schools as well as serving as PTSO President.  She has served on the School Advisory Councils for the last 9 years.  She enjoys camping and golfing with her family.  Barbara resides in Lake Oswego with her husband and son.

   VP Programming - Shelley Miller

Shelley Miller has been a member of the Tustin Chapter since 2013.  She has served as Recording Secretary, Youth Coordinator Elect, Youth Coordinator, Provisional Trainer, GLAD and President in 2017.  Currently she is Provisional Trainer and Past President and starting her first year of the National Board as VP of Programming. 

After working as Vice President of Hotel Management for 20 years Shelley left the job to become a stay at home mom.  She has served as a board member for her sons’ school’s PTO and PTA’s, Cub Scout pack leader, Tustin Eastern Little League, Beckman high school baseball booster board member and currently serves as a board member for the Beckman high school lacrosse boosters. Shelley is involved with Operation Warm Wishes and other philanthropic organizations in Orange County. She enjoys working out, travel and spending time with her husband, two sons and her lab Carley.


VP Chapter Support - Coventry Boucher

Coventry was the founding President of Lake Oswego Chapter in 2015. She has also served as Past President, GLAD and is currently the Provisional Trainer. This is her first year on the National Board. She has two sons who are NLYM members, one in the class of 2019 and one in the class of 2021.

In addition to NLYM, she was has served on the City of Portland Civil Service Board, Youth Villages Auxiliary Board, founding board of Women’s Foundation of Oregon, and multiple school advisory boards and committees. She graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a BA in Psychology. She enjoys going on epic adventures with her husband and sons, listening to Great Courses while walking her dog, yoga, cooking and knitting.


VP Technology - Kari Smith

Kari Smith has been a member of the Yorba Linda Chapter since it's start-up in 2012.  Kari has served on the Website Admin. committee for 2 years before becoming the Chapter Website Administrator in 2014-16.  She served as President-Elect in 2016, and President in 2017.  This is Kari's second year as VP Technology on the National Board.

After working as an Accountant in the family  business, Kari left the job to become a stay at home mom.  She has served on multiple school advisory boards and assist with both her sons high school golf coaches in fundraising and organization.  Kari continues to help in fundraising with multiple organizations in Orange County. She enjoys travel time with her husband and two sons.


Parliamentarian - Kristen Armstrong

Kristen Armstrong is a founding member of the La Jolla Chapter of NLYM and joined the founding board to complete the terms of the chapter’s Recording Secretary and then the Parliamentarian.  Kristen served another year as La Jolla Chapter Parliamentarian before joining the Board of NLYM, Inc. as National Parliamentarian.  She also served as 4th VP Culture with the La Jolla Chapter of NLYM.  Kristen earned an engineering degree in mathematical sciences from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. 

After practicing in San Diego and overseas for over a decade with several law firms, as well as serving as a board member with both public and non-profit entities, Kristen retired from the practice of law.  While raising her two children, she turned to volunteering with the San Diego chapter of National Charity League, the Gillispie School, the Bishop’s School in La Jolla, and La Jolla Presbyterian Church.

   Secretary - Michelle Zenk 

Michelle Zenk is a founding member of the Irvine North Chapter of NLYM.  She held the position of Youth Coordinator for two years and Website Administrator for two years. She also has served as the Chapter’s PVSA liaison for four years.

Before relocating from Texas to California to raise her family, she worked in sales in the hospitality industry at the Novatel Hotel in New York, NY and in Sales/Event Planning at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX.  She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and received her MBA from CSULB.  She served on various PTO boards for her children’s schools and served on the board for Beckman HS Cheer Boosters and volunteered for Beckman HS Baseball Boosters.  She held many board positions for Rancho Irvine Chapter National Charity League including Chapter President.  She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.  She currently lives in Irvine with her husband, two kids, two dogs and three cats.



Treasurer - Priya Sprenger

Our Founders

Co-Founder - Mary Pat Lucas
Mary Pat is the Co-Founder of National League of Young Men, Inc. (NLYM). Before her service as National President from 2010 to 2015, Mary Pat led as the first Chapter President of Newport Mesa. NLYM under her leadership, transformed an organization of 80 people into seven chapters with a membership of over 1200;  shifting from a local organization to national.

In addition to her service in NLYM, she is a sustaining member of both the Newport Mesa Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) and the Assistance League of Newport Mesa. During her time with NCL, Mary Pat gained a wide range of experience holding the posts of Placement and Nominating Chairman, Special Events Chairman, Ticktocker Vice President, Newport Mesa Chapter President, National Council Representative and Ticktocker Regional Specialist. In Assistance League Juniors Mary Pat served as Parliamentarian, Recording Secretary, Provisional Trainer, 1st Vice President and President (2 terms). Mary Pat has also volunteered in many capacities and held offices on the Boards of her Church and her Children’s Elementary and High Schools.

Mary Pat’s passion is in philanthropic work. As a teenager she was introduced to the concept of “giving back to the community” and has always made that a part of her life. As a mother her focus shifted to include teaching her children what it means to help others. Through her work with NLYM she is helping to teach an even wider range of today’s young men.  Mary Pat believes strongly in the NLYM motto of Empowering Young Men through Leadership, Service, Culture and Protocol.

Mary Pat’s educational background earned her a degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California which led to a career in the Real Estate Asset Management Industry. She lives in Newport Beach, California where she enjoys time with her husband, three children and granddaughter.  


Co-Founder - Diane Edmonston
Diane Edmonston, co-founder of National League of Young Men, is serving as VP Chapter Support of its National Board of Directors. Previously, Diane served as National President from 2015-2016, and also served the Newport Mesa chapter as President, President-elect, and V.P. Membershi

Diane’s love of volunteerism and leadership is evidenced by her commitment for the past 28 years in the following organizations: The National Charity League, where she served as President, Parliamentarian, Provisional Trainer, Corresponding Secretary, Advisor, and Vice-President Ways and Means.  The Junior League of Orange County, as Director of Public Relations and on committees focused on fundraising and social awareness issues. Newport Harbor High School Educational Foundation, as a co-founder of the Home and Garden tour. Newport Heights Elementary School, a Meet the Masters Art Program Instructor and fundraiser.

Presently, Diane is a part-time Sales Representative for Love Reusable Bags and a member 

of the USC Kappa Alpha Theta Corporation Board.

Upon graduating with a BA in Public Relations from the University of Southern California, Diane was employed by the University as a Fundraiser Event Planner and Cochrane Chase Livingston as an Advertising Account Executive.

Diane has been married for 33 years, is the mother of three grown children and loves golf, walking, hanging out with friends and politics.

National League of Young Men, Inc. (NLYM)

P.O. Box 3403, Newport Beach, CA  92659-8403