American Family Children's Hospital

Emerging Leadership Board

Membership Information

Andrea Mace

Gretchen Lins


Meet Our Members

In His Own Words: Ryan Behling

Members of the Emerging Leadership Board at the From Munich to Madison event in 2011

The Emerging Leadership Board (ELB) is a dedicated group of up-and-coming professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who raise community awareness and funds on behalf of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.
Since its inception in March 2011, the ELB has:
  • Raised more than $50,000 through sponsorships and attendance at its signature event, a specialty beer and wine-tasting event
  • Participated in Bowlin' for Colons, Carbone's Race for Research, Sparkle of Hope and Andy North and Friends
  • Volunteered at Andy North and Friends, Carbone's Race for Research and Drive for Hope golf outing, among many other events
  • Toured the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, where groundbreaking cancer research is happening daily
  • Learned about cutting-edge advances in cancer research from UW Carbone Cancer Center physicians and researchers
  • Networked with some of Madison's top business leaders
ELB Membership Information
  • Young professionals (ages 25 to 40) from diverse business backgrounds
  • Meetings are the second Tuesday bi-monthly. Meetings include a presentation from researchers and physicians at the UW Carbone Cancer Center
  • No membership fee; terms are two-year terms, but can be renewed 
  • Members are required to volunteer at three cancer center events annually
2016 Members
  • Jeffrey Beckmann, J&K Security
  • Nolan Brown, Spectrum Brands
  • Mary Jane Connor, Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Jeannie Cullen Schultz, JP Cullen
  • Lindsey Decker, Madison Concourse Hotel
  • Lisa DuChateau, Middleton Chamber of Commerce
  • Lindsey Feitlinger, American Girl
  • Heather Garrison
  • Phil Hausmann, Hausmann Insurance
  • Ashley Hein, Exact Sciences
  • Diana Henry, Rippe Keane
  • Jenn Krebs, The Wilshire Group
  • Scott Leslie, Majestic Theatre
  • Gretchen Lins, CB Richard Ellis
  • Andrea Mace, Premium Waters, Inc. Bottled Water Solutions
  • Jen Mauerman, Wisconsin Distributors
  • Christina McNamara, CUNA
  • Alissa Oleck, UW-Madison
  • Nathan Plumb, Plumb Trust
  • Anthony Racki, Huron Consulting Group
  • Corey Reno, Food and Drug Administration
  • Cassie Risch, Thermo Scientific
  • Brett Roth, Associated Bank
  • Matt Shefchik, QTI
  • Cammie Sorensen, Legacy Advisor Network
  • Austin Streeper, North Star Resource Group
  • Jordan Taylor, DeWitt Ross and Stevens
  • Tim Umland, Mohs, MacDonald, Widder, Paradise & Van Note
  • Jordan Zirbel, Baker Tilly
ELB Members in Action
Emerging Leadership Board members
Members of the Emerging Leadership Board volunteer at the Walk Away from Cancer event
Members of the Emerging Leadership Board