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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, ELB members have:
  • 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-monthy. 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
2014 members

Ryan Behling, Merrill Lynch 

Tim Cleary, M3

Mary Jane Connor, The Isthmus
Gina David, Dane County DA's Office
Jenn Ellison, The Wilshire Group
Heather Garrison, UW-Madison
Phil Hausmann, Hausmann Insurance 

Ashley Hein, Exact Sciences
Diana Henry, Rippe Keane
Tina Huisman, Baker Tilly
Ryan Koch, Keller Williams Realty
Gretchen Lins, First Weber
Sean Lynch, Cullen Weston Pines
Andrea Mace, Marcus Hotel Group
Alissa Oleck, UW-Madison
Stephanie Oslie, American Family Insurance

Ben Pechan, JP Cullen
Christina Plesha, CUNA

Nathan Plumb, SVA Plumb
Corey Reno, Food and Drug Administration
Brody Richter, DeWitt Ross

Cassie Risch, TDS

Eli Selinger, Epic

Jordan Taylor, DeWitt Ross
Tim Umland, Mohs, MacDonald, Widder

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