Management Board

Management Board 2016-2017

Emily Link – President-Elect

Maggie Kelly – Recording Secretary
Maggie, a native Texan, both settled in Winnetka, IL and joined the Junior League in 2013-14. During her New Member period she served as Recording Secretary for her class. As an Active Member, she has previously co-chaired the Project Research and Development Committee.

Kris Hagen – Fitting Futures Chair
Kris joined the Junior League in 2012. Before becoming Fitting Futures chair she  was a committee member for Fitting Futures. Kris is eager to continue working with the Junior League.

Stacey Woehrle – Fitting Futures Chair-Elect
Stacey has been a member of the Junior League Evanston-North Shore since 2010. During her first year she served as Chair of the Donations Committee for the New Member community project Baby Steps. In her time as an active member, she participated on the Thrift house committee focusing on Marketing and served as Member Recruitment Co-Chair.

Alisha Liu – Done in a Day Chair
Alisha joined the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore in 2014.  She was the Fundraising Chair of her New Member cohort which successfully raised money for their community project: Baby Steps.  She was recently a member of the Done in a Day committee and now has taken upon the role of Done in a Day Chair where she looks forward to impacting and empowering women in the community.

Dorothy Coletta and Betty Finken- Thrift House Co-Chairs

Melissa Frick – Kitchen Tour Chair

Grace Flatt – Kitchen Tour Sub-Committee Chair

Cory Marchetti – Kitchen Tour Sub-Committee Chair
Corey has been a member of the Junior League Evanston-North Shore since 2010. She has served in a variety of roles including Thrift House Co-Chair, Admissions, Community Relations, and Kitchen Tour. Originally from Kansas, Corey resides in Kenilworth with her husband and twin sons. 

Karen O’Grady – Kitchen Tour Sub-Committee Chair
Karen joined the Junior League Evanston – North Shore as part of the 2014 – 2015 New Member Class.  During her new member year she was an active member of the fundraising committee helping to raise the funds necessary to put on a beautiful baby shower for 13 deserving mothers.  She looks forward to her first year as an active member and continuing to fundraise for the many great league projects by working as a Kitchen Tour Sub-Committee Chair.

Beth Erickson – Member Recruitment C0-Chair
Beth joined the Junior League in 2013. In her new member year, she served as a co-chair for the Day Of Committee for the Baby Steps project. She is presently serving the League as a co-chair for the Recruitment Committee.

Nicole Roberts – Member Recruitment Co-Chair
Nicole joined the Junior League in 2014. In her new member year, she served as co-chair for the Day of the Shower Committee for the Baby Steps project. She is presently serving the League as co-chair for the Recruitment Committee.

Beth Harrell – New Member Co-Chair

Patty Lea – New Member Co-Chair

Amy Capocchi – New Member Advisor
Amy joined the Junior League in 2013. In her new member year, she served as a co-chair for the Day Of Committee for the Baby Steps project. She previously served in the League as a co-chair for the Recruitment Committee and presently serves as New Member Advisor.

Dina Mead – Nominating & Placement Chair
Dina is a long time member of the Junior League. Dina first joined the Junior League of Westchester-on-Hudson, NY in 1985. There she was Membership Development Chair and Provisional Trainer followed by Nominating/Placement Chair. In 1991, Dina moved to Southern California and transferred into the Junior League of Orange County. Dina was the Provisional Trainer for a class of 150 new members, followed by Advisor and American Girl Fashion Show Chair. In 2005, Dina moved to Wilmette and transferred into the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore. Since moving here she has been on the Admissions Committee, Co-Chaired the Admissions Committee, sat on the Nominating Committee, served as Dues Treasurer, Member-at-Large, Thrift House Chair and last but not least President of JLE-NS 2013-2014.

Dorothy Coletta – Nominating & Placement Chair-elect
Dorothy Coletta started her JL career in 2006 with the Junior League of Northern Westchester, NY. During her nine years she has served in many management and policy board roles, including Board Secretary, NY State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) Delegate, Scholarship Chair, Membership Development Chair and President of the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore. Dorothy has over 20 years in volunteer board experience including 12 years of leadership roles for school, civic and service organizations. She also currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for Haven Youth and Family Services, located in Wilmette.

Alison Derifield – Scholarships & Grant Chair
Alison joined the Junior League in 2013. In her new member year, she served on the Day Of Committee for the Baby Steps project. She has also served on the Thrift House Committee and the Scholarships and Grants Committee. She is presently serving the League as the chair of the Scholarships and Grants Committee.

Linda Weber – Social Chair
Linda Joined the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore in 2011. She served on the Day of Committee for the New Member project Baby Steps, which raised funds to help 18 new mothers in need. The following year Linda served on the Kitchen Tour Committee which raised nearly $40,000 to support the Junior League and it’s causes. She has served as co-chair on the Recruiting Committee, working towards growing the Junior League’s membership, and last year served as Member-at-Large.

Amy Heinz – Internal & External Communications Chair

Jenn Luczkowiak – Project Research & Development Chair
Jenn joined the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore in 2011. She enjoyed working on the Donations Committee during her first year for the Junior League’s Baby Steps program, which provides a beautiful baby shower with resources, gifts, and educational seminars for mothers in need. Following her new member year Jenn co-chaired the Kitchen Tour while also co-chairing Admissions. She has previously served as Internal/ External Communications Chair and Membership Director.

Karen Burchell – Personnel Coordinator
Karen joined the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore in 2007 and handled Marketing and PR for her New Member class project, Kids in the Kitchen High Five Health Fair held in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lake County, IL and Oak Terrace Elementary School in Highwood, IL.  She was also Co-Chair of the American Girl Fashion Show Fundraiser, as well as Placement and Transfer Chair.  Karen has also served on the Nominating and Placement committee during various years and is currently the Personnel Coordinator for JLE-NS.  Her professional background is in Advertising and Marketing, as well as Social Media and Digital Engagement.

Beth Mikel – Fundraising & Dues Treasurer

Karen Miller – Community Advocate
Karen joined the Jr. League in 1988 and has served in many leadership capacities in her League career including: President, Membership Director, Community Director, and Thrift House Chair. She is the Founding member of projects such as the Scholarship Program, Members Reach Out (DIAD) Committee and the American Girl Fashion Show fundraiser. Karen served the Association of Junior leagues International as a Board of Director (2010-2013) and Governance Committee Member (2007-2009 and 2011-2013). This year Karen sits on Management Board as Community Advisor. In addition to the Junior League, Karen serves on multiple community and civic boards including: The Chicago Foundation for Education, Midwest CareCenter and The Neighbors of Kenilworth.