Policy Board

Policy Board 2017-2018

Emily Link – President

Allie Paus – President-Elect

Melissa Frick – By-laws Parliamentarian

Christy Anderson – Community Director

Christy originally joined the League in 2012 and greatly enjoyed planning the day of events for the Baby Steps program, which provides a educational baby shower for mothers in need. Following her new member year, Christy volunteered with the Kitchen Tour before moving to Charlottesville, VA. Christy is thrilled to be back on the North Shore, where she grew up, and is excited to serve the League as Community Director for the year.

Dorothy Coletta – Financial Director

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.

Stephanie Proesel – Membership Director

Karen Burchell – Member at Large

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 as the Personnel Coordinator for JLE-NS.  Her professional background is in Advertising and Marketing, as well as Social Media and Digital Engagement.

Jeanni McCormick – Personnel Director

Judy Robb – Recording Secretary

Betty Finken – Sustainer Director

Rebecca Garces – Thrift House Executive Director