2022-2023 Board of Directors

The Junior League of Madison is led by a volunteer board, elected annually by our membership.

Kate Karre, President 

Kate Karre serves as the President for the Junior League of Madison. She has been an active member for 3 years and has served on the Communications, Finance and Membership teams. Most recently, Kate served as the New Member Chair for Membership.

Kate was born and raised in Madison, and earned both a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration at Edgewood College. She has more than 10 years of human resources experience, and works as an HR Administrator for Johnson Block and Company, Inc. Kate’s other interests include traveling, reading, and checking out Madison’s wonderful restaurant scene.



Elizebeth (Purcell) Greenway, President Elect


Marissa Young, President Elect Elect

Marissa Young is the President Elect Elect for the Junior League of Madison. Marissa joined JLM in 2016 and has previously served as Treasurer, on the Membership team as an adviser as well as on the Funding and Development and Community teams.

Marissa grew up in the Twin Cities and graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Sport and Recreation Management. She began her professional career coaching competitive gymnastics, a sport she was also competitive in until college. She then spent the next decade in residential property management, overseeing marketing, operations and advising in new apartment developments. Marissa now serves as Director of Business Development for JP Cullen, a fifth generation, Wisconsin grown contractor and construction management company.

Marissa enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, passing on her love for sports and nature, and ‘reluctantly’ cheering on the Badgers any chance she gets!



Sam Sullivan, Communications Vice President

Sam Sullivan is the Communications Vice President for the Junior League of Madison.  She has been an active member for 2 years and has also served on the Membership and Community teams.

Sam is creative and brand strategist for a family of home service brands, with over 10 years of marketing and design experience. She and her husband moved to Madison two and a half years ago from soulful Memphis, TN and have loved taste-testing every cheese curd they can get their hands on, snowshoeing in the winter and soaking up sunny afternoons on the Union Terrace.



Emily Sulik, Community Vice President

Ellyn Schmelz, Finance Vice President

Kate Hattery-Groskopf, Membership Vice President

Crystal Weinberger, Nominating Chair

Crystal Weinberger - HeadshotCrystal Weinberger serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Junior League of Madison. She has been an active member for 5 years, since transferring from the Junior League of Minneapolis. She has served on the Membership and Communications teams. Most recently, Crystal served as the Webmaster for the last 3 years.

A native of Wisconsin, Crystal graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2004 with Bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Political Science. She completed her Master’s in Business Administration in 2013 from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Her professional experience includes over 15 years of administrative service in the fields of healthcare, nonprofit management and academic medicine.