MEET THE BOARD
Kristine assumed the role of WIN chair in late 2018. Shortly after joining WIN, she was invited to join the Large Grants Committee and was immediately exposed to the heart of WIN’s purpose — talented women working collectively to make a positive impact on the community. Recently retired from a career at Shell and previously with IBM as well as startup, she now focuses her attention on board work, both non-profit and for-profit. She serves on the Board of WHQR and as Non-Executive Director at Ocean Power Technologies, a global renewable energy company. She is inspired by the many wonderful women in WIN and excited to work with the motivated, energetic BoD in carrying forward the mission of WIN.
Kate Phillips Connolly
Kate joined WIN in 2016, and is currently serving as the vice-chair on the WIN Board. She has been a part-timer in Wilmington since the 1980s and currently divides her time between Wilmington and Dublin, Ireland, where she and her Irish husband have their work base. Their two daughters are mostly grown and flown, one in grad school in New York and one working overseas, but Wilmington is home base for the whole family. She values both the work WIN does and the community of women who make it happen, and is excited to be a part of the Board helping WIN establish itself as an independent organization.
Elise joined win in 2018, and is currently serving as the Secretary on the WIN Board. A Wilmington native, she spent time living and working in Colorado before heading home. She is a Financial Planner at UBS.
Committed to serving her community, Elise is inspired by the work WIN has already done and wants to be an integral part WIN's efforts to have a positive impact in the Wilmington area.
Elise has been married to her husband, Joel, for seventeen years and has two children, Banks and Lowman, as well as a dog, Ranger, and cat, BK.