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Our Staff

All staff may be reached by dialing our council phone number 1-855-ILOVEGS (1-855-456-8347) and using the listed extension. In some cases, a full phone number is noted. 

Senior Leadership

Jean DorschVice President of Organizational Effectiveness6335
Patricia FayVice President of HR and Administration6344
Gwen FergusonVice President of Volunteer Experience5908
Vicki KingVice President of Programs and Property6326
CeCe PalomarExecutive Assistant to the CEO6317
Julie SomogyiVice President of Member and Mission Engagement6336
Joel WilcoxenVice President of Finance and Administration6348
Nancy WrightChief Executive Officer6301


Peggy BrothersDirector of Camp Programs2713
Debi CullenEvents and Training Registration Specialist2711
Cheri KirkpatrickCamp Program Specialist2725
Vanessa MatraversDirector, Camp Pokanoka
Kelly NelsonDirector, Camp Greene Wood
Karen RoordaDirector, Camp Palos
Robin SolomonDay Camp Program Development Manager
Sandra WeberDirector, Camp Butternut Springs
Katie YoungOutdoor Program Manager; Director, Camp Pokanoka2712

Community Director

Nancy ArmstrongRegional Community Director9235

Community Engagement

LaSham BarfieldGirlSpace Facilitator1962
Deborah BoydGirlSpace Facilitator2302
Alett BrownGirlSpace Facilitator6358
Patricia ColinGirlSpace Facilitator5983
Priscilla CoxGirlSpace Facilitator
Denise CribbsGirlSpace Facilitator2302
Dominique DarkoGirlSpace Facilitator
LaMont DavisGirlSpace Facilitator
Latrice FordGirlSpace Facilitator
Charlie Mae FranklinGirlSpace Facilitator2302
Patricia GomezGirlSpace Facilitator2302
Kassandra HaleGirlSpace Facilitator5933
Sandra HernandezGirlSpace Facilitator
Lenora HethingtonGirlSpace Facilitator2302
LaTesha HinesGirlSpace Facilitator
Veronica LathamGirlSpace Facilitator
Sherraé LeeGirlSpace Facilitator2302
Alisa LockhartAssistant Vice President of Community Outreach Initiatives6334
Andrea MayoralGirlSpace Facilitator2717
Catherine McAfeeGirlSpace Facilitator2302
Carmelita MezaGirlSpace Facilitator2302
Ivory MylesGirlSpace Facilitator2321
Latanya O'ConnorGirlSpace Facilitator2302
Lakesha PardueGirlSpace Supervisor1965
Sonja PascalGirlSpace Facilitator
Ina RobersonGirlSpace Facilitator
Robert RossGirlSpace Facilitator
Sintelle ScottProgram Facilitator2312
Barb StottSenior Program Manager2704
Beatrice TateGirlSpace Facilitator
Valeata WalkerGirlSpace Facilitator2302
Alma WareGirlSpace Facilitator2302

Customer Care

Deborah BackmanCustomer Care Specialist5935
Ariel BashamCustomer Care Specialist5980
Kim CervantesCustomer Care Specialist1951
Kerrie DuBrockSenior Customer Care Specialist2304
Sarah KnipferSenior Customer Care Specialist5911
Elaine KruseCustomer Care Specialist5950
Alisa ManzoSenior Customer Care Specialist1942
Chris McCarthyCustomer Care Director2707
Peggie SchultzSenior Customer Care Specialist9254
Lori YuleCustomer Care Specialist5977


Steven AguinaDirector of Finance and Organizational Insight6319
Brian BanhGrant & Support Accountant6333
Pam GervaseAccounts Payable Specialist6369
Kevin O'MalleyAccounting Supervisor6379
Dorie SmithStaff Accountant6304

Fund Development

Patricia BroughtonVice President of Philanthropic Innovation6342
Jill HudsonVice President, Foundation, Public, and Government Grants6341
Mary LinderDevelopment Database Manager6330
Anna SeghettiManager of Special Events6350
Kristin ShortVice President of Major Gifts6374
Jessica WetmoreFund Development Manager6339
Cheryl ZmindaDirector of Foundation, Public, and Government Relations6340

Human Resources

Shena BeanHR Assistant6314
Audria BowdenPayroll Associate6308
Marissa ColgateHR Consultant6309
Jenny WaszakSenior HR Business Partner6310

Information Technology

Angela FlennoyDirector of Information Technology5976
Rhonda OlenikCoordinator of IT6351

Innovation & Inclusion

Karina VillafuerteInnovation & Inclusion Specialist2718
Christine WardInnovation & Inclusion Specialist1960


Maggie DuffyDirector of Marketing and Brand6375
Natalie HughesBrand Voice and Marketing Manager6352
L'Oreal PaytonMedia Relations Manager6377
Jess RangelSocial Media & Website Specialist6325

Member Services

Valeria de LeónMember Services Specialist5914
Laura JonesManager, Member Services2722
Samantha LehmanMember Services Specialist5924
Kimberlyn SchultzMember Services Specialist9278
Alyxandria SchwarzwalderMember Services Specialist5913
Laura SzymanskiMember Services Specialist9229

Organizational Effectiveness

Kim DupczakProgram and Grant Evaluation Manager6372

Product Program

Carl CanaleDirector of Product Program5972
Angela FosterProduct Program Manager2714
Conchetta (CJ) JonesProduct Program Manager2331
Sheri LambertProduct Program Manager2710
Shari MillardProduct Program Administrator5906
Linda MillerProduct Program Assistant1948
Susan RakisDirector of Product Program2309


Jessica BensonProgram Facilitator
Ashley ChristensenManager of Arts, Cultural Awareness and Travel Programs6322
Alyssa DuncanProgram Facilitator5934
Joseph GiovannettiProgram Facilitator
Victoria GoldenProgram Manager, Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship6331
Angela LogwoodProgram Facilitator6329
Rajeeyah MuhammadProgram Facilitator
Susan PatzanProgram Facilitator
Candice SchmidtDirector of Program6376
Gwen TulinManager of Highest Awards and Program Events6355
Amy WilliamsProgram Facilitator


Celeste Adams-HolecekProperty Project Coordinator6323
Leonard BrussanoProperty Manager, Camp Butternut Springs312-550-1458
Craig HillProperty Maintenance Technician312-720-8476
Kevin JensenProperty Manager, Camp Pokanoka815-545-7818
Mary Kaczmarek-KulbidaProperty Project Manager6332
Andrew KingeryProperty Manager, Camp Palos312-533-1984
Robin KingeryAssistant Property Manager & Trading Post Associate, Camp Juniper Knoll312-533-1983
Wil KingeryProperty Manager, Camp Juniper Knoll312-656-7572
David RastallProperty Manager, Camp River Trails815-272-6184
Ross SpencerProperty Manager, Camp Greene Wood630-476-0359
Francis SullivanAssistant Property Manager, Camp Greene Wood312-720-7537


Tycee BellCommunity Organizer2708
Lisa CaraballoCommunity Organizer2318
Marie ErbeckDirector of Member Engagement5905
Carmen EvansManager of Recruitment2326
Kisa FitzgeraldCommunity Organizer1958
Michele HermanCommunity Organizer9237
Veronica LathamCommunity Organizer2329
Jasmine OwensCommunity Organizer2302
Stella QuimbyCommunity Organizer9240
Christa SanchezCommunity Organizer9206
Martha SternickleCommunity Organizer9227


Amanda CervantesSenior Manager of Retail Operations2702
Chicago Shop6366
Debra FredericksTrading Post Associate, Camp Butternut Springs
Greene Wood Shop5901
Rae HaffnerRetail Associate, Greene Wood5901
Homewood Shop2323
Brenda JensenTrading Post Associate, Camp Pokanoka
Andrea JobanisRetail Associate, Homewood2303
Joliet Shop2726
Sherrae LeeRetail Associate, Chicago2303
Nicole MarhenkeRetail Associate, Vernon Hills9211
Lisa MasseyRetail Associate, Merrillville1967
Merrillville Shop1943
Fay PetersonRetail Associate, Joliet2726
Jennifer PetersonSenior Manager of Retail Operations6312
Brittany SantosRetail Associate, Vernon Hills9224
Vernon Hills Shop9246
Lauren WieseRetail Associate, Greene Wood5901
Jennifer WoodDirector of Retail6367

Service Unit Support

Veronica AguiñagaService Unit Support Manager5926
Latoya Bearden-GardnerSU Support Specialist2325
Charisse ChamorroDirector of Service Unit Support9219
Irene CreaSU Support Specialist9233
Andrea GallSU Support Specialist2720
Jessica GalvanSU Support Specialist5918
Laureen HeadSU Support Specialist2322
Amanda LeitingSU Support Specialist2705
Jeanette MalinowskiSU Support Specialist9232
Samiha MuhammadSU Support Specialist1950
Liz PearsonSU Support Specialist5925
Patsy RodriguezSU Support Specialist9226
Jacqueline Stancil-SmithManager of Service Unit Support2313
Kathleen SudaSU Support Specialist5981
Kathy SullivanSU Support Specialist1952
Lisa ThomasSU Support Specialist9253
Julie TrioneSU Support Specialist9277
Carolyn WheatSU Support Specialist5916
Sue WhissonManager of Service Unit Support2307


Rebecca BrewerManager of Adult Development5912
Lis ChristenssonManager of Adult Development5909
Jodi FirchauManager of Adult Development1953
Michelle JatczakManager of Adult Development5922
Debbie NawaraDirector of Adult Development and Training Innovation5975

Volunteer Services

Erica BartonVolunteer Services Specialist5907
Julie GilmartinDirector of Volunteer Services5973
Guadalupe (Lupe) SantosVolunteer Services Specialist9259
Cindy StathManager of Volunteer Services1963
Mary Sue TerranceData Administrator and Analyst5974