All Board Members
Committees
Audit Committee
Board Development Committee
Development Committee
Executive Committee
Finance Committee
Head Start Task Force
Operations Committee
Strategic Planning Steering Committee

Byron Taylor

President, Board of Directors
Byron Taylor

President, Board of Directors

President, Board of Directors;
Chair, Executive Committee

Board member since 2009

contact information

909 N. Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
Home: 708.660.0821
Office: 312.853.4717
Mobile: 708.359.2346

professional experience

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
1998–Present

Associate, Sidley Austin LLP
1990–1998

education

The University of Chicago Law School, JD, 1990

Yale University, BA, Economics and Political Science, 1987

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association, 2009–Present

birthday

December 23

Jackie Barlow

Member, Board of Directors
Jackie Barlow

Member, Board of Directors

Member, Finance Committee
Board member since 2005

contact information

304 S. Cuyler Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Office: 312.564.2605
Mobile: 708.522.8329

professional experience

Managing Director, Senior Credit Officer, CIBC US (formerly The Private Bank)
2017–Present

Managing Director, Senior Credit Officer, The Private Bank
2014–2017

Managing Director, Loan Management Solutions
2010–2014

Senior Vice President, U.S. Bank
2009–2010

Senior Vice President, Park National Bank
2000–2009

Vice President, First Chicago
1990–1996

Vice President, Marine Midland Realty Credit Corp.
1987–1990

education

Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, MM, Management, 1989

University of Wisconsin, BBA, Business Administration, 1984

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2005–Present

Elder, Member of Finance Committee, Chair of Stewardship Committee and Youth Leader, Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church
2006–Present

Treasurer, Renew Our Parks
2005

Sponsor, LINK Unlimited
2004–2008

Board member (1993–2003), President (2002), Vice President/Chair Long-Range Strategic Planning (1999–2001), Chair Fundraising (1997–1998), Treasurer (1994–1995), Oak Park Regional Housing Center

birthday

April 30

Zentha Brinner

Member, Board of Directors
773.673.1497
Zentha Brinner

Member, Board of Directors

Member, Operations Committee
Board member since 2018

contact information

1125 S. Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park IL 60304
Mobile: 773.673.1497

professional experience

Teacher Assistant, Maggie Drummond Head Start Program
2015 – 2018

Parts Inspector, HTI Careers (Borg Warner)
2016

Parent Volunteer Coordinator and Teacher’s Assistant, Bronzeville Lighthouse Academy
2014 – 2016

Parent Volunteer Coordinator and Teacher’s Assistant, Hephzibah Children’s Association, Head Start Program
2011 – 2012

education

University of Phoenix, Chicago, IL, BS, Psychology 2018

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2017 – Present

Member, Head Start Parent Advisory Board, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2010 – 2016

773.673.1497

Terry Brown

Member, Board of Directors
Terry Brown

Member, Board of Directors

Chair, Audit Committee
Member, Development Committee
Board member since 2005

contact information

240 Home Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Home: 708.386.6638
Mobile: 708.609.4984

professional experience

Reporter, Wall Street Journal
1970–78

Business Editor, Editorial Writer, Bureau Chief, Chicago Tribune
1978–2004

Journalism Instructor, Northwestern University, School of Continuing Studies
1989–2003

Adjunct Professor, Communications, Dominican University
2007–2017

education

Loyola University-Chicago, MBA, Finance, 1979

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MS, Communications, 1968

Princeton University, BA, English, 1965

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2005–Present

Board Member, Opportunity Knocks
2009–Present

birthday

February 4

Sherry Carbery, MD

Member, Board of Directors
Sherry Carbery, MD

Member, Board of Directors

Chair, Board Development Committee
Member, Operations Committee
Board member since 2009

contact information

427 E. Benton Place
Chicago, IL 60601
Mobile: 708.557.8044

professional experience

Attending Physician, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Internal Medicine
1999–Present

education

George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, MD, 1988

Yale University, BS, Neurobiology, 1983

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2009–Present

Volunteer, Erie House
2015–Present

Volunteer, Heartland Alliance
2005–2010

birthday

April 2

Anne Drougas

Member, Board of Directors
847.868.6652
Anne Drougas

Member, Board of Directors

Member, Finance Committee
Board member since 2017

contact information

7241 W. Clarence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631
Office: 708.524.6938
Mobile: 847.868.6652

professional experience

Professor of Finance and Statistics, Dominican University
1997–Present

Peer Reviewer, Higher Learning Commission
2014–Present

education

University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD, Finance, Economics, Statistics, 1998

University of Illinois at Chicago, MA, Economics, 1994

University of Illinois at Chicago, BS, Mathematics, 1992

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2017–Present

birthday

June 30

847.868.6652

Carol Dunning

Member, Board of Directors
Carol Dunning

Member, Board of Directors

Member, Operations Committee
Board member since 2011

contact information

822 N. West Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
Home: 630.234.9580
Mobile: 630.234.9580

professional experience

Vice President, Human Resources, Sagent Pharmaceuticals
2015–Present

Director, Human Resources, Little Lady Foods
2014–2015

Director, Human Resources, NOW Health Group, Inc.
2005–2013

Director, Human Resources, SIRVA
2004 –2005

Manager, HRIS/Payroll, Bowne Business Solutions

2002–2004

education

Northeastern University, MLS (Master of Legal Studies), Human Resources Concentration, 2017

National Louis University, MBA, 2001

National Louis University, BA, Management, 1995

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2011–Present

birthday

October 2

Mark Fisher

Member, Board of Directors
312.363.7326
Mark Fisher

Member, Board of Directors

Member, Audit Committee
Member, Development Committee
Member, Head Start Task Force
Board member since 2014

contact information

1301 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Mobile: 312.363.7326

professional experience

Principal, Park Five Capital LLC
2017–Present

Executive General Manager – International, James Hardie Building Products
2010–2017

President/CEO, Beechworth Windows
2013–2017

Vice President, Specialty Products and Emerging Technology, James Hardie Building Products
2004–2010

Europe General Manager, James Hardie Building Products
2001–2004

education

Harvard Business School, GMP (General Management Program), 2010

University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, MBA, Marketing and Strategy, 2001

University of Southern California, BSME, Mechanical Engineering, 1992

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2014–Present

birthday

October 2

312.363.7326

John McConville

Member, Board of Directors
John McConville

Member, Board of Directors

Member, Operations Committee
Board member since 2014

contact information

625 N. Taylor Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Home: 708.524.1516
Office: 773.702.0955

professional experience

Associate Professor of Medicine and Director,
Internal Medicine Residency Program, The University of Chicago

education

Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine, MD, 1994

University of Notre Dame, BA, Philosophy, 1990

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2014–Present

birthday

Donna Rolf

Member, Board of Directors
Donna Rolf

Member, Board of Directors

Member, Audit Committee
Member, Development Committee
Member, Head Start Task Force

Board member since 2017

contact information

712 S. Humphrey Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304
Mobile: 773.505.0998

professional experience

Executive Vice President, Fort Dearborn Land Title
2017–Present

President, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Board Member, ampCNG
2011–2017

Managing Broker/Branch Executive, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (formerly Koenig & Strey)
2005–2011

Vice President, Branch Executive, Lakeshore Funding and Guaranteed Rate
2002–2005

Associate, Gardner, Carton & Douglas (now known as Drinker Biddle & Reath)
2000–2002

Associate, Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
1999–2000

education

University of Illinois College of Law, JD, 1999

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA, Economics, 1996

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2017–Present

Board Member, Oak Park Auxiliary, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2014–2017

birthday

September 19

Eric Sorensen

Member, Board of Directors
Eric Sorensen

Member, Board of Directors

Member, Finance Committee
Member, Head Start Task Force

Board member since 2006

contact information

138 S. East Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Home: 708.445.8290
Office: 312.470.2315
Mobile: 708.752.2268

professional experience

Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
2012–Present

Vice President, The John Buck Company
2003–2012

Senior Vice President, The CoStar Group
1996–2003

Analyst, JMB Institutional Realty
1988–1991

education

University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Executive Training, 1998

Millikin University, BS, Finance, 1985

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2006–Present

Amate House
2008

Oak Park Baseball Coach
1998–2010

birthday

July 26

Cheryl ter Horst

Member, Board of Directors
Cheryl ter Horst

Member, Board of Directors

Member, Development Committee

Board member since 2006

contact information

516 N. Harvey Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Home: 708.848.8831
Office: 312.970.8214
Mobile: 708.334.7731

professional experience

Senior Writer, Public Communications, Inc.
1997–Present

Feature Writer, The Daily Herald, Provo, Utah
1984–1997

Editorial Assistant, Woman’s Day magazine
1982–1984

education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS, Journalism, 1982

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2006–Present

birthday

Craig Williams

Member, Board of Directors
Craig Williams

Member, Board of Directors

Member, Head Start Task Force
Member, Operations Committee

Board member since 2017

contact information

4 Elizabeth Court
Oak Park, IL 60302
Home: 708.445.1107

professional experience

Founder/CEO, New Control Direct Response Marketing
1995–2014

Creative Director, TargetCom
1990–1995

education

University of Bridgeport, BA Communications, 1978

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2017–Present

Board Member, Parenthesis Family Center, Oak Park
2015–2016

PTO President at both Holmes Elementary and Brooks Middle Schools, Oak Park
2007–2012

Board Member Camp Pinewood, Twin Lake, Michigan
(part of YMCA Metropolitan Chicago)
2006–2010

birthday

June 4

Audrey Williams-Lee

Member, Board of Directors
708.351.8570
Audrey Williams-Lee

Member, Board of Directors

Chair, Operations Committee

Board member since 2008

contact information

1046 Woodbine Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Home: 708.445.1516
Office: 312.487.5025
Mobile: 708.351.8570

professional experience

Vice President, Corporate Human Resources and Global Philanthropy at Hyatt Hotels Corporation
2017–Present

Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Opportunity International, Inc.
2015–2017

Vice President, Human Resources-Americas, W.W. Grainger
2012–2015

Senior Director, Talent Management, McDonald’s Corp.
1999–2012

Human Resources Manager, Unilever
1994–1999

education

Benedictine University, MS, Organizational Behavior, Concentration in Organizational Development

Northwestern University, BS, Industrial Engineering

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2008–Present

Executive Board Member, Circle Urban Ministries
2006–2008

Board Member, Youth Guidance
2018–Present

Member, OPRFHS Community Council Member, Imagine OPRF

birthday

May 18

708.351.8570

Kenna MacKinnon

President-Elect, Board of Directors
Kenna MacKinnon

President-Elect, Board of Directors

Member, Executive Committee
Member, Finance Committee
Member, Strategic Planning Steering Committee

Board member since 2008

contact information

612 N. Kenilworth Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Home: 708.445.1423
Mobile: 312.282.3063

professional experience

Real Estate Development Consultant, Building Solutions
1998–2005

Investment Analyst, Elkor Realty
1996–1998

Assistant to Housing Director, Pine Street Inn / Paul Sullivan Housing
1993–1996

education

Harvard University, JFK School of Government, MPP/UP, 1996

University of Notre Dame, BA, Economics, 1993

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2008–Present

Co-Chair, St. Giles Parish Facilities Committee
2018–Present

Volunteer, Horizons for Youth
2016–Present

Co-President, St. Giles PTO
2016–2018

Co-Chair, St. Giles Parish Renovation Committee
2013–2016

Leadership Team Member, St. Giles Parish Capital Campaign
2013–2015

Treasurer, St. Giles PTO
2008–2015

Member, Women in Planning and Development
1997–2002

birthday

May 24

Lisa Emerson

Vice President, Board of Directors
630.263.9679
Lisa Emerson

Vice President, Board of Directors

Member, Board Development Committee
Member, Executive Committee
Member, Head Start Committee
Member, Operations Committee
Board member since 2014

contact information

169 Bryant Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Home: 630.263.9679
Mobile: 630.263.9679

professional experience

Head of Compensation and Benefits, Ferrara Candy Company
2016–2018

Vice President, Total Compensation, McDonald’s Corporation
1997–2015

Director, Compensation, Kraft Foods
1992–1997

Director, Compensation and Benefits, Ameritech Information Systems
1984–1992

education

St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, BA, Business Administration and Spanish Translation, 1982

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2014–Present

birthday

July 25

630.263.9679

Jennifer Ellis-Jackson

Senior Manager
Jennifer Ellis-Jackson

Senior Manager

Chair, Development Committee Member, Board Development Committee
Member, Executive Committee
Board member since 2016

contact information

111 Frank Lloyd Wright Lane
Oak Park, IL 60302 
Office: 773.398.4096
Mobile: 773.398.4096

professional experience

Principal, Simple Mantra Marketing
2013–Present

Account Director, Taproot Foundation
2011–2015

Marketing Consultant, OHED Partners, Inc.
2010–2014

Senior Brand Manager, Johnson Publishing Company-Fashion Fair Cosmetics
2012–2013

Senior Manager, New Products and Business Development, Sunstar America
2008–2011

education

Clark Atlanta University, MBA, Marketing and Finance

Tennessee State University, BA, Mass Communications

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2016–Present

Member, Board of Directors, Westside Justice Center
June 2018–Present

Volunteer and Fundraiser, American Cancer Society
2012–Present

Volunteer, Feeding America
2012–2018

Account Director, Taproot Foundation
2011–Present

Outreach and Marketing Strategy Volunteer, The Night Ministry
2008–2010

Outreach Assistant, Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry
2013–Present

Volunteer, Greater Chicago Food Depository
2010–Present

Technology Chairman, Monarch Awards Foundation
2016–2018

birthday

January 24

John Ide

Treasurer, Board of Directors
John Ide

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Chair, Finance Committee
Member, Board Development Committee
Member, Executive Committee

Board member since 2015

contact information

2317 N. Geneva Terrace
Chicago, IL 60614
Home: 872.829.3370
Office: 312.732.6349
Mobile: 312.420.7648

professional experience

Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
1991–Present

education

Loyola University-Chicago, MBA, Finance, 1991

Lawrence University, BA, Economics, 1985

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2015–Present

Executive Steering Committee Member, Aspire
2015–Present

Member and Volunteer, Mid North Association
2016–Present

Member and Volunteer, Professional Development Advisory Group, Chicago CFA
1996–Present

birthday

August 14

Merry Beth Sheets

Executive Director

Merry Beth Sheets

Executive Director

contact information

Hephzibah Children’s Association
946 North Boulevard
Oak Park, IL 60301
Office: 708.649.7103
Mobile:630.484.7610

professional experience

Executive Director, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2017–Present

Executive Director, Chicago Services, Rosecrance Health Network
2016–2017

Vice President, Clinical Services and Quality Assurance, Pillars
2004–2016

Manager, Prevention and Respite Services, Presence Health
2001–2004

Program Services Administrator, ICF, MR and CILA, Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities
1995–2001

Program Director, IEP Youth Services
1994–1995

Adolescent and Family Clinician, Greater Trenton Community Mental Health Center
1993–1994

education

University of Notre Dame, Certificate in Non-Profit Executive Leadership, 2013

Southern Illinois University, MS, Behavioral Analysis and Therapy, Organizational Behavior Management, 1993

Southern Illinois University, BS, Administration of Justice, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1991

professional affiliations, licensure and certifications

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

Member, Child Welfare Advisory Council System of Care Committee
2017–Present

Member, Co-Occurring Disorders Committee, Community Behavioral Health Association
2006–2014

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Illinois Association for Behavioral Health
2004–2016

Board Chairperson, Illinois Association for Behavioral Health
2014–2016

Vice Chair, Illinois Association for Behavioral Health
2012–2014

Secretary, Illinois Association for Behavioral Health
2010–2012

Member, Rotary Club of LaGrange
2009–2013

birthday

September 9

Shaun Lane

Chief Operating Officer

Shaun Lane

Chief Operating Officer

contact information

Hephzibah Children’s Association
1144 Lake Street, 5th Floor
Oak Park, IL  60301
Office: 708.649.7081
Mobile: 708.704.9033

professional experience

Chief Operating Officer, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2012–Present

Lecturer, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
1996–Present

Deputy Director, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
2009–2012

Chief Program Officer, Children’s Place Association
2005–2009

Vice President, Public Policy & Advocacy, Prevent Child Abuse America
2003–2005

Director, Management Institute and Professional Development, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
2000–2003

Chief Executive Officer, Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association
1999–2000

Vice President, Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois
1994–1999

Policy Analyst, Child Care Association of Illinois
1993–1994

Private Sector Liaison, B.H. Consent Decree, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
1991–1993

Social Worker, Lawrence Hall Youth Services
1985–1989

education

University of Chicago, School of Social Services Administration, A.M., Administration and Policy, 1991

University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work, BSW, James Scholar, 1985

Indiana University, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, CFRM – Certificate in Fund Raising Management, 2010

 

professional affiliations, licensure and certifications

Board Member and Policy Committee Chairperson, Illinois Collaboration on Youth
2016–Present

National Advisory Board Member, National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
2009–Present

National Advisory Board Member, Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation
2015–Present

Member, Child Welfare Advisory Council Workforce Development Committee
2015–Present

Steering Committee Member, DCFS-Private Agency Statewide Continuous Quality Improvement Collaborative
2017–Present

Advisory Committee Member, Chapin Hall, Continuous Quality Improvement Capacity Building Program
2017–Present

Peer Reviewer and Team Leader, Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services
2003–2009

Member, Academy of Management (AOM)

Member, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)

Member, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

Member, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Member, Blue Gargoyle Youth Services Center
2003–2010

Board Chairperson
2006–2008

Program Committee Chairperson
2003–2006

Finance Committee Member
2003–2010

birthday

September 17

Mary Jane Joyce

Director, Human Resources

Mary Jane Joyce

Director, Human Resources

contact information

Hephzibah Children’s Association
Oak Park, IL 60301
Office: 708.649.7181
Mobile: 630.926.6554

professional experience

Director, Human Resources, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2014–Present

Human Resources Business Partner, Heartland Alliance
2013–2014

Manager, Human Resources, Catholic Church Extension Society
2011–2013

Human Resources Consultant
2010–2011

Area Director, Human Resources, Comcast Corporation / AT&T Broadband
1980–2009

education

Dominican University, MS, Organizational Leadership, 2012

Illinois State University, BS, Information Sciences, 1977

professional affiliations and certifications

Facilitator, 360 Feedback for Executives and Managers, Personnel Diagnostics, Inc.

Facilitator, Team Development Strategy, Team Excellence, Inc.

Facilitator, Facilitative Leadership, Interaction Associates

Facilitator, Seven Habits of Highly Effective Managers, Franklin Covey

Member, Society for Human Resource Professional (SHRM)

Member, Chicago Compensation Association

board service and other volunteer activities

Facilitator, Work Ministry, Ascension Parish
2009–Present

Committee Member, Living Your Strengths, Ascension Parish
2012–Present

birthday

June 2

Juliet Yera

Director, Development

Juliet Yera

Director, Development

contact information

Hephzibah Children’s Association
1144 Lake Street, 5th Floor
Oak Park, IL 60301
Office: 708.649.7158
Mobile: 786.566.7278

professional experience

Director of Development, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2016–Present

Director of Development, Sarah’s Inn, Oak Park, IL
2010–2016

Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah’s Inn, Oak Park, IL
2009–2010

Volunteer Coordinator, Hope for New York, New York, NY
2007–2008

Assistant Director, Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection (D.O.O.R.),
Miami, FL
2006–2007

After School Program Coordinator, Touching Miami with Love, Miami FL
2006–2007

Volunteer Coordinator, Daily Bread Food Bank, Miami FL
2005–2006

Director, Miami Community Music School, Miami, FL
2004–2005

education

Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL, BA, Psychology, 2002

professional affiliations and certifications

Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)—Chicago Chapter
Member, Chicago Council on Planned Giving (CCPG)

board service and other volunteer activities

Board Chair, DOOR Chicago
2009–2014

birthday

July 27

Amy O’Rourke

Director, Day Care

Amy O’Rourke

Director, Day Care

contact information

Hephzibah Children’s Association
1144 Lake Street, 5th Floor
Oak Park, IL 60301
Office: 708.649.7089
Mobile: 773.998.2574

professional experience

Director, Day Care, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2014–Present

Coordinator, Foster Care, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2006–2014

Assistant Director, Day Care, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2003–2006

Social Services Coordinator, Day Care, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2001–2013

Social Worker, Day Care, Hephzibah Children’s Association
1999–2001

Children’s Qualified Mental Health Professional, Ada S. McKinley Intervention Services
1996–1999

education

Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, MSW, 1996

Indiana University, BS, Sociology, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1994

professional affiliations, licensure and certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Child Welfare Employee License (CWEL)

Child Endangerment Risk Assessment Protocol (CERAP) Certification

Child Care Act and Foster Family Home Licensing Standards Certification

birthday

July 15

Julie Dvorsky

Director, Family-Based Services

Julie Dvorsky

Director, Family-Based Services

contact information

Hephzibah Children’s Association
1144 Lake Street, 5th Floor
Oak Park, IL 60301
Office: 708.649.7173
Mobile: 630.673.1673

professional experience

Director, Family-Based Services, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2004–Present

Assistant Director, Family-Based Services, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2002–2004

Supervisor, Family-Based Services, Hephzibah Children’s Association
1998–2002

Social Worker, Family-Based Services, Hephzibah Children’s Association
1996–1998

Caseworker, Family-Based Services, Hephzibah Children’s Association
1991–1996

Summer Child Care Worker, Shelter, Inc.
1990

education

University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work, MSW, 1991

University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work, BSW, 1990

professional affiliations, licensure and certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Child Welfare Employee License (CWEL)

Child Endangerment Risk Assessment Protocol (CERAP) Certification

Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment (CANS) Certification

Member, Regional Continuous Quality Improvement Collaborative
2017–Present

Member, Specialized Foster Care Work Group
2008–Present

Steering Committee, Program Improvement Plan Work Group
2005–Present

birthday

December 2

Mary Tortorici

Director, Finance

Mary Tortorici

Director, Finance

contact information

Hephzibah Children’s Association
1144 Lake Street, 5th Floor
Oak Park, IL 60301
Office: 708.649.7083
Mobile: 708.828.3258

professional experience

Director, Finance, Hephzibah Children’s Association
1994–Present

Manager, Corporate Books and Budget Department, Ameritech Corporation
1984–1993

Internal Audit and Accounts Payable Supervisor, AMSTED Industries, Inc.
1981–1984

education

Dominican University, MBA, 2017

Loyola University-Chicago, BBA, Public Accounting, 1981

professional affiliations and certifications

Certified Public Accountant, 1981

birthday

December 25

James Woywod

Director, Group Homes

James Woywod

Director, Group Homes

contact information

Hephzibah Children’s Association
946 North Boulevard
Oak Park, IL 60301
Office: 708.649.7116
Mobile: 708.256.0922

professional experience

Director, Group Homes, Hephzibah Children’s Association
2001–Present

Coordinator, Group Homes, Hephzibah Children’s Association
1993–2001

Supervisor, Group Home, Hephzibah Children’s Associations
1990–1993

Child Care Worker, Group Homes, Hephzibah Children’s Association
1989–1990

Child Care Worker, Day Care, Hephzibah Children’s Association
1985–1989

Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation Department of Oak Park
1981–1985

education

Dominican University, MSW, 2007

University of Illinois at Chicago, BA, Elementary Education, 1990

board service and other volunteer activities

Berwyn Park District Commissioner
2018–Present

Sterling Morton High School Booster Club Vice President
2015–Present

birthday

January 1