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Our Leadership

The incredible impact we are making at Helping Hand is a direct result of the commitment and guidance of our team members and board leadership. Our leadership team defines how we will attain the resources needed to meet the needs of those we serve and their families.

Meet Our Executive Team

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April Dislers

Vice President of Programs

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Bill Dwyer

President & CEO

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Ken Gaul

Chief Financial Officer

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Melissa MacKay

Vice President of School Services

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Marissa Post

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

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Latreece Vankinscott

Vice President of Human Resources

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Erika Vavrik

Vice President of Advancement

Meet our Board of Directors

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Marge Ackermann

Secretary

Beacon Health Options

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Janel Bassett

Board Member

Pillar Financial

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Amy Bastuga

Board Member

Radio Flyer

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Bill Burris

Board Member

NPN360
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Cliff Cadle

Board Member

The Segrust Group
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Kelly Farrell

Board Member

Today’s Business Solution, Inc.

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Brendan Friar

HH Foundation Liaison

Chip Friar Industries

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Rick Kaufmann

Treasurer

Financial Executive (Aequum Capital)

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Rich Mikitka

Chairperson

Nielsen-Massey

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Paul Murphy

Board Member

P.J. Murphy & Company
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Cheryl Patrick

Board Member

Clinical Executive at Lurie Children’s Hospital

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Paul Saladino

Board Member

Royal Bank of Scotland
Village Clerk for La Grange

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Richard T. Sikes, Jr.

Board Member

Knight Nicastro Mackay

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Vicki van Alphen

Vice-Chairperson

Leadership Advisor and Team Effectiveness Coach

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Jeff Waszak

Board Member

CIM Group

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