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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 staff 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 Senior Leadership Team

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Bill Dwyer

President & CEO

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Ken Gaul

Chief Financial Officer

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Katina Jones

Vice President of Education

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Melissa MacKay

Vice President of Programs

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Marissa Post

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Latreece Vankinscott

Senior Director 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 Operations
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Bill Burris

Chairperson

NPN360
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Cliff Cadle

Board Member

The Segrust Group
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Mary Ann Cusick

Board Member

LaGrange Highlands Dist. 106, LaGrange Elementary Dist. 102 (retired)
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Peter Daniels

Board Member

CNA Insurance
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Brendan Friar

Board Member

WCEDI
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Chris Kurimay

Board Member

Citi Private Bank

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Rich Mikitka

Vice-Chair

Hugo Specialty Foods
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Paul Murphy

Board Member

P.J. Murphy & Company
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Pat Ormsby

Treasurer

The Ormsby Family Office
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Paul Saladino

Board Member

Royal Bank of Scotland
Village Clerk for La Grange

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Christopher Siefert

Board Member

Wyatt Siefert Construction, LLC
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Gurpreet Singh

Board Member

PwC
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Vicki van Alphen

Board Member

Info-Tech Research Group

Meet Our Foundation Board

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Steve Deinzer

Board Member

Rolling Meadows Park District
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John McNett

Board Member

Dynamic Manufacturing, INC.
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Richard T. Sikes, Jr.

President

Knight Nicastro Mackay
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Amy Tamos

Board Member

PT Solutions Physical Therapy
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James A. Walker, CFP

Treasurer

LPL Financial
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Jeffrey Waszak

Secretary

Inland Securities Corporation