do-over.me is a large, extended family of sorts. We come together because we are like-minded people who are always learning and growing and striving to do good in the world. We help each other by sharing our time, talents and treasures with others.

The Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a dedicated and committed group of individuals who clearly understand the goals and vision of do-over.me. They bring a wealth of talent, imagination, creativity and compassion to their roles.

 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Mead
 

Cynthia K Wade, Founder and Managing Director

Cynthia K Wade and Bella, the do-over.dog, our mascot

Cynthia K Wade and Bella, the do-over.dog, our mascot

Ms. Wade brings 30+ years of business experience to do-over.me, including 18+ years in B2B marketing, 10+ years recruiting and 7 years managing an educational program in a not-for-profit.  Her strengths include organization, management, marketing and sales.  Ms. Wade graduated from Illinois Institute of Art and also has certification from Harper College in Volunteer Management.  Ms. Wade is a founding director of Talk of the Town Toastmasters, serving as their first VP of Education.  She is an accomplished speaker, presenter and facilitator.  She is single, has a grown daughter and lives in Geneva, IL with her West Highland Terrier, Bella.  For more information on Bella, read her story here.  For more information on Cynthia, read her story here.

 

Bradley R Lipman, Treasurer

Brad Lipman

Brad Lipman

Mr. Lipman brings 30+ years experience in academia to do-over.me.  He has managed the media services departments of several community colleges.  He has a BA in Elementary Education and Child Development from Rockford College and a MA in AV Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  Mr. Lipman also brings experience working in a not-for-profit, serving as Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and heading up various committees.  He is retiring from Kishwaukee Community College in June 2014.  Mr. Lipman is married with grown children and lives in Batavia, IL with his wife, Doris.  Brad and Doris welcomed their first grandchild, Abigail Rose on February 14, 2017.

 

Kathy Kremen Underwood, Secretary

Kathy Underwood

Kathy Underwood

Ms. Underwood has worked at not-for-profit organizations for 20 years. Her career started as a program manager at Clearbrook Center for developmentally disabled adults. She then worked in several restaurants while raising children. Currently, she is the Director of Religious Exploration and Education at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin, and works as a tutor at a middle school for the Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program. Kathy has volunteered for many organizations over the years. She graduated with a BS in Psychology   from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Kathy lives in South Elgin, IL with her partner, Todd. Their oldest child is grown, and two are still living at home.

 

Nicholas Costakis, PsyD, Member-at-Large

Nick Costakis

Nick Costakis

Dr. Nicholas Costakis graduated from Naperville North High School and then obtained his Bachelor's Degree from Purdue University, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Child Development and Family Studies.  His Doctorate in Clinical Psychology was obtained from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  Dr. Costakis is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience conducting neuropsychological evaluations, psychological evaluations and pre-surgical testing, as well as providing individual therapy.

Nick lives in Geneva with his wife Helen and their dog, Ember.

 

Bill Germanetti, Member-at-Large

Bill Germanetti

Bill Germanetti

Mr. Germanetti is a Business Coach and Consultant. He is President of IMPACT Business Coaching, Inc. His company offers solutions to a variety of business challenges including succession planning, improving management and operations, creating effective sales and marketing teams and managing finances. Germanetti is a member of the Geneva Lions Club, has worked with Habitat for Humanity and mentored high school students.He is a graduate of Northwestern University. Originally from the east coast, Germanetti currently lives in Geneva with his labradoodle, Dante.

 

Bonnie Lee Kunkel, Member-at-Large

Bonnie Lee Kunkel

Bonnie Lee Kunkel

Aurora attorney Bonnie Lee Kunkel has 18 years of experience in the law. She has worked primarily in family law and adoption and is a certified family law mediator. Bonnie teaches in the Kane County Kids in a Divorcing Society Program (KIDS) and is a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer looking out for the interests of abused and neglected children. Bonnie has also served as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL). Bonnie represents real people from many walks of life and is a fabulous addition to our board.  Bonnie lives and works in Aurora with her dog, Mojo!   

 

Daniel Czuba, Member-at-Large                            

Daniel Czuba

Daniel Czuba

Daniel Czuba has been the Managing Broker / Owner of Daniel and Associates Real Estate for the past 25 years.  He also is the radio show host on The Road to Recovery Radio Show and has been for the past 4 years. His work history includes being the chair of several fundraising events and 15 years as Business Owner / Member of the Warrenville Chamber of Commerce.  

 

 

George A Tattersfield, President Emeritus

George Tattersfield

George Tattersfield

Mr. Tattersfield brings 40+ years of business experience to do-over.me. Most of his career was spent in the flooring business. His skill set includes management and sales. In addition, Mr. Tattersfield has done volunteer work at a not-for-profit for 8+ years. In that role he served as Treasurer and Annual Campaign Chairman as well as on several committees. He currently serves on the BOD at Lifelong Learning and is training his friend, Dickens, a yellow lab, as a therapy dog. Mr. Tattersfield is married with grown children and currently resides in St. Charles, IL with his wife, Gail.

Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council is made up of clients and friends who are interested in contributing their energy and ideas in a more defined, specific way.  We offer lots of opportunities to get involved including brainstorming sessions and review sessions.  If you would like to join the Advisory Council please contact us.

Friends and Volunteers

Our Friends and Volunteers are the lifeblood!  We could not function without the many people who have dedicated large and small amounts of their time, talents and treasures to make do-over.me possible.

We respect that everyone is very busy and try hard to find opportunities to participate that match the needs of the volunteer.  We have fundraising events. housekeeping/decorating days, IT tune-ups, computer and research projects...There's always something that needs doing.

If you'd like to volunteer, please click here to contact us for details.

Mary Lee Johanson  

Mary Lee Johanson

 

Mary Lee Johanson is our volunteer Office Manager.  She has been working with us since June 2015.  Mary Lee has a BA in Microcomputer Information Systems from De Paul University.  Retired and loving it, Mary Lee is still involved in networking and helping others.  She is a skilled customer service representative who increases customer satisfaction and enhances overall operations through an effective combination of people, communication and information management skills. Mary Lee lives in St. Charles with her grandson and their dog Tessa.