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 "Shirtsleeves" 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.
Cynthia K Wade, Founder and Managing Director
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.
Kathy Kremen Underwood, Treasurer/Secretary
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 Countryside Unitarian Universalist Church 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.
Marcela Avila, Director of Philanthropy
Marcela was born in Washington DC. Her was a diplomat from Ecuador. She lived and traveled to multiple countries around the world. She is a Graphic designer, TV Producer and Certified Wedding and Event Planner; educated at Stanford University, NHK-Japan, Instituto Superior de Diseño Metropolitano and Waubonsee Community College.
Marcela moved to the US in 2016. She became a member of the tribe at do-over.me and received much guidance. She felt the need to give back to the organization and now serves as the Director of Philanthropy.
Her most recent challenge has been to start 593 Marketing with her husband. 593 Marketing is a small business that will be the restart and reinvention of their careers, and also a project that will help them grow again as entrepreneurs. Marcela is an open minded individual, open to facing and conquering new challenges and opportunities. Marcela´s biggest motivation is her husband and her two almost adult children María José and Miguel. They recently bought a home in Eburn.
George A Tattersfield, President Emeritus 1939-2018
Mr. Tattersfield brought 40+ years of business experience to do-over.me. Most of his career was spent in the flooring business. His skill set included management and sales. In addition, Mr. Tattersfield did 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 served on the BOD at Lifelong Learning and is trained his friend, Dickens, a yellow lab, as a therapy dog. Mr. Tattersfield was married with grown children. He resided in St. Charles, IL with his wife, Gail.
Bradley R Lipman, Treasurer Emeritus
Mr. Lipman brought 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 brought experience working in a not-for-profit, serving as Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and heading up various committees. He retired 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.