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.
Sybil Ege, Treasurer, Director of Finance
Ms. Ege has 30 years’ experience in corporate America in the Information Technology field, managing the development and implementation of large and complex software systems. She has also been a small business owner for over 14 years. Ms. Ege additionally managed the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Elgin Community College for close to six years until the center closed in 2016. She currently operates Oracle Business Planning, providing consulting services relating to financial and business planning. In 2017, Ms. Ege became a senior member of the Dream Hub, an Elgin company serving as an incubator ecosystem that supports the start-up and growth of food businesses. She oversees the educational programs for food entrepreneurs and farmers and guides planning activities and development of company-wide procedures.
Dr. Beatriz Pyle, Director of Member Services, Guiding Lights Coordinator
Dr. Beatriz “Tiza” Pyle brings her extensive professional experience in leadership development and executive coaching and team development to the Board of Directors at do-over.me. As a result of her own work experience and well-documented research on organizational effectiveness, Tiza believes that companies should focus on developing a culture that leverages both task achievement and people development to achieve better results and long term sustainability.
Dr. Pyle has accepted the position of Director of Client Services. She is also the Coordinator of the Guiding Lights. Guiding Lights is an internal program of do-over.me, who provides its services as a career/community center for people that are unemployed, underemployed, or unhappily employed. Tiza is committed to “an active longevity” approach to life, and in her own business, works with clients who want to make changes in their lives to achieve this goal. She is bringing this commitment to do-over.me.
As a native of Brazil, Tiza offers workshops and coaching in English and Portuguese. Tiza is the co-founder of Human Synergistics-Brasil and its Sr. Consultant, and she travels abroad to support the development of local consultants. She lives with her husband, in St Charles, IL.
Kathy Kremen Underwood, Acting Secretary, Director of Volunteer Services
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.
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.
Staff, Volunteers and Interns
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.
Abby Sheaffer is do-over.me's Marketing and Communications Specialist. Her responsibilities include revising member resumes and LinkedIn profiles, social media marketing campaigns, and creating original content for do-over.me. In addition to this, Abby works as an Independent Communication and Marketing Agent and Literary Editor/Agent In her free time, Abby unwinds by reading, writing short stories, and cooking. You can read all about Abby's gourmet cooking exploits by visiting Abby Cooks Stuff.