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.
Bradley R Lipman, Treasurer, Director of Finance
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 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.
Kathy Kremen Underwood, Secretary, Director of Communications
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.
George A Tattersfield, President Emeritus
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.
The "Blue Suit" Advisory Board
Our Advisory Board is forming right now. 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 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.
Laura Esposito, a first-year student at Adler University, is majoring in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is working with us on this project—Faces of the Fox—as her First Year Social Justice Practicum.
Laura is a graduate of St. Charles North High School. She and her fiancé, Francois, reside in Hoffman Estates with their dog, Coby.
Nanette Shepardson, a second-year student at Adler University, is majoring in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is working us on this project - Guiding Lights - as her Social Justice Practicum. Nanette resides in Wheaton.
Brandon Strickland, a first-year student at Adler University, is majoring in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He is working with us on this project — Guiding Lights — as his first year Social Justice Practicum. Brandon is single and resides in Bartlett.
Abby Sheaffer is an Independent Contractor with do-over.me. Abby earned a BA in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago. In 2012, she launched Chicago Literati, an esteemed online literary journal. In 2014, Abby launched The Vignette Review, a prestigious literary quarterly that weds fine art and photography with short fiction. Abby's short fiction has been published eleven times and counting. In her free time, She dabbles in gourmet cooking and art. She resides in St. Charles.