Our LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
CO-FACILITATORS

A huge heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who passionately work to build strong leaders, collaborative organizations, and healthy communities… today, tomorrow, and beyond.

 

Meet our Peer Advisory Group Co-Facilitators! These dynamic leaders spearhead our community-led groups and share their expertise and knowledge along the way. We could not do this work without them! Participants leave with knowledge, tools, and resources that help them move forward.      

Leadership Academy Co-Facilitators

KRISTIN BIWER

DIRECTOR OF LIFE ENRICHMENT, ASPIRE

CHARMM'D LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CO-FACILITATOR

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"Charmm’d has provided me opportunities professionally and personally to become the person and leader that I want to be. Through the skills that I have learned and the resources that I gained, I am able to reflect, take action, and support a better balance at home and work. With our ever changing and dynamic world, I have a renewed sense of determination to be happy and fulfilled in all areas of my life."

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SAVINA CHACHEVA

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, CANCER WELLNESS CENTER

CHARMM'D LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CO-FACILITATOR

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“I joined The Charmm’d Foundation’s Leadership Academy in 2021. As a young leader, I was looking for resources and support to help enhance my leadership skills - Charmm’d provided that and much more! Through the regular check ins with Susan, and workshops with Ashley and Sheri, I was able to gain insight into my growth opportunities. The team creates a safe space that allows members to share stories and learn from the experiences of others.”

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MEGGAN DAVIES

RECREATION MANAGER, NSSRA

CHARMM'D LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CO-FACILITATOR

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MARLENE DODINVAL

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-CHICAGO, JEWISH NATIONAL FUND

CHARMM'D LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CO-FACILITATOR

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"I have great appreciation for the work of the Charmm'd Foundation and have seen firsthand the transformative impact of their programs. As a member of a senior leaders Peer Advisory Group (PAG) that started just before the pandemic, the group provided a reliable and supportive sounding board through uncertain times. I have also served as a mentor in the Charmm'd Leadership Academy and am now serving as a PAG leader for professionals who completed that program."

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JEN FREY

DIRECTOR, HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTER, ADVOCATE GOOD SHEPHERD HOSPITAL

CHARMM'D LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CO-FACILITATOR

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"It is truly an honor to work with leaders in our community who are ready and willing to serve. The Peer Advisory groups provide a safe space where non-profit leaders can grow, learn and wrestle with topics that occur across various industries.  I love the look on the participants’ faces when they realize they are not alone AND their problems are solvable! The camaraderie and support offered by Charmm’d is unparalleled and makes volunteering as a co-facilitator easy and fun.  I’m grateful for the personal growth I have experienced and the confidence I have gained as a result of being in this role."

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ANN GOODRICH

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC DIRECTOR and 6TH GRADE TEAM LEADER, NORTH SHORE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

CHARMM'D LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CO-FACILITATOR

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"I began with Charmm'd just last year as a participant in the Leadership Academy. I grew more as a young leader that year than I could have ever imagined. Both my peer advisory group and my phone calls with Sheri were invaluable. Having the opportunity to workshop situations, listen to how others were handling problems, and trust in such a supportive group was a blessing. Now as I have shifted to a leadership role in the Peer Advisory groups, seeing the other side of Charmm'd has been just as impactful. Learning from other leaders and participants continues to impact my day-to-day work as a teacher and young leader." 

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DEB GUY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WOMEN'S EXCHANGE

CHARMM'D LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CO-FACILITATOR

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"For nearly a decade, working with The Charmm’d Foundation has brought me tremendous opportunities to be among amazing non-profit leaders to learn and grow my own leadership skills. My involvement has included peer groups, leadership workshops and executive coaching. Currently, I enjoy being a mentor in the Leadership Academy. My experiences are numerous and only my gratitude to Charmm’d could be wider or deeper."

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BECKY LITTMANN

PRINCIPAL, WILMETTE SCHOOL DISTRICT 39

CHARMM'D LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CO-FACILITATOR

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"I have been involved with Charmm’d as an educator for more than 10 years.  The team at Charmm’d are exceptional leaders, coaches and facilitators who are deeply committed to everyone’s personal development and success. The organization has provided me with opportunities to learn and grow with other community leaders.  I am fortunate and grateful for the opportunity to meet and discuss important topics with other leaders who encounter similar challenges.  Together we reflect, learn and grow!"

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GREG MCDONOUGH

INNOVATION SPACE COORDINATOR, LAKE FOREST COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

CHARMM'D LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CO-FACILITATOR

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"I became involved with Charmm’d through the Leadership Academy. The networking, interpersonal, and intrapersonal skills that I’ve developed over the past several years have been invaluable to my growth as a leader. What makes Charmm’d so special really is “the people side.” There’s genuine care in everything the organization does. Through Charmm’d, I’ve facilitated Peer Advisory Groups, attended Leadership Summits, and even a holiday potluck. The quality is spectacular throughout all their services."

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AMANDA MORRONE

EDUCATION MANAGER, REALTORS® LAND INSTITUTE

CHARMM'D LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CO-FACILITATOR

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MADELINE MOSER

CHARMM'D LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CO-FACILITATOR

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“The Charmm’d Foundation is an incredible group of leaders who are constantly looking for ways to better themselves while helping others do the same. I was presented with the opportunity to be part of the Leadership Academy in 2019 and it was truly one of the most wonderful experiences. I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew I was stepping out of my comfort zone to be part of this group from the beginning. Since January 2019, I have learned so much about myself personally and professionally. I have continued to step out of my comfort zone because I am reminded that challenges are good for me and I see the positive outcomes from doing so. The network of leaders within Charmm’d are truly remarkable and I am in awe every time I participate in any Charmm’d presentation, workshop or event. I cannot say enough good things about The Charmm’d Foundation and I feel very lucky to be part of the organization.”

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SCOTT ROSEN

TOWNSHIP COMPTROLLER, GLENBROOK HIGH SCHOOL

DISTRICT 225

CHARMM'D LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CO-FACILITATOR

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"Now in my second year being involved with The Charmm'd Foundation, I'm so glad it was recommended to me and that I took advantage of the opportunity in front of me.  The leadership team at Charmm'd is second to none and they make sure every participant has the resources available and the ability to communicate whatever the needs may be.  Meeting with Peer Advisory Groups every month has opened my eyes to different ways of thinking and has allowed me to come away from every session more informed about myself and others than I was before.  I am grateful for what the Leadership Academy has taught me and I know it will help me on my path toward continual personal and professional growth."

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MOLLY SCHEIBLER

YOUTH SERVICES MANAGER, INDIAN TRAILS PUBLIC LIBRARY

CHARMM'D LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CO-FACILITATOR

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"Being a part of Charmm’d has helped me become a better leader and has helped me become an even better listener. The Peer Advisory Group that I am involved in has been pivotal to my growth as a Supervisor. We have created a safe environment to discuss our personal and professional goals. With the help of the Charmm’d Foundation I have become the manager that I always wanted to be."

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COURTNEY VOLNY

CUSTOMER RELATIONS MANAGER, WINNETKA-NORTHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

CHARMM'D LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CO-FACILITATOR

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