Child's Voice Board of Directors

Child’s Voice works in partnership with the Board of Directors. This committed group of community volunteers leads the organization in the oversight of policy, financial, governance and strategic planning. Child’s Voice strives for a diverse governing board, comprised of individuals who not only have a passion for our mission, but bring specific areas of expertise to the board and to the organization.

For more information regarding the Board of Directors, please email Executive Director Wendy Deters.

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Dan Stratis

President

Dan’s involvement with Child’s Voice began in 2007. His oldest child was diagnosed with profound hearing loss in both ears and was enrolled in the Early Intervention program at the age of 18 months. His family has been supportive of Child’s Voice ever since. 

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Cathy Jareczek

Vice President

Child’s Voice means the world to the Jareczek family.  Cathy and her husband Jim first learned of Child’s Voice in 2001 when their son Luke was an infant and diagnosed with hearing loss.  

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Catherine Cappuzzello

Treasurer

Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC

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Jennifer Polston

Secretary

Child’s Voice is thrilled to welcome back Jennifer, a former staff member, as a member of the Board of Directors. Jennifer joins Child’s Voice, excited to get involved again. She worked at Child’s Voice 2002 – 2004 as the Early Intervention Coordinator.  

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Jeff Belden

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Meg McSherry Breslin

Secretary

Meg McSherry Breslin has more than 30 years’ experience as a writer and communicator, including 10 years as a staff writer for the Chicago Tribune. At the Tribune, she covered children and family health topics, education, and child welfare, among many other general interest and magazine stories.

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Angela Chaudhari, M.D.

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Shannon Deamer

Founder and Chief Executive officer of The Deamer Group

Shannon Deamer is the founder and chief executive officer of The Deamer Group, a national talent acquisition solution serving hiring leaders in various industries. As a service-oriented leader, Shannon directs The Deamer Group on developing the most effective hiring practices for employers and improved job search strategies for job seekers.

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Julie Lynk

Business Development Consultant

Child’s Voice is very close to Julie’s heart. Julie’s daughter Clara attended Child’s Voice School Program after first learning about it when Clara was two years old. For Julie’s family, the school and the teachers were unmatched by any other option available for oral communication.  

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Daniel McMahon

Class of 1999
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Zornitsa Titova-Petrova

Senior Vice President of Commercial Real Estate for Wintrust/Schaumburg Bank & Trust

Zornitsa Titova-Petrova is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Real Estate for Wintrust/Schaumburg Bank & Trust and has been with the company since 2008.

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Dana Suskind, M.D.

Dr. Dana Suskind is no stranger to cochlear implants and pediatric hearing matters.  She is an expert in pediatric diseases of the head and neck and one of only a few cochlear implant specialists in the metropolitan Chicago area.  Dana is currently Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics and the Director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implantation Program at the University of Chicago.

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Wendy Deters

Executive Director, Representative to the Board
Interested in getting involved with our Board?
Click here to find out more under our volunteer opportunities on the Careers page.