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.


Dan Stratis


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. 


Cathleen Jareczek

Vice President

Child’s Voice means the world to the Jareczek family. Cathleen 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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Dan McMahon


Dan McMahon is a Financial Analyst at Wells Fargo Rail and a 1999 graduate of Child’s Voice. In the last fifteen years, he has been an alumni speaker for two winter galas and a golf outing and has served on the golf outing planning committee for the last seven years.


Jennifer Polston


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

Vice President of Finance and Administration at DQS, Inc.

Jeff Belden is the Vice President of Finance and Administration at DQS, Inc., where he oversees the management of the finance, accounting, IT, and process improvements departments. His primary responsibilities at DQS are to coach and develop managers, oversee the budget and forecast process, and assist in evaluating strategic investments and opportunities.

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Meg McSherry Breslin

Senior Thoughtpartner with The Grossman Group

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.


Catherine Cappuzzello

Vice President, Tax - Region North America

Catherine Cappuzzello is the Vice President, Tax - Region North America with Fresenius Kabi. As a leader of the US tax department, she implements tax strategies and participates in Global Tax matters. 

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Angela Chaudhari, M.D.

Chief of Gynecology at Northwestern Medicine

Dr. Angela Chaudhari is an OB-GYN with Northwestern Hospital. Her son, Aryan Patel, attended Child's Voice from 2011-2016, first starting in early intervention, and then attending the school program.


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.


Ted Imbery


Ted Imbery is an Otologist/Neurotologist whose practice focuses on adults and children with hearing problems. His passion is cochlear implantation. Ted is excited to bring his medical expertise to help Child's Voice continue to succeed. 


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. 


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.


Wendy Deters

Executive Director

Wendy is the Executive Director of Child’s Voice. She started her career as a Speech Language Pathologist as has 2 decades of experience working with children with hearing loss and their families. Wendy joined the team at Child’s Voice in 2006 and became the Executive Director in 2022.