Board of Directors


  • Kathleen AbbottPresident – Vice President, Supply Business Operations and Technical Services, Exelon Corporation, Chicago, IL
  • Jennifer KanackiVice President – Associate Vice President, Operational Excellence, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • Brenda P. WhiteSecretary – Retired Associate Director, International Accreditation, The Joint Commission, Oakbrook, IL
  • Thomas MorandeTreasurer – Chief Financial Officer, North America, Avison Young, Chicago, IL
  • Thomas D. McCarty – Past President – Retired Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle, Orland Park, IL

David L. Anders – Attorney, Hutchison Anders & Hickey – Tinley Park, IL

Therese Dubelbeis – Retired Administrative Assistant, Village of Orland Park – Orland Park, IL

Debra J. Fahey –  Commercial Credit Administration Officer, Senior Credit Analyst, Old Plank Trail Community Bank, Mokena, IL

Christopher F. Gary – Executive Vice President, NAI Hiffman, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Pamela M. JeanesJeanes Construction Company, Palos Heights, IL & Home Smart Elite Group, Orland Park, IL

Patricia Leoni – School Principal, Steger Primary Center, School District 194, & Former Trustee, Village of Tinley Park, IL

Elizabeth F. Mahar – Adventure Center Facilitator, Irons Oaks Learning Center, Homewood, IL

Kathleen Mahoney – Managing Director, CIBC Bank USA, Orland Park, IL

Dr. Barbara J. Pearson-McCreary, M.D. – Retired Emergency Room Physician, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL

Maureen B. Niswonger – Retired Public Relations, ComEd, Retired Bank Vice President and Business Owner

Tobbie Walter – Senior Vice President, Branch Manager, Morgan Stanley, Orland Park, IL

Mary Carol Witry – Retired Chief Strategy Officer, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Chicago, IL

The Crisis Center board of directors has developed its Strategic Plan for 2017 – 2020.

It includes five objectives:

1) Drive Revenue Growth

2) Wise Oversight of Resources

3) Serve our Clients

4) Engage our Community Stakeholders

5) Crisis Center Team Engagement

Crisis Center for South Suburbia