Helping America's Most Vulnerable

Board of Directors and Advisory Council



The governing body that acts in the best interest of Volunteers of America of Illinois. Board members have equal voting rights and  manage the affairs of Volunteers of America of Illinois.

Board of Directors

  • Eric Sucharski, Veteran

    Board Chair

    Law Clerk, Smith & Fuller, Ltd. Eric states that, "Restoring faith and providing opportunity to those who are in need of both, is a calling we must never fail to hear" is the reason why he decided to join the Board.

  • Tom Saletta

    Vice Chair

    Managing Principal, Saletta Commercial Realty LLC

  • David Selimos


    Auditor, Crowe Horwath LLP "I am honored to be involved in an organization with such great people who are truly dedicated to helping those who need it most. I only hope I can live up to some of the examples set by the management team and my fellow Board members."

  • Pauline Ozols


    Associate, KPMG " I have the deepest respect and admiration for our veterans. Through VOA of IL, I hope I can give back just a fraction for all they have done for us. After learning more about the mission, meeting the team, and witnessing the impact, there is no way I cannot get involved."

  • Gene Carter, Veteran


    Chief Operations Officer, KeHE Distributors

  • Julie Kraft


    Vice President, JPMorgan Chase

  • Carlos Garcia, Veteran


    Ad Trafficker ,

  • Rose Ann Anschuetz


    President/CEO, Anschuetz & Associates, Inc. "We depended on our men and women who have served in our military to protect and keep us safe. Now it is our turn to help them and make certain they are taken care of. We owe it to them!"

  • Cecila Loftus


    White Oak Realty Partners LLC

  • Michael McMahon, Veteran


    IL/WI Region Business Director, Verizon Wireless "As a former service member, I am proud to be affiliated with VOA- an organization with more than a century of commitment to the most vulnerable in our communities. VOA allows me the opportunity to give back and support those who gave up so much while in service to their country"

  • Daniel Sylvester, Veteran


    Associate, Holland & Knight

  • Kyle Arneson, Veteran


    Principal, World Leadership Partners

  • Sarita Connelly



To assist in fulfilling this mission, the organization has created an Advisory Council comprised of thoughtful, dedicated community and business leaders from throughout Illinois who are passionate about the mission of Volunteers of America of Illinois. 

Advisory Council

  • Andy Hulett

    Advisory Council Member

    Partner, HUB International Midwest Limited

  • Karen Martin

    Advisory Council Member

    Director, M&A, BMO Capital Markets

  • Brad Keown

    Advisory Council Member

    Vice President , Twitter

  • Michael McDermott

    Advisory Council Member

    Executive Director, State Government Affairs - Verizon

  • Dave Meyer, Veteran

    Advisory Council Member

    Empower HR

  • Kevin Hull

    Advisory Council Member

    Executive Director, Westside Institute for Science and Education, Jesse Brown, VA Kevin states that "belief and faith that I can be an agent of change in the lives of those we serve. those who served and continue to serve others" is the reason he's an advocate for VOA of IL.

  • Nina Diamond, PhD

    Advisory Council Member

    Professor, DePaul University

  • Jeff Samaras

    Advisory Council Member

    Executive Vice President, Cushman & Wakefield

  • Dan Kardatzke

    Advisory Council Member

    CFO, Solstice Mobile "VOA's commitment to helping those in need to reach a point to help themselves with a strong focus on Veteran's in need" is the main reason Dan re-joined our efforts, as a former Board member.