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Auxiliary Board

Who We Are

Auxiliary Board (AB) members are young professionals in Chicago, who are looking to meet new people while making a difference in their community. They have shared ideas about ways to fundraise to support VOA Illinois. Auxiliary Board members are also very passionate about  Volunteers of America of Illinois' mission.

While each member is involved with mission of VOA Illinois, the Auxiliary Board is broken into three committees. Currently, the committees are: Social, Membership, and Marketing. Auxiliary Board members are required to attend meetings, volunteer within the organization, and make a pledge of a minimum of $100.

Documents for Auxiliary Board Members:

  1. Auxiliary Board Member Profile and Agreement Forms
  2. Auxiliary Board Expectation Form FY20

Auxiliary Board bylaws

Meet the Auxiliary Board Executive Members

  • Christine Tsuchida

    Co-Chair

    Christine is in Product Strategy & Management at Health Care Service Corporation (BCBS IL TX MT OK NM), and prior to this was a National Programs consultant at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. She holds an undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago and a Master’s degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. When she’s not busy with work you can find her exploring art galleries, the great outdoors, volunteering, and spending time with her family. 

  • Jack Barry

    Co-Chair

    Jack, a native Chicagoan, is an archaeologist by trade with a B.A. from the University of Oregon and an M.A. from Trent University in Ontario, Canada. Having recently returned to Chicago Jack now works in finance as an investment strategist at Keeco, Inc. and serves as Treasurer and Secretary for the McKee Family Foundation. Outside of the office Jack has played hockey for over 20 years and currently volunteers as a coach in the Chicago Jets youth hockey program.

  • Lant Fogarty, Veteran

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Lant is a Project Engineer with Clark Construction currently working on the 110 North Wacker Drive project. He graduated from West Point in 2010 and served 6 years in the Army as an Artillery Officer. He is originally from Kansas City, KS, but after the Army he moved to Chicago where his wife was already settled. He is excited to continue his service to the community through VOA Illinois.

  • Charlie Eisner

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Charlie is an Arizona Wildcat and Louisville Cardinal who now works with Hireology helping business leaders build great teams. He loves all that Volunteers of America stands for, particularly as it relates to foster children.

  • Stefano Faiella

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Stefano Faiella grew up in Canton, Ohio but now lives in Chicago. Stefano is currently a Territory Sales Manager covering the State of Illinois for Illinois Tool Works’ (ITW) Food Equipment Group. He graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Business Administration specializing in Marketing. For three of his years in college, Stefano was a part of Ohio State’s Relay for Life club raising money for the fight against cancer.

  • Luis Zepeda

    Auxiliary Board Member

    After attending Boston College, Luis Zepeda, returned to Chicago to pursue his passion in politics and worked on various high profiled campaigns. Mr. Zepeda was appointed as the youngest ward superintendent in the City of Chicago and currently remains in that position, serving the residents of the 2nd ward (where the main office of Volunteers of America of Illinois is located). His father served in the Vietnam War, which has provided him with a unique perspective of what many of our Veterans undergo after they have served.

  • Stephanie Sauer

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Stephanie Sauer is a Chicago native and proud White Sox fan. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014 where she earned a BA in International Studies, Environmental Studies, and East Asian Studies. Having a strong passion for the public sector, her past experiences include working with small nonprofits involved with education, sustainability, and community outreach. She currently works as the Development and Operations Coordinator for Moneythink, a nonprofit organization that provides financial education to underserved, college-bound youth nationwide, and previously served as a New Sector Alliance RISE Fellow. Outside of work Stephanie enjoys tossing a disc with her Ultimate Frisbee team, cheering on the Badgers, and winning bar trivia with her friends.

  • Will Pappas, Veteran

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Will heads up Business Operations for Impossible Objects, a Chicago-based 3D printing company. Previously, he spend six years as a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy, completing two overseas deployments to the Middle East. He holds a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In his free time he makes every effort to get outside—double points for skiing—and never misses an opportunity to put his two kids’ names into popular songs.

  • Vergis Eiland

    Auxiliary Board Member

    As a dedicated real estate professional, Vergis' business operation and back office infrastucture is predicated on delivering "Disneyland-type" customer service to his clients and the public. Vergis grew up in the South Shore community and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Steven Hunter

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Professionally, Steven Hunter is the Public Relations & Brand Engagement Manager for McDonald’s U.S. Communications team, leading comms strategy for national promotions and activations along with brand engagement for the organization’s three multicultural segments. Hunter’s crewroom to boardroom journey with McDonald’s started on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a Bachelors of Sciences degree in Marketing and a Bachelors of Arts degree in History. When Hunter’s not in the office tending to burgers and fries, you can find this foodie in his home kitchen where he’s a well-rounded chef and desserts specialist.

  • Katie McElligot

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Katie is a Private Wealth Advisor at Goldman Sachs and graduate of the University of Notre Dame. During her college career, she earned degrees in Finance and Economics and studied Investment Theory at the London School of Economics. Katie is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and enjoys playing tennis, traveling and trying new Chicago restaurants in her free time.

  • Katarina Kozomora

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Katarina, a native Chicagoan, is an occupational therapist with a MS in Occupational Therapy from Boston University. Kat now works as a care coordinator for Medicare Advantage plans. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her 70 pound bernedoodle, George, and exploring the city she has always called home.  

  • Kevin Riley, Veteran

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Kevin is a Program Manager, leading change initiatives in the insurance and finance industry. He served as a Military Intelligence Officer for 5 years, deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving the Army, Kevin received his M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. Originally from the East Coast, Kevin joined VOA Illinois to give back to fellow veterans and the community in his adopted city of Chicago.

  • Maura Boyce

    Auxiliary Board Member

    After graduating Marquette University, Maura began her professional career in Milwaukee in Audit at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Maura moved to Chicago with the firm in 2020. Maura enjoys spending her free time with family and friends and is looking forward to the volunteer opportunities in store with the Auxiliary Board.

  • Bridget Hickey

    Auxiliary Board, Staff Liaison

    Director of Resource Development and Communications at Volunteers of America of Illinois.

If interested in being on the Auxiliary Board, please contact:
Phone: 312-564-2434
Fax: 312-564-2301
development@voail.org