Helping America's Most Vulnerable

Auxiliary Board 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 fund raise and have connections with corporations or foundations that would be interested in supporting Volunteers of America of Illinois. Auxiliary Board members are also very passionate about the work that Volunteers of America of Illinois does and are committed to advancing the mission.

Documents for Auxiliary Board Members:

  1. Auxiliary Board Member Profile and Agreement Forms
  2. Auxiliary Board Member Pledge Form

Auxiliary Board bylaws

Meet the Auxiliary Board Executive Members

  • Nik Ellickson

    Auxiliary Board Co-Chair

    Nik Ellickson is a Territory Sales Manager covering the State of Illinois for Illinois Tool Works (ITW). Prior to working with ITW, Nik was an associate with KPMG in Audit and an Analyst for Keating Capital both based in Denver, Colorado. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Denver with a degree in Accounting. Nik grew up playing hockey and enjoys outdoor activities.

  • Tommy Miller

    Auxiliary Board Co-Chair

    Tommy was born and raised just north of Chicago in Winnetka, IL. He attended The North Shore Country Day School followed by the University of Denver where he received both his BSBA in finance and his MBA with a concentration in finance. Out of school he worked at William Blair, in their Investment Banking Group specializing in Industrials M&A advisory. Tommy currently lives in the Gold Coast of Chicago.

  • Maggie Radelet

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Maggie Radelet, Marketing/Communications at Boston College graduate, Springsteen fan and Chicago resident. Passionate about empowering the undeserved.

  • 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.

  • Joshua Allan Miller, Veteran

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Joshua is in service and support at PCM, Inc., responsible for managing pipelines, order processes and procedures, and assisting in the overall sales performance of six Senior Account Managers across the country. He graduated from West Point in 2010 where he was co-captain of the Men’s basketball team. After graduating from the Academy, he was commissioned as an Officer and stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri as an Operations Officer. Outside of work he is passionate about supporting Veteran’s causes and closing the opportunity gap between under-served youths and economic opportunities.

  • Kirby Rabalais

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Product Marketing Manager - SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer

  • Sarah Longley

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Sarah Longley is a Sales Manager with She has been with CareerBuilder for over 10 years, currently managing a sales group that focuses on strategic partnerships with healthcare clients. Ms. Longley sits on the Chicago Wellesley Club Board of Directors and participates in other community service projects within the Chicago area. She is a Wellesley College graduate.

  • Kaleb Hupp, Veteran

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Kaleb is an Associate Consultant at ZS Associates, a global management consultancy. Prior to joining ZS, Kaleb served 5 years as an Infantry Officer in the Army and was stationed at both Fort Benning, Georgia and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He recently left the service as a Captain after completing two combat tours in Afghanistan. Kaleb holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Iowa, enjoys Hawkeye football, and is an avid outdoors-man.

  • Jon Schultz

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Jon is an integrated strategist for Havas Worldwide, an advertising agency in downtown Chicago, where he plans campaigns and creative executions for brands. He went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for bachelor's degree in advertising. Outside of work, Jon travels the country with a film camera, plays basketball, and volunteers in the city.

  • Edward Frindt

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Vice President of Finance, Chicago Growth Partners, LLC. For over 25 years and across more than 100 growth companies, the principals of Chicago Growth Partners have partnered with quality management teams to help facilitate their growth objectives. CGP executes its growth-focused investment strategy across four industries: Education, Tech-Enabled Services, Healthcare and Industrial Growth, where our expertise in information technology, marketing, and finance can often be helpful to our management teams. CGP currently manages $1.2 billion of committed capital and has offices in Chicago and La Jolla. For more information on Chicago Growth Partners, please visit

  • Garrett Hancock, Veteran

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Analyst, Wintrust Financial Corporation

  • Tara Anderson

    Auxiliary Board Member

    As a National Account Executive at CareerBuilder, Tara Anderson helps large organizations navigate the ever-changing recruitment landscape. Passionate about helping employers find talent, she serves as an advisor and strategic business partner to Human Resource Management teams nationwide. Anderson’s areas of expertise include candidate behavior alignment, talent market data and analytics, and best-in-class technology solutions for all pre-hire functions. When not on-site consulting with companies, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons or binging on a good television series.

  • Caitlin Hodes

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Caitlin Hodes is a Program Manager at Illinois Joining Forces, where she served as a 2015 AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow. Prior to joining IJF, Caitlin graduated from Tulane University with a BS in Psychology, International Development, and Spanish. She is passionate about the power of business to create meaningful and sustainable social change.

  • Charlie Eisner

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Charlie is an Arizona Wildcat and Louisville Cardinal who joined up with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club in August of 2015 with the goal of expanding the world’s sport in Chicago. 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.

  • Frank Rodgers

    Auxiliary Board Member

    Frank Rodgers is a Senior Project manager with BMO Financial Group. He has been with BMO for over 12 years, currently overseeing a number of projects within the bank both in the U.S. and abroad. Frank attended Northern Illinois university for his undergraduate degree and recently went obtained his Master’s degree from DePaul University. Frank has taken part in a number of service projects over the years and looks forward to lending a hand within VOA.

  • Liliana Scales

    Auxiliary Board, Co-Chair

    Director of External Relations and Resource Development at Volunteers of America of Illinois.

If interested in being on the Auxiliary Board, please contact Liliana Scales, Director of External Relations and Resource Development
Phone: 312-564-2332
Fax: 312-564-2301