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Who We Are

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 fundraise to support Volunteers of America of Illinois. Auxiliary Board members are also very passionate about  Volunteers of America of Illinois' mission.

While each member is involved with mission of VOA of IL, the Auxiliary Board is broken into four committees. Currently, the committees are: Marketing, Social, Fundraising, and Community Engagement. 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 Member Pledge Form

Auxiliary Board bylaws

Meet the Auxiliary Board Executive Members

  • Christine Tsuchida


    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


    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bridget Hickey

    Auxiliary Board, Staff Liaison

    Senior Development Manager at Volunteers of America of Illinois.

  • Tommy Miller

    Auxiliary Board Member

    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 is a Communications Manager at ConAgra. Boston College graduate, Springsteen fan and Chicago resident. Passionate about empowering the undeserved.

  • Nik Ellickson

    Auxiliary Board Member

    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.

If interested in being on the Auxiliary Board, please contact Bridget Hickey, Senior Development Manager
Phone: 312-564-2434
Fax: 312-564-2301