Our People

Our dedicated staff, Board of Directors, and ancillary groups work together

to fulfill CAC's mission

 
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Staff

Executive Team

Calm Sea

Mark Parr

Executive Director

Melanie Pignotti, LCPC

Director of FAS,

Forensic Interviewer

Director of Development

Kate Schultz, LCSW

Director of Clinical & Prevention Services

Development

Taylor Kanara

Development Officer

Hollie Ross

Marketing Manager

Forensic & Advocacy

Yvette Arriaga

Bilingual Family Advocate

Bri Kness

MDT Coordinator

Wendy Diaz

Bilingual Forensic Interviewer

Jessica Montgomery, MSW

Family Advocate

 

Amanda Rizzuti, MA

Forensic Interviewer

Romelia Rodriguez

Bilingual Family Advocate

Michelle Torres

Family Advocate

Clinical & Prevention

Valerie Cifuentes, MSW

Bilingual Child and Family Therapist, FSS

Sydney Kunz, LCSW 

Child and Family Therapist, FSS

Cristina Fausto, MSW

Bilingual Child and Family Therapist, FSS

Bianca Gonzalez, LCPC

Bilingual Child and Family Therapist, SFTS

Yesenia Hernandez, LCSW

Bilingual Child and Family Therapist, SFTS

Valerie Katz, LPC

Child and Family Therapist, SFTS

Cara Liace, LCSW

Child and Family Therapist, SFTS

Shannon Parsons, MSW

Child and Family Therapist, FSS

 

Alison Stoll, LPC

Child and Family Therapist, SFTS

Gabi Vargas

Child Abuse Prevention Specialist

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Boards

 

Board of Directors

Brian Bieschke

Ubistor, Inc.

Paul Christian

BMO Harris Bank

Heather Humphrey

AbbVie

Elizabeth Lota Myers

 

Brian Lucas

Continental

Lisa McComb

Erin Merryn

Erin's Law

Adam Newman

Herb Horn (President) 

Roy Picciuca (Vice President)

Wintrust Village Bank & Trust

Gretchen Peters (VP, Fund Development)

Consultant

Eduardo Cisneros (VP, Board Development)

Executive Coach & Consultant

Billie Larkin (Secretary) 

Cassandra Fricke (Treasurer)

Stepan

Sheila Quinn

Bonnie Sidran-Mollison

Kurtis Todd

DePaul University

Bob Tucker

Tucker Consulting

Tracy Tucker, LCSW

Clinical Care Consultants

Joe Crimmins

Emeritus Member

Brian Burke

Emeritus Member

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Leadership Board

Mayor Bill McLeod

Hoffman Estates

Joane McLeod

Links Technology

Senator Laura Murphy

Illinois 28th District

Troy Triphahn

WT Group

Len Wilk

Alexian Brothers, St. Alexius Medical Center

Kathy Ahlgrim

Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral

and Cremation Services, LTD.

Dr. Jerry Bernstein

Retired MD

Jim Burke

Links Technology

Representative Fred Crespo

State of Illinois

Eugene Faut

3D Exhibits

Jim McKenzie

Community Philanthropist

 

Margaret Heuser

President

Lauren Messemer

Secretary

Megan Alvarez 

Membership & Engagement Chair

Randi Murawski

Social Media Chair

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Bianca Aguilar

Rebecca Chae

Taylor Hunt

Danielle Johnson

i Mur

Katerina Walker