Our People

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

to fulfill CAC's mission

 
Blue Surface

Staff

Executive Team

Calm Sea

Melanie Pignotti, LCPC

Chief Executive Officer

Jessica Montgomery, MSW

Director of FAS,

Family Advocate

Director of Development

Kate Schultz, LCSW

Director of Clinical & Prevention Services

Development

Oliver Czuma

Marketing and Engagement Manager

Taylor Kanara

Senior Development Officer

Forensic & Advocacy

Wendy Diaz

Bilingual Forensic Interviewer

Taylor Edmunds

Family Advocate

Bri Kness

MDT Coordinator

Grace Ording

Family Advocate

Esperanza Ortiz

Bilingual Family Advocate

Amanda Rizzuti, MA

Lead Forensic Interviewer

Romelia Rodriguez

Bilingual Family Advocate

Clinical & Prevention

Valerie Cifuentes, MSW

Bilingual Child and Family Therapist, FSS

Cristina Fausto, MSW

Bilingual Child and Family Therapist, FSS

Rachel Forster, MS, MSW

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

 

Molly Thielking, MSW

Child and Family Therapist, SFTS

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Boards

Board of Directors

 

Brian Bieschke

Ubistor, Inc.

Paul Christian

BMO Harris Bank

Heather Humphrey

AbbVie

Lisa McComb

Erin Merryn

Erin's Law

Adam Newman

Dr. Janet Tomezsko

Herb Horn (President) 

Roy Picciuca (Vice President)

Wintrust Village Bank & Trust

Gretchen Peters (VP, Fund Development)

Maven Wave Partners

Eduardo Cisneros (VP, Board Development)

Executive Coach & Consultant

Billie Larkin (Secretary) 

Pooja Bansal (Treasurer)

CDW

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

Jim McKenzie

Community Philanthropist

Mayor Bill McLeod

Hoffman Estates

Joane McLeod

Links Technology

Senator Laura Murphy

Illinois 28th District

Troy Triphahn

WT Group

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