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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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KEVIN DOYLE

Founder & Executive Director

Kevin Doyle is founder, executive director and president of the board of directors for the Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation. After losing his mother to homicide when he was 17 years old, he went on to study journalism at the University of Iowa. Entering the workforce during the dot-com era, he used his prior sales experience to land his first job in the IT world selling network equipment and services to Fortune 500 companies. In 2001, he co-founded 3Points LLC, an Oak-Brook-based technology consulting company focusing on helping small businesses grow, where he currently serves as president. He, along with his wife Kelly and sisters, Kelly Paroubek and Kristin Doyle, launched the Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation in 2009. The organization was named in honor of the Doyle’s mother, Sheilah, who was slain in the family’s garage upon returning from work one night as a hospital nurse. Their collective courage and recognition of the challenges faced by youth due to homicide inspired them to help others.

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GREG COX

Board Member

Founder & CEO of The Impact Foundry. Former President and Chief Operating Officer of Dale Carnegie- Chicago.

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Greg spent 30 years of his career in sales, leadership, and speaking, including 16 years with Dale Carnegie Training, before launching his own consulting firm, The Impact Foundry. As a trusted business advisor, Greg is known for his passion, insight, and candor in his work growing leaders and building cohesive teams. He has been actively involved in working with youth, especially in camp settings, for decades. Greg is known for his humor, which helps him connect with people wherever he goes, from the executive suite to singing the “Camp Sheilah” song at the bonfire.

Greg is married and has two children. He enjoys travel, football, theater and film, and is a voracious reader.

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DR. Garrard McClendon

Board Member

Professor at Chicago State University, Emmy Award Winning Talk Show Host, and Author.

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Dr. Garrard McClendon is an Emmy award winning talk show host, professor, and author who has been featured on NBC, Fox News, CNN, NPR, and WGN. He is the author of “Ax or Ask?: The African American Guide to Better English” and an assistant professor at Chicago State University. McClendon is a cancer survivor who continues to fulfill the legacy of his parents by being the Executive Director of the Milton & Ruby McClendon Educational Foundation. He earned his Ph.D. in Education from Loyola University and he lives in Chicago with his wife, Que.
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Todd Hollowell

Board Member

Chief Operating Officer at Impact Advisors.

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Todd Hollowell is the Chief Operating Officer at Impact Advisors.  Todd has more than 25 years of healthcare information technology experience, and he has in-depth knowledge and experience with technology infrastructure solutions.  He currently oversees the business operations at Impact Advisors, but he spends the majority of his time assisting hospital and clinic organizations, including academic medical centers, community and pediatric hospitals, and integrated delivery networks, with strategic and technology initiatives.  Prior to his role at Impact Advisors, Todd was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the University of Chicago Medicine  (UCM).  Before UCM, Todd spent several years in leadership roles at other technology consulting organizations.

Todd has a master’s of science degree in information and communication sciences and a bachelor’s of science degree in management from Ball State University. He also attended The Chicago Management Institute at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  Todd has written articles in assorted publications and has presented at a number of technology conferences covering a variety of topics.  Todd also recently received honors as one of Consulting Magazine’s Top 25 Consultants of 2015.

Todd lives in Orland Park, Illinois with his wife Angie and their three children, Grace, James and Thomas.

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Jody LaVoie

Board Member

Former Chairman at ArrowStream.

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Jody is the former chairman of ArrowStream, a third-party logistics and SaaS provider founded by her late husband Steve in 2000. In July 2014, the unthinkable happened when her husband was shot at work by a disgruntled employee. Jody stepped in and led ArrowStream on a path to sustainable profitability through her broad knowledge of its operation, fiscal management, and product strategy, combined with her strong will and ability to engage others. She also led the one-year process culminating in the sale of ArrowStream to a private equity firm.

Before joining ArrowStream, Jody worked for Smith, Bucklin & Associates, serving as executive director for two of its association clients. Previously, she held sales-related positions with AT&T Business Communications Services.

Jody experienced first-hand the far-reaching effects workplace violence has had on her three daughters, the ArrowStream employees, and her community at large. Through blogging, speaking, and sharing her story, she is finding her voice around workplace violence issues and raising awareness to initiate conversations.

Jody holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.

Jody is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Mid-America Chapter and The University of Chicago Women’s Board, is a mentor for Menttium, and provides guidance for entrepreneurship students at the University of Chicago and Northwestern’s Founder Center.

Jody and her three daughters live in LaGrange, IL.

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Quanica A. McClendon

Board Member

Senior Engineer at ArcelorMittal

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Quanica A. McClendon is a Senior Engineer at ArcelorMittal, out of East Chicago, IN.  She holds four academic degrees:  an MBA in Management and Administrative Studies (2005) from Indiana University, BS degrees in Organization Management (2003) and Elementary Education (2010), both from Calumet College of St. Joseph, and an AS degree in Computer Information Systems (1988) from DeVry Institute of Technology.

Valedictorian of the Calumet College of St. Joseph Class of 2010, recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Future Educator Award and the Academic Excellence Award in Organization Management (2003), are among her scholastic achievement honors.  She is a lifetime member of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma.

Quanica is the author of the children’s book, Suit Shoes (2004). Quanica is also a licensed real estate broker, wife, and mother of two children.

Quanica has persevered through many health challenges and continues to reach for her dreams.  She is very active in the church, and a true agent for change.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, walking, watching professional football, and playing Scrabble.

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Lori Smith, LCSW

Board Member

Director, Victim-Witness Unit at Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office

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Lori Smith, LCSW is the Director of Victim Witness Assistance Unit of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office where she serves a wide range of crime victims including homicide survivors and their families.  Under Lori’s leadership, the Victim Witness Unit has revamped the Family and Friends Support Network, offering three grief groups for the loved ones of homicide victims.

Prior to serving as the Director of the Victim Witness Unit, Lori worked in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Sexual Assault Unit, where she specialized in work with child victims of sexual assault.  Lori has also worked with abused and neglected children through LaRabida Children’s Hospital and Research Center and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northwest Cook County.

In her leisure, Lori enjoys gardening, is active in her church, and is an avid reader.  She is married and has two teenaged children.

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John Skopick

Board Member

Agent/Owner of The John Skopick State Farm Agency in Lemont

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John Skopick is the Agent/owner of The John Skopick State Farm Agency in Lemont. John’s Agency has won numerous State Farm awards for customer service and production. His agency is regarded as one of the top Agency’s in the State Farm system and has been award the Chairman’s Circle trophy. John is a member of The Million Dollar Round Table. The Million Dollar Round Table Founded in 1927, is The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, it is a global, independent association of more than 43,000 of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 67 countries. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.

John is a former President of the Mokena Chamber of Commerce and a current active member of the Lemont Chamber of Commerce.

John is a decorated United States Marine Corps Veteran who served in combat operations as a heavy machine gunner during Operation Desert Storm.

John and Lisa Skopick have 3 Children: Alyssa 17, Danielle 16, and Anthony 9. As a family, they are active in hockey, golf and travelling. In John’s leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his family, giving back to the community, and traveling.