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Leadership & Staff

CASA Kane County is made up of remarkable individuals dedicated to child welfare. Meet our Executive Director, Board Chairman, BOARD OF DIRECTORSCHAIRMAN'S ADVISORY PANEL, and STAFF.

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Gloria Bunce
CASA Kane County Executive Director

Gloria Bunce has been the Executive Director (ED) of CASA Kane County since 2007.  During her tenure as ED, the organization has become one of the top CASA programs among 950 across the nation.  Under her leadership, CASA Kane County has met the increases of cases/children served annually and maintained the resources necessary to not only meet the need, but provide additional services. 

Bunce has led the organization to significant advances, including an endowment campaign that resulted in a nearly two million dollar fund; initiated a legacy planned giving program, formed a Chairman’s Advisory Panel of professionals, recruited and retained a professional staff of 15, and more than tripled the organization’s operating budget.  She credits her leadership and staff for the overall organizational wide effort of success in serving 100% of all children who are appointed to CASA through the court system.

As she continues to serve our most vulnerable children in our community, Bunce was selected in 2010 to the task force that advised the Kane County Board of Directors on selecting the next state’s attorney.  Gloria has also been a frequent speaker at Aurora University on leadership and development and different panels on Inspiring Trust and Servant Leadership.  In June 2011, Gloria was nominated for the Kane County Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award.  She also was a Kane County Woman of Distinction in 2013 and won the West Suburban Philanthropic Network’s Nonprofit Executive of the Year Award in 2014. 

She currently serves on the St. Charles Bank & Trust Company, Board of Directors; Vice Chair of the Fox Valley Park District in Aurora, Tri-city Exchange Club and a member of the Child Advocacy Center.  Past boards and advisory groups that she has served on are Aurora University’s MBA Advisory Board; Past Chair of the Aurora Chamber Ambassador Program; Past Vice-Chair of the of the Aurora Public Library Foundation and Past Chair of the Fox West Philanthropy Network. 

Bunce earned a Masters of Business Administration in leadership from Aurora University and a Bachelor of Science in public relations with a minor in marketing from Eastern Michigan University.

CASA Kane County Executive Committee

Mike Frasier-resized Mike Frasier
CASA Kane County
Board Chair

Mike Frasier is the owner of the Wine Exchange in downtown St. Charles.  A former Sears executive, Mike grew up in Northern California and turned his passion for wine into a successful business in which he can share his knowledge with fellow wine lovers.  Read more about Mike at the Wine Exchange website

Kevin ODonnell-resizedKevin O'Donnell
Vice President

Kevin J. O'Donnell is the President and Founder of O'Donnell Commercial Real Estate, Inc., a full service commercial brokerage firm serving the western suburbs of Chicago.  Prior to founding O'Donnell Commercial, Kevin spent over eighteen years with nationally recognized commercial brokerage firms.  Read more about Kevin at the O'Donnell Commercial Real Estate website

Mike-KwiatkowskiMike Kwiatkowski

Mike Kwiatkowski is the President and Founder of Retirement Solutions, Inc. in Naperville.  For multiple years Mike has been awarded Chairman’s Club membership by LPL Financial, based on his ranking as a top-producing advisor. Read more about Mike at the Retirement Solutions website.

Carl-SchoedelCarl Schoedel

Carl Schoedel is a civil engineer for the Kane County Division of Transportation. He has also served as an officer on the Illinois Association of County Engineers Board of Directors.  Carl won the County Engineer of the Year Award in 2013 and was given the Community Involvement Award in 2014 by the Fox Valley branch of the American Public Works Association.  Read more about Carl at the Kane County website.