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LEADERSHIP

Gloria Kelley
Executive Director

Gloria Kelley

Gloria Kelley has served as the Executive Director for CASA Kane County since 2007, overseeing the organization that represents the best interests of abused and neglected children. Gloria currently leads 16 professional staff, 20 board of directors, 40 chairman’s advisory panel members and over 280 plus CASA/GAL volunteers.

Gloria received her Master of Business Administration degree in Leadership from Aurora University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations with a minor in marketing from Eastern Michigan University. Gloria’s professional growth has been a steady progression of development in the voluntary sector, highlighted by the following: select past member of Aurora University’s MBA Advisory Board; Past Chairman of the Fox Valley Park District and Foundation; Past Chair of the Fox West Philanthropy Network; Past Chair of the Aurora Chamber Ambassador Program; Past Vice-Chair of the of the Aurora Public Library Foundation. Current Advisory Board Member of the Child Advocacy Center; member of the Tri-City Exchange Club; Board member of the Wintrust Board of Directors in Aurora, Geneva, Elgin and St. Charles.

In her current position, Gloria works with CASA Kane County’s board of directors, staff and volunteers to provide the support needed for children in abuse/neglect and probate courts.  She leads the organization’s operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives towards the strategic direction of the organization.  Accomplishing this has called for a broad range of skills, both technical and interpersonal.  When she joined the organization in 2007, the organizations budget was at $800,000 and today operations are over $3,100,000 to ensure the nearly 600 children served are provided a CASA/GAL volunteer and the resources to ensure their best interests. She formed the organizations Chairman’s Advisory Panel that support the organizations outreach and philanthropic needs to serve children. Gloria also developed a community leadership team to embark on CASA Kane County’s Program and Operational Endowment Campaign for the perpetuity of the organization in 2010 and continues to expand this philanthropy initiative.

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 of 2011, Gloria was nominated for the Kane County Bar Association Liberty Bell Award. This nationally recognized award is bestowed on a non-attorney individual or community organization that has promoted a better understanding of the law, encouraged a greater respect for the law and the courts, who stimulates a sense of civic responsibility, and who contributes to good government within the community. In addition she was nominated as a women of distinction of Kane County in October 2013 and won the nonprofit executive director of the year in 2014 by the West Suburban Philanthropic Network.

Gloria has two children, Alexandria (Lexi) 23 and Jacob 21 and is married to Dean Kelley owner of Abbottland and Investments.

 

Meet our Executive Committee

 Carl Schoedel

Carl Schoedel

Board Chair
Carl is a civil engineer for the Kane County Division of Transportation. He resides in St. Charles with his wife Lisa who is a patent attorney with MBHB in Chicago.  Carl has been a member of the CASA Chairman’s Advisory Panel since 2011.

He has also served as an officer on the Illinois Association of County Engineers Board of Directors and is currently a board officer for the Natwill Square Townhouse Association.  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.  In his free time he enjoys travel, bicycling, and golf.

Carlie Dunteman

Carlie Dunteman

Vice Chair
Carlie is a Vice President for SomerCor 504 in Chicago.  Prior to joining SomerCor, she worked as a business development manager for Associated Bank in Elgin.  She joined the CASA Chairman’s Advisory Panel in 2011 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014.  She also serves as a member of the CASA annual auction committee and the Major Gifts & Planned Giving Committee.

Carlie was a board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township for three years and has always had a love for children. Carlie resides in St. Charles with her husband, Doug and their son Rowan.  Carlie enjoys outdoor sports, cooking and entertaining.

Mike Kwiatkowski

Mike Kwiatkowski

Secretary
Mike and his wife Joanie started their own firm, Retirement Solutions, Inc. in Naperville in 2000 after working as Assistant VP at The Sylvania Savings Bank and the Acacia Group.  For multiple years Mike has been awarded Chairman’s Club membership by LPL Financial, based on his ranking as a top-producing advisor.  In addition to being Treasurer and Vice Chairman of the Grow a Healthy Child Endowment Campaign, Mike also volunteers his time on the Finance & Legal committee and the Investment committee.

Mike and Joanie are enthusiastic supporters of Hear Us, an organization that gives voice and visibility to homeless children and youth.  Mike and Joanie now reside in Batavia after raising their children, Lisa and Ryan, in Naperville.  Mike is an avid bowler and golfer, and enjoys spending time at their home in Galena, Illinois.

Luke Slawek

Luke Slawek

Treasurer
Luke is a business executive and serves on the FONA International Advisors, Tuskegee Next Generation and Coalescence boards. He also owns local businesses in real estate and nutritional milk for schools   Luke joined the CASA Chairman’s Advisory Panel as the co-chair in 2011 and has been a passionate supporter of CASA since his wife began her CASA advocacy.  He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2016.  He has also served as the Executive Chairman for the Riverwoods Christian Center and their Board for eight years.

Luke resides in St. Charles with his wife, Megan, who became a CASA volunteer advocate in 2004. They have two amazing children, two dogs, a love for the outdoors and aviation.

Board

of Directors

CASA Kane County’s Board of Directors is comprised of community and business leaders who serve as ambassadors in the community, speaking on behalf of the CASA program. One of their many responsibilities is to serve as a conduit of information about the on-going need for philanthropic support. The Board is also responsible for producing a community benefit report and financial report, and has fiduciary responsibility for the proper management of all donations.

Chairman's

Advisory Panel

The Chairman’s Advisory Panel is a collection of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills which complement the knowledge and skills of the formal board members in order to more effectively govern the organization to a better financial position. The Advisory Panel is a resource pool of experts from any field deemed relevant used to advise the board and executive director in carrying out the mission. The board is not obligated to consult the Advisory panel.

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