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Board Members

GLASA’s Board of Directors is the governing body of GLASA.  Responsibilities of the Board include: providing fiscal oversight; helping to formulate medium- and long-term strategic goals; contributing to agency fundraising efforts; and providing needed professional skills.  Join the GLASA Board, and make a direct impact on the lives of people with disabilities!  Contact Beth DeRosier at [email protected] to learn more.     Board Member Job Description

  • Beth DeRosier – President – Crate and Barrel
  • Susie Duttge – Vice President – Fit for Life Rehab and Fitness
  • David Brearton – Treasurer – Mondelez, Retired
  • Brian Uhlig – Board Secretary – GCG Financial
  • Cindy Housner – Executive Director- GLASA
  • Natalie Blatnick – GCG Financial
  • Andy Burkhart – Johnson Controls
  • Michael Sorkin – Hollister, Inc.
  • Stuart Reid – Law Offices of Stuart A Reid PC
  • Marilyn Wieland – GLASA Women’s Auxiliary
  • Matt Williams – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC
  • John Landsell

Young Professionals Board

GLASA Young Professionals Board is comprised of a group of young professionals, emerging in their careers in and around the Chicago-land area, who are passionate about raising funds and awareness for GLASA.

  • Joe Hrusovsky – Board Co-Chair – CIH Trading
  • Lindsey Faucher – Board Co-Chair – St. John Berchmans
  • James DePaul – ZS Associates
  • Jon Hussain – Consolidated Trading
  • Mike Miller – Consolidated Trading
  • Ryan Shand – Jammber
  • McKaye Whiteside – Consolidated Trading
  • Jake Quaid – Consolidated Trading
  • Anthony Hrusovsky – Past Board Chair – Sterling Bay
  • Sarah Wagner – Starcom MediaVest

For more information on YP activities contact Joe Hrusovsky at [email protected] or Lindsey Faucher at [email protected]


Medical Advisory Board

GLASA’s Medical Advisory Board provides professional medical guidance in the multi-tiered mission and vision of the GLASA organization.  It provides a bridge between medical rehabilitation treatment and the integration and adjustment of individuals with disabilities into their ongoing real life situations.

  • Dr. Sara Padalik, DO – Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Dr. Carrie Jaworski, MD – NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Dr. Kenneth Lee, MD – Milwaukee VA Medical Center
  • Dr. Shubhra (Sue) Mukherjee, MD – Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Kelly Orgo, DPT – Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Dr. Richard Nelson, PhD – Ex-Officio Facilitator

GLASA Women’s Auxiliary

GLASA Women’s Auxiliary was originally formed in 2009 to help enhance and expand the mission statement of GLASA through fundraising.  Today this group of volunteers is comprised of community members, GLASA parents, and members of GLASA’s Board of Directors.  They are responsible for the GLASA Gala, community engagement, and various volunteer opportunities.

  • Robbie Balan
  • Gretchen Berthiaume
  • Kim Bissing
  • Natalie Blatnick
  • Jennifer Burkhart
  • Stephanie Cook
  • Susie Faucher
  • Siri Filipez
  • Denise Gruensfelder
  • Katie Hagler
  • Areta Kohout
  • Patty O’Machel
  • Gail Polisky
  • Jennifer Sawant
  • Eileen Shaughnessy
  • Trish Spengel
  • Margo Thomas
  • Marilyn Wieland
  • Gail Wolf