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Board Members

Board of Directors

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 – Walgreens
  • Natalie Blatnick – Vice President, GCG Financial
  • David Brearton – Treasurer – Mondelez, Retired
  • Brian Uhlig – Alera Group
  • Cindy Housner – Executive Director- GLASA
  • Susie Duttge – Fit for Life Rehab and Fitness
  • Marilyn Wieland
  • Andy Burkhart – Armstrong Fluid Technology
  • Michael Sorkin – Hollister, Inc.
  • Stuart Reid – Law Offices of Stuart A Reid PC
  • Matt Williams – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC
  • John Landsell – Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.
  • Paul Zellner – Retired
  • Mike Baxter – JP Morgan

 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.

Board Members

  • Joe Hrusovsky – Board Co-Chair – CIH Trading
  • McKaye Whiteside – Board Co-Chair – Consolidated Trading
  • Jon Hussain  – Consolidated Trading
  • Mike Miller – MBA Candidate, Northwestern University
  • Jake Quaid – Consolidated Trading
  • Sarah Wagner – Starcom MediaVest
  • Harrison Quaid – Cushman & Wakefield
  • Olivia Weyers – Kirkland and Ellis
  • Jeffrey Metz – MoLo Solutions; GLASA Athlete
  • April Vogrich – Life Fitness
  • Matthew Vogrich – MoLo Solutions
Associate Members

  • Stephanie Smith - Jacobs & Clevenger
  • Adam Twersky - Russell Reynolds Associates
  • Anthony Prousis - BMO Capital Markets
  • Tim Buckley - Echo Global Logistics
  • James Depaul - MBA Candidate, Northwestern University
  • Caleb Thunberg - Elite Intercom Services
  • Giovanna Ventola - McCaffery Interests
  • Luke Meissner - Netrix LLC

For more information on YP activities contact Joe Hrusovsky at [email protected] or McKaye Whiteside 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.

**Currently undergoing changes



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
  • Kim Bissing
  • Natalie Blatnick
  • Jennifer Burkhart
  • Cindy Clement
  • Stephanie Cook
  • Denise Gruensfelder
  • Nikki Kelly
  • Katie Hagler
  • Areta Kohout
  • Laura Lacher
  • Tami Wloch
  • Susie Faucher
  • Jennifer Sawant
  • Eileen Shaughnessy
  • Margo Thomas
  • Mandy Wessell
  • Michele Young