We wish to express our thanks for the continued commitment of our Board of Directors whose tireless support of Maryville’s staff and programs enables us to serve over 2,500 children and families each year. Our Board of Directors is the critical resource which has ensured over 130 years of success.
With their continuous investments in Maryville, we are rebuilding lives, rekindling spirits and renewing hope.
Thank You for your dedication to the children and families of Maryville!
Richard A. Devine, Chair
Mr. Richard Devine served as the Cook County State’s Attorney from 1996 until 2008, where he established that office’s Domestic Violence Unit. He is a former president of the Chicago Park District. Mr. Devine is currently a member of the law firm of Meckler, Bulger, Tilson, Marick Pearson, LLP, and heads up the litigation department of its Chicago office. Beginning in 2009, he serves as a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago. He holds a B.A. degree from Loyola University Chicago and a J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law.
Diane C. Geraghty, Vice-Chair
Ms. Diane Geraghty has been a Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law since 1978 where she serves as the Kathleen Beazley Chair in Children’s Law. She served as Interim Law School Dean from April 2004 through July 2005 and has been a Director of the Civitas Child Law Center since 1993. She is co-founder of the Loyola University Chicago Center on the Human Rights of Children, which provides high quality legal representation to child clients, promotes children’s law as an area of legal specialization and improves the quality of justice and educational opportunities for children and their families.
Andrew R. Lotts, Treasurer
Mr. Andrew Lotts is a certified public accountant with the accounting firm CJBS, which he joined in 1994. Mr. Lotts was made partner in 2002. He is the managing partner of the firm’s audit division, providing comprehensive audits and consulting to small and mid-size not-for-profit clients, service and manufacturing clients, the leasing industry, and employee benefit plan compliance. Mr. Lotts is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. He holds a B.A. in business administration from the University of Iowa.
Rick Velasquez, Secretary
Mr. Rick Velasquez has served Chicago area youth and families on behalf of Youth Outreach Services (YOS) since 1975 and has been its Executive Director since 1999. Trained as a social worker, he has focused his career in the areas of juvenile justice, adolescent behavioral health, child welfare services and public policy.
In addition to his work with YOS, Velasquez is a gubernatorial appointee to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, as well the Cross Agency Medicaid Commission. He is a member of the Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board to develop alternatives to incarceration of minors.
Mr. Velasquez holds a Masters of Social Work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Northeastern Illinois University.
Reverend Monsignor Michael M. Boland, Director
Reverend Monsignor Boland serves as Administrator of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Director of Human Services for the Archdiocese, and as a member of Cardinal George’s cabinet. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Misericordia Home, Shelters for the Homeless, Catholic Charities, and the Department of Social Services of Chicago. Rev. Msgr. Boland holds a B.S. from St. Xavier University, a B.S in Sacred Theology and M. Div. from the University of St. Mary of the Lake, and an M.S.W. from Loyola University.
David A. Bonoma, Director
Mr. David A. Bonoma is a partner in the Chicago office of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP, a national law firm that focuses on representation of government sector clients. Mr. Bonoma began his legal career at Phelan, Pope & John, Ltd. in 1988 and went on to work at Shefsky, Froelich & Devine, Ltd. and Greenburg Traurig, LLP, where he was a shareholder in the firm’s government group. In 2005, David left Greenberg Traurig to co-found his own government relations law firm, Reyes & Bonoma, Ltd.
In addition to his private sector experience, David has held several public sector positions. From 1997-2003, he was an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County where he served as Chief of Staff to Cook County State’s Attorney Richard A. Devine. He also served as a member of the Cook County Officers Electoral Board (1997–2001), the Attorney General’s Council on Firearms and School Safety (2000), and the State’s Attorney’s Juvenile Competency Commission (2001-2002). In 2010, he was appointed to the Illinois Employment Security Board of Review by former Governor Pat Quinn where he served until 2013.
David earned his undergraduate degree at Marquette University in 1985 and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1988. He is a proud alum of St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago.
Elizabeth Gallagher-Coolidge, Director
Ms. Elizabeth Gallagher-Coolidge is the Managing Director PNC Capital Markets LLC in Chicago. She began her career in the public finance industry more than 24 years ago, working her way from an institutional bond salesperson at a local bank to head of the Capital Markets Public Finance Group for the Chicago office at PNC in February 2013.
Ms. Gallagher-Coolidge has served as lead banker and underwritten more than $25 billion of tax-exempt securities for the State of Illinois, State of Indiana, State of Michigan, Cook County, City of Chicago, and City of Milwaukee, among others. She has served on the board of the Chicago Summer Business Institute since its inception and serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.
A lifelong resident of Chicago, she currently resides with her husband and three children in the Edgebrook neighborhood on the Northwest Side. She received her B.A. from the University of Illinois-Urbana on a General Assembly Scholarship.
Louis J. Glunz III, Ph.D, Director
Mr. Louis J. Glunz III is the founder of Regis Technologies, Inc. which provides organic services for the pharmaceutical industry and manufactures chromatography products. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago and is a member of Loyola University’s Council of Regents. Mr. Glunz is on the Board of Advisors for the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola. He holds a B.S. degree from Loyola University Chicago and a Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame.
Michael P. Golden, Director
Mr. Michael P. Golden is a co-founder of @properties, a real estate brokerage firm. Formerly, he was an independent real estate broker, and served as manager of human resources at Encyclopedia Britannica, and as a benefits consultant for Hewitt Associates in Connecticut. Mr. Golden served as president of the Chicago Association of Realtors from 2007 to 2008. He holds a B.A. with a double major in philosophy and economics from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
Sean Madden, Director
Mr. Sean Madden is the president of Madden Communications, based in west suburban Wood Dale. Besides producing Maryville’s annual report and calendar, Madden also focuses on in-store marketing for companies like MillerCoors Brewing Company, Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Pabst Brewing Company. He is also involved as a director in the Evans Scholars Foundation, which provides college scholarships to golf caddies based on grades, leadership and work ethic. Besides his interest in golf, Mr. Madden also is a scuba diver, a fisherman and a guitar player and likes rock, folk and Celtic music.
Mr. Madden and his family have been long-time supporters of Maryville; his father, John Madden, served for many years as chairman of the board.
A Graduate of Loyola Academy, and Xavier University, Mr. Madden lives in Evanston, about two miles from where he was born. He and his wife Jo Ellen have three sons: Michael, 23, Will, 22 and John, 19.
Brian T. McCormack, Director
Mr. Brian T. McCormack is the co-founder and director of InnerWorkings, a global print management provider located in Chicago. He was the founder and CEO of McWitt Graphic Communications from 1994-1999. Mr. McCormack currently serves as a director with uBid.com and EZLinks Corporation. He was an early investor in Groupon.
Mr. McCormack is a long-time parishioner at St. Mary of the Woods, where he serves on the Finance Committee. He is past president of the Holy Name Society. Mr. McCormack was also recently accepted to the University of Notre Dame President’s Circle. A graduate of Loyola Academy and the University of Illinois, he and his wife Katie have four children and reside in Chicago.
Michael J. Munro, Director
Mr. Michael Munro has been a friend to the children of Maryville for almost two decades. Mr. Munro, a long-time colleague of Juan Espejo, Director of the Maryville Golf Program, owns the White Pines Golf Dome in Bensenville. He welcomes our children at his facility to receive golf instruction during the winter months. For the last two years, Mr. Munro has co-chaired the Greg Marrero Golf Outing in Naperville which benefits Maryville’s Golf Program. Previously, he was a multinational bank examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago from 1980 until 1991. This Division was responsible for examining the largest banks and bank holding companies in the Midwest.
Mr. Munro previously served on the board of the Victor C. Neuman Agency, a home for boys similar to Maryville’s St. George Program. He has an MBA/Finance from Illinois State University.
Melanie M. Pettway, Director
Ms. Melanie Pettway is an attorney who has her own general law practice specializing in children’s issues. She formerly worked as an Assistant Public Guardian in the Cook County Juvenile Court. Ms. Pettway is active in the Chicago Bar Association and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association. She also serves on the Chicago Bar Association’s Juvenile Law Committee and its Blue Ribbon Panel on the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. She holds a B.A. degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C.
Agnes L. Piszczek, Director
Ms. Agnes Piszczek formerly served as Administrator of the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services Juvenile Court Liaison Unit. She is an active supporter of Loyola University Chicago and a former member of its Women’s Board, a member of Catholic Charities’ Board of Directors, and served as President of the Loyola University School of Social Work Alumni Board. She is a graduate of St. Mary of the Woods College and holds an M.S.W. from Loyola University.
John F. Poelking, Director
Mr. John F. Poelking is the Chief Operating Officer for Maryville Academy. Prior to joining Maryville, John served as the Budget Director for the University of Chicago. Before that, he had spent most of his career at Tribune Broadcasting in Chicago where his last position was Vice President of Finance. He also spent 15 years at WGN-TV. His business background coupled with his desire to further Maryville’s mission led him to take on the operations responsibilities for Maryville in November 2011.
John has a MM/MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, a BS in Accounting from Northern Illinois University and is a CPA.
Bishop George Rassas, Director
Bishop Reverend George Rassas is the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He was ordained as a priest in May of 1968 and ordained as a bishop in 2006 at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Prior to joining the Archdiocesan offices in Chicago, he was the pastor of St. Mary Parish in Lake Forest from 1990 to 2004. Raised in Winnetka, he was the Vicar General of the Chicago Archdiocese from 2004 to 2006. Bishop Rassas holds a Bachelor’s degree from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein and a Master’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago in counseling psychology.
Formerly he has served as associate director of the Catholic Family Consultation Service and later as director of the Office for Family Ministries. He is also a founding member of the new St. Martin de Porres High School in Waukegan, Illinois.
George W. Rourke, Director
Mr. George Rourke is Executive Officer and President of Venterra Sales & Management Corp. He has over 35 years of experience in all facets of real estate, business development and finance. Formerly, he was an officer of James W. Rouse & Co., and Partner and President of North American Golf Corp. Mr. Rourke has been a member of Maryville’s board of directors for 24 years and is former Chair of the board. He is a graduate of DePaul University.
Michael P. Rourke, Director
Mr. Michael P. Rourke works with the firm @properties and brings to the board 25 years of experience in real estate brokerage and development. He has been involved with Maryville for some 40 years, ever since he helped his father, George, (former chairman and current board member) deliver food to the main campus. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Mr. Rourke has run the Gleason Cup golf outing for the last 12 years. Since its inception 19 years ago, we have raised more than $1 million for Maryville. An avid fisherman and golfer, Mr. Rourke lives in Glenview with his wife Cindy, and children, Patrick, Katie and Emily.
Patrick G. Shea, Director
Mr. Patrick Shea has been a trader at the Chicago Board of Trade since 1988, a member of their Arbitration Committee and Floor Governors Committee. He served on the board of directors of the Evanston Golf Club from 2005 to 2007, is on the Friends of Misericordia committee and is a former grade school basketball coach. Mr. Shea graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1987.
Sister Donna Marie Wolowicki, Director
C.R., RN, MSN, MBA, Director, has been a nurse for more than 40 years and has a wealth of experience in both the medical and financial sides of hospital administration. From 1989 to 2011, Sister Donna Marie was the Executive Vice President and CEO of Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. After graduating from Loyola University of Chicago with her bachelor’s of science degree in nursing in 1971, Sister started as a staff nurse in Resurrection’s intensive care unit. At Resurrection, she worked her way steadily through the administrative ranks at the same time she was earning her Master’s degree in Nursing at Loyola (1975) and later her Master’s in Business Administration from North Park University (1996). She has also been involved in teaching and community service. Among other honors, Sister Donna Marie was the recipient of the Career Achievement Award from the Chicago Health Executives Forum in 2011.
Sister Catherine M. Ryan, Executive Director
Sister Catherine M. Ryan, O.S.F. led the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Juvenile Justice Bureau from 1997 until December 2004. During that time, she worked with State’s Attorney Richard A. Devine to develop a restorative justice approach in juvenile justice.
In December 2004, Sr. Ryan was appointed Executive Director of Maryville, a childcare organization that has been serving children and families in Illinois since 1883. She has led Maryville through a comprehensive strategic reorganization and implementation of its programs and operations. Under her leadership, Maryville moves forward in its mission to provide guidance, structure and stability for children, young adults, and their families.
Sr. Ryan was born in Davenport, Iowa and raised in Glenview, Illinois. She attended Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette and joined the School Sisters of St. Francis in 1965. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Alverno College in Milwaukee, a law degree from Northwestern University and a master’s in business administration from DePaul University.
Cheryl M. Heyden, Associate Executive Director
Ms. Cheryl Heyden joined Maryville in 1976. She has a BS in psychology from Elmhurst College and a MSW from the University of Illinois Jane Adams School of Social Work. During her years with Maryville, Ms. Heyden has served in a variety of positions, including: live-in parent at a girls’ home; supervisor of the girls’ diagnostic unit; assistant community director of multi-staff programs; and program director for the Des Plaines Campus and group homes. She was named HR director in 2000 and continued in that position through 2002. In 2004, Ms. Heyden served as special assistant to Charles Walsh, Chairman of Maryville’s Board, and was named Associate Executive Director that same year.