Naperville Elderly Homes – Board of Directors
Certified Financial Planner
Weeks Financial Group
President, Schillerstrom Homes, Inc.
Certified Public Accountant, Managing Partner, Klein Hall CPAs
Senior Broker Associate, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
President and CEO, Charles Vincent George Architects
Owner of Lellbach Builders
Rev. Dr. Scott Mitchell, Psy.D
President and CEO, Licensed Clinical Psychologist,
Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center
President/Administrator, Homewatch CareGivers
Honorary Board Member
Karyn M. Charvat
Executive Director, PowerForward DuPage
Naperville resident Karyn M. Charvat is the Executive Director of PowerForward DuPage, leading the organization’s marketing and business development activities in promoting the electrical contracting industry. Additionally, Karyn serves on the Board of Directors of Choose DuPage, Chamber630 and serves as the Board Chair for the Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. She is also a Liquor Commissioner for the City of Naperville.
Mary F. Kerbs
Principal, Highnote Consulting Services
Business Development & Management Professional
Mary Kerbs has broad experience in the not-for-profit and corporate business sectors. As Principal of Highnote Consulting Services for over ten years, she specializes in not-for-profit business development, property investment strategies, and fundraising projects. Clients in Naperville have included Fair Lady Productions, Inc., Center Stage Theater, and Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry.
In the corporate sector for over 25 years, Mary held management positions with BP America, Inc and Amoco Corporation. Her portfolio consisted of North American office and industrial properties. Her expertise includes strategic planning, business case development, property solutions, client relationship management, project and cross functional team leadership.
Mary’s education and certifications include an MBA from DePaul University, BS Business from Elmhurst College, Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM), Certified Property Administrator (RPA), and Managing Real Estate Broker. She is a past President, Chicago Chapter of National Association of Real Estate Executives.
Executive Director, Naperville Elderly Homes
Mrs. Cheryl Ghassan — Expert in the Senior Living and Care Industry
Cheryl has dedicated her life to supporting seniors and their families in selecting the best housing and appropriate levels of care that offer a fulfilling, affordable, and secure lifestyle that meet her client’s needs.
She has spent over 30 years volunteering, providing educational programs, and consulting for seniors and their families at churches, senior centers, TRIAD and other senior organizations. She is credited with establishing the first Multicultural Memory Café in Naperville. Cheryl has built her reputation serving companies as Resident Counselor, Marketing Consultant for Independent and Continued Care Communities, Executive Director Assisted Living, and Sales & Marketing Director Independent Living. Her expertise touches all areas of senior lifestyle needs; Homecare, Independent living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, CCRC, and Not for Profit Communities.
Cheryl serves on the Board of Directors for the AgeGuide for DuPage County and served on the Board for Naperville Elderly Homes, before becoming the Executive Director for Naperville Elderly Homes. Cheryl graduated from Rosary College with a Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology & Business Administration. She attended Marycrest College for nursing, and is a certified Dementia Practitioner.
Cheryl is currently an independent contractor continuing to serve businesses providing care and building communities for senior care and senior living.
Partner, Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C
As an attorney and CPA, Gerry Cassioppi has had an extensive business law practice with law firms and as in-house General Counsel during his 30-year professional career in Chicago and the Chicago-area.
Gerry is presently a partner with the law firm of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C. and has held leadership positions and provided legal counsel for a wide range of businesses, including Fortune 100 Companies, privately-held businesses and not-for-profits, regarding a variety of corporate governance, transactional, executive, and employment matters.
Upon graduation from law school, Gerry was an associate with McDermott Will & Emery, practicing in the areas of employment law, employee benefits, ERISA and executive compensation. He then served as Corporate Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary with The Quaker Oats Company Law Department at its Chicago headquarters, providing significant counsel with respect to its senior executives, Board of Directors, shareholder matters, commercial transactions, employee benefits, employment law, and government relations.
Combining his passion for sports with his legal training, Gerry supports local sports-related clients in various legal and administrative capacities, including North Central College, College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, Northern Illinois University Athletic Department, and Naperville Park District. He has also spoken at the Marquette Law School Sports Law Institute.
Gerry received both his undergraduate degree in accounting, with honors, and his law degree from the University of the Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. His own continuing legal education includes completing the Harvard/MIT Law and Business Course on Negotiating for Senior Executives and executive media training at The Quaker Oats Company.
Gerry has long been very active in professional, community and government leadership roles, having served as President, General Counsel and Chair of the Business Law Committee for the DuPage County Bar Association, as a member of the Naperville District 203 School Board, and as Chair of the DuPage County Ethics Commission. He was also named DuPage County Bar Association Lawyer of the Year for 2012-2013.
Naperville Elderly Homes, Inc.
310 Martin Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
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