BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Shannon Poulos Shannon Poulos, PsyD, is vice president of Ignite Hope. She earned her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology. She worked at Rogers Memorial Hospital in the adolescent partial hospitalization program. She currently works with children, adolescents, and adults in private practice at The Kelley Clinic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

  

 

 
Jennifer Covey Jennifer Covey is secretary and director of marketing of Ignite Hope. She graduated from John Carroll University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting. Jennifer previously worked in Product Development for women’s apparel with retailers Spiegel Inc. and Sears. She currently is involved in the nonprofit Dress for Success and works as an independent consultant for Rodan and Fields.  She lives in the northwest Chicago suburbs.

  

 

 
Lynn Papadia Lynn Papadia, MS, is chief financial officer of Ignite Hope. She graduated with a Master of Science degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University. She also has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art History and English Literature. Her professional career includes more than 10 years of work as a consultant specializing in financial management software and data warehousing for PwC, KPMG, and Clarity Solution Group. She lives in the northwest Chicago suburbs.

  

 

 
Casey Kimmel Casey Kimmel is director of social media for Ignite Hope. She graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for nine years in programming and fundraising/development. Casey worked for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manhattan (Kansas), Big Brother Big Sister of Metro Milwaukee, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County (Wisconsin). She is currently the coordinator for the Wisconsin Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association in Madison, Wisconsin.


Lynn Kupczyk

 

Lynn Kupczyk is director of advertising for Ignite Hope. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Kansas. She currently works independently as a freelance designer for different companies such as Aon Hewitt, Topco, FamilyCord and Access Mobility 24. She has 15+ years of design experience in both agency and corporate environments. She lives in the northwest Chicago suburbs.
   

Cathleen Knauss

 

Cathleen Knauss, MSN, BSN, ACNP-BC, holds a Master of Science in Nursing from Loyola University, Chicago. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and achieved her ACNP-BC certification in 2010. She works for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in the division of critical care. She lives in the northwest Chicago suburbs.
   

Mike Kelley

 

Mike Kelley graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Consumer Science (School of Human Ecology).  He is vice president and co-owner of Associate Engineering Corporation in Hustisford, Wisconsin, a manufacturer of ROLAIR Air compressors and other compressor related products.
   

Shayla LaLonde

 

Shayla LaLonde, PsyD, earned her Doctor of Psychology from Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology. She also holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Development. She is psychotherapist at The Kelley Clinic in Milwaukee. Previously, she worked as a social worker for the Department of Health and Family Services in Wisconsin, placing abused and neglected children in foster homes, and she worked as a therapist at Meta House in Milwaukee, a residential drug treatment program that serves low-income women and their children. 
   

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Elizabeth Neal attended Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal where she studied Home Economics Education. She is employed by Northwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Arlington Heights. She lives in the northwest Chicago suburbs.

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