Haven’s Board of Directors come from a variety of backgrounds and use their expertise to aid the Haven executive and clinical directors. Board members meet monthly and are highly involved in the fundraising efforts at Haven.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board of Directors, contact Charley Smith at email@example.com.
Kimberly has lived in the area for the past 8 years. She and her husband, Bill, have three children ages 20 to 27.
She has worked in both the publishing and legal industries in various positions but has always volunteered in her children’s schools. Kimberly has also been a tutor in the HARP reading program in Chicago and Evanston for the past 3 years.
Kimberly has been on the Haven board for 4 years. After serving as Secretary and Vice President she now serves as board President.
Jennifer Fiegen is a long time resident of Wilmette. She and her husband, Jonathan, have three children: Elena (20), Margot (18), and Jake (14).
For the last twenty six years Jennifer has been a committed educator. She earned her Masters Degree in the Art of Teaching from Northwestern University after graduating with a BS from the University of Illinois. Jennifer started her career as a classroom teacher and a Professional Development Coordinator in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2002, her family relocated to Wilmette, and she taught at Crow Island School in third grade. After several years in the classroom, Jen transitioned into the Literacy Facilitator role. Her role at Crow Island evolved over the years, always with a focus on coaching teachers to differentiate instruction through reading and writing workshop. In addition, Jennifer serves as the District Literacy Facilitator for Winnetka School District leading teachers in the development of English Language Arts Curriculum and coordinating professional development. Through her interactions with colleagues and students as well as her volunteer work with her children’s schools and organizations, Jennifer feels prepared to serve on Haven’s Board of Directors.
Jennifer joined the Haven Youth and Family Services Board in the Fall of 2017. Currently she serves as the Vice President on the Haven Board of Directors. She enjoys collaborating with fellow board members and the community, bringing a school system and child’s perspective to Haven’s programs and work.
Chris is the assistant branch manager for North Shore Community Bank and Trust Company in Winnetka. North Shore is a community bank group serving Winnetka, Wilmette, Glencoe, Skokie, and Sauganash and is a part of Wintrust Financial Corporation. Prior to joining the North Shore family, Chris worked as a Financial Advisor and at the Chicago Board of Trade. Chris is a community-minded individual who believes strongly in the spirit of volunteerism. He has been involved with Literacy Works and the Housing Organization for Women and is looking forward to his board position with Haven Youth and Family Services.
Amy Allen is a resident of Northfield and has four children. She has a history working with adults with disabilities as well as head coach for the Special Olympics Arizona. Amy also taught Health and Wellness through the Pace Program at National Lewis University here in Chicago. She is a graduate of Arizona State University, with an emphasis in Human Resources and Family Development. Amy is thrilled to work with such an inspiring and educated group.
Roselynn Don is a graduate of New Trier West High School, Northwestern University and DePaul University College of Law. Roselynn is a matrimonial law attorney and mediator with a solo practice in Evanston. She is also a Fellow in the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois.
Roselynn has two adult children who were raised in Wilmette and attended New Trier High School. When her children were young, Roselynn served as Chairperson of the Wilmette Community Nursery School, Vice-President of the Harper School PTO and was on the Board of Wilmette Safety Town. Roselynn has a strong interest in family dynamics and the struggles of children and teens. She is impressed with the high quality and range of services offered by Haven. She is proud that our community has such an invaluable resource for families.
Amy Yulish was raised right here in Wilmette. She graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a major in Psychology and a minor in Theater. She then received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and currently holds a core faculty position for the Master’s Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northwestern where she teaches, supervises beginning clinicians and maintains a clinical practice.
Amy STILL lives in Wilmette with her husband Josh and their two children. She is thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful organization, supporting the work she does herself, but in her very own community.
Heather Hester joined the Haven Board of Directors in 2018. Originally from Ohio, she and her husband Steve moved to Wilmette from Chicago in 2005 with their 2 small children. They added two more children here, so they are fully outnumbered! Heather has been an active volunteer with her children’s schools, first with Trinity Church Nursery School and then with District 37 for the past 14 years.
In recent years she has returned to her passion of writing, implementing creative marketing, blogging and social media campaigns in the family business, Hester Painting & Decorating. She has also penned multiple pieces following their journey with their son highlighting depression, anxiety and the LGBTQ community. Heather and her family were so moved by Haven’s support for their family, that Heather joined the Board wanting to help support the staff as well as continue tearing down the stigmas surrounding depression, anxiety and LGBTQ youth.
Michele Hunter is a new board member who grew up in Winnetka and now lines in Glenview with her husband and two children. She is a principal at the Architecture firm, Architrave Ltd. in Chicago and has spent many years volunteering at local schools and as a soccer coach. Michele is interested in helping adolescents navigate through junior high and high school and is eager to help Haven reach as many young teens as possible.
Mitchell Loveman, was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies from the School of Speech. Mitchell has been a full-service Commercial Real Estate Broker in the Greater Metropolitan Chicago area for over 30 years, specializing in corporate office Tenant Advisory Services, currently holding the position as Executive Managing Director with NY based Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. He is a volunteer Assistant Basketball Coach at Evanston Township High School for the Sophomore Girls Team. Mitchell currently resides in Winnetka, IL with his wife Sally Lou and their three children.
Michael grew up in Winnetka and attended New Trier from 1982-1986. He has had three daughters graduate from NT and currently has a daughter that will graduate in the class of 2022. He also has an 8 year old daughter who will be entering 3rd grade. Michael has volunteered and worked with people dealing with chemical dependency for over 25 years. He recently completed the course work for a CADC accreditation.
Randy has been a board member of Haven for more than a decade. He is the past Treasurer, a position he held for 7 years. He holds a degree in Psychology, with a specialization in working with children. In that Randy’s career choice as an employee benefit consultant took him in a different direction, he chose to work with children by coaching many levels of various sports as well as working with Haven. Both of his children have spent many years on the youth board during high school at New Trier.
Prior to her retirement in 2016, Ellen Van Vechten practiced law for over thirty years, most recently as Special Counsel to Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP. Ellen specialized in insurance coverage law and insurance coverage litigation. She represented insurers with regard
to coverage issues presented under professional liability policies, directors and officers liability policies, employment practices liability policies and financial institution bonds.
In 2011, Ellen obtained a Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, with emphasis on alcohol and drug counseling as well as nonprofit management and philanthropy. She has been a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Illinois since 2012. Ms. Van Vechten is the author of On the Other Side of Chaos, Understanding the Addiction of a Love One, which was released by Central Recovery Press in September of 2018.
Ellen has been a resident of Glencoe since 2000.