Meghan is an event planner with more than 10 years of experience working with a variety of corporate, non-profit and social clients. She currently works as a Senior Planner supporting Executive Events for Walgreens Boots Alliance.
Meghan received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has a master’s degree in Education from National-Louis University. She is a founding board member of Share Our Spare and remains committed to the organization’s mission to improve the lives of children living in poverty.
Meghan lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago with her husband and three small sons.
Olivia graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelors Degree in Communications. She worked on event planning, community relations and social media for boutique public relations and marketing firms representing a variety of local and national clients.
Dear to Olivia’s heart are those nonprofits benefitting children and families and as such, has donated time to such organizations as the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center, Designs for Dignity, Working in the Schools (WITS), and Open Books.
She currently resides in Bucktown with her husband and three small children.
Erin graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelors degree in Biology. After college, she taught middle school science in suburban Chicago for several years, before eventually leaving her department head position to start a family.
After years of commitment to a children’s advocacy center in her husband’s hometown of Plano, TX, Erin wanted to find a more hands-on opportunity to help local Chicago families. She was introduced to Share Our Spare and knew it was an organization she wanted to be a part of.
Erin is a member of the Women’s Leadership Committee at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center and a board member at Moadon Kol Chadash, a preschool and enrichment program.
Erin currently resides in Roscoe Village with her husband and three children.
Amy has more than ten years of experience in brand management and advertising. She has worked as a client manager for Digitas and as an innovation manager for L’Oreal and Unilever.
Amy graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Business Administration and has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
Her volunteer experience includes leading the Kellogg’s Women’s Business Association as well as running support groups at Respond, a Boston-based domestic violence agency. She is a founding member of Share Our Spare and has been the acting Board Chair since 2014.
Amy grew up in Ann Arbor and now lives in the Gold Coast with her husband and three kids. In her limited spare time she enjoys running, reading and going to dinner with friends.
Patrick is a management consultant with Boston Consulting Group focused on aerospace & defense and public sector projects. Prior to joining BCG, Patrick spent over eight years in the U.S. Navy flying P-3 Orion and P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft. Outside of missions, Patrick served in operations and chief of staff roles across the Navy while stationed in Jacksonville, FL, Washington, DC and Manama, Bahrain. Patrick received his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his BA from Vanderbilt University (Go ‘Dores!).
Patrick lives in the West Loop with his wife, Kelly, and their two sons, Jack and Ward. Share Our Spare welcomed Patrick as a volunteer and he instantly fell in love with the organization’s mission and impact across greater Chicagoland. While he loves donating extras and resources as much as possible, he particularly enjoys sorting toys and bagging clothes at the Sharehouse!
Eva is the Executive Director of the CME Group Foundation, which is predominantly focused on educational equity from preschool through college. She has over a decade of experience in the field of education where she has directly worked to improve the lives of students across Chicago. Prior to working at CME, she most recently served as the Deputy Chief of Staff in Chicago Public Schools, where she led the district’s strategic vision and continuous improvement planning with a focus on creating systems-level change to result in more equitable outcomes for students. In this role, Eva co-led the Mayor’s PreK-12 Reopening Schools Taskforce in response to the pandemic. A lifelong educator at her core, Eva started her career as a middle and high school Spanish teacher at Kenwood Academy in Chicago.
Eva has a Masters in Educational Leadership from North Park University and her Bachelors degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Eva is a fellow of the Leadership Greater Chicago, Class of 2021. She lives in Chicago with her two young daughters.
Elizabeth (Libby) Hall
Libby Hall is a Shareholder and the Chair of the Labor and Employment practice group at the law firm of Vedder Price P.C. She regularly advises companies regarding risk management and employment-related matters; conducts and assists management in conducting internal discrimination and harassment investigations; and defends her clients before arbitrators, administrative agencies and in court. She is the Chicago office chair of the Firm’s women’s affinity group, Women at Vedder Empowering Success. Libby received her B.A. from The University of Michigan and her JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Libby served as co-chair of the 2018 Share our Spare Gala. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her children and husband (who themselves enjoy volunteering at SOS!) and their pit-bull mutt, Duchess Penny Monroe.
Stefanie Hest, Board Chair
Stefanie is a Senior Vice President in Northern Trust Asset Management. She is a senior index specialist in the Institutional Group and is responsible for supporting growth and new business for Northern Trust’s index and factor based solutions.
Prior to her current role, Stefanie was an investment strategist in the Global Quantitative Management team responsible for developing global quantitative equity solutions and investment insights for institutional investors.
Prior to joining Northern Trust in March 2005, Stefanie was a director at Standard & Poor’s responsible for marketing and client relations for the various global equity index products. Prior to S&P’s acquisition of Citigroup’s global index series, Stefanie held various research positions with Citigroup Global Markets.
Stefanie is an executive member of Northern Trust’s Women in Leadership Business resource council and is currently the co-chair of the 2017 Women’s Leadership Development Forum.
Stefanie received a B.A. in Business Management from Cornell University.
Aja is a Senior Oncology Specialist at Amgen working in the Chicago South Suburbs and Northwest Indiana. She has been there 11 years and has a great deal of passion for what she does knowing that her work is serving patients everyday. Aja also completed a Marketing Rotation at Amgen with a focus on Advocacy by working on Direct-To-Patient engagement strategies to improve the patient experience.
Aja received a B.A. in Economics from Lake Forest College. She also played on the Women’s Basketball Team for both L.F.C. and College of Lake County.
Aja lives in Northwest Indiana with her husband, 3 daughters, and their puppy named Bella.
She enjoys volunteering for their children’s school, coaching volleyball, as well as volunteering at SOS with her family. In her spare time she enjoys running, rowing and yoga.
Tyeise Huntley Jones
Tyeise currently serves as the Application Manager for the Office of Access & Enrollment at Chicago Public Schools (CPS). In this role, she manages GoCPS, a comprehensive application process for the ninth grade at all district and charter schools, district elementary schools, and three magnet preschools. Tyeise made a career switch into education in 2015 as a Broad Resident at CPS. Previously she held leadership roles in Brand Management at SC Johnson and Ferrara Candy Company. Tyeise holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and International Business from Georgetown University and an MBA from Cornell University. She recently earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the Broad Residency. Prior to attending business school, she worked in public relations, as well as in the utility industry as a marketing analyst at the Southern Company. Tyeise lives in Chicago with her husband and their two young sons.
Amy was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio but has called Chicago home since 2003. A graduate of Miami University, Amy holds a degree in early childhood education, with a focus on special education. After teaching preschool for a few years in the city, she switched gears completely and went into sales for the Ad Specialty industry.
The birth of her first daughter caused her to realize the overwhelming need for infant and toddler supplies in the impoverished community and as a result, inspired her to found Share Our Spare™. Amy and her husband are currently involved in a number of local organizations, particularly those that support Chicagoans facing homelessness.
She has 3 small children and currently lives with her family on the Northshore.
Mary Kate Mouch
Mary Kate is a Managing Principal at Aleysian, a boutique consulting firm here in Chicago. She has a passion for helping clients grow their digital footprint, while concurrently ensuring colleagues feel valued and fulfilled in the workplace. Her over 12 years in the workplace have provided her with a wealth of experience in sales, strategy, and people management. MK lives in the South Loop with her husband Donald, daughter Caelyn (16 months), and dog Peyto (3 years). As a family, they love exploring various Chicago neighborhoods, as well as traveling and learning different cultures. MK enjoys running, The Bar Method, and curling up on the couch with a nice glass of wine and good book.
Amy is a Vice President at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC). She is responsible for HCSC’s provider servicing phone operations in the Service Delivery and Operations division.
She has been with HCSC since 2008 and previously held positions in health care management and corporate strategy. HCSC operates through its Blue Cross and Blue Shield® Plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
Prior to HCSC, Amy worked in hospital administration at Rush University Medical Center and for North Shore University Health System.
She holds a Master of Science in Health Systems Management from Rush University and a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University. Amy completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois.
Amy resides in suburban Chicago with her husband and two children.
Lindsay is the Director of Operations at Yakkety Yak, a purpose-driven content marketing agency. She recently spent 7 years helping brands and nonprofits communicate their story through impactful video content as a producer and Head of Production at Chicago-based Kindred Content (Formerly Original Six Media). Prior to Kindred Content, she worked on documentary film, television, and commercial productions while based in Los Angeles.
Lindsay grew up on the North Shore of Chicago and has a BA from Colorado College where she studied English, Film and Journalism. She and her husband live in Roscoe Village with their 3 small kids. She joins the Share Our Spare board having previously served as a Co-chair of our Associate Board.
Our Associate Board
|Ellen Allerton||Senior HR Manager at Heidrick & Struggles|
|Christa Chavez Martay||Founder/CEO, À La Carte Media Consulting|
|Lauren Mueller||Associate Director, Business Development Northern Trust Asset Management|
|Melissa Rafson Friedman||Parent, Instagram Content Creator|
|Alyse Shapiro||Office Manager, Newline Financial|
|Madeline Bouche||Manager, Client Service at Nielsen BASES|
|Kara Hamstra||Director, PR at The Agency at Sikich|
|Lauren Lopriore||Founder & Survivor Liv & Let and Parent|
|Joy Rooney||Health Policy Analyst, Mathematica|
|Megan Saunsen||Digital Content Specialist, Breakthru Beverage Group|
|Susie Sherlock||Brand Manager, Mars Food US|
|Hillary Wang||Strategy Manager, Accenture|