About the Leadership
Chicago Bridge leaders to maintain our current programming and develop new initiatives. Members who are looking to greatly increase their professional skills and connections, add valuable work experience to their resume, and lead a growing group of energetically charged aging professionals should apply. Chicago Bridge has become locally and nationally recognized and new leaders are expected to maintain this established reputation.
Chicago Bridge has current and past leaders that have been and still are an influential aspect of the group. The Chicago Bridge leadership is flat, there is no hierarchy. All members have an influence in what the group does and how it moves and grows. The group is member driven, but the leadership helps to lead the group in directions that are shown as an interest by others.
Each program within the Chicago Bridge is run by interested members who desire an experience in leading. Some ongoing opporunities to become involved in include the Social and Support Program, the Blog Team, and the Mentorship Program. If you interested in any of these opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Leadership Core of the Chicago Bridge
Every 2 years new Chicago Bridge members take Leadership Core positions. Members who are looking to greatly increase their professional skills and connections, add valuable work experience to their resume, and lead a growing group of energetically charged aging professionals should apply. Chicago Bridge has become locally and nationally recognized and new leaders are expected to maintain this established reputation. Listed below are descriptions for each position.
Communications Director: Responsible for maintaining an active online presence through the Google Group, Chicago Bridge website, Facebook, LinkedIN, etc. Works directly with the Website Program and group leaders to produce quality online articles and resources.
Events Director: Manages Event Coordinators and monthly events. Also ensures that monthly programming falls within the organization’s mission and vision and works with Support and Social Program.
Membership Director: Evaluates and processes new member applications. Communicates with new members at events and encourages participation in Bridge programs. Interacts with key individuals within universities and professional organizations to attract quality members. Partners with universities and professional organizations to add value to Chicago Bridge programs.
2013-2015 Leadership Core
Stacy Delvo, Social Media Director
Megan Jenkins, Program Director
Shannon Stone, Communications Director
Tim Adriano, University & Professional Liaison
Mehwish Issa, Membership Director
Laura Sutherland, Events Director
The Chicago Bridge Featured Blog Writers 2013
Becky Khayum and team
Sophie Ann Canade
Alix Burns and team
The Chicago Bridge Blog Editors 2013
Anne Marie Crowe
The Mentorship Program Committee
Lyndsey Anton began her career in the field of aging after receiving a MSW from Loyola University Chicago in 2011. She is currently pursuing her LSW and recently accepted a position as an Aging Resource Specialist/Bridge Care Coordiantor at Aging Care Connections in La Grange, IL.
Kristen Pavle is an advocate for health justice, currently serving as the Associate Director of the Center for Long-Term Care Reform at Health & Medicine Policy Research Group. Through strategic health policy analysis and consensus building among diverse stakeholders, Kristen successfully informs the development of a more accessible, affordable and high quality health care system. Kristen has a Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan.
Gayle Shier MSW, attended the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She has experience in non-profit management, grant writing, policy analysis, and research. Gayle is currently working at Rush University Medical Center’s Older Adult Programs. Gayle was the Student Outreach Director of the Chicago Bridge from 2009-2011. Currently Gayle is a co-coordinator of the Chicago Bridge Mentorship Program.
Emily Shubeck, MSW began her career in the field of aging after receiving a MSW from Loyola University in 2010. Since that time, she has garnered experience in both clinical and administrative roles. Emily currently holds the position of Specialist for the Early-Stage Initiatives Department at the Alzheimer’s Association. In this role, Emily oversees a team of early-stage advisors who act of spokespersons for the Association to raise awareness, promote advocacy and inform the development of the most appropriate products and services for individuals living in the early-stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
2011-2013 Leadership Core
Emily Mysel, Communications Director
Carmen Wyttenbach, Membership Director
Maria Soria, Events Director