Our People

Make-A-Wish® seeks the best people to fulfill our vision of granting a wish for every eligible child. Every person who joins us commits to this vision — and uses it as a guide in every action. From program services and operations to fundraising and brand advancement, every staff member fulfills a vital role in our mission.

Adam Shukwit

Gift Officer, Community Programs
312.602.9429

Allison George

Wish Coordinator
312.602.9437

Amanda Maul

Wish Coordinator
312.602.9438

Amber Nolan

Volunteer Manager
312.602.9432

Amy Ceciliano

Wish Manager
312.602.9421

Andrea Suderski

Accounting Manager
312.602.9418

Ashley Nichele

Development Manager, Community Events
312.602.9419

Casey Sparks

Gift Officer, Annual & Leadership
312.602.9427

Cathleen Miles

Development Assistant
312.602.9443

Dan White

Volunteer Coordinator
312.602.9450

Dana Whitty

Gift Officer - Corporate
312.602.9455

Daryl Mah Thomann

Chief Operating Officer
312.602.9415

Debbie Purcell

Signature Events Manager
312.602.9424

Dina Thachet

Medical Outreach Manager
312.602.9435

Djoane Lospalluto

Senior Staff Accountant
312.602.9444

Donna Markevicus

Donor Services Coordinator
312.602.9428

Elizabeth Olson

Staff Accountant
312.602.9433

Grace Vigilante

Development Services Manager
312.602.9450

Heather Simpson

Chief Development Officer
312.602.9434

Janet Bantz Glavin

Community Relations Manager
309.637.1659

Janie Carlisle

Wish Coordinator
312.602.9436

Jeanne Hendrie

Gift Officer - Major and Leadership Giving
312.602.9425

Jeff Spencer

Technology Manager
312.602.9442

Jennifer Perfect

Assistant to the CEO & Board of Directors
312.602.9439

Jessica Miller

Communications Manager
312.602.9412

John McGowan

Wish Manager
312.602.9452

Josh Mann

Human Resources & Office Manager
312.602.9426

Justin Aaron

Wish Coordinator
312.602.9423

Kelsey Regan

Administrative Assistant
312.602.9474

Krystyna Zwolinski

Referral Intake Coordinator
312.602.9446

Laura Cannavo Huerta

Community Relations Manager
217.544.9470

Linda Giovacchini Parck

Sr. Gifts Officer - Major Gifts
312.602.9420

Margie Mills

Associate Gift Officer
312.602.9445

Megan Flynn

Wish Program Manager
312.602.9431

Nikki Lester

Wish Coordinator
312.602.9441

Renee Benton

Director of Program Services
312.602.9448

Sonja Arnesen

Wish Coordinator
312.602.9421

Stephanie Springs

Chief Executive Officer
312.602.9439

Tonisha Daniel

Volunteer Coordinator
312.602.9413

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Make-A-Wish® Illinois
640 North LaSalle Drive
Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654