Board of Directors
Ris Orhorha Studied Economics and Health Administration. She has years of experience in Banking, Investments, Business Management, Marketing, Education, Healthcare, and Not-Profit. She worked with JP Morgan Chase and helped coordinate Chase Good Works. She has worked with physicians in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
Ris brings 26 years of community and volunteer service experience. She has collaborated with United Way, Salvation Army, Fish Food Bank, Community Crisis Center and Clearbrook Center. Ris also worked with New School University in New York, Providence House in New York is providing support for women and their children, Young Adult Institute (YAI Network) children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ris has a passion for helping children and families live more peacefully.
Dr. Julie Robinson was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in the 1993-94 academic year sponsored by the Joliet, IL Rotary Club. She spent her year in Newcastle England working at the Royal Vicotria Infirmary with the Children's Diabetes Team. Dr. Robinson completed a research project where she looked at A1C levels of children whose family participated in counseling and compared them to A1C levels of children whose families did not participate in counseling. Upon returning to America, Dr. Robinson pursued her doctorate in Counselor Education from the University of North Texas where she specialized in play therapy under Dr. Garry Landreth, a world-renowned play therapist. She has been teaching in Counselor Education programs since 2000.
Dr. Robinson is currently the Director of Clinical Training for the Counselor Education Department at Argosy University Schaumburg. In 2007, Dr. Robinson received the Counselor Educator of the Year Award from the Illinois Counselor Educators and Supervisors Division of ICA. Most recently Dr. Robinson was named the North Central Counselor Educator and Supervisors Mentor of the Year. Dr. Robinson's research interests include play therapy with chronically and terminally ill children, and counselor education training.
Samuel Doherty has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, he is a community leader, Samuel is a music teacher who has used his career to educating children and children with special needs giving them great life experience in what the children love to do. He owns a private music school, Samuel volunteers in private and public schools and communities teaching children and young adult different instruments, like piano, guitar, saxophone and more.
Lyndon Sumlin is the of OsteoStrong center in Chicagoland, He is also VP of Operations for the company. His previous career includes 16 years in the Communications industry, largely in sales management and business development; and 20 years in the not-for-profit sector teaching, counseling, and supporting missionary work. While Lyndon holds degrees in Business Communications and Theology, his real passion is very simple, improving the lives of those in his community mentally, physically, and spiritually! It's not all about work; Lyndon's hobbies include fitness, reading, and helping others via community enrichment and support like serving as a board member for Center for Health Services-providing vital healthcare services to families in need.
Violeta Saucedo has experience as a community lending professional for over 20 years with an extensive customer service background. Experienced in guiding clients through the homeownership process to make their Dreams of owning a home a reality. She has a passion for relationship building and takes pride in delivering high-quality work.
Cherry Spivey has been a Mortgage Industry since 1997. She has experience in originating and closing and funding. She lives here in Illinois over 30 years with my two daughters and husband. What she enjoyed most about being a loan originator is the gratification that comes from helping people, whether it is getting them into a new home or just being available to answer questions about their existing loan, she finds that she can help with all their mortgage needs.
She specializes in first time home buyer programs, FHA, VA, Conventional and IDHA loans. She is available anytime and ready to help.
Andrew Denton Having been born to international parents, raised in inner-city Philadelphia, educated in Lynchburg, VA, as well as teaching in Jerusalem, Israel, and later working as an Associate Security Investigator in D.C. Choosing a college, his choices were the local NCAA Division basketball schools that were recruiting or Liberty University (LU), a Christian school him Mom suggested. His deciding factor had been a desire for religious truth that was sparked about two years prior. He applied, was accepted, and after a brief volunteer trip to Juárez, Mexico, off to Lynchburg, He went. After graduation He spent the summer in East Baltimore, MD helping with a community outreach and mentoring
Andrew took a job at a Fortune 100 company, Liberty Mutual Insurance, where He ensure that people’s families are financially secure in the case of loss; Andrew and his wife had their first child on 12/30/2015, and their world has been greatly enhanced. Andrew's life changes have made him more cultured, shown his adaptable nature and revealed his survivor mentality; his faith has given him the reason to hope and conviction to work harder, and his hope is that he continues to grow as an individual and have more opportunities to enhance the lives of others.