Staff and Board of Directors

Meet the Team

Willow House is fortunate to have some of Chicago’s leading business professionals and dedicated volunteers serving on the Board of Directors. Their expertise and passion for the Willow House mission is the backbone of our cause.

Board of Directors

Kirk Kohls, CFA, CPA

President
KPMG

AJ Coleman, MBA, CAMS

Treasurer
Byline Bank

Jane Bryant Klett

Secretary
Abbott

Patty Knoblauch

Member
Retired

Maureen French

Member
WorldAware

Diane Rapaport, MD

Member
VITAS Hospice

Esther Morales

Member
Retired

Selvaanish Selvam

Member
Clariant

Willow House Staff

David Scheffler

Executive Director

Lauren Raney, LCPC, ATR

Program Director and
Clinical Site Coordinator: Libertyville & Expressive Arts

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Denise O'Handley

Development Director

Kelsey Hoeper-Albassam,
LPC, NCC, CT

Clinical School & Community Program Coordinator and
Clinical Site Coordinator: Survivors of Suicide Loss

Charlotte Shuber, LSW

Clinical Site Coordinator: Chicago

Mickayla Bedenian, LSW

Program Associate and
Clinical Site Coordinator: Arlington Heights

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Cassie Khurana, MA

Program & Office Coordinator

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Nancy Reed

Controller

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Stefanie Norris,
MSW, LCSW

Founder
Volunteer Clinical Consultant