Board of Directors
Plymouth Tube Company
VP of Marketing
Holly has more than 25 years of commercial experience in the metals industry. Her key areas of expertise include Market Research, Pricing Strategy, Competitive Landscape Assessment, Product Development, and Corporate Communications. A compelling blend of analytical and creative competencies, Holly creates high performance teams to help her execute scalable strategies that drive impactful results and cultivate long-term customer loyalty. Holly is a process-driven leader in pursuit of continuous improvement and embraces the concepts of lean manufacturing.
Dr. Robert Heller
Trust Well Network
Chief Psychologist and Managing Partner
Dr. Heller provides individuals with management tools including The Core Motivation Analysis for companies, consultants, and coaches. He is a mental health professional with highly specialized training in the diagnosis and psychological treatment of mental, behavioral and emotional illnesses, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). His main focus is on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. He also treats learning disabilities, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.
Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago
President & CEO
Stella Kalfas, MHAGC Executive Board Member, was appointed as President and CEO in October, 2009. Stella is an advocate for individuals and families coping with mental illness.
Senior Director, Professional Services
Lauren Kovar is a CPA, CGMA and CITP and an expert in business operations, transformation, technology strategy and finance improvement. Lauren leads the Corporates Professional Services Operations Center of Excellence at Thomson Reuters, a $110M business that provides Tax, Legal and Risk technology services to Corporations. Lauren also advises Fortune 500 companies on leading practices for tax operations and technology.
Maria Martinez is a retired education professional. Her career spanned several decades in educational roles at AT&T and other organizations. She is instrumental in getting the MHAGC materials translated to Spanish and serves as an interpreter in several of the webinars provided for parents and for corporations.
Margie Martyn PH. D.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Margaret (Margie) Martyn oversees the academic and operations for the University’s campuses in Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, Chicago, New Orleans, Washington, DC and online. Before joining TCSPP, she served as the President for Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. Dr. Martyn holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from The University of Akron, a Master’s of Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace University, and a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University.
Apollo Global Management
Managing Director, Client and Product Solutions
Joe focuses on Registered Investment Advisor sales and is bringing more than 26 years of financial services experience. Prior to joining Apollo in 2022, Joe served as Head of US Intermediary Distribution at Ivy Investments, where he was responsible for distribution of the Ivy investment strategies to financial intermediaries and home office platforms. Previously, he held leadership roles at BNY Mellon, Oppenheimer Funds and Deutsche Bank/DWS. Joe graduated from the University of Dayton with a BA.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Bob Nelson is accomplished in Sales, Operations and Executive Leadership. He is an expert in building high performing sales organizations and leadership teams, and a problem solver that’s adept at meeting the complex challenges faced by businesses in today’s environment of rapid change.
Carosh Compliance Solutions
Chief Business Development Officer
Greg is a Health Tech Executive who grows start-ups from ideas into well-funded success stories. His success is in Series A Fundings at ZocDoc, ePatientFinder, BetterDoctor, Health iPASS, Pearl Health, ShiftMed and now Carosh. Greg has helped deliver over $635M dollars in total funding.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Executive Director of Information Technology
Devendra is focused on Corporate IT Strategy specifically Cloud Services.
Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce
Julie has over 15 years of retail, management, event planning and marketing experience. She has also partnered with GLOW (Girls Leading Others Wisely) leading courses with tweens to help girls increase their self-confidence and skills to become effective influential leaders. She partnered with Impact Parents, certified and licensed to deliver a proven behavior management training program to parents and educators. Julie has a BA from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Dailexa, An IBM Company
Robby consults organizations on balancing the demands of customer-centricity while also driving financial success. Robby’s journey towards helping others began on the football field as a scholarship student-athlete for The Ohio State Buckeyes. He took a page from Coach Tressel's 'Winners Manual', which instilled the importance of balancing mental health with high-performance athletics. After experiencing a series of concussions and feeling the physical and mental toll, Robby decided to pursue his passion for assisting others who also struggle with mental health issues. Robby studies School Counseling at the University of Dayton.
Dr. Angela Tagaris
Professor of Education
Dr. Tagaris facilitates graduate courses in teacher leadership and education courses in curriculum and instruction. Dr. Tagaris holds a Doctoral degree in Teacher Leadership and Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She serves many EdD and PhD students dissertation committees assisting PhD students completing their terminal degree. In addition, she has written curriculum and served many student teachers in their internship.
Century Sales Solutions, LLC
Rick Tkaczyk helps owners of small businesses take their business to the next level through hands-on sales advising and sales leadership. Rick has a BS from Western Michigan University.
Steve was most recently the Director of Sales and an Account Manager at Accuity (now Lexis Nexis Risk). He has over thirty years of leadership experience in the high-technology solutions business, including being the President of Cyborg Systems, Vice President and General Manager of Dun & Bradstreet Software, Vice President of Client Services (Sales) at AC Nielsen, Vice President of Sales at three software companies and a Senior Manager at Deloitte and Touche. His recent book "Above Quota Performance" contains tips and techniques to close more sales and achieve higher performance.