Nicole Seidlitz

Executive Director

Nicole Seidlitz has 10+ years of experience in nonprofits in Chicagoland. She was previously the Associate Director of the Cancer Research Foundation at the University of Chicago.

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Cindy O’Donnell

We are delighted to welcome Cindy to Our Place as the new Program Manager.  Cindy has extensive experience in special education.  She was the Chairperson of the Special Education Department at Schaumburg High School, where she worked for over 30 years.  She has a BS in Special Education and an MS in Educational Administration.  She […]

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Michelle Patzke

Administration Manager

Michelle joined the Our Place staff in 2013 after spending over 10 years working as a lawyer before beginning a career for a hedge fund in Chicago. That work did not satisfy her soul…

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Emily Stern

Senior Program Leader

Emily has been with Our Place from the beginning. She was inspired to become a volunteer in 2010 by her brother, Josh—a participant…

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Carl Bowlby

Program Leader

Carl brings life to every party or program here at Our Place. Hailing from Malden, Missouri, with a layover at Midamerica Nazarene University…

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Pat Fitzgerald

Program Leader

Pat Fitzgerald comes from Champaign-Urbana and moved to Evanston with his new bride, Melody, in May of 2016 – and began working at Our Place the day after he moved here! He began in…

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Sterling Humphrey

Program Leader

Sterling has been working with developmentally disabled individuals for over 15 years…

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Sara O’Keefe

 Program Leader

Sara joined our team in early October. She has an MSW and BSW from Loyola and James Madison University, respectively. Sara bring a wealth of experience (and good humor!) to her job at Our Place.

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Jamie Weller

Program Leader

Jamie, a recent psychology graduate from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, started out as a volunteer at Our Place in winter of 2013. Now a staff member, he loves coming to work for the consistent and dynamic community…

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