Mary Pat Ambrosino, Executive Director
In 1990 Mary Pat walked into South Suburban School for Special Education seeking a nursing position with their Early Intervention Program. This happenstance became her lifelong mission. By trade a nurse, Mary Pat was able to utilize her skills coordinating nutritional and therapeutic programs for young children. In 1998 the small school merged with Southwest Community Services and gave her the opportunity to create a stand-alone therapeutic program for children and adults with neuromotor dysfunctions. Working in an administrative role Mary Pat was able to work closely with the Board of Directors and found the transition to Executive Director of Southwest Community Services to be a natural progression to a new leadership role. In November of 2013, Mary Pat was offered and accepted the Executive Director position at Community Services Foundation. Mary Pat received her B.S. in Nursing from St. Xavier University. She lives in Frankfort with her husband and is a mom of three children.
Kelli Cody, Executive Assistant
Kelli brings many years of administrative experience to the Foundation. In 2010, Kelli joined Southwest Community Services, Inc., a member of Community Services Foundation, as Executive Assistant. In addition to her role as Executive Assistant, Kelli became an integral part of the development team coordinating special events and creating essential public relations and marketing tools. Kelli joined the Foundation in November of 2013 and looks forward to being a part of a team that will expand its missions and services. She resides in Palos Heights with her husband and two children.
Shelley Maxwell, Research & Development Director
After serving as the editor for Community Services Foundation’s previous newsletters, Michelle joined the Foundation full time in July 2014. Along with her writing and editing credentials, she brings four years of professional experience in networking and account management to the Foundation. Michelle is grateful to be able to utilize her experience and passion in order to drive our mission forward. She recently created a Young Professionals Group, ACT, in order to further assist with raising funds for the individuals we serve. Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Saint Francis and her Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Lewis University.
In July 2016, Community Services Foundation welcomed Becky Vock as our new Director of Finance. Becky graduated from Saint Mary’s College in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting. She earned CPA certification in May of 2007. Becky first began her career in the audit practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. After PwC, she worked at Information Resources Inc. and the corporate office of Hyatt Hotels. In January 2014, Becky entered the nonprofit industry in at Southwest Community Services, Inc. After the agency merged with CTF ILLINOIS, Becky made the transition to CSF. When she isn’t working, Becky enjoys spending time with her husband Matt and two young children, running, and watching the Cubs.
Community Services Foundation welcomed Alyssa Paetow to our organization on a part-time basis as an Administrative Assistant in February 2016. A student at Alan B. Shepard High School, Alyssa was excited to come to CSF as she considers this her first, consistent form of employment. Alyssa stated that she loves coming here because everyone is nice and friendly and she wants to start saving money for her future. She will graduate from her high school program in October of 2017 and, once she has graduated, her dream is to live on her own. An avid sightseer who loves to take pictures, Alyssa hopes to make enough money to be able to travel to new places. In her free time, she likes to see her friends whenever she can and go shopping.
In June, Community Services Foundation welcomed Mandi Williams as our Special Events Coordinator. A graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Mandi earned her degree in Marketing, with a concentration in Communications. She began her career working for the Underground Contractors Association, a non-profit construction trade association. After UCA, she worked at Professional Convention Management Association, De La Salle Institute, and The Cancer Support Center. Mandi has planned all types of events ranging from a 25 person think tank up to a 4,500 person Convention. Mandi is excited to join us at CSF as the cause is one close to her heart. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jason, and son, Noah.
In July, Community Services Foundation welcomed Tim McGlennon as the Director of Operations. Tim graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and an Associate’s Degree in Business Management. Upon graduation, Tim worked as a mortgage underwriter for seven years until he moved to a project manager and estimating role for an industrial piping contractor for ten years. Tim is excited to join CSF and hopes that his experience and contributions to the team prove beneficial for the organization. Outside of work, Tim enjoys spending time with family and friends. Living close to the United Center, he likes to attend Hawks and Bulls games and also enjoys golfing, though he is admittedly not good at it.