TeamWork

It takes team work to organize fundraisers, create policy, award scholarships and build awareness, all to support student success. 

Members of the Board of Directors provide a wealth of experience in higher education to support and provide expert advice to grow the Scholarship Fund to support the increased financial need placed on today’s college student. Members of the board are elected to four year terms and can serve two consecutive terms.

“Time and again, our scholarship recipients share their stories of excitement and gratitude for the support they receive, and the difference it has made as they continue forward on their educational and professional journey. More than ever, your support of the Empower Scholarship Fund is helping make student dreams a reality, and helping them ‘get to graduation’ and beyond.”

– John J. Stachniak, Interim Board Chair

Board of Directors and Staff

2018 Board of Directors

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John J. Stachniak

John J. Stachniak

Interim Chairperson

National Director of Institutional Advancement,
Empower Scholarship Fund
Kelly Pearce

Kelly Pearce

Vice Chair

Hospital Operations at SSM Health Alumnus,
Deaconess College of Nursing ‘00 (now Chamberlain University)
Dr. Arlene O. Rodriguez DVM

Dr. Arlene O. Rodriguez DVM

Board Member

Countryside Veterinary Center Alumna,
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (’86)
Jim Emrath

Jim Emrath

Treasurer

Assistant Controller,
Adtalem Global Education
Marianne Hulbert

Marianne Hulbert

Secretary

Events Manager,
Empower Scholarship Fund

Staff of Empower Scholarship Fund

This team of fundraising and event professionals works together to support student success.

John J. Stachniak

John J. Stachniak

National Director of Institutional Advancement

630.515.5485
Marianne Hulbert

Marianne Hulbert

Events Manager

630.725.1930
Katrina K. McGuire

Katrina K. McGuire

Marketing Manager

630.515.5480