Advocacy Council Leadership

They lend their passion, their time, and their expertise to drive the work of our Advocacy Council—friendraising and fundraising to build a movement for change.

Lisa Battisfore


Marketing Director for Medical Exam and Disposable Gloves

Cardinal Health

Teresa Becvar


Stephan Zouras, LLP

Hannah Bonecutter

Licensed Educator, Professional Organizer, Actress, Model, Poet, Filmmaker, Social Activist, & Master of Public Health Candidate, University of Illinois at Chicago

Antonia Coffelt

Senior Program Manager, Customer Experience & External Relations

Egon Zehnder

Julie Erdmann

Program Administrator and MA Candidate in Public Policy

University of Chicago

Kate Everson

Communications Specialist 


Mara Heneghan

Aide to the Chief of Staff

Cook County Board President

Elizabeth Kenefick

Program Manager

American Hospital Association

Julia Mohan


Roetzel & Andress LPA

Kathryn Robertson

Technical Project Manager

Ounce of Prevention Fund

Lauren Smith


Talent Management Consultant

Adtalem Global Education

Melissa Souto

Pre-Health Student & Research Assistant, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Marketing Coordinator, Madison Construction

Rebecca Zavala


Advancement Officer

Casa Central

“I volunteer with Women Employed (WE) because all women deserve fair and respectful workplaces and economic justice. Volunteering with WE has given me concrete ways to use my voice and privilege to advance equity and opportunity, and connected me to a dedicated group of people who are equally excited about the work!”

– Mara Heneghan

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