Anahi is a current student at Aurora University pursuing her Bachelors degree in Social Work with a concentration in Child Welfare and a minor in Criminal Justice. She is passionate about working with children and is excited to further expand her knowledge while at CCWF. During her free time she enjoys reading and spending time with friends, and family.
Brooke is pursuing a Bachelor's in both English and Communications at Aurora University. She has always had a great love for service, especially in regards to helping children succeed. Brooke is passionate about her family and her cat (appropriately named kitty). When she isn't hard at work at school or work, she enjoys reading, writing, and watching a good movie.
Ariadne is a student at Aurora University who is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in Marketing and a minor in psychology. She has always known her passion was making a positive change in children's worlds. She understands the importance of making sure children feel safe and heard. She plans to use her skills as a marketer to make sure people who work with children are aware that there are abundant resources in learning how to support and encourage children.
Ariel Reina: I am currently attending Aurora University to pursue two Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice with a minor in American Sign Language. I am planning to graduate in May 2023 then continue my education getting a Master's degree in Leadership and Administration. I am able to speak three languages - fluent in English, intermediate in Spanish and basic in American Sign Language. I am passionate with helping others and advocating those in the community. I enjoy outdoor activities such as bike riding, playing softball, volley-ball, and others. I love to travel and learning about different cultures.
My name is Kasandra Osorio, I am currently pursing my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adler University. I also currently work as a Forensic Interviewer at the Kane County Child Advocacy Center. I am dedicated to protecting children and adolescents, while supporting families to break generational cycles of abuse and neglect. I am excited to be part of the CCWF mission to build safe communities.
Graphic Design Intern
My name is Dylan MacDonald, I am currently a student at Aurora University pursuing a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design. I have worked with kids my whole life so I am excited to be apart of CCWF and help push their cause forward. I hope to help the community and the children that CCWF reaches!
Briana recently graduated from Northern Illinois university with a Bachelor's in Psychology. She is now currently working towards her MSW at Aurora University and is eager to gain experience here at CCWF. She is very passionate about adolescent mental health and strives to advocate for early intervention and assist children who have experienced trauma. Briana enjoys going to the gym and spending time with family and friends.
Rosa M. Montenegro
I am a current student at Aurora University pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and 12 years of experience working with PreK students and their families. I speak Spanish and English fluently. I love to travel and spend time with my family and friends. I am excited about the opportunity CCWF is giving me to continue growing professionally and to continue supporting families in our community!
My name is Maryam, I am from Iran. My primary language is Persian. I came to the US in 2015. I am a full-time student at ECC for Human Services Program, looking for work to complete my internship with CCWF. My favorite hobby is music, and I love going to concerts. I also play the guitar.
Hello, my name is Javier Gonzalez, and I am currently a junior studying at Northern Illinois University to obtain my degree in marketing. I have also obtained my associate’s degree in business administration. I am passionate about helping out my community and volunteering whenever I have the chance. During my free time, I enjoy watching movies with my family and friends. I also enjoy drawing and making graphics. One fun fact about me is that I have seven cats.
Amy Eccher came to CCWF as a volunteer looking to match her analytical skills and business background with her desire to add value to a great cause. Amy brings passion for analysis, and an enthusiasm to be involved with CCWF. She enjoys providing data insights and new learning that demonstrate the positive impact that CCWF is having in the community.
Amy is the founder of StatCAT Consulting, a company specializing in advanced analytics and market research. She provides insights on many household brands such as Harley Davidson, Callaway and McDonalds. She designs surveys, conducts analyses, and interprets complex statistical and data issues. Her consulting and insights provide strong, analytically founded solutions in many areas of research. Amy has taught in the area of quantitative psychology and conducted numerous statistical training courses.
Amy and her husband live in Geneva with their 3 shih tzu puppies. She has 2 adult daughters and appreciates when they are home and the house is full. In her spare time, Amy loves going to plays and concerts. She enjoys cooking, and therefore also running.
My name Neelam Gautam I have overall 4+ Years of IT experience as strong Salesforce Admin
& Developer, who is passionate about giving back to society. I was inspired by your values and mission. I hope my education and previous experience will be helpful and I will make a difference to your organization. I am grateful for this opportunity to work with changing children’s worlds foundation.
Graphic Designer and Web Developer
Vítor is a user experience designer with a degree obtained in Aveiro, Portugal. He believes the modern tools of design have a potential for social improvement and keeps searching for opportunities to make a positive impact. He's volunteering at CCWF to help them improve their digital presence and at the same time get a perspective on how a non-profit might manage their tech related efforts.
Mangala Gowri Mijri
My name is Mangala gowri, having worked over 7.5 years in various industries, Now leveraging my skills along with salesforce for this wonderful organization.
I am inspired with your core values and mission.I believe in learning by helping other, Happy to be collaborate with wonderful team who inspires others to to better .
I have hands on experience in Java/Testing for around 1.5 years. Experience and knowledge of Manual and Automation Testing. Besides my Bachelor of Technology in Computers (B Tech). I am aCertified Salesforce Administrator (ADM 201). and Certified Salesforce Platform Developer 1 (DEV 401). I am grateful to have the opportunity to apply my knowledge to help Changing Children's Worlds Foundation.
Patricia Reardon is a retired teacher from the Dominican Republic. She moved to the United States to attend college, where she received her PhD in chemistry and later her elementary teaching degree. She worked as a research chemist and then moved on to teaching. She taught middle school science and more recently Spanish bilingual kindergarten before retiring in 2019. As an educator, she’s an advocate for children and their families. She is excited for the opportunity to work with CCWF. She raised three children and now has three grandchildren. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, read, sew, attend theater performances, and go for walks.
Chirag Shah is the President of his own IT Consulting Firm CSAS Enterprises Inc and has 20+ years of experience working in the Fintech Industry. Chirag has a double Masters Degree in Computer Science & Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL. Chirag is also a professional photographer and loves to capture memories through his camera lens. Chirag is a believer giving back to the Community and working with Changing Children’s World gives the perfect opportunity to fulfill that desire. Chirag would like to use his passion for photography and volunteer his time at Changing Children’s World. In his free time Chirag likes to play football, travel and experience different cultures.