Laurie has spent the majority of her career as an executive in various business’. Currently she is overseeing the CCHI project as Director in addition to her Recruiting Consulting Business for CPG companies. Additionally she has been involved in the National Fragile X Association as an event organizer, presenter at conferences and family mentor. Laurie and her husband Rick have one adult son Zachary, who has developmental disabilities. When she is not doing any of the above things, you can find her cooking, gardening, biking and spending time with family, friends & dogs.
Susan is a retired CPA, business owner and certified autism consultant with over 25 years of experience in the area of disability parenting, professional services and advocacy. She has worked as a volunteer, board member and officer with non profit organizations that serve both adults with disabilities and youth in middle and high school. Susan currently serves as the CCHI Secretary and Treasurer. She also enjoys running, reading and spending time with her family and friends. Susan and her husband Jeff have 3 adult children, two with developmental disabilities, and two dogs that lovingly occupy most of her time.
Anthony Bilotti, Ph.D.
Anthony has advised government and private sector in the planning and implementation of health and environmental initiatives, property redevelopment, and educational curricula during his professional career of 40 years. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at Northwestern University, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. He was also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has served on municipal and county planning commissions, and boards of professional societies. Anthony and his wife Emma Kowalenko enjoy involvement with community and have been active volunteers in civic and community organizations.
Walter Hainsfurther, FAIA, NCARB
Walter has been a leader in the architecture profession for over 40 years. Professionally he has provided services to leading retail, hospitality and educational organizations, including Fortune 50 companies. Walter has served the profession as a leader at the local, state and national level, culminating with service as a national Vice President for the American Institute of Architects. He was invested in the AIA’s College of Fellows in 2009, an honor accorded to fewer than 3% of membership. Walter has served in many civic endeavors, local planning commissions, zoning boards and school facility advisory groups.
Carole Rosen, MAID, CAPS
Carole chairs the Community Housing and Inclusion Committee and currently serves on the Executive Committee of The Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities where she has been a Council member since 2014. Her diverse background in advocacy includes serving on The New Trier Township Funding Committees and organizing community wide events promoting affordable community supported housing. Her driving belief is that Community should be inclusive and whether the issue of community housing and inclusion is analyzed from an ethical or economic viewpoint, it is crucial that current living situations must become more innovative and change. In addition to her Masters of Interior Design degree, she is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist with additional coursework in Universal Design through the National Association of Home Builders. She is an award winning photographer with work having been shown in numerous regional and national photography exhibitions. Carole and her husband, William, have a daughter who has developmental disabilities and a son.