Steering Committee Members

*Indicates Chapter Board

Michelle Carlson

Michelle Carlson*

Chair, IWCA
Managing Director, J.P. Morgan

My brother’s family and especially my sister in law are so critical to my mom’s

day to day care and happiness. They share an outsized burden because of this disease. We have a caregiver that is a gift to our family as well. She is amazing. I am out of town and joining this group allows me the opportunity to learn more, engage more and to help make a difference eradicating this terrible disease. I believe in the power of family and a community of those that care enough to make a difference. I am looking to help be a more active part of IWCA to make a difference.

Sydney Church

Sydney Church

Communications Advisor
Senior Communications Manager at Fidelity Investments

I have been involved on the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter Junior Board

for over three years. I recently found out about the IWCA in early 2020 when I was invited to an event at the Association. I joined the IWCA after that event because I thought it would be a great opportunity to get more involved in a cause I hold so near and dear to my heart, and also a way for me to meet more Chicago women who share a similar interest – that being finding a cure for this devastating disease.

Sydney Church

Liz Jendral

Programs Co-Chair
Senior Manager, Institutional Accreditation at Chamberlain University

I’ve been directly impacted and lost a family member to Dementia.

I want to help others who are on the journey of caring for a loved one. I joined the IWCA team because I want to raise awareness and give a voice to this quiet disease.

Sydney Church

Renee Kroplewski

Membership Co-Chair
Administrative Director, SHARE Network at University of Chicago

I joined IWCA to help continue the fight against Alzheimer’s on behalf of all the patients

and family members I have worked with over the years as a social worker. I am forever changed by being part of this diverse group of empowering women.

Barbara Moran-Goodrich

Barbara Moran-Goodrich

CEO & Co-founder, Moran Family of Brands

I joined IWCA in honor of my mom, who has been battling Alzheimer’s for over the past 6 years, and for

all those women who have been impacted by this disease. By helping and supporting IWCA I hope to bring awareness to others on the effects this disease has on women and families.

Aimee Nolan

Aimee Nolan*

Chapter Board Chair
Vice President, Associate General Counsel, W.W. Grainger, Inc.

I joined IWCA in honor of my mother who passed away from

early onset of Alzheimer’s at age 62, because I want to do all I can in the fight against this devastating disease so we can one day live in a world without Alzheimer’s.

Sydney Church

Krupa Patel

Programs Co-Chair
Director of Clinical Operations and Partnerships, Medical Schools at Adtalem Global Education

I joined the IWCA to help promote awareness and extend the reach of the initiative to help deliver meaningful impact.

Victoria Raymont

Victoria Raymont*

Principal, Raymont Group, Inc.

Alzheimer’s is such a family affair for me – my mother and both her brothers.

Ending this despicable disease motivates me, and particularly for the women who are disproportionately affected with it and who are caregivers for others with it.

Carol Shaw Burns

Carol Shaw Burns*

Membership Co-Chair
Corporate Director of Resident Services, Vi Senior Living

I joined IWCA to

continue the fight against Alzheimer’s on behalf of all the clients, residents, and family members I serve and work with who have been impacted by the disease. I am honored to be part of this wonderful group of women who are dedicated to supporting and advocating for this important cause.

Amy Sunshine

Amy Sunshine*

Membership Co-Chair
Broker Associate, @properties

I joined IWCA to be around others who understand what I am going through

and to do what I can to fight this truly horrendous, heart breaking disease.

Mary Wasik

Mary Wasik*

Partner, Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC

I joined IWCA because so many women are living with Alzheimer’s or are caregivers

and advocates for those with the disease, and united together we can increase awareness and the support necessary to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease.