Mutual Ground is blessed by a wonderful group of people who serve as our board of directors. They receive no financial compensation and generously donate their time and financial support. Our board members help guide us by exercising their judgment in overseeing our organization’s affairs. They also ensure that Mutual Ground complies with all applicable governmental regulations.
Officers of the Board
Retired, Aurora University
Vice President/Treasurer/Finance Chair
Sr Mortgage Banker, Compass Mortgage, Inc.
Vice President/Board Development Chair
Dr. Renae Franiuk
Associate Professor of Psychology, Aurora University
Vice President/Fundraising-Marketing Chair
Realtor, RE/MAX Professionals Select
Secretary/Walk for Hope Chair
Steve Schultz Controller/Office Manager, LPS Pavement Co.
Members of the Board
Director of Risk Management, Rush Copley Medical Center
Dr. Salvador Cardenas, Jr.
Owner, Fairview Dental
Real Estate Broker, Miscella Real Estate
Neil F. Harnen, MBA, CFP
President, Harnen Wealth Management
Joseph B. Henning
President, CEO, Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce
Chief Financial Officer, Tek Pak, Inc.
Attorney, Immigration Law Office of Jeremy Lime
Attorney, Prairie State Legal Services
Government and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Comcast
Dr. Medea Rambish
Dean for Developmental Education and College Readiness, Waubonsee Community College
George Sterling, CPA
Sharon Surrett Licensed Insurance Agent, Specializing in Long-Term Care Solutions, ACSIA Partners
Attorney, Juan Thomas Law
Attorney, Partner, Whitt Law LLC
*Past President of Mutual Ground
Executive Director, Mutual Ground