Board of Directors


Joshua Lawler

Board Treasurer

Business Development Banker,
Barrington Bank & Trust

Amy Lawler, M.Ed, MBA

Board President

3:11 Project

Lina Basile

Board Secretary

Business Consultant,
United HealthGroup


Advisory Board

Our team lives by the motto: "Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same." - Luke 3:11 and spends their lives inspiring others to do the same. As servant leaders to the community, we want to help the world one family at a time, by humbly serving and caring for them. We hold a creed of four simple but beautiful hallmarks: Community. Friendship. Compassion. Service.


Ethan Irvine

Recruiting & Marketing

Ethan Irvine is attending Waubonsee Community College pursuing a college degree in Marketing and Non-Profit Management. Throughout his time at Yorkville High School he dedicated over 150 hours of his time participating in community service and service learning projects. Ethan is an active advocate for Suicide Prevention Services through his fundraisers he organized. He joined the 3:11 Project advisory board as the Chair of the Volunteer program to help keep volunteering an open part of everyday life for the community.

Melisa Wright

Program Support

As an educator for over 12 years Melisa believes in leading by example in serving our community. Understanding that everyone has different struggles she chooses to be kind to be kind to all she crosses paths with. Melisa works with 3:11 Project because she is passionate about giving our community choices and resources to meet their needs.


Brittany Krause

Community Outreach

Driven,  Highly engaged, motivated Brittany has been giving back in our community since she moved to the Bristol area four years ago. Brittany’s leadership skills are proven to be strong! In seven years of being on the board of the Alzheimer’s Association she has raised close to $10,000, and also took care of her grandma who passed from Alzheimer’s in 2010. She found herself looking for new opportunities and has a passion for building relationships with those around her, this has lead her to the Community Outreach Chair for Three Eleven Project.

When Brittany is not giving back to the community. She works full time as an Optician in Sycamore and Downers Grove. She spends much of her free time traveling or being outside.

Brittany looks forward to meeting you.

Carmen Iga

Program Support

With a heart of gold and a vision for change, Carmen Iga dedicates much of her time aiding those in need. She is a mother of 3 and has recently begun pursuing a degree in Human Services, and would eventually like to become a social worker or a counselor.  Carmen believes strongly in helping those in need while expecting nothing in return, she serves from her heart.


Karla Santillan, MSW: LSW Candidate 

Client Advocacy

Karla earned her Bachelors and Masters Degree in Social Work from Aurora University. She is currently studying to take her LSW and professionally, she is the Latino Family Engagement Coordinator for Fox Valley United Way. In this role, she is very active in the community with family outreach and engagement efforts. Karla is also on the Board of Directors for Suicide Prevention Services, is bilingual in Spanish and has a background in Early Childhood.

Today, Karla’s purpose and passion lies in bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic and stressful experiences by helping them find healthy perspectives about themselves while also strengthening their relationships. She brings compassion, empathy and patience when working with individuals by building a trusting relationship, goal setting, empowerment, encouragement and social change. Karla hopes to enhance the wellbeing of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable.

Stella Tejada


Stay tuned for bio!