BOARD OF DIRECTORS
AMY LAWLER, M.ED, MBA
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 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.
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.
KARLA SANTILLAN, MSW, LSW
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.