Every 30 seconds...

a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Holiday Heroes partners with hospitals to provide happy distractions for children confined to the hospital. They take a child's mind away with a day of play, thereby promoting better recovery from illness.

Meet the Team

Board Members

Stuart Baum

Board President

Josh Spencer

Board Chair
Holland and Knight

Ann Behrens

Mueller Accounting

Bill Burris

Board Member
NPN 360

Heather Grove

Board Member
Caliber Advisors

Johnathan Hirsh

Board Member
JP Morgan

Reed Hudson

Board Member
Industrial Sales and Engineering Group

Brian Pomis

Board Member
Grant Thornton

Ron Repking

Board Member
Fractional COO

Matt Robertson

Board Member
Byline Bank

Dean Svigos

Board Member
Fresh Farms

Mike Winters

Board Member

Morgan Olenski

Board Member

Laura Pone

Board Member

Emeritus Board

Brandt Kucharski

Emeritus Board Member

Larry Kaufman

Emeritus Board Member
Jefferson Wells

Steve Westerberg

Emeritus Board Member
Nelson Westerberg



Maggie Drain

Director of Operations

Karrie King

Director of Programming


Associate Board

Michael Burge

Treasurer / Fundraising Co-Chair

John Martin

Board Member

Samantha Duros

Board Member