Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of passionate volunteers who oversee the mission and governance of Erika’s Lighthouse.

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Virginia Neuckranz | President & Co-Founder

Elaine Tinberg | Co-Vice President

Barbara Williams | Co-Vice President

Tom Neuckranz | Treasurer & Co-Founder

Deedee Brannigan | Secretary

Michael Alcala

Beth Brady

What makes the mission and work of Erika’s Lighthouse meaningful to you?
The great need to break down the stigma surrounding anyone, especially young people, with regard to questioning their mental health.

Kathleen Hooper

Eileen Sheehan Hovey

What makes the mission and work of Erika’s Lighthouse meaningful to you?
As a Board member since the inception of ELH I have seen the positive and profound results of our efforts to educate, de-stigmatize and bring hope to adolescents and their families who struggle with depression. We wanted to raise awareness about depression and also encourage good mental health in our community and beyond. It is incredibly meaningful to be a part ELH and know that our educational programs are reaching hundreds of schools and empowering students in a positive way and giving them both help and hope in understanding themselves and others.

Linda Monico

Joshua Taustein

What makes the mission and work of Erika’s Lighthouse meaningful to you?
The mission of Erika’s Lighthouse is very personal and important to me. Since I have become a Board Member, I’ve seen firsthand how the depression education program has positively impacted thousands of students in the Chicago area and around the country.