United Way of Lake County's Women's Leadership Council Newsletters
WLC is proud of the following accomplishments over the past few months, thanks to our members. Together, we continue to make a positive impact of the lives of women and girls in Lake County.
Volunteering in the Community
- Pat Perry, Chair and Past President, ERC
- Kristen Kraus, Partner, Dworken & Bernstein
- Kristin Marquardt, Director of Ethics and Compliance, The Lubrizol Corporation
Guests donated approximately $500 in school supplies for the Salvation Army Back to School Bash.
Amber is the Chief Clinical Officer at Crossroads She has worked in community mental health settings for 24 years as a volunteer, direct service provider, clinical supervisor, consultant and administrator. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and families with a variety of mental health issues. She has been a member of the Women’s Leadership Council since 2016, and has been actively involved in the Grant, Volunteer and Speaker Series committees, as well as the executive board. Recently, we sat down with Amber to learn more about her:
I have been with my best friend and husband since we “re-met” in 2000 at a Cinco de Mayo dinner party. We first met when we were 12, and unfortunately his first memories of me are at the start of my angsty teen years. We’ve been married for 9 years, and every day he makes me laugh! I am also very fortunate to have a loving and supportive family and am very close to my parents, sister, niece and nephew. Though I have no children or pets (or anything that depends on me for life except for a struggling plant in my office at work), we have many “adopted animals” that live outside our house. This just means that I have a propensity for naming the animals that live around us.
I was a “child actor” – I was in commercials and plays when I was younger. I was one belt away from a black belt in Taekwondo. Unfortunately, I moved far away from the studio, started graduate school and never completed it. I choose to believe I’ve still got Taekwondo “skills” though.
Don’t be disappointed--register early for WinterFest 2018! This signature event sells out every year. Sample small plates from dozens of your favorite, local restaurants, be pampered with chair massages and manis. See old friends and make new ones. If you’re lucky, you’ll bring home a prized designer purse in the Chinese auction or a great bottle of wine in the wine pull.
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