On Sept. 2, Lisa became the new Special Events Manager at Sertoma Centre.
Lisa shared this about herself:
I come from a development and fundraising background and have worked at John G. Shedd Aquarium and Brookfield Zoo, as well as a private college prep high school. I have helped to create Wines in the Wild, a Women’s Board fundraising event at BZ and also started SheddVentures, a unique travel program at the aquarium. I have worked with Trustee boards, Women’s boards and Auxiliary (Junior) boards during my time in non-profits and have run special events from kids sleepovers to grand galas. My favorite part of fundraising and development is interacting with others who have a passion for our heartfelt cause and show it by investing their time, sharing personal experiences with the people involved, and helping further the mission by donating money.
I have spent the last 5 years as a consultant in PR, media and marketing special events and projects. I also have freelanced as a journalist and have experience as an editor/art director. I hope to share everything I’ve learned over my years in non-profit and my passion for our cause with our consumers, as well as our constituents.
During the weekends I love to spend time with my family and enjoy the outdoors. We like to get out into the woods and hike the trails or go sledding when it snows. On rare occasions we still get to travel to Disney World (a family favorite) and someday I vow to fly to an exotic destination and return to scuba diving.
The segment featured Sertoma’s Seniors who participate in the Bridge Program. Click this link to see the video:
We are extremely proud of our Seniors and Staff who participated in this segment. We thank everyone who contributed to its success.
On Wednesday, February 1st, 2012, Jason Clark, Sertoma Centre’s Director of Employment Services sat down and spoke with cable show host, Joseph Ficaro, JR. about Insite Training Systems which is the community employment division of Sertoma Centre.
The goal of Insite is to support adults with disabilities to achieve success within the community and workplace. We train, place and supervise hard working adults in local businesses, providing valuable resources to these companies and the communities in which they work.
We appreciate Joseph Ficaro and the Tinley Park Chamber Cable TV Show for offering Sertoma Centre the opportunity to explain how the employment services offered can benefit individuals with disabilities and the community.
The Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce Cable show airs on channel 19 on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm. the segment featuring Jason should air some time in March. We will update this post when we have the air date.
On February 28, 2012, Karen Meyer and her film crew will be visiting Sertoma Centre, Inc. The reporter responsible for the weekly disabilities segment will be here to learn more about the programs and services offered seniors with disabilities. Staff and Consumers are are thrilled to have Karen visit Sertoma Centre and look forward to the opportunity to tell her all about what we do here and how we can make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities from 16 to 80+.
Motesem Mansur, who attends programs at Sertoma Centre was featured in a Disabilities Segment last October. Karen and her crew filmed Motesem while he was reading one of his books for a group of children at Woodgate School in Matteson, IL. He is a published author of several children’s books and a gifted artist.