Board of Directors

Hon. Victoria Rossetti

The Honorable Victoria Rossetti has been serving as the Circuit Judge in the 19th judicial circuit for 24 years. Currently, she is the presiding judge of the criminal division. Vicki became interested in Mothers Trust when she learned of a teenage boy who had to wear his sister’s clothes given the family could not afford to purchase clothing. A social service agency contacted Mothers Trust, which provided funds to help this boy and his family. Upon hearing the assistance Mothers Trust provided, she knew she wanted to become involved in this organization that provided hope to children in need. Vicki currently serves as the president of the board.

Matt Tabar

Matt is a retired Lake County school superintendent. He currently serves as Homeless Education Liason for both the Lake and McHenry County Regional Offices of Education and as preschool consultant for the Lake County ROE. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the Antioch Rotary and the Early Childhood Community Coalition of Lake County, and as a trustee of the First Fire Protection District of Antioch. Matt supports Mothers Trust Foundation because of the tremendous work done to assist needy families and children in Lake County .  Matt currently serves at the vice president of the board.

Larry Neal

Larry has been a certified public accountant for 38 years with a tax and accounting practice located in Libertyville. He is a charter member and past president of the Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club, volunteers for PADS of Lake County and is an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest. Larry joined Mothers Trust after meeting Barbara Monsor and seeing firsthand how a simple act of kindness could make such a big difference in the lives of others. Larry currently serves as treasurer of the board.

Dick Day

Dick’s background has been focused on the healthcare industry, primarily in the manufacturing and servicing of medical devices. Throughout his career he has gained broad experience in finance, marketing, materials management, ecommerce, and general management. Dick has been involved with non-profit organizations for most of his adult life. His commitment to Mothers Trust is based on the belief that every child deserves a chance to succeed, and that Mothers Trust provides that chance when other agencies are unable.  Dick currently serves a secretary of the board.

Kim Croisant

Kim is currently the second vice president of marketing for Starmark and Trustmark Insurance Company.  She enjoys volunteering and has served on several boards including the Trustmark Foundation, Student Advisory Committee for the School of St. Mary and Mothers Trust Foundation. Kim is dedicated to utilizing her marketing talents to aid Mothers Trust given her belief in the quality of the organization as well as its focus on helping improve the lives of children in need

Theo Figliulo

Theo has been a board member for Mothers Trust since its early years and has contributed much time and effort to the growth and success of the Foundation. She has served as the chair of the Betty Bash, as well as chairing various other committees. She is currently the Volunteer Committee Chair. Theo volunteers for Mothers Trust as she believes in the mission and knows what a difference MTF it has made for so many.

Joy Gossman

Joy has been an attorney with the Lake County Public Defender’s Office since 1989 and has held the position of Lake County Public Defender since 2007. A lifelong resident of Lake County, her holistic approach to working with the indigent goes hand in hand with the core values embodied by Mothers Trust Foundation and the children it assists.

Tina Mascari

Tina Mascari, a 38 year resident of Lake County, serves on the Mothers Trust’s finance committee and she has also served as Interim Executive Director.  Tina served as business manager at the Lake County High Schools Technology Campus for 15 years. Prior to that she worked in the business office for Community High School District 128. Her volunteer activities have included the Catholic Charities Christmas Gift Program and the Sharing Hands Food Pantry at St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church.

Ennedy Rivera

Ennedy Rivera is the General Counsel for the Office of Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti.  She has served on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights & is a former board member of Lake Co YWCA. She dedicates her time to serving the community through board participation and commissions. Ennedy holds a law degree from DePaul University and is a lifelong resident of Lake County. She joined the Mothers Trust Foundation board because of its passion for meeting the immediate needs of under-served children throughout Lake County.

Julie Wendorf

Julie retired from Zion Elementary School District 6 after a 33 year career as a special education teacher for the Special Education District (SEDOL) of Lake County and as an assistant superintendent for special services for Zion Elementary Schools. Familiar with the generosity of Mothers Trust to Zion children throughout the years, Julie is an active volunteer desiring to help make a difference in the lives of children and their families.

Jennifer Witherspoon

Chief Jennifer Witherspoon serves as legal liaison, EEOC officer and chief of inmate programming at the Lake County Jail. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement and Jurist Doctorate from John Marshall Law School. Jennifer sits on numerous boards including United Way Lake County, Nicasa, Coalition to Reduce Recidivism, Community Action Partnership, Daisy’s Resource Center, Association of Women Attorney’s Lake County and YWCA Lake County. She joined Mothers Trust because of the critical support they provide to children of impoverished mothers.

Roycealee Wood

Roycealee is currently the Regional Superintendent of Schools with responsibility for forty-five Lake County school districts.  Prior, she held various prestigious positions, including president of the Great Lakes Region of the Navy League of the US, national director of the NLUS, board president of the Illinois Crossroads Council of the Girls Scouts, and president of the Rotary Club of Waukegan. In addition to serving as a board member for many diverse organizations, Roycealee dedicates time to Mothers Trust because she feels it is an extraordinary organization that does wonderful things for students and families.

Renee Zoladz

Renee Zoladz has served public school students for over twenty-four years and currently works in Grayslake Community High School District 127 as the Associate Superintendent for Instructional and Personnel Services. She enjoys volunteering and has been an active member of several civic and professional organizations in Illinois. Renee joined the Mothers Trust Foundation Board to support the mission of the organization and the direct impact Mothers Trust provides to Lake County children in need. Supporting the health and welfare of the children of Lake County is the highest priority and Dr. Zoladz will serve as the Board liaison for the Service Committee.