Our Board

Meet Our Board Members
    • Brittany Michaels
      President
      Brittany is the Deputy Director of the Champaign Public Library. She is a member of Champaign West Rotary and Executive Club of Champaign County. Brittany believes early literacy, in particular, is extremely valuable and significant to personal development and to communities as a whole.
    • Chad Hoffman
      Vice President

      Chad is the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity and the former owner of Rogards Office Supply Company.

    • Kristina Lawhead
      Secretary

      Kristina is the Activity Coordinate for Clark-Lindsey. She is a member of Junior League of Champaign-Urbana and she serves as an Advisory Council member for RSVP. An avid reader, Kristina seeks to help others get to the point where reading is attainable and enjoyable.

    • Sheila Lamb
      Board Member

      Sheila has joined the Board of Directors of The Reading Group. Sheila is a Substitute Teacher and has seen first hand the significant improvements The Reading Group has made for students who learn differently. Sheila feels these services are second to none, and not replicated anywhere else in our community.

    • Tina Johnson
      Board Member

      Tina Johnson an Amdocs Corporate Social Responsibility. She manages the environmental footprint, labor standards, human rights in operations and supply chain, empowering employees, and making positive contributions in local communities for Amdocs; specifically, she manages North and Latin America in CSR for Amdocs.  Tina can offer a solid perspective to understanding the global Amdocs impact. Additionally, Tina brings more than 20 years’ experience in human resources.

      Tina believes through positive contributions in the community, beneficiaries grow, and employees have opportunities to develop personally and professionally.  She works to develop partnerships with business customers allowing employees from both organizations to see one another in a different atmosphere and enhances their business relationships.  It is these innovative and creative methods which makes her career meaningful and challenging 

      Tina is a certified Organizational/Leadership Coach with the N.E.W.S. Organization, a certified Facilitator/Trainer with the Amdocs GROW program and a graduate of the Illinois State Leadership Certificate Program.  She has received many honors for her innovation and leadership skills. Tina is also a certified level three Masters Swimming Coach. 

      Tina holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Communications and Public Relations, from Illinois State University. Her graduate thesis won the Society for Human Resource Management Research Award.  She has a special interest in community relations, applied communications, coaching and leadership.  

       

    • Krista Schwarze
      Board Member

      Krista is an Education Manager at Granular.  Prior to focusing on organizational learning, Krista was an elementary teacher and a middle school language arts teacher.  She is a member of Mahomet Rotary Club and the Champaign County Farm Bureau.  Krista knows the importance of literacy skills as they are the foundation of all learning.

    • Tim Polley
      Board Member

      Tim is currently a member of Carle’s strategy and growth leadership team. Area of responsibility is to enhance service offerings, expand Carle geographically, spearhead the merger & acquisition process, and identify joint venture opportunities as well as further development of regional partnerships.

      Came to Carle from NE Missouri healthcare system in the last role as VP, Business Development & Planning. Over a 9-year period at the same heath system were roles as the Administrator of a multi-specialty medical group and service line management. The majority of healthcare experience has been in areas of surgical consulting, hospital leadership, and strategy and planning with  extensive knowledge in operations and business development throughout the Chicagoland market.

      Volunteer activities have been focused in areas of support for programs related to student’s lives whether as a mentor or community activities.