Inside Out Club DuPage Board of Directors

We are always looking for dedicated individuals who want to share their passion, time and talent as a member of our board.

 

Scott Saxe

Scott Saxe

President

Scott has over 30 years in technology and business management. His background includes significant experience in strategic planning, cybersecurity and process improvement. He is a natural communicator, practiced in distilling complex information into accessible narratives. A powerful relationship builder, Scott excels at collaborative teambuilding.  

Scott serves in leadership roles for several nonprofit organizations. He advises several other charities, consulting on board development, governance and strategic planning. As a public speaker, Scott assists in engagement, advocacy and fundraising. He is passionate about improving lives and raising awareness.

 

Erika Wood

Erika Wood

Vice President

Erika is the Executive Director with the YMCA of Naperville, providing leadership to the YMCA Safe ‘n Sound operation. Safe ‘n Sound provides programs to children during Out of School Time, which includes Before and After School Program, Summer Camps and Schools Day Out programs. Erika has been part of the YMCA movement professionally for more than 25 years. She believes in building a stronger community through positive spirit, mind and body.

Erika has lived with her family in Naperville since 2001 and loves that she can work and give back to the community where she lives. In her free time, Erika enjoys being with family, trying new recipes, swimming and traveling.

John Hinds

John Hinds

Treasurer

John has over 30 years of experience in the private wealth management business, helping high net worth families preserve and pass on their wealth according to their personal and charitable goals. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University and an MBA from DePaul University, and is a Certified Financial Planner. John has volunteered with local charitable organizations, including Literacy DuPage, Loaves & Fishes, and Inside Out Club.

He and his wife have lived in Naperville for almost 30 years, raising two sons along the way. In his spare time, John enjoys hiking, traveling and playing tennis.

Gerry Cassioppi

Gerry Cassioppi

Member

As an attorney and CPA, Gerry has had an extensive business law practice with law firms and as in-house General Counsel during his 30-year professional career in Chicago and the Chicago-area. Gerry is presently a partner with the law firm of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C. and has provided legal counsel for a wide range of businesses, including Fortune 100 Companies,  privately-held businesses and not-for-profits.

He has long been very active in professional, community and government leadership roles, having served as President of the DuPage County Bar Association, a member of the Naperville District 203 School Board, and Chair of the DuPage County Ethics Commission. He was also named DuPage County Bar Association Lawyer of the Year for 2012-2013. Gerry received both his undergraduate degree in accounting, with honors, and his law degree from the University of the Illinois.

Rebecca Gadomski

Rebecca Gadomski

Member

Rebecca is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in social services for the last 16 years. She earned her BSW from Loyola University Chicago and her master’s degree from UIC Jane Addams School of Social Work. In 2006, she began her journey providing individual and family counseling in private practice with Edgewood Clinical Services. Rebecca is now the part owner, President and COO of Edgewood and leads an amazing staff of nearly 80 employees. Rebecca is passionate about mainstreaming mental health and is committed in her professional career and personal life to finding ways to connect people with the necessary resources to support emotional well-being.
At home, she has an incredibly supportive and patient husband; a confident and adventurous daughter; and a mellow, warmhearted son, all who love traveling to warm places any chance they get.  
Patti Minglin

Patti Minglin

Member

With a degree in English and Communications, Patti graduated from Ball State University in 1992 being able to do two things really well: write and talk. Those two skills fed into Patti’s passion for storytelling and not only helped her move up the corporate ladder in the newspaper industry, but also led her to launch her own content marketing company, Go Girl Communications.

As the CEO of Go Girl Communications, Patti helps small- to medium-sized businesses discover their brand stories and create innovative ways to tell that story to others. Patti believes knowing your story—whether as a business or as an individual—is what fuels innovation and growth, and she has made it her mission to share the power of storytelling with others.

It’s no surprise that Patti is an avid reader and writer, contributing regularly to publications and blogs. Patti resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three children.

Deepali Punwani

Deepali Punwani

Member

Deepali is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist who has been practicing in the field for over 20 years. She began her journey at MarianJoy Rehab Hospital as an Inpatient Pediatric Occupational Therapist. After having her own kids, she began working in the field of early intervention and eventually started her own small business, Motor Babies. Her love of children led her to not only wanting to help them physically but emotionally as well. In 2019, she wrote and published her first children’s book, Modaff and Miff and Their Two Sided What Ifs. This book centers around helping children identify their worry and learn coping techniques that help them feel better. It is through this book that she hopes to help parents create and start a dialogue with their children about what it feels like to have a worry.

Her hobbies including baking with her husband and their two kids, exercising and spending time with family and friends.

Brittany Carroll

Brittany Carroll

Member

Brittany is a Distribution Coordinator for Industrial Belt Manufacturer and Supplier. Brittany has more than 10 years of experience in sales, hospitality, customer service and event coordinating. She has a strong management background with significant experience in large-scale events and coordination.

Brittany grew up in Glen Ellyn and now resides with her husband and two young sons in Naperville. Brittany is passionate about service and giving back to our community. In her free time she enjoys traveling, discovering new cuisines, baking cookies, and spending time with friends and family.

Brett Skeen

Brett Skeen

Member

As Executive Director of Edward Foundation, Brett manages the operations of Edward Hospital’s development office. Foundation fundraising efforts overseen by the development office include major and planned giving campaigns, annual fund appeals, and special events, including The Big Gig and annual charity golf tournament. Funds raised allow for strategic investments in programs and services, such as cardiology, oncology, behavioral health, pediatrics, and the neonatal intensive care unit that help to improve patient care.

Before joining Edward Foundation, Brett was Executive Director of the La Grange Memorial Hospital Foundation. Prior to that, he served as Vice President with CCS Fundraising, an international fundraising consulting firm. Brett’s 20 years of experience in fund development operations has focused on campaign operations and major gifts, and also includes nonprofit management, board and staff development, strategic planning, and marketing. His career includes planning and direction successful multimillion campaigns in multiple nonprofit sectors, including professional associations, healthcare organizations, higher education, secondary education and religious organizations. 

Dave Dudley

Dave Dudley

Member

As Program Manager of Training and Personnel Development for a global logistics organization, Dave is responsible for the consistent administration and facilitation of curriculum related to management and leadership.

Layered upon his Organizational Behavior degree, leadership and coaching certifications, Dave pulls from over 20 years of experience in design, development, facilitation and analysis of professional training programs.

Dave continues to support his community by volunteering within the local school district as coach and mentor for entrepreneurship and marketing classes as well as serving on the business partner advisory council.

He enjoys spending time his wife and two daughters.