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SURVIVE ALIVE HOUSE FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS- 2011

President -- Richard Groh

Vice President -- Nancy Schwaller

Treasurer -- Dave Ryan

Secretary -- Jill Friedrichs

Director -- Don Olson

Director -- Ron Mori

Director -- Roger Wm. Remblake

Director -- Chris Hasbrook

Director -- Christopher Sheehy

Director -- Doreen Chambers

Ex-Officio Director-- Joseph Roccasalva

Past President -- Mark Kelly

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Richard Groh, President

Mr. Groh brings over 25 years of commercial real estate experience and first-hand knowledge in implementing fiscal cost controls, overseeing capital improvements, managing leasehold relationships, developing strong owner relationships and delivering high quality tenant service. Prior to joining Forest City in 2010, Mr. Groh worked for various real estate management firms Globetrotters International, Urban Innovations, Jones Lang LaSalle and Stein & Company.

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Nancy M. Schwaller, Vice President

Nancy Schwaller became involved with Survive Alive Foundation in 1990 through her association with the Chicago Board of Underwriters. She has previously served as a Director and the Secretary of the Foundation. She is President of Schwaller Insurance Agency, Inc., in Orland Park, IL. Nancy has held the Certified Insurance Counselor designation since 1998 and writes multiple lines of insurance including personal, business, life, health & retirement products.

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Dave Ryan, Treasurer

David Ryan has been involved with one aspect of banking or another since 1990. He graduated from University of Illinois with a degree in economics in 1989 and obtained his MBA from Governors State University in 1993. He has been the treasurer of SAHF since 2000 after having been treasurer for a local charity for several years prior. He lives in Indiana with his wife, Anne, two cats and a chinchilla. His passions are classical music, especially piano and harp, and amateur astronomy.

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Jill Friedrichs, Secretary

Jill Friedrichs has served the Survive Alive House Foundation as Secretary for four years. She was the executive assistant and secretary for the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance for more than 15 years. Jill has devoted a significant part of her career to promoting fir safety, burn prevention, and public education programs.

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Don Olson, Director

Don Olson retired in 2009 after spending 42 years in the steel industry specifically with Inland Steel and its subsequent purchaser – ArcelorMittal. He spent most of those years working in areas including marketing and communications with responsibility at various times for advertising, promotion, event planning and office management. Don also worked on a number of steel industry communication panels and functions. He is a US Army veteran.

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Ron Mori, Director

Ron Mori has been in the public affairs field for over 20 years, and has worked with the Survive Alive House Foundation for over 10 years from the corporate sector. Currently he is Principal of MORI Consulting in Chicago. In addition, Ron is a volunteer crew captain for Metropolitan Emergency Support Services, which provides support services to fire and police departments in suburban Chicago.

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Roger Wm. Remblake, RPA, Director

Roger has been in the commercial real estate industry for over twenty years, experienced in both engineering and management positions. He currently serves as a member to BOMA Chicago and as appointed commissioner to the Buffalo Grove Emergency Management Agency. Roger also attended DePaul University and is a Certified Fire Safety Director as well as a member of IUOE Local 399.

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Chris Hasbrook, Director

Chris Hasbrook is the Vice President of the Underwriters Laboratories’ Global Building Materials & Suppressions Industry as well as UL'S Life Safety & Security Industry. Chris holds as MBA from DePaul University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He was made an Honorary Fire Chief by Chicago Fire Department in 2010. Chris lives in Chicago with his wife Kerry and their three children.

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Christopher Sheehy, Director

Chris Sheehy is the President of Infusion E-Business. Chris has spent his entire tech career focused around using technology to build, track, enhance and deliver highly successful marketing campaigns. He has taken that experiece and built both a platform and a team laser focused on E-Business Consulting services, providing all the support and services necessary to have a successful e-commerce presence. From designing, to building and hosting all the way through Search Engine Marketing, tracking, and on-going conversion and marketing optimization.

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Doreen Chambers, Director

Doreen Chambers, retired,The Chicago Fire Department. Doreen served on the Chicago Fire Department for 34 years as a Paramedic and retired as a Paramedic Field Chief in 2010. She is also a member of the St.Stephen & St. Joseph Society of Castel San Vincenzo, Italy.

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Joseph Roccasalva, Ex-Officio Director

Chief Roccaslava serves as the liason between the City of Chicago Fire Department and the SAHF board of directors. He informs the board of cooperative opportunities to serve the community in the areas of public education and safety.

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Mark Kelly, Past President

Mark is the immediate past president of the SAHF. He is currently a Partner with new Edison Energy LLC in Batavia, IL. His area of focus is energy efficiency implementation with expertise in grocery, food service and commercial properties. Mark is the former President and CEO of Urban Innovations, a Chicago-based real estate development company. His background includes more than 25 years in commercial real estate, property management, construction and architecture. Mark holds graduate and postgraduate degrees in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mark has also served as past-President of the River North Business Association.

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