Stephanie Lieber serves as the Executive Director of Imerman Angels bringing with her a wealth of experience and acumen. With over 20 years working in the non profit world, she has a proven track record of leading large-scale development efforts and has worked extensively with executive Boards to form innovative strategic plans that have significantly advanced the missions of several prominent organizations in the Chicagoland area.
Before her time at Imerman Angels, Stephanie served as Vice President of Development at Chicago Children’s Museum where she provided leadership and management of fundraising operations for Chicago’s only museum focused exclusively on children and families. Working with the museum’s Board of Directors and senior leadership, Stephanie has a proven track record of successful campaigns, annual funds, major gift efforts, developing fundraising talent and initiating and executing innovative strategic plans. Prior to her role as Vice President of Development, Stephanie was Associate Vice President and Vice President of Individual Giving at CCM. Her fundraising career began at the Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School where Stephanie served as Associate Director and Director of Development.
In addition to her professional fundraising work, Stephanie has been an active volunteer and leader at both the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) and Francis W. Parker School. Stephanie began her volunteer involvement with LSCRF in 2006 and has since served as Vice Chair, Chair of the Board, Chair of the Nominating Committee, and Co-Chair of LSCRF’s 30th anniversary celebration. Stephanie has also been a Board of Trustees member of Francis W. Parker School since 2009. In her role at Parker, Stephanie has served as a Secretary of the Board and Chair of the Trustee Committee.
Stephanie holds a BA from University of Michigan.
Stan possesses 30 years of experience in sales and sales Management, with a successful track record in the medical testing arena, leading teams to meet and exceed sales goals in compliant and ethical matters. In doing so, he cultivated many relationships within the medical community and witnessed the powerful impact that caring physicians and support staff make on patients’ lives.
Stan has honed his operations skills as an active member of the Board of Directors of his condominium association, leading three multi-million dollar projects that came in under budget and on time. He has been a project manager for other operations projects as well, which involved contract negotiation, structure and leading teams of diverse personnel to work together for a common goal and outcome.
In addition to the aforementioned roles, Stan founded and operated a successful coffee shop/café in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.
Stan is originally from upstate New York, where he received his Business Degree through the State University of New York system. He lives in Lincoln Park with his wife and two dogs.
She has worked both domestically and internationally to build capacity for nonprofits focused on everything from art and scientific research to climate change and human health. One of Isabel’s greatest passions is working in collaboration to create feasible projects with “real world” impact. Throughout her career, she has worked with stakeholders in the U.S., Kenya, Cuba and Belize to expand their funding portfolios through collaborative grants focused on sustainable nonprofit business models. She is a firm believer in the concept of “all ships rising”, meaning that when nonprofits, corporations, foundations and citizens connect and share ideas and resources, everyone benefits. Perhaps this is why Imerman Angels’ concept of “THE TEAM” resonates so strongly with her. We are a global community determined to make sure that no one has to face cancer alone.
Prior to her arrival to Imerman Angels, Isabel worked at prominent organizations such as The Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago), The Exploratorium (San Francisco, California) and Earthwatch Institute (Boston, Massachusetts). At these organizations, she was able to lead fundraising efforts and manage the financial and compliance aspects of large funding portfolios upwards of 60MM. She has also managed communication teams and served as an editor on major scientific research publications distributed by the University of Chicago Press. Isabel co-produced, scripted and narrated a nationally-broadcast television show, which aired on PBS and was picked up by Apple Learning.
Isabel holds a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies with advanced certificates in Arts/NonProfit Administration and Public Programming. She is a member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals.
Dave graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in History and Political Science and is an avid college basketball fan cheering on his Golden Eagles each winter (and, hopefully, into the spring). Dave also received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and an LL.M. in healthcare law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Dave and his family live in Chicago’s Smith Park neighborhood.
Jackie graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She has worked in the fields of animal training, customer service and education. Her diverse background has proven to be beneficial for her role with Imerman Angels.
Christina has been touched by cancer multiple times as the caregiver to her mother and grandmother who both are survivors of breast cancer. She joins Imerman Angels as a bilingual Cancer Support Specialist and looks forward to helping us expand our reach into the hispanic community.
Being from South America, Christina loves to go to the beach and enjoy the beautiful weather.
She has experienced cancer from both sides, not only as a survivor, but also as a caregiver to her father who passed away from liver cancer in 2015. Though her experiences have been difficult, she sees them as stepping stones that have enabled her to reach out and help others struggling through the same thing.
Ambreen studied Biology at Loyola University Chicago and is passionate about making healthcare more accessible to underserved populations. It is this passion that inspired her to spend a summer in Honduras where she worked in a medical camp providing free healthcare to those who normally have access to none. Born and raised in Chicago, she loves spending time on the lake. She enjoys biking, hiking and spending as much time outdoors as humanly possible. When she isn’t out seeking adventure, she can be found curled up on the couch with her cat and a good book.
As a Bi-lingual Cancer Support Specialist, Cristian is helping Imerman Angels offer one-on-one cancer support to a wider segment of the population who can be helped by our mission. Cristian is also heading up our Male Outreach Program. A program which offer men the opportunity to seek and give support. Men are more likely to get cancer than women yet support for men is only requested by less than 25% of those affected. Cristian is helping change those numbers.
The Bachelor of Arts degree Cristian earned from Roosevelt University in December, 2016 is a tremendous asset for his role at Imerman Angels. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Cristian now calls The Windy City home. In his free time, Cristian enjoys playing soccer, running, and enjoying the fun and festive Chicago summers.
Vanessa joined Imerman Angels as volunteer coordinator in April 2018 with 16 years in Retail and Customer Service.
Vanessa was a caregiver for her mother who lost her battle with breast cancer. And from that experience comes a passion for one of Imerman Angels core beliefs that no one should have to face cancer alone.
Additionally, Vanessa studied French at Northeastern Illinois University. Also, she is a native of Chicago’s Northwest side and loves to attend concerts.
Meg first heard about Imerman Angels when her loved one signed up to be a Support Seeker a few years ago. When she witnessed the positive impact that it had on her family member, she was an admirer of our organization. It wasn’t until years later, after she moved to Chicago to attend DePaul University, that she started to Intern at Imerman Angels. She studied Psychology and Community Service Studies at DePaul University, her studies being a reflection of her own values, which pairs well with the mission and core values that Imerman Angels believes in. After her internship ended, she continued to volunteer weekly as a Cancer Support Specialist Volunteer and was hired on as the newest Cancer Support Specialist in April of 2018.
Although she was born and raised in Plano, Texas, Meg now calls Chicago her home. She truly enjoys the snowy, and sometimes elongated winters. In her free time, she loves to get wrapped up in a book, attending a concert or one of the many festivals that Chicago has to offer.
Jordan serves as the Marketing Manager at Imerman Angels, leading the charge in all things content and social. She has seen firsthand the effect of cancer on fighters, survivors, and their loved ones, and uses her passion for helping others to spread awareness of the Imerman Angels mission.
With a background in public relations and digital marketing, Jordan began her career at a small public relations firm in the south suburbs of Chicago. After moving to the city and working in e-commerce, Jordan realized that her skills and dedication would be put to better use helping others. Determined to make a difference in the world, she came across Imerman Angels and knew she found the opportunity she had been waiting for. Jordan’s strong background in content creation and social media management helps her raise awareness and engage with those in the community we strive to support.
Jordan has a degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A resident of the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago, Jordan enjoys trying new restaurants, watching Netflix, and cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles.