Board of Directors


Kandice Henning

Board President 

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Kandice is the Founder and Executive Director of the Alive Not-for-profit Center in Naperville, Illinois. The first organization of its kind, Alive aims to provide the community with an inclusive experience of learning, sharing, and discovery that enables people to connect with what makes them come alive.  From the merger with NaperBridge in January of 2015, Alive will have an even stronger teen program. 

Kandice is a Life Coach and Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT). After spending 25+ years as an executive in the corporate world at Accenture and IBM, she is now following her true passion – helping people to create the life they desire. Kandice is a graduate of Life Coaching school, Coach for Life. She also is a certified Heal Your Life Workshop Leader (Louise Hay’s work). She has her 200hr CYT from Moksha Yoga in Chicago and is currently obtaining her 500hr CYT through ParaYoga (Rod Stryker). She has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Illinois. 


Sue Erdman

Board Treasurer

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Sue is a revenue manager at Mattersight Corporation, a leader in Enterprise Analytics.  In her role, she oversees software revenue recognition, incentive compensation, and ensures state regulatory compliance.  Prior to joining Mattersight, she has over 18 years global accounting and finance experience at Aon Corporation and ABN AMRO. 

Sue brings to the board diverse experience in accounting operations, financial reporting & analysis, project management, and internal controls. Sue is a CPA and holds an MBA with a finance concentration from Benedictine University, where she was inducted as a member of Sigma Beta Delta, an international honor society in business management and administration.  She received her undergraduate degree in Economics at Illinois State University. An enthusiastic yoga student, who believes the practice of yoga pertains to all aspects of life. 

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Kim Coyne

Board Secretary

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Kim Coyne has enjoyed a 14 year career in retail banking management after changing careers from retail newspaper advertising with The Chicago Sun Times in 2002. Her experiences with both careers have helped her play many different roles in community organizations. Kim has spent the majority of the past 20 years living in and serving the Naperville community. Kim took a step back from community involvement in the past few years to raise her daughter and is looking forward to becoming more active in 2016.


Josie Miller

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Josie is a licensed clinical therapist. Josie Miller is a warm, creative and direct. Her career began at linden oaks hospital in 2003 where she interned and acquired a position as a clinical therapist in the eating disorder program.

In 2006, she was invited into the private practice Rago and Associates where she currently works with clients on an outpatient level. Josie is an eating disorder specialist. In addition, she works predominantly with couples, depression, OCD, life coaching and anxiety issues. With her guidance, clients solve any issues they believe are holding them back from true happiness. “A primary goal I implement in therapy is helping my clients attain self-acceptance. Identifying and embracing our strengths and weaknesses allows us the freedom to grow and replace our negative, irrational beliefs about ourselves with kindness and confidence”.


John Freiburger

Board Member

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John is the founder and managing partner of Partners Wealth Management. An experienced Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) with more than 20 years’ experience in wealth management, John’s commitment to excellence has served as the foundation for Partners Wealth Management’s culture of proactive client service. John is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative with NFP Securities, Inc., and he holds Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses, as well as FINRA’s Uniform Securities Agent & State Law Examination licenses.

John’s educational background includes a B.S. in management/marketing information systems, with honors, from St. Joseph’s College, and an MBA from DePaul University. John has also earned his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations from The American College. He continued on at The American College to obtain his Masters of Science in Financial Services (MSFS). This advanced degree is one of the highest levels of professional education available in the insurance and financial services industry.

John is the co-author of a book entitled Strictly Business: Planning Strategies for Privately Owned Businesses. He frequently hosts educational seminars and speaks to a variety of groups on a national level on topics ranging from asset protection* to wealth transfer and investment management to financial independence.


Austin Hansen

Board Member

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Austin Hansen loves Naperville! While attending Naperville North High School, he served on a variety of community and statewide organizations including the City of Naperville’s Downtown Advisory Commission, the Naperville Education Foundation, and the Illinois State Board of Education’s Student Advisory Council. It was through his involvement with the community that Austin was a part of the creation of NaperBridge and later served as the organizations Community Liaison. 

Over the years, Austin has been recognized for his service, and was named the Naperville Jaycee’s Distinguished Student Volunteer in 2013, Naperville North’s Outstanding Senior of the Year in 2014, and the Naperville Exchange Club’s Youth of the Year in 2014. 

Today Austin is student at the George Washington University, pursing a B.S. in Economics and B.A. in Political Science. While in DC, Austin has worked for one of Naperville’s local Congressmen, and number of political advocacy groups. Austin is currently the Health Policy & Advocate Coordinator at the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation. This summer Austin will be interning at the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, where he hopes to continue his personal mission to make a difference in his community.


Paul Hinterlong

Board Member

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Naperville City council member.  Long term resident of Naperville. Councilman, Naperville City Council, 2009-2013 City of Naperville Plan Commission, 2005-2009 City of Naperville Advisory Commission on Disabilities, Board Member, 2012-Present City of Naperville Special Events Committee, Board Member, 2012-Present City of Naperville CAPS (Citizens Appreciate Public Safety), Board Member, 2012-Present Naperville Healing Fields, Board Member, 2012 Centennial Beach 75th and Naperville Park District 40th Anniversary Aquathon Committee, 2006 Naperville 175th Birthday Heritage Committee and co-chair of the Electric Light Parade, 2006 Naperville 175th Birthday Unity Committee- area captain, 2006 Westside Homeowners Association President, 2002-2005 Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation Director, 2004-2005 Washington St. Corridor Study stakeholder group, 2003 Downtown DuPage River Trail stakeholder group, 2003 Centennial Park Skate Park Facility citizen committee, 2003 City of Naperville Comprehensive Transportation Plan work group, 2002 Community First Founding and Board Member, 2000-Present Conservation Foundation member and annual participant of the DuPage River Sweep Naperville North High school Class of 1983 Reunion Committee


Dean Reschke

Board Member

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Marriage and Family Therapist, Dean is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Dean is a life-long Naperville resident and has raised his children here. His community service includes serving two terms as a member of the Naperville Community School District 203 Board of Education, and four years as its president. He has been awarded the “Those Who Excel” award by the State of Illinois, and has been the recipient of awards for his community-education partnerships. Dean also sits on the board of the nonprofit organization Talkline/Kidsline.

Jim Hayes

Board Member 

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James (Jim) Hayes is the global managing director responsible for Accenture’s ecosystem of alliances. In this capacity, he provides oversight for Accenture’s broad network of alliances such as IBM, SAP, Oracle, etc. Hayes and his team play a key role in selling and delivering high-value enterprise solutions and applications to Accenture’s clients worldwide. He is charged with driving thought leadership related to the application software landscape, building delivery capabilities, and creating differentiation through business process optimization within enterprise solutions.

Hayes has been with Accenture for more than 30 years. Prior to his current role, he served as the managing director of Accenture’s Platform Capability in India, China, and the Philippines. Based in Bangalore, he was responsible for the development of critical selling and delivery assets across application software ecosystems including SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, and independent SaaS vendors.

Throughout his career, Hayes has specialized in helping multinational organizations implement wide-ranging, mission-critical enterprise solutions, working with and leading some of Accenture’s largest and most strategic client programs. He also acted as the overall lead for cloud and other transformational programs within Accenture, including Accenture’s High Velocity Enterprise program.

Hayes graduated from Purdue University with a BS in industrial management. Jim and his wife reside in Naperville, Illinois.

Dwight Yackley

Board Member

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Dwight Yackley is the president and owner of BBM Incorporated, a Naperville‐based firm specializing in the redevelopment of suburban downtowns and mixed‐use projects. In this capacity, he has been responsible for developing many properties in the Chicagoland area. Locally, these projects include the Main Street Promenade buildings, Washington Corners, Benton Terrace condos, and several residential properties.

Dwight is actively involved in the betterment of the local community through growth projects, while maintaining a historical perspective. A strongly civic‐minded person, he is a longstanding member of the Naperville Exchange Club, Rotary Club of Naperville, and Downtown Naperville Alliance. He is also an active member of the Naperville Development Partnership board, which is dedicated to enhancing the economic vitality of Naperville and maintaining its outstanding quality of life.

Dwight previously served on the boards of directors of the Naperville Heritage Society and Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, among many others. An avid cyclist, he has also been involved with the Naperville Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

Prior to founding BBM, Dwight was a systems analyst for a major telecommunications company. He resides in Naperville with his wife Ruth.


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