Mariann Madden, Board of Directors, Vice President
I am a mom to two wonderful little boys, married to my college sweetheart, living in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood. In my spare time I work full time as a human resources strategy consultant where I am an advisor to external clients, organizational leaders, and internal practitioners on global total rewards and organizational development matters. I struggled with infertility with both my pregnancies and was blessed to have the support of friends and family to help me through my journey. This is why Shine is such an important organization for me to contribute to and be a part of.
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Courtney Marincsin, General Counsel
I am a native Chicagoan raising my rambunctious young son on the northwest side of Chicago with my amazing husband and phenomenal Pomeranian. I am a lawyer by trade and currently consult part time for my law firm. I have litigated mass tort, False Claims Act, aviation and med mal cases nationally, achieving multi-million dollar verdicts for my clients. By night I am a yoga and spin instructor, with my true love being running (besides it being my husband). I don’t understand the word “no” so when I experienced infertility I just told it that I am a force to be reckoned with. Having a team to work through problems with is an invaluable tool, i.e. in the legal world and the familial one. That’s why I think that organizing Shine and helping it to grow is important- so that we can be that team and sounding board for those who need it while going through the dark period that is infertility.
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Jenna Zaffino, Board of Directors, Director of Support
Originally from Boston, I am a Chicago “transplant” and have lived in the city for 15 years. Early on in our marriage, my husband and I became aware of our fertility issues. Our diagnosis was bleak, but we battled for 3 years and we were blessed with a miracle baby, Jaxon Allan. The three of us live in west Irving Park with our dog Horatio. Professionally, I own Helios 3.0, a Pilates studio in Roscoe Village where I work with private clients, small group classes and offer continuing education. I’ve always been “open” with my IF journey and believe that it is up to those of us who are open to speak for those who may not have the opportunity to be. I am grateful to have found Shine during my journey and currently serve as the Peer Group Leader for our open forum discussions to give back to a community that I hold so dear to my heart.
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Katie DeGrazia, Board of Directors, Director of Support
Having six children was always my dream…but not in the cards. Our family includes, my husband Raymond, three year old daughter, Philomena and sweet dog Lola. We live in Woodridge, where I work from home as a Men’s Stylist. We have traveled our infertility journey our entire marriage, and continue as we work to have a second child. Shine has been an incredible resource of woman and information for me this entire journey. I am so honored to have joined the board to contribute back and support others.
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