board of directors
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.
Director of Support Services
Erin McDaniel is a six-time IVF “survivor”, mom to three, and the founder of My Fertility Coach. As a fertility coach, she helps women improve their family building experience by identifying ways to fill the gaps often left by medical expertise and well-intentioned friends and family members. She has “been there” when it comes to a fertility struggle and utilizes this experience, natural empathy, and expertise in coaching, the fertility process and the fertility industry to offer services that provide encouragement and support, practical guidance, identification and reduction of stress points, and teach positive mindset strategies. Erin is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation and a certified Freedom Fertility Formula™ provider. For more information, visit www.MyFertililityCoach.com.
Director of Fundraising
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.
Director of Business Oversight
Director of Mentorship Program
I experienced many highs and lows on my fertility journey. The greatest highs being the birth of my son in 2014 and then learning we were expecting again in 2018. I have realized that this journey can take such a toll on our mind, spirit, and all around health, so having a strong support system is a must. Where I was truly lucky enough to be surrounded by loving family and friends during these years, I discovered I needed more. Infertility is about so much more than the medical process. Women like us need to know that they have someone who can listen, understand, and help them through these trying times, as well as celebrate their triumphs, both big and small. I fell in love with Shine and everything it stands for because its mission is to do just that, and I am honored to be part of an organization that offers hope, strength, and education to women just like us.
The Shine Organization hits very close to home for me and my family. My husband and I were very fortunate to have adopted our daughter from India when she was only 10 months old. But this final step in completing our family did not come until many years after struggling with infertility and undergoing treatments that ranged from IVF to EggDonor to Surrogacy and everything in between. Fortunately, through the love and support of our incredible friends and family we came through the other side and were blessed with an amazing daughter! My passion is to share my story with others struggling with infertility in hopes to offer some support and assistance in any way possible during their journey. I truly believe that if your ultimate goal is to become a parent, there is aways is a way to do so . . . even if by an unanticipated pathway:)