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Executive Director

As Executive Director and Cofounder, Elaine brings abundant energy and dedication to Womanspace. Her conscientious and sensitive personality makes her a welcoming, hospitable presence. Along with administering the business side of Womanspace, Elaine also uses her considerable talents facilitating some programs special to her, among them the Seekers Group. Occasionally, Elaine teaches or facilitates other programs at Womanspace and exhibits her artwork in New Dimensions Gallery. She works closely with the Building and Grounds Committee, as well as the Finance, Human Resources and Executive Committees of the Board of Directors.

Elaine received her degree in English from Alverno College. She pursued further studies in art and design at College of DuPage, Rockford College and Northern Illinois University. She is an active member of School Sisters of Saint Francis, an international community of religious women based in Milwaukee.


Graphic Designer & Office Coordinator

As Graphic Designer/Office Coordinator, Pat brings to Womanspace her humor and professional expertise. She has over 30 years of graphic design and project management experience in industrial, service and consumer marketing communications. Pat holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and Printmaking from the University of Northern Iowa. She loves playing and coaching tennis, working out and biking…whenever Womanspace releases the chains!


Art Program Coordinator

Cherie is a longtime Womanspace member, teaches several classes here, has had her art in a number of exhibits, has been on a number of committees, is Chairperson of the Gallery committee, and is our Art Programs/Volunteer Coordinator...whew!


Marketing Coordinator

Liz has returned to Womanspace as marketing coordinator after several years off raising kids (human, furry and feathered!) and starting a small flower farm on her acreage in Oregon, IL. She is very happy to be back in the warm and creative community Womanspace has created and is looking forward to spreading the word to others who haven't been lucky enough to experience it!

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