About Our Directors

The Illini Service Dogs leadership team consists of three boards that oversee the operation of the organization. The administrative board has five members, one of which being the executive liaison that sits on the this board and is also president of the executive board. The administrative board has responsibility over the operation of the organization as a whole and votes on key decisions. The advisory board consists of individuals who provide specialized skills & services in differing fields and act as a sub-committee to the administrative board. These individuals work closely with the administrative board and provide consulting services to aid in the decision making process. The executive board is comprised of University of Illinois students who are elected every spring & oversee the day-to-day operations on campus. All board members volunteer their time outside of school and work to make sure that Illini Service Dogs is on the path to success.

Administrative Board Members

Bridget Evans

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Alison Olivo

Chief Operating Officer

Mary Guth

Chief Financial Officer

Alyssa Henkels

Chief Information Officer

Sarah Schum

Executive Liaison to the Administrative Board

Executive Board Members

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Sarah Schum


Sophia Survant

Vice President

Kendall Crackel


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Allison Kautz

Fundraising Chair

Vitaly Capitaine

Social Media Chair

Advisory Board Members

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Sharon West

Training Advisor

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Amanda Murphy

Training Advisor

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Kendall Cox

Training Advisor

Abbie Leber

Training Advisor

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Maddi Steiner

Training Advisor

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Mary Kiolbasa

Training Advisor

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Angi Mitas, DVM

Veterinarian Care

Allie Cervone

Health & Records Advisor

Amber Mickelson

Logistics Coordinator

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Emma Aughinbaugh
Hugo Trevino

Philanthropy Advisor

Placement Coordinator

Kyle Mueller

Public Relations

Katie Callaghan

Training Advisor

Margo Tschetter

Training Advisor

Jenna Schneider

Training Advisor