Board of Directors

Board of Directors

CHAIR

John Vance, CFP, CDFA
President, Vance Wealth Group

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

Martin Rodriguez
Senior Loan Consultant, Wintrust Mortgage

TREASURER

Laura Troost
CPA

SECRETARY

John Evarts

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Directors

John Evarts

Owner, Honu Coffee

Josh Rivas

Owner, Tribute Beauty Lounge

Jeffrey Shapiro, HD, PhD

CEO, Edvance, Past Chair

Jane Buttrey

HR Specialist

Alix Schwartz

MSW Author and Consultant

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Parenting is too important a responsibility to bear alone, yet all too often single mothers and fathers are forced to do just that. With a mission to “empower single parents and their children by providing hope, support, and resources so that families can become self-sustaining and thrive,” Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) directly helps single parents find jobs, get educated, secure housing, stabilize their children’s emotional states, manage their finances, and help one another. 

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