Meet the FUSIoN Board

Rachelle Koenig - President

Rachelle is a freelance writer and marketing and public relations consultant. She serves as a board member for the Oswegoland Park Foundation, committee chair for the Oswego Junior Woman’s Club, and she is a current or past member of 100 Women Who Care-Oswego/Montgomery/Yorkville, Naperville Chamber of Commerce, Arranmore Arts,  Oswego Rotary Club, Oswego Optimist Club and the Oswego Chamber of Commerce. Rachelle has been teaching an Empathy and Values Sunday School class to 6th graders for the past five years and she has received extensive training as a coach and communicator. Her passion for The FUSIoN Project is fueled by being a proud mother of a teen and tween, and from her own experiences in Junior High.

Cheryl Brownell - Treasurer

Cheryl works full time for the Mittera Group, helping her clients succeed in their marketing goals by preparing business mail databases and other variable data projects. She has been involved with youth organizations for most of her life, serving as a Girl Scout leader, a member of Boy Scout Pack and Troop Committees; taught Vacation Bible School, Christian Education, and Crossroads Kids Club. She has been working with The FUSIoN Project since it’s beginning. This connection is important to her as she yearns for young women to see their unique value and realize that they have a voice in this world.

Cora Mills - Secretary

Cora is a Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, LCSW. She works with clients to help them access hope. She offers a warm and nonjudgmental space for clients to feel known, cared for and understood. She focuses on teens, families, women and men in transition. She has worked at Briarwood Counseling, Hinsdale Psychiatry, Our Children’s Homestead, Changes Counseling LLC, One Hope United. Cora is grateful to partner with The FUSIoN Project to empower girls and give them a sense of hope.

Roger Jenks - Member

Roger has spent his life working to empower people. He has been a pastor for 50 years, author, composer, and organizational consultant. He has also been an event speaker, a large multi-state youth conference creator.  He believes it is unacceptable that girls would grow up with low self-esteem and live with the vulnerability into their adult lives.

Joe McBride - Member

Joe retired in 2013 as IT Manager at the YMCA of Metro Chicago. Prior to that, he worked in Engineering Management at Procter & Gamble and Quaker Oats. He has a vast history of volunteering within his community including with EAA Chapter 579 in administrative roles and as a pilot,  mentoring in an aviation Scout Post, fundraising for United Way, and in  many different volunteer roles at his Church. He recently has served as a Trustee and on the Finance Committee of the Board at his Church;  served as treasurer and secretary on the Board of EAA 579. He is committed to the mission of The FUSIoN Project and wants to impact the lives of girls around the country.