Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter


Get Involved

Are you interested in getting involved with the Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter? Read about some of our opportunities below. You can also check our a list of upcoming Chapter events, or find information about our Take Steps walks, or our Team Challenge training program.

Chapter Contacts

Karen Kay
Executive Director

Mallory Cwik
Walk Director
[email protected]

Rebecca Herman
Walk Manager

Aaron Castens 
Director, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement 

Michael Zumpano
Senior Coordinator, Field Operations
[email protected]

Board of Directors

Matthew Brash

Darren Brandt

Russell Cohen, MD

Kevin Dean 

Monica Johnson

Matt McKee

Joel Retsky, MD

Brian Septon

Tanay Shah

Nadine Woldenberg

Eugene Yen, MD


We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help out in a variety of ways.  Volunteer positions range from one-time events or projects, to on-going support for events and programs.  When you donate your time, talent, money, resources and skills, you will help make a difference in the lives of over 3.1 million Americans with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Please email [email protected] if you’d like to get involved, or complete the Online Volunteer Form here.  Get involved today!!

Become a Member

As a member of the Foundation, you will help us further the cause while receiving special membership benefits. Membership benefits include subscription to the chapter newsletter and national magazine, discounts on Crohn's & Colitis Foundation books, and invitations to participate in chapter events and programs. Individual memberships are only $30.  Join or renew today!


Send us a gift and help support Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis research. This gift can also be made in honor or in memory of a loved one. Visit the donation portion of our website to learn more about different ways you can donate. You can donate online here


Throughout the year, the Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter has events that could use your support. Whether is fundraising for a Half Marathon through Team Challenge or serving on a Planning Committee for one of our Special Events, we would love to have you involved. Check out our events page to find what is right for you. 



2200 E Devon Ave
Suite 392
Des Plaines, IL 60018
United States


(847) 827-0404

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