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Lawyer joins Catholic Charities' Northwest advisory board

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  • Matthew Sheahin

    Matthew Sheahin


Matthew Sheahin, a partner at Lavelle Law Ltd., was appointed to the Northwest Regional advisory board of Catholic Charities by Monsignor Michael Boland, administrator, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities.

Catholic Charities provides various programs to assist the homeless in the Northwest suburbs. Among other tasks, Sheahin will attend board meetings intended to develop new plans to fund the programs.

The board also works to recruit volunteers to help Catholic Charities deliver housing and educational services to those in need.

• Public affairs executive Pamela Browner White joined Schaumburg-based Cancer Treatment Centers of America as vice president of public affairs. In this capacity, she will develop and manage the organization's national public affairs. CTCA specializes in serving patients with complex and advance-stage cancer.

Browner White previously served as senior vice president, public affairs and government relations for the Philadelphia Eagles, members of the NFC East division of the National Football League.

During her tenure with the franchise, she acted as the official spokesperson, managed day-to-day football and general media operations, community outreach, government relations, crisis communications and sponsorship programs for the team.

Todd Younger of Arlington Heights was selected to fill a vacancy on the Township High School District 214 board of education. He will succeed Lenore Gonzales Bragaw, who resigned last month because she moved and no longer met the residency requirements. He will complete the last two years of Bragaw's four-year term.

Younger, a 1982 John Hersey High School graduate, received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's in business administration from Loyola University, Chicago.

He currently is a vice president and senior commercial banker at First Midwest Bank, where he provides counsel and guidance to privately held businesses in Chicago and the suburbs.

Younger's community involvement includes coaching soccer and baseball for the Arlington Heights Park District, serving on his local homeowners association and volunteering for several local charitable groups in varying capacities.