Metropolitan Family Services welcomes four board members
Metropolitan Family Services DuPage recently welcomed four new members to its community board.
Sara Hammang Clark of Wheaton, Christopher Dabovich of Wheaton, Carol Dimas of Naperville and Dennise Vaughn of Lisle contribute experience in fields including accounting, business, advocacy and health care.
The DuPage Community Board supports 33 communities by raising money and awareness for Metropolitan's DuPage Center, which last year served 7,775 clients in its mission to empower children and families to learn, earn, heal and thrive.
"Everyone goes through times in their lives when they need to lean on someone. Metropolitan DuPage provides programs and services that assist in empowering DuPage families," board Chairman Bill Jennrich said.
Here's a look at the new board members:
• Sara Hammang Clark is a vice president at Fifth Third Bank in Chicago.
She has served as managing director for The Private Bank and Trust Company, portfolio manager at Bank of America/Legacy LaSalle Bank, and portfolio manager and first vice president of commercial real estate and project consultant for Illinois Industrial Development. She is also a member of Commercial Real Estate Executive Women in Chicago along with the Real Estate Finance Forum.
She is an active supporter of United Way and a volunteer at Catholic Charities.
• Christopher Dabovich is a retired regional vice president of the Midwest region of Zurich North America, where his business career spanned 42 years.
While at Zurich, his career path as an account executive, assistant vice president and regional manager responsible for a 25-state territory included monitoring risk, solicitation and underwriting reviews for commercial construction programs.
In 2014, he was promoted to regional vice president of the Midwest region, where he led a large team of underwriters for a 15-state territory.
He is a member of the Wheaton Planning and Zoning Board and director of the Wheaton Rotary. He also is a coach and mentor for the Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 Business Incubator Program.
• Carol Dimas is the director/owner of Educational Advocacy and Consulting in Naperville and Washington, D.C.
She is a member of the following organizations: Council of Parents, Attorneys and Advocates, Wrightslaw's Yellow Pages for Kids, Council of Exceptional Children, International Dyslexia Association, and Everyone Reads Illinois.
She is associated with St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Naperville and also supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and White Eagle Homeowners' Association.
• Dennise Vaughn is president/administrator of Homewatch Caregivers based in Naperville. She has diverse health care experiences in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, along with community, regional, national and global health care.
Prior to this role, she served as vice president of human resources and operations for a major hearing health care company, Sovova. She also spent 23 years at Edward Hospital and Health Services where she held leadership roles, including vice president of corporate resources and operations.
She has served on numerous boards, including Naperville Elderly Homes, Naperville Lisle Triad, Association of Senior Service Providers, NCTV Advisory Group, Naperville Education Foundation, Naperville Heritage Society, Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, KidsMatter, Multi-Cultural Leadership Academy and the DuPage Community Clinic.
Metropolitan Family Services DuPage, started more than 80 years ago, is a family service/mental health agency serving some of DuPage County's most vulnerable children and families. Whether through early childhood education, parent education, family therapy, youth mentoring, psychiatric and mental health services for all ages, or services for older adults and their caregivers, Metropolitan "mpowers" individuals and families to learn, to earn, to heal and to thrive. www.metrofamily.org.