Our Board of Directors
Heather Oosterhoff, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Oosterhoff has worked in community mental health and school social work in Kankakee County for decades. She currently serves as the School Social Worker at St. Anne Grade School and St. Anne High School.
Matt is a tireless advocate for vulnerable populations. He works as a counselor for individuals who have experienced sexual violence at KC-CASA and volunteers his time advocating for and with the LGBTQ community.
Jack has served as Fortitude’s liaison with River Valley Christian Fellowship, one of our PADS shelter sites, and joined our Board in January, 2020. Prior to his retirement, Jack was the Senior Vice President of Emerging Business for the Panduit Corporation.
Marty has been a faithful volunteer with Fortitude’s Street Outreach program before joining our board. Marty is the Plant Manager at Plochman’s Mustard in Manteno, IL.
Therese is a valued PADS shelter volunteer for Fortitude and is our most recent board member addition. Therese was an elementary school teacher at Aquinas Catholic Academy for 28 years.
Tom is an original co-founder of Fortitude and a member of the Board of Directors since inception in 2018. Tom is the Office Manager at Wellbuilt Equipment and International Scaffolding in Crete, IL.