Administrative Staff

  • Diane Christell

    Diane Christell, RN, LCSW

    Executive Director

    Diane is the Executive Director of PHD. She joined the staff of PHD in February, 2015 and served as the Clinical Director for almost 10 months before she appointed the Executive Director on November 9, 2015. In addition to being … Continue reading »

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    David Wolf

    Director of Development

    David arrives at PHD with over 30 years working in the Chicago area business and nonprofit community. His career experience includes law, sales, database management, as well as over 15 years in the field of investment management. Most recently David … Continue reading »

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    Vanessa Quinn

    Director of Educational Outreach

    Vanessa oversees the planning and execution of each educational outreach program including extensive research and writing curriculum as well as human resources, program marketing, fundraising and grant writing. Vanessa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Northeastern … Continue reading »

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    Catherine E. Vincus

    Executive Director Emeritus

    Catherine E. Vincus retired from the position of PHD’s executive director on November 5, 2015 and assumed the title of Executive Director Emeritus. She will assist the new executive director in fundraising initiatives and business development when needed.

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    Charlene Okigawa

    Executive Director's Assistant

    Charlene joined PHD’s family in January 2001 and is currently serving in the role of the Executive Director’s Assistant. Char also works with PHD’s Director of Development and Director of Major Events on a variety of tasks including maintenance of … Continue reading »

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    Liz Noe

    Director of Major Events

    Liz Noe joined the PHD family in 2007 and is the Director of Major Events.  She has over 10 years of non-profit event planning experience.  While at PHD, she oversees the planning and implementation of all major events, including the … Continue reading »

  • Marta Rees

    Marta Rees

    Marketing/PR Coordinator

    Marta joined the PHD team in December 2012. Before coming to PHD, Marta worked as a Public information Coordinator for Fox Valley Special Recreation Association in Aurora, IL and as a Communications Coordinator for The Field Museum in Chicago, IL. … Continue reading »

  • Claire Miller

    Claire Miller


    Claire Miller joined PHD as a Publicist in May 2016. Claire’s background includes over 20 years of marketing and sales experience. Claire received a Business and Political Science degree from Marquette University. Claire’s role at PHD is be to develop … Continue reading »

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    Amy Trapani

    Volunteer & Operations Coordinator

    Amy received a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and minors in Psychology and Religious Studies at Loras College. She has worked, volunteered, and interned at various social and health services nonprofits. In her role at PHD, Amy is the key … Continue reading »

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    Anne Campbell

    Baby Closet Manager

    Anne joined PHD as a volunteer intake coordinator in April of 2011. In March of 2012, her role expanded as a volunteer Case Manager. Anne accepted the position on staff as Co-Manager of the Baby Closet in June of 2013. … Continue reading »

Clinical Staff

  • Brittany Kintzel, MA

    Brittany Kintzel, MA, LPC

    Clinical Supervisor

    Brittany started at the agency as a Clinical Intern and joined PHD’s staff as a Professional Counselor after graduating. She was appointed to Clinical Supervisor in November 2015. Brittany received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Health … Continue reading »

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    Rosamaria Davila, MA

    Bilingual Professional Counselor

    Rosamaria is a Bilingual Professional Counselor. She received her BA in Psychology at DePaul University. She did her counseling internship at PHD. After graduating from Roosevelt University with a Masters in Counseling and Human Services, PHD hired her to be … Continue reading »

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    Mary Lou Wilhelm

    Clinical Program Administrator

    Mary Lou is a former elementary school teacher who began volunteering at PHD as a bilingual Intake Coordinator in 1998.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Immaculata University and her Master’s in Education from Rutgers University. Prior to … Continue reading »