Small But Mighty
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Founded in 2010 by Ann Marie Mathis, Keeping Families Covered (formerly Twice As Nice Mother & Child) was built with the goal of connecting families with basic needs.
Parenting is challenging, but it is even more difficult when
you lack the necessities. We believe that every parent should be able to provide
their children with the basics they need to thrive.
Since our inception, we have fostered partnerships with over 30 social service agencies and now provide help to thousands of families each month. With just 14 team members who commit over 2,000 hours of service each year, our organization is small but mighty.
ANN MARIE MATHIS
Founder & CEO
As a mother of seven, Ann Marie Mathis understands the challenge of caring for young children. That challenge is compounded when access to basic necessities is unobtainable. Ann Marie believes that all parents should be able to provide their children with the basics they need to thrive—and that is why she started Keeping Families Covered. Armed with a M.S. and B.S. in organizational leadership, and over 20 years of experience in the corporate world, Ann Marie started the organization in an effort to make a difference and help families in crisis, ensuring that donations were delivered to those who needed them most.
Meet Our Board of Directors
We are always looking for outstanding
board members! Contact our office for more information about how you can join our team.
Atturo Tire Corporation
An entrepreneur with 20 years of previous experience in growing businesses, Michael is currently the president of a globally distributed private brand tire company. With extensive knowledge in brand development, Michael supports Keeping Families Covered with thoughtful efforts to extend the reach and operation of the charity.
Dave Wilkerson is a lifelong resident of Illinois and spent the last 20 years in Lake County. He has been a realtor for 15 years working with clients in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. His background as a financial advisor and property investor gives him extra insight to help his clients make the best decisions for their future. Dave is involved with the Boys Scouts of America helping his son and friends to become their best selves and bringing awareness to juvenile diabetes through involvement with JDRF. Dave is also a husband and father of two spunky redheads.
Village of Beach Park
Jessica, MPA, is a public service professional committed to effectuating change and positive outcomes within the community. She holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management and community development. She has experience in both the nonprofit and public sectors, and has been working in government since 2018. She is a mother of three and strives to teach her children the importance of volunteerism, community and diversity. Jessica was named one of the top 100 Local Government Influencers of the Year in 2021 via Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).
JADE DELLINGER, D.C.
North Shore Pro-Active Health
Dr. Dellinger is a board-certified chiropractor who dedicates her time and studies to family care, focusing on the health and well-being of women during pregnancy as well as pediatrics. She enjoys being part of an organization whose goal is to better the lives of mothers and children in need.
Division Vice President
Diamond Residential Mortgage
A former high school English teacher, Jan has had a lengthy career as an author, business consultant, and public speaker. Jan was recognized by President Ronald Reagan and The Office of Consumer Affairs for her work on behalf of consumers. Throughout her career, Jan has donated her time to discussing women’s issues and educate women about consumer finance.
Vice President of Global Marketing
Driven by a passion to support new moms, Susan has led the marketing efforts for several medical product companies specializing in mom and baby health. As a mother of three, she understands the challenges that face busy, new moms and is excited to bring her leadership and strategic planning skills to Keeping Families Covered.
LALENA ZOE MAGNETTA
Senior Training Specialist
Lalena "Zoe" Magnetta is a US Navy Veteran from Grayslake, IL. She enlisted in the Navy following September 11, 2001, as an Aviation Electronics Techician. Her duty stations included the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER and the USS JOHN C. STENNIS as well as various other commands that were directly involved with Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). She actively holds the title of the 2019 Ms. Veteran America Second Runner Up, which helps spread awareness about women veterans issues and services needed. She looks forward to helping KFC provide families with essentials for their children.
Waukegan Police Department
Andrew Orozco is a Waukegan police officer and has served the city of Waukegan for the past 17 years. Andrew is excited to share the vast resources Keeping Families Covered has to offer within the community he lives and serves. In his free time, he enjoys car shows with his family and is a lifelong Chicago Bears fan.
Associate General Counsel
Laura Platt-Kilstein is the Associate General Counsel for Bluecrew, Inc., a company on a mission to fix the outdated model of the traditional staffing industry and helping the hourly workforce find meaningful work. As a mom herself, she is motivated to support families in time of need. She is excited to bring her organizational skills, legal knowledge and experience to Keeping Families Covered.
Meet Our Team
Our Memberships, Affiliations & Community Supporters
Alliance for Period Supplies
National Diaper Bank Network
The Alliance for Human Services
Gurnee, Grayslake & Waukegan Exchange Club
Gurnee Chamber of Commerce
Bernie's Book Bank
Help Them To Hope, Inc.
Waukegan Chamber of Commerce
Caring Women's Connection
Our Community Partners
BellaRu Catering (Highland Park)
Community Action Partnership of Lake County (Waukegan)
Fort Sheridan Metra Station (Highwood)
- Lake County Health Department (Waukegan)
- Mothers Trust Foundation (Lake Forest)
- National Charity League (Wilmette)