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 4,000 hours of service each year, our organization is small but mighty.

ANN MARIE MATHIS
Founder & Executive Director

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.

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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.

MICHAEL MATHIS
President
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.

JADE DELLINGER, D.C.
Chiropractor
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.

LALENA ZOE MAGNETTA
Senior Training Specialist 
Siemens 

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.

DAVE WILKERSON
Realtor
EXP Realty 

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.

CHRISTINA DIETZ
Chief Human Resources Officer
Palos Health

Equipped with strong leadership and coaching skills, Christina has worked in organizational communication for over 20 years. With children of her own, she enjoys working with an organization that cares for families in need.

JAN LEASURE
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.

SUSAN RAPPIN
Vice President of Global Marketing 
Ameda, Inc.

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.

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ANDREW OROZCO
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.

Meet Our Team

Our Memberships, Affiliations & Community Supporters

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Alliance for Period Supplies 

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Grand Foundation

National Diaper Bank Network

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The Alliance for Human Services

Gurnee, Grayslake & Waukegan Exchange Club

Gurnee Chamber of Commerce

Bernie's Book Bank

GuideStar

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Help Them To Hope, Inc.

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Waukegan Chamber of Commerce 

Caring Women's Connection

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Our Community Partners

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