Small But Mighty



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 40 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.

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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.

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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.

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.


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.

President, Atturo Tire Corporation
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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.

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Senior Program Manager Business Technology
Global Corporate Trust and Custody
U.S. Bank  

Kate Cosyns is the Senior Program Manager in Business Technology for Global Corporate Trust and Custody at U.S. Bank, where she coordinates large-scale data strategy and tech programs with a focus on optimization and continuous improvement. She holds a BA from Lake Forest College, an MA from the University of Chicago and an MS in Information Technology from Northwestern University. As a mother, she is passionate about the mission of Keeping Families Covered and the opportunity to alleviate uncertainty for women and families in our local communities.

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.

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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.

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.

Meet Our Team

Our Memberships, Affiliations & Community Supporters

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Gurnee, Grayslake & Waukegan Exchange Club

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Our Community Partners

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