Our Team


Debi Genthe
Executive Director

Our Executive Director Debi has displayed a passion for her clients and volunteer care throughout her career. She was the Executive Director of Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County, Wisc., a start-up non-profit network of volunteers that grew to serve more than 1,200 seniors a year with transportation, food services, and other chores like shoveling snow. Before that, she worked with the American Heart Association as an Area Director and as a Fundraising Specialist.
Email Debi at executivedirector@MealsonWheelsNEI.org




Jennifer Shreve
Development Coordinator

Jennifer has worked in development for a variety of non-profits and supported many missions, including financial education, community solar, social services, and housing. She spent 11 years with the national office of Rebuilding Together in Washington, DC. She is excited to be living and working in Evanston with Meals at Home and meeting everyone in this wonderful community. 
Email Jennifer at developmentdirector@MealsonWheelsNEI.org




Matti Moran
Volunteer Coordinator

Matti Moran is a recent graduate of Loyola University. She received her degree in Digital Media. She has experience working with underprivileged women in the Chicago area, but is interested in learning more about issues facing the elderly. Matti is also a web designer. 
Email Matti at volunteercoordinator@MealsonWheelsNEI.org




The Meals on Wheels Northeastern Illinois Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a group comprised of people in our local community who care deeply about the well-being and happiness of their neighbors. Our diverse, eclectic mix of volunteers work hard to make sure everyone who needs it has a hot meal.


  • Thekla Metz, President
  • Warren Lupel, Past President
  • Carolyn Haack, Treasurer and Interim Secretary
  • Emily Sharpe, Member at Large
  • John Barner, Client Representative


  • Amy Feldman, Lifeway Foods
  • Skip Frost, Sales Marketing Group, Inc.
  • Cherylette Hilton, Realty Advisors Elite
  • Joan Kerr, civic leader
  • Jonathan Loew, Much Shelist, PC
  • Joseph Orefice, Allstate Insurance Company
  • Karen Parsons, civic leader
  • Robert Roth, civic leader
  • Danny Williamson, Furious Spoon