As a non for profit organization we are governed by board of directors.
Amanda D. Bertrand, LCPC- President/ CEO
Amanda Bertrand is the founder and president of FYR Corp. She is a licensed mental health clinician in the state of IL. Amanda has experience in social services, substance abuse , correctional psychology, forensic psychology, and mental health disorders. She is passionate about investing in youth and young adults and creating opportunities for these individuals to fulfill their purpose in life.
Katrina Sido, LSW-Secretary
Mental Health Counselor
Isaac Ray Center
Katrina Sido earned a Master’s Degree in Clinician Social Work from the Jane Adams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois- Chicago. She’s been working with at-risk youth, pre and post adjudicated youth and their families for 10 years in a variety of settings. Katrina Sido’s passion is working with this population to ensure they have the best quality of therapeutic services to manage their mental illnesses and become more resilient.
Nathalie Germain –Vice President
Clinical Quality Improvement Coordinator
Loyola University Medical Center
Nathalie Germain earned a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration at National Louis University. She has experience with non-profit organization administration and has a zeal for quality public service work.
Mileak Harper- Treasurer
Progressive Housing Inc.
Mileak is a resourceful, talented accounting professional with strong analytical and problem solving skills. Strengths include financial auditing, account management, audit & quality assurance ,contract administration, and critical thinking. Mileak has 15 years of experience working with the State of Illinois, Public Relations, and non-profit organizations.
Stephanie graduated from UW-Madison with a bachelors in engineering. She currently works in industry managing clinical trial research activities. Stephanie has always thought it very important to be involved in the community with outreach programs.
MS, MA (ABD), MBA/HRM
Mabel Menard has extensive clinical, management, and human resources experience and has been involved in the nonprofit sector for the last few years through board membership, volunteering, and fundraising. She has worked in psychiatric rehabilitation, student counseling, and criminal court psychological services and currently works in higher education.
Kristin earned her Bachelors in Accounting from Loyola University-Chicago in 2012 , and has over 5 years of experience in accounting work. Within the past few years she has volunteered her time with many different non-for profits helping out the Chicago community. With a strong love for the city, she wanted to become more involved in trying to make Chicago better place.