Board of Directors
Robert Hayley, (Vice Chair) serves as College of DuPage’s Budget Manager. He holds a B.S. in Accountancy from Calvin College and earned his certified public accountant license through the State of Michigan. Robert has a passion for cycling. Following his father’s example, he commutes to work whenever he can, fully aware of the joy cycling can bring. He has participated in Pedal4Life’s HeroInMe Ride 2017 and 2018, leading the Team Redemption Riders to the top fundraising spot for two consecutive years. Robert holds those struggling with an addiction close to his heart. After nearly losing his brother to an opioid addiction, he understands the importance of community and rallying behind those affected by addiction. He also knows recovery is possible and is committed to helping people succeed.
Dr. Donald Teater MD, (Vice Chair) is a family physician who has lived and worked in western North Carolina for more than 28 years. In 2004 he started a clinic in his solo family practice to treat those addicted to opioids in his community. From 2013 to mid-2016, he worked as the Medical Advisor at the National Safety Council addressing the national epidemic of opioid abuse, addiction, and overdose. Dr. Teater was lead facilitator for the expert panel discussion during the development of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016. Since then, Dr. Teater has worked for Teater Health Solutions concentrating on educating prescribers and others on the science of opioids and how that should influence treatment and policy decisions. He continues to work one day a week treating those addicted to pain medications and providing primary care to those with severe mental illness in western North Carolina.
Kevin Feldman (Vice Chair),is the owner of FundAbilityRules. He works with organizations in the planning, start-up or revitalization of nonprofit advancement programs. His work includes directing donor development and marketing initiatives during crisis and transitional situations. This includes identifying major gift prospects, cultivating prospect relationships, and closing major gifts, building sustainability by creating multiple revenue streams, becoming less dependent on grants, and maximizing the use of multiple marketing communications channels to build positive awareness. He had also served as Development Director of the South Suburban Humane Society.
Dorota Dorochowicz, (Vice Chair) is the Assistant Manager of the Belden-Stratford, a luxury apartment rental facility in Chicago owned by Prudential and managed by The Laramar Group, a real estate investment company. Dorota brings a strong background in implementing best practices for managing budgets. She is a passionate outdoor enthusiast and avid cyclist. She has appeared in substantial Pedal America online print and video content and volunteered at bicycling events that support a number of charitable causes.
Sergeant Kenneth Richardson (Vice Chair) was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. He enlisted with the military at 17 and served on active duty for both the Navy and Army his entire military career. In the Navy Kenneth proudly served on the USS Harry S Truman CVN 75 aircraft carrier and followed up his tenure in the US Army at Fort Hood Texas with the illustrious First Calvary Division. Kenneth was medically retired after sustaining injuries during his last overseas tour with 1st Cav. He continues giving back to the country by assisting fellow veterans returning home from war and dealing with issues from injuries such as amputation, PTSD and substance abuse.
Heather Parris, (Secretary) founded and operates Self Propelled Tours Sedona, Arizona. Shortly after she moved from Vermont to Sedona, in 2007, she joined the Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition and served on the board as Secretary for four years. Self Propelled Tours Sedona, Ariz. is the only company that offers guided road bike tours in Sedona. Heather has appeared on Pedal America as an on-air guest in a special episode that featured women over 40 who road and mountain bike. As an entrepreneur, she believes in the importance of giving back and making a difference in other people’s lives, including talking with women around the country on the health and self-empowering benefits of bicycling.
Brian Tait, (Treasurer) Brian Tait is an accountant at KPMG. He works in the deal advisory practice in which he assists in the purchase and sale of companies. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Masters in Accounting and holds an active CPA License. Before moving to Chicago, Brian worked at local bike shops for years beginning his enthusiasm for the sport and community.
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