Steering Committee

A volunteer Steering Committee provides leadership and input to guide our strategic direction. The Steering Committee represents our membership in sectors such as human services, arts and culture, philanthropy, and more.

Steering Committee Member

Organization Represented

Greg Beyer Arcomusical
Ben Bingle
Secretary/Treasurer (non-voting)
DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership
Deanna Cada
Steering Committee Chair, Program Committee Chair
DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board
Jill Carter Sycamore Public Library
Micki Chulick Individual Member
Michelle Donahoe
Giving Day Committee Chair
DeKalb County History Center
Samantha Hathaway DeKalb Public Library
Tom Matya
Steering Committee Vice-Chair
Opportunity House & Zea Mays Holdings, LLC
Rita Potter Open Door Rehabilitation Center
Alicia Schatteman Northern Illinois University
Tiffany Tucker Building Leaders Advocating for Change (B.L.A.C.)


The following sub-committees are responsible for making progress toward the implementation of our strategic plan:

Giving Day Committee—provides feedback and guidance about our annual philanthropic day of giving, Give DeKalb County.

Nominating & Governance Committee—updates bylaws annually as needed, recruits new committee members, monitors overallcommittee meeting strategic plan progress, and oversees committee transitions.

Program & Membership Committee—identifies training opportunities and provides input about programming while focusing on DCNP membership value, growing membership, and retaining current members.

Research & Advocacy Ad Hoc Committee—identifies knowledge gaps, suggests research to fill these gaps, and organizes advocacy efforts.

If you are a DCNP-member and are interested in joining one of our committees, please contact us.