Board of Directors

Juliann Abderholden, Chair

Juliann joined the PADS Lake County board in October, 2016 and was chair of the program committee until 2019. Juliann currently works as a program coordinator at College of Lake County and brings dual credit programming, college readiness workshops and Jump Start classes to students in lake county high schools.  Prior to College of Lake County, Juliann worked for social service agencies in both cook and lake counties providing case management support for people experiencing homelessness.  She has a Master of Arts in Industrial Relations and is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).

Program Coordinator, College of Lake County

Jason Gunther, Chair

Jason joined the Board in early 2017 and has previously served on the Development and GALA Committees.  He is also a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, in Lake Forest, where he works with clients and their families to create financial and investment strategies centered around retirement, estate and legacy planning.  His passion to give back and support his community lead him to the PADS organization. 

Financial Advisor - Edward Jones

David D. Grumhaus, Jr., Treasurer

David serves as the Treasurer of the Board and heads up the Finance Committee. He is also a senior managing director and senior portfolio manager with Duff & Phelps’ utilities equity team, and leads the firm’s master limited partnership effort.  Prior to joining Duff & Phelps in 2014, David served as a portfolio manager and director of research for Copia Capital, LLC. Previously, he was an investment banker for Goldman, Sachs & Co., as well as William Blair & Company, LLC.  David earned a B.A. in history, cum laude, from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. In addition to PADS, David is a member of the Investment Committee and Board of Directors at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

SVP/Portfolio Manager at Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co

Alexandra Beiriger, Secretary

Alexandra Beiriger joined the PADS board of directors in 2016 and is a tireless advocate for marginalized populations.  She has a Master of Arts in women's and gender studies and has served in the nonprofit sector for nearly a decade, primarily through counseling survivors of sexual violence and raising funds and awareness to keep those services strong for the community.  Alex currently works as a grants and contracts specialist at DePaul University, collaborating with professors to secure grant funding for their research and providing policy and guidance with carrying out the research projects.  In addition to PADS, she also promotes philanthropy for women and the LGBT community as an active young professionals' board member of the Chicago Foundation for Women.

Grants and Contracts Specialist, DePaul University

Ken Lechman

Ken joined the Board of Directors in 2016.  In his day job, he serves as the Senior Portfolio Advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. His support of PADS began as a volunteer and now on the Board of Directors.

Financial Advisor | Senior Portfolio Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Arlene Ryndak

Arlene Ryndak joined the PADS Board of Directors in 2017 and serves on the Program Committee. She is a public health and public health nursing advocate. She is a registered nurse with a Masters in Public Health. She believes that housing is health care and that the social conditions in which we live have profound effect on our health, both as individuals and as a community. Arlene is now semi-retired. She most recently was on staff with the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center where she advocated for a strong public health system and chronic disease prevention through Live Well Lake County. 

Public Health Nurse, Retired

Levoda Walker

Growing up in a family that’s committed to giving and serving the needs of others, Levoda continues to carry forward that strong family legacy in a variety of ways. Levoda joined the PADS Board of Directors in August of 2018 and currently serves on the Development Committee which is focused on outreach and bringing awareness to the needs of those experiencing homelessness in Lake County.

Levoda’s professional career has been spent working in the pharmaceutical industry where she has over 20 plus years of experience working for Abbott/AbbVie.  Currently Levoda serves as an Associate Director for Global Learning Capabilities at AbbVie.


Kevin Woodside

A long time supporter of PADS Kevin retired after a 35 year career in law enforcement and joined the Board in 2019. 

Gurnee Police Department, Reitred

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