CEO – Suzanne Baker Brown

Suzanne is currently serving as CEO of Stepping Stones Network. Her passion is to help people find whole life health (body, soul and spirit), so they can step into the life they were created to live.  Suzanne’s background includes corporate leadership, management consulting, not-for-profit board experience, and extensive work in women’s ministry since 2000.  She has been an advocate for women and women’s issues in all of these contexts.  As founder of Spiritual SpaLeadership Refresh, The Reflection, and The Life You Were Created to Live, she has brought teaching, healing, and encouragement to individuals and groups throughout the US and in Asia.  And, she has walked alongside many who have come out of abusive and destructive situations helping them to rebuild their lives.  Suzanne also previously helped launch and served on the Advisory Board of The White Rainbow Project that serves India’s outcast widows. She holds an undergrad in Business from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master’s from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  Suzanne resides in Chicago with her husband, Steve, who is the Director of Preventive Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center and a well-known advocate for the chronically homeless.  Suzanne and Steve serve as a Safe Family for at-risk young adults and kids.  Contact Suzanne at

Executive Team
Director of Client Services & HR – Brittany Heyn
Director of Operations – Beth Jordan-Kroll

Director of Clinical Support – Michelle Lenz
Director of Education – Jean Doi
Director of Development – Colette Mendelson
Director of Church Engagement – Suzanne Baker Brown
Asst. Director Client Services, Care and Prayer – Donna Stevenson
Asst. Director of Communications – Lauren Bozarth
Asst. Director of Property – Tim Girmscheid

Partners & Alliances
Safe Families, Humble Design, A Safe Place, GiveNKind, Guardian Angel, Partnership for a Safer Lake County, Lake County Human Trafficking Coalition, Alliance for Human Services, National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance.

Wellspring Institute of Atlanta, GA – We are one of 40+ organizations they have mentored to provide services and residential programming for sexually exploited clients.

Board of Directors – Governance
President – Suzanne Baker Brown
Secretary/Treasurer – Brad Neuman
Member – Julia McCartha