CEO – Suzanne Baker Brown
Suzanne is currently serving as CEO of Stepping Stones Network. Her passion is to help people find whole life health (spirit, soul, and body) 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 Spa, Leadership 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. She has walked alongside many who have come out of abusive and destructive situations, helping them to rebuild their lives. Suzanne also helped launch and served on the advisory board of The White Rainbow Project that serves India’s outcast widows. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master’s degree 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.
Chief Operating Officer (COO) – Brittany Heyn
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Theresa Guest (The Charity CFO)
Director of Operations – Beth Jordan-Kroll
Assistant Director of Communications – Lauren Bozarth
Program Leadership Team
Director of Education – Jean D.
Assistant Director of Client Services, Care, and Prayer – Donna S.
Manager of Adult Development – Susan N.
Manager of Housing, Basic Needs & Case Management – Danielle P.
Manager of Child Development – Leanne W.
Program Lead of Basic Needs – Bethany M.
Program Lead of Childcare – Amanda R.
Program Lead of Therapeutic Services – Michelle L.
Partners & Alliances
Safe Families for Children, Humble Design, A Safe Place, GiveNKind, Partnership for a Safer Lake County, Lake County Human Trafficking Coalition, Alliance for Human Services, National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance, Safe House Project, Lake County Behavioral Health, Lake County Workforce Development, Dupage Workforce Development, Manjarres and Associates, Great Lakes Credit Union and A Gift from Glenn.
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 – Chris Bos
To contact any member of our team, please use this form:Member – Danielle Patelis&