Go forward in the direction of a cure for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Our Leadership

Julie Scroggins

Founder & Chairman
Julie Scroggins founded Bcureful in 2012, after her oldest daughter was diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). After the diagnosis, it became evident that much more awareness of TSC was needed even among physicians as well as the general
population because new information and progress in research could have far reaching implications with other disorders such as epilepsy and autism. Her goal was to impact both awareness and research to find a cure for TSC, raising as much money as
possible on a grass roots level. The Bcureful Board consists of distinguished volunteers from across the United States who share Julie’s passion and have brought their years of experience and talents to the mission of building heightened awareness
and supporting a cure for TSC.

Julie is employed full time as Vice President and CFO for Waukegan Tire. She is married to David and together they have 3 children, Mary Ann, Christopher and Mabel. Julie has served on numerous boards, the longest of which has been as Police Commissioner
for the City of Park City since 2001. She has served as a volunteer for the Government Action Team of the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance for the past 4 years. She is the Illinois Representative for the IgA Nephropathy Foundation of America, a disease
that has also touched her family. In her spare time Julie enjoys spending time with family and friends, the treasures of her life.

 

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Nan McCann

Vice-Chairman
President of PME Enterprises
Nan McCann is President of PME Enterprises, a sales and marketing company based in Connecticut. She is also the co-founder of M2W®…The Marketing To Women Conference and M2Moms®…The Marketing To Moms Conference – two
annual, global business-to-business events that see the marketplace through the female gender lens and focus on building better business outcomes with today’s women.

Nan is a proven sales and marketing executive with a documented record of energizing businesses. Throughout the 1990s she consulted a wide range of clients such as MarketSource Corporation, Jim Henson Productions, Modern Talking Pictures, Professional
Team Publications, Key Productions and Winstar Interactive Media Sales. At the same time, Nan was a featured monthly columnist for ABC Publishing’s Selling Magazine. Prior to this, Nan held senior positions in target marketing (MarketSource),
broadcasting (ABC & NBC Radio Networks), and advertising (Advertising Specialty Institute). Nan began her career by selling the importance of reading and writing to vocational education high school students. She came to support Bcureful after
meeting the founder Julie Scroggins at one of her conferences, and learning about what this amazing businesswoman and mother was doing to help find a cure for TSC.

 

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Leslie Reichel

Secretary Leslie is presently a Kansas State University Master Gardener. She helps manage and run the Monet Garden at the Overland Park Arboretum. She not only has a passion and talent for gardening, she is very knowledgable in plants and horticulture.
Leslie also has a small LLC called Potscape, which focuses on garden consults and planting large containers. When she is not gardening she is busy with church activities and has lead many bible studies and taught groups throughout the years. She was
actively involved in her children’s PTO’s and served on many committees and fundraisers. Leslie lives in Kansas City with her husband Norm and dog Elsa. She has two grown daughters, Natalie and Tessa. Her involvement and passion for TSC stems from
her cousin being diagnosed with the disorder.

Silvia Rodriguez

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Treasurer Silvia Rodriguez-Nieto was a Bcureful volunteer before she was invited to become a Board Member. She has worked in professional capacity with Bcureful Founder, Julie Scroggins since October 2000, saw Julie’s daughter grow up and was
deeply touched by Mary Ann’s diagnosis with TSC. The more she learned about TSC and those affected by it, the more she wanted to be involved. Silvia’s professional background is in human resources and accounting. She’s known for her organizational
skills and love of numbers. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago, and has studied French and Literature as she also has a love of foreign languages and reading.

Silvia is first time mom to Abby, a wonderful little girl. She is healthy now and thriving, but had complications with breathing when she was born. So as a mom, anything that impacts the health of children is close to her heart. Silvia enjoys spending
time with her family, which also includes the family dogs Lola and Enzo.

Ann Arnholdt

My name is Anne Arnholt and I have a 9 year daughter with TSC that was diagnosed around 12 months of age. I have a BS in Chemistry, Minor in Biology from Northern Illinois University and have a Master’s Certificate in Regulatory and Quality Compliance
from Purdue University. I worked at Abbott Laboratories in various areas which include: Quality Engineer in Pharmaceutical Product Development Area (2 yrs), Formulation Chemist in Pharmaceutical Product Development Area (1 yr) and International Regulatory
Affairs (7 ½ yrs). In International Regulatory Affairs I managed the submissions of products such as Kaletra, Norvir and Humira in Latin America and Asian Pacific Countries. I am currently at Baxter Healthcare where I continue to work in Regulatory
Affairs but, have branched out and have worked more with the US FDA and managed the sustaining products submissions in the US, which includes labeling submissions and chemistry, manufacturing, controls type submissions. Currently, I review and approve
Advertising and Promotional Materials so they align to the US package inserts and Canadian monographs. I have experience in reading and understanding FDA regulations and clinical studies. I was so excited when I heard about Julie Scroggins through
my friend, Bridget Tuley. I reached out to Julie via facebook and we set up a time to meet for coffee. It was a please meeting Julie, she not only understands what I am going through but, also her passion is contagious in finding a cure for TSC. I
am honored to be a part of the Bcureful organization to help support the fight in finding a cure and in finding sponsorship for further research.

She and her husband, Greg, live in both Bellingham, WA, and Palm Springs, CA. Besides being an avid hiker and singing in two choral groups, Elizabeth enjoys volunteering in the homework lab at Boys and Girls Club. Elizabeth has served on several non-profit
boards, including Boys and Girls Club; Childcare Worldwide; and Compass to Campus. Elizabeth was introduced to Bcureful by Jody DeVere after a chance conversation which revealed that they both had an interest in TS. Elizabeth learned about TS
when her best friend’s granddaughter, Zoe, was born with the disease. After attending a Bcureful fundraiser and learning more about research being done to find a cure, Elizabeth was hooked and wanted to be involved.  

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Erica Chilla

Mrs Alaska, USA 2014 Erica Chilla was chosen as Miss Alaska, USA in 2014. She used her title to promote awareness for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex for children like her son Ace who she calls her TSC Warrior! She is an evangelist for TSC. Erica
hopes that one day she will actually say the words Tuberous Sclerosis Complex to a person with the knowledge and skills to find a cure. Until that day Erica and her husband Shawn, her son Easton and family and friends in her supportive Alaska community,
will continue to pack each day they are blessed with Ace with as much joy and happiness as they can.

Erica became involved with Bcureful when the founder reached out after learning how she was using the crown and title as a megaphone to build awareness for TSC. Erica and her mother came to the fundraiser that year and Ace was the star of the event. As
Erica says, “It is impossible to be around Ace and his never ending smile and not be filled with hope for the future of living with TSC. If that sweet boy can share it with us, I will do my very best to share it with everyone else.”

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Jody DeVere

CEO of AskPatty.com Jody DeVere is CEO of AskPatty.com which provides automotive education to women consumers and an interactive online certification training program for automotive retailers on how to attract, sell, retain and market to female
consumers. Women who seek the very best experience in buying a car and getting service visit AskPatty.com for a Certified Female Friendly® automotive retail location across North America.

Jody is an internationally recognized speaker, trainer, often quoted industry pundit and spokesperson for the automotive industry on the women’s market. She has been featured by the New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox Business, Forbes Women,
Oprah Magazine and Parenting Magazine to name a few. As a marketing to women expert, automotive journalist, car care expert and safety spokesperson, Jody’s goal is to educate female car buyers and owners, the automotive industry at large and promote,
mentor and support careers for women in the industry. Jody is a mother and grandmother. Her family in California has been impacted by auto-immune neurological diseases. Because of her first hand experience, her vision is to support Bcureful to
build awareness and fund research for TSC as this research can help other related diseases.

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Elizabeth Grant

Elizabeth Grant enjoyed a rewarding career in the title insurance and escrow services industry. She received the Magnificent Manager Award from Stewart Title Company, and the Business Person of the Year Award from Business Pulse Magazine. She completed
her career in 2011, and is now even busier than ever.

She and her husband, Greg, live in both Bellingham, WA, and Palm Springs, CA. Besides being an avid hiker and singing in two choral groups, Elizabeth enjoys volunteering in the homework lab at Boys and Girls Club. Elizabeth has served on several non-profit
boards, including Boys and Girls Club; Childcare Worldwide; and Compass to Campus. Elizabeth was introduced to Bcureful by Jody DeVere after a chance conversation which revealed that they both had an interest in TS. Elizabeth learned about TS
when her best friend’s granddaughter, Zoe, was born with the disease. After attending a Bcureful fundraiser and learning more about research being done to find a cure, Elizabeth was hooked and wanted to be involved.

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Diane Hitzeman

Telecommunications Diane Hitzeman left a successful career in the telecommunications industry, at a time when women were a minority in that business, to fulfill another dream and start a family. Within a year of her big decision, she and her
husband had adopted two newborns, Conor and Tara, who were just 4 months apart in age and are the joy of her life. Because of this experience, for a number of years Diane volunteered in a Family Resource center and as a private adoption advocate to
help other couples adopt children.

Diane has always been generous with her time and talent in her Chicago area community, volunteering with her kids to complete their community service hours, at parent-teacher associations, at a local church food pantry, at a mother’s halfway house, and
then helped develop and manage the Rainbow Program which is a national outreach that helps children deal with loss, such as a divorce or death of a parent. Currently she is Vice President of the board of a professional non-equity, non-profit theater
that produces work by Midwestern women and multi-cultural playwrights called Clockwise Theatre. Diane’s involvement with the mission of Bcureful is very personal. It began on the day her niece was diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis.

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Meghan Ryan Jeske

Commercial Interior Designer Meghan Ryan Jeske is a commercial Interior Designer. Her professional experience includes her role as National Sales Manager for DORMA North America, Director of Marketing at SMED/HAWORTH Architectural Interiors
and Sales Manager at NeoCon. Meghan has a long history as a Project Designer for several Chicago based firms and her extensive background has made her a trusted resource to the Chicago A&D community. Meghan has raised money for DIFFA, MARWEN,
Easter Seals, and Make A Wish Foundation through her network in the design community. Meghan lives with her husband, Matthew and five year old son, Jack in Deerfield, Illinois and enjoys gardening. She stays active with church activities and collects
Mid Century furniture.

Meghan became involved with Bcureful when her aunt, Nancy Smith, introduced her to the founder, Julie Scroggins. Meghan was impressed that Bcureful was providing real time solutions and also by Julie’s graceful and effective leadership that draws so many
people together and makes Bcureful’s goals seem all the more attainable.

 

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Corey Lallo

Corey is a sales and marketing executive servicing the Greater Chicago and Milwaukee Area servicing top B2B and B2C Fortune brands. He currently lives in Kenosha, WI and grew up in West Michigan. With a background in technology and marketing, Corey sees digital and social innovation merging personal and professional relationships to allow broad connections, access to information, and globalization of philanthropic causes.

His wife, Jen and their four children are gladly allocated the majority of his free time but he enjoys the outdoors, reading, podcasts, craft beer, and 80s/90s rap when left to his own devices. He is also a big Mary Ann fan so learning of her diagnosis and its impact on the family (especially having kids of his own) evoked a desire to help. He is incredibly honored to be a part of the Bcureful organization to help support the fight in finding a cure and in finding sponsorship for further research.

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Laurie Marshall

Trademark Attorny at Marshall Law Group, PLLC,
Trademarks The Spot
Laurie Marshall is a trademark attorney with close to 20 years of experience based in New York City. Her firm, Marshall Law Group, PLLC, Trademarks The Spot, currently represents hundreds of small businesses and entrepreneurs
in a variety of industries, assisting them with the legal aspects of branding their company. Previously, Laurie handled the trademarks for Major League Baseball for 10 years and continues to represent many MLB clubs and the National Basketball Association.
She speaks regularly on the Legal Aspects of Branding a Small Business at events and conferences throughout the country.

She is also a mom to two amazing children, Halle and Zach. Halle was diagnosed with TSC at birth and it was then discovered that Laurie has TSC as well. Laurie strives to help find a cure for TSC being on the board of Bcureful and on the steering committee
for FACES (Finding A Cure for Epilepsy). She is also very active at both her children’s schools through annual fundraising and participating as a class parent.

Diane McSwain

A wife, mother, grandmother and educator, Diane McSwain worked for 20 years as a teacher’s aide for special needs children in the towns of Crystal Lake and Barrington, Illinois. In early 2015 Diane’s life changed when her first granddaughter Isabel
was diagnosed with TS shortly after birth. She left her work in education to help care for Isabel and became active in advocacy and fundraising efforts to support TS research. Diane participated in the TS Alliance’s March on Washington

in support of Federal funding for research and met with a number of representatives to ask for their support. It was during one of these meetings that Diane met Julie Scroggins and was introduced to Bcureful. Diane was immediately attracted to Bcureful’s
unique mission of providing access to top TS specialists for those who need it most, and for whom access might be out of reach. Inspired by her experiences as a volunteer, her desire to join Bcureful’s leadership team is driven by a passion to
find the best way to help Isabel and others who share her diagnosis. Diane has been married to her husband Chris for 37 years and has two daughters, Brook and Kelly, and one granddaughter, Isabel. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, swimming
and reading.

Lori Rozdolsky

Fine Artist Lori Rozdolsky is a commercial and fine artist. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Illinois in Chicago. After a ten-year career as a graphic artist for various ad agencies and the Chicago Tribune, Lori became a full
time mom and decided to concentrate on her fine arts aspirations. For instance, she recently completed a four year project, a 40’ long outdoor mosaic, which will be installed at her home on Florida’s West Coast. Lori continues to work in clay, both
as sculpture and mosaics.

In addition to pursuing art, Lori is recognized in her community for her many good works. She is on the board of Citadel Theater, and is very involved with several other charities such as Fill A Heart, Art From The Heart, Catholic Charities and Camp Horizon,
where she was instrumental in raising $140,000 in an event that was only in its second year. These remarkable results seem to follow Lori in her commitment to “give back”. When Lori met the founder of Bcureful she discovered a kindred spirit and
offered her dedicated support to help children and families affected by TSC. Lori and her husband Terry live in Lake Forest with their children Olivia, Zach and Josh and their ‘great’ Great Dane, Heidi.

Mary Ann Scroggins

Mary Ann Scroggins

Mary Ann Scroggins graduated from Illinois State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. Rocks and the well-being of our world are her passion! She is currently working as an Environmental Scientist in Chicago. Following
an automobile accident in 2009, Mary Ann had an emergency room exam that confirmed she fortunately had no injuries from the crash. However, through those same tests she was diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) including brain, kidney, and
eye and skin involvement. Mary Ann views her diagnosis as an opportunity to help others that are more severely impacted by this disorder and hopes within her lifetime to see a cure. She is not only the inspiration behind Bcureful, but by her buoyant
personality and care for others, her ready smile, her intelligent curiosity and eagerness to embrace all that life has to offer, Mary Ann is an inspiration to all who know her.