SisterHouse Mission Statement:
SisterHouse educates and empowers women to lead sober and fulfilling lives by providing a safe and structured spiritual living community.
SisterHouse Vision Statement:
SisterHouse is a safe haven that encourages and allows each person to direct her God-given gifts towards realizing the sober and complete woman that God has created her to be.
Each successful and resilient woman is reaching towards her full potential by growing in self-awareness, self-respect and forgiveness, learning to embrace self and others, while building healthy relationships. She learns not only how to maintain sobriety, internalizing the 12 steps and building a support system, but also how to thrive in life. Each SisterHouse woman secures quality employment and stable housing. She makes plans for her future and acquires the skills, knowledge, and abilities to realize her dreams.
SisterHouse is a sponsored ministry of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Atlantic-Midwest province.
Lisa M. Steward-Baugh, QMHP, Recovery Coach, MAOL, Executive Director
Lisa comes to SisterHouse, with more than 20 years social service experience. Over the years, Lisa has been a long standing board member of Metropolitan Family Services, The Chicago Continuum of Care, The Coalition for the Homeless, Developing Communities Project, Inc. (DCP), Organizational Partners Network (OPN), and the Interim Housing Providers Constituency Group.
Lisa’s professional experience includes working for the City of St. Louis, where she was Regional Case Manager Supervisor for their Ryan White Program. Lisa is known for advocating, supporting and EMPOWERING WOMEN!!!
Elizabeth Stevenson has 20 + years of experience in child welfare which has afforded her the opportunity to work with various populations; children, teens, adults, parents, seniors, along with those with health challenges and drug addiction. Ms. Stevenson has also worked with individuals struggling with behavioral challenges, mental health and those connected to the criminal justice systems. Child Welfare also allowed her the opportunity to work in various settings, and obtain extensive experience working with those who have been victims of human trafficking and prostitution.
Board of Directors
Tiffany Harrison, Executive Board Chair
Tiffany currently owns and operates a small business with her mother and aunt. They have worked together for over 15 years. She holds a master’s degree in child development from Erikson Institute and attended the University of Illinois at Chicago for my undergrad. I live in Chicago with my daughter, husband, and our three pets. Tiffany recently rejoined the SisterHouse board and was previously a board member for six years and a fundraising chair. Tiffany believes strongly in Sisterhouse’s mission to help women transform their lives.
Michelle Olson, Secretary
Michelle is an attorney at the Chicago law firm of Vedder Price where she represents employers in a variety of employment law matters. Michelle attended Northwestern School of Law and the University of Illinois undergrad. Before law school, she worked for the Illinois House of Representatives. Michelle lives in Oak Park with her husband and three young children. She believes it is important to support and empower women to live their best lives. SisterHouse has transformed the lives of hundreds of women, and Michelle is proud to have served on the Board since 2014.
Judy Garber, Treasurer
Judy achieved her CPA designation over forty years ago and currently owns an accounting, tax and financial planning practice in Buffalo Grove. Married for thirty seven years, Judy has three children and two grandchildren. She has been involved in SisterHouse for about 5 years. It is her favorite charity as she helps these women transform their lives for the better.
Sister Jane Forni, Council Liaison
Charmaine Krohe, President of Corporate Board, SisterHouse
Provincial Leader of the Atlantic-Midwest province, SSND.