Who Are We?

Michael Carlino Team Leader

·         Current Residence: Kildeer, Illinois
·         Birthplace: Chicago, Ilinois 
·         Sponsoring Club: Lake Zurich 
·         Profession: Community Banking 
·         Education:  Loyola University, Bachelors of Business 
                                      Administration, Finance/Accounting. 
·         Hobbies: fishing, golf, traveling

        A Community Banker since June 1974, Michael founded Cambridge Community Bank in April 1996 in his hometown. He grew the organization to $375,000,000 in assets before selling it in October 2006. Michael has retired from full time employment as of January 2013 from Cornerstone National Bank & Trust Company where he will now take on an advisory role as Managing Director. He is one of two charter members of the Rotary Club of Lake Zurich.

Sue Khalifah Team Member

·         Current Residence: Chicago, Illinois 
·         Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
·         Sponsoring Club: St. Charles Breakfast Rotary 
·         Profession: Structural Engineer 
·         Education: Purdue University - Bachelors of Science, Civil 
·         Hobbies: traveling, snowboarding, jewelry making

        Sue has over 12 years of experience in structural design and analysis of buildings on a wide variety of building projects managing all aspects of projects from inception to construction. Additionally Sue has experience working as a central organizer and coordinator for several non-profit organizations that focus on positively impacting local and international communities. Her passion for working with communities to improve their way of life is evidenced by her dedicated work with Engineers Without Borders, an organization focused on meeting the basic needs of communities around the world. Sue loves to travel and has visited over 20 countries on 4 continents.  

Lucas Heinrich Team Member

·         Current Residence: Oak Park, Illinois 
·         Birthplace: Denver, Colorado 
·         Sponsoring Club: Rotary Club of Wheaton 
·         Profession: Graphic Designer 
·         Education: John Brown University — Bachelors of Science
                            Graphic Design 
·         Hobbies: reading, writing, NFL, running, hiking

        After graduating with his degree in Graphic Design in 2009, Lucas moved to the Chicago area for an internship at a marketing agency. Following half a year there, he took a full-time position at his current location, Boost Marketing, where he is now the Senior Graphic Designer. Boost Marketing is a small, full-service agency that offers web and print design, copy-writing, branding, advertising and a range of other marketing offerings. Its clients range from several international machine tooling corporations to a local, independent toy maker. His responsibilities include working alongside his colleges to create a concept for a client, then designing those concepts on his computer. He is then responsible for placing print orders for the final designs and ensuring the final product is correct. 

Lisa Mengarelli Team Member

·         Current Residence: Chicago, Illinois
·         Birthplace: Northbrook, Illinois 
·         Sponsoring Club: Northbrook Rotary Club 
·         Education: University of Wisconsin, Bachelors of Business 
                                     Administration, Marketing
·         Profession: Marketing Associate  
·         Hobbies: volleyball, biking, arts & crafts

        Lisa is a digital marketing professional at Beacon Funding Corporation in Northbrook, IL where she has over 7 years of experience in email marketing, social networking and paid search advertising. She received her bacherlor's degree from University of Wisconsin- Madison, majoring in Marketing. Lisa enjoys volleyball (indoor and beach), biking the lakeshore path, travelling, and arts & crafts.

Adam Veness Team Member

·         Current Residence: Chicago, Illinois 
·         Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio 
·         Sponsoring Club: Rotary Club of Evanston 
·         Education: Roosevelt University Chicago — Bachelors of Fine  
                                   Arts in Theater 
·         Profession:  Scenic Designer  
·         Hobbies: skiing, woodworking, video editing

        Adam has worked as a lighting designer, technical director, master carpenter, graphic artist, video editor or scenic designer for over 150 professional Chicago productions.  From 2004-2006, Adam worked with Chicago Special Events Management as a manager and technical coordinator at dozens of Chicago's most famous special events including The Susan G Komen Race for the Cure, The Chicago Marathon, and Blues Fest.  In 2005 he was a founding owner of MidTangent Productions, an award winning not-for-profit production company focused on bringing social awareness through the works of William Shakespeare. He is currently the Scenic Designer in residence for the award winning Theo Ubique, and for 11 years has worked with Light Opera Works, a not-for-profit theater in Evanston, Illinois, now holding the positions of technical director and resident scenic designer.  Mr. Veness was nominated for the 2012 Joseph Jefferson award for outstanding scenic design and both the 2011 and 2012 awards for best scenic design in a musical from Broadway World.