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Tracy Altemus - Marketing/Communications
Tracy is responsible for F4SS’ marketing and communications. With over 20 years of marketing experience, Tracy brings a broad marketing background to F4SS. Prior to joining F4SS in 2010, Tracy was the Marketing Communication Manager for AT&T Wireless and Scandinavian Airlines. Tracy has a B.S. in Business, Marketing from Marist College.
Rachel Bodmer - Administrative Assistant
Rachel pursued many different interests before earning her A.A.S. in American Sign Language Interpreting.  She has been drawing for over 10 years, with her most recent experience in the publishing world as a shadow illustrator for a botanical field guide.  Rachel currently assists F4SS administrative duties and designing marketing materials.
 
Joy Cagle - Executive Assistant
Joy brings extensive experience as an administrative professional to her role with F4SS.  Recently, Joy was the Executive Administrative Assistant at Neptune Minerals, Inc., an international company engaged in ocean exploration and resource development.  Prior to Neptune, Joy enjoyed a 14-year career as a Senior Executive Assistant with Catalina Marketing Corporation, a provider of behavior-based, targeted marketing solutions for consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers.  In addition, Joy has worked in various industries including several years with the U.S. Department of Energy at Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois.
 
In her spare time, she enjoys many outdoor activities including bicycling, snorkeling, fishing and canoeing.  Joy is also a volunteer and fundraiser for the Center for Great Apes, Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation, Inc., in Wauchula, FL.
 

Roxanne Charles - Project Manager 
Roxanne previously served as the Executive Director of the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation preceding several years with the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, where she led the organizations volunteer staffing operations.  Having served in a number of capacities spanning from turnaround management, C-level board development, membership development and fundraising, Roxanne most recently served as the Regional Membership Director for the largest Girl Scout Council in the country. She is a graduate of Roosevelt University, alum of St. Xavier University and the 2008 Educator of Year Award Recipient of Washburne Culinary Institute.

Roxanne is a fervent supporter of youth development and grassroots community based initiatives and is personally involved with mentoring students.  She currently serves on the board of a Illinois based girl centric nonprofit organization and has served on a number of advisory boards for Illinois secondary and postsecondary institutions, including the Chicago Workforce Board Youth Council, Northern Illinois University Hospitality Administration and Robert Morris College Culinary Institute.

Karen Masercola - Member Development/Retention and Special Projects
Karen has taught English and special education for almost 20 years. She has a BA in Mass Communications (radio/TV) and an MA in English. In addition, she worked for F4SS at its inception, and she has recently rejoined the staff to work on member development. In her "free time," she enjoys skiing, spending time in the Adirondack Mountains, and reading a good book by her pool.
 
Lisa Shambro - Executive Director
Lisa Shambro started her career with Procter & Gamble in Sales, followed by positions in Marketing, then in Mergers & Acquisitions, and acquisition integration. Subsequently, Lisa spent several years in a strategy consulting practice with CSC/Weston Group, followed by international experience leading business development, sales and e-business efforts for Warner Lambert/Pfizer. The most recent segment of her career has been focused on business-to-business in the Contract Manufacturing industry for Newell Rubbermaid and Outsourcing Services Group where she held the position of Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President of Marketing. She then established the Foundation for Strategic Sourcing (F4SS) where she serves as Executive Director. Lisa serves on the Board of the University of San Diego Supply Chain Management Institute, and is a regular contributor to Contract Packaging Magazine.