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Susan Barrett | Executive Director

Susan received her undergraduate degree in Marketing and M.B.A. in Finance from Loyola University in Chicago. Susan has over twenty-five years of experience in accounting and management, specializing in non-profit organizations. Joining Aid for Women in 2004, she has served as Aid for Women's Executive Director for the past seven years. Susan also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Maternity Housing Coalition and was the recipient of Heartbeat International’s Servant Leader award in 2017. Susan and her husband Robert have been married for thirty years and have three adult children. 


Anthony Caruso, MD | Medical Director

Dr. Caruso received a B.S. in Biology from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT, a Master of Public Health at Boston University and completed Medical School at the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Caruso received his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Nassau County Medical Center in New York and at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, IL. He has been a member of the faculty at the University of Chicago and the clinical faculty of Loyola University, Chicago. Dr. Caruso is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Watch Dr. Caruso's video: A Doctor Discusses Abortion.


Frances Jimenez | Assistant Director

Frances graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, with a degree in Graphic Design and Marketing Communications. Frances has twenty-five years of experience in the corporate, design and non-profit industries. Joining Aid for Women in 2006, she helps lead the programming, marketing, volunteer and fundraising efforts. Frances and her husband are the blessed parents of two sons.


Megan Bloedel
Client Advocate

Faith Bohlin
Residential Program Manager

Dorothy Boland
Executive Assistant

Molly Brown
Volunteer Program Coordinator

Sr. Maria Chettiar, SMMI
Residential Program

Teresa Cook
Senior Client Advocate  

Margaret Drake, RDMS

Victoria DuBose
House Mother - Heather's House

Johanna Duncan
Client Advocate

Mary Heneghan, RDMS


Rocio Hernandez
Client Advocate

Alane Malicay
Pregnancy Care Center Manager 

Kiesha Middleton
Administrative Assistant

Kelly Nguyen
Residential Program Coordinator

Sully Salgado, RDMS

Sr. Annie Thottunkal, SMMI
Residential Program

Jessica York
Client Advocate